Association

Association management is a field of management which focuses on the management of associations. There are more than 25,000 national associations and 65,000 local, state or regional associations in the United States. These organizations employ more than 500,000 professionals. Association management is a distinct field of management because of the unique environment of associations. Associations are unique in that the "owners" are dues-paying members. Members also govern their association through an elected board or other governing body, along with association committees, commissions, task forces, councils and other units. Typically, the board selects, retains and evaluates a chief executive officer or an executive director who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the association and paid staff. Managers within the association environment are responsible for many of the same tasks that are found in other organizational contexts. These include human resource management, financial management, meeting management, IT management, and project management. Other aspects of management are unique for association managers. These include: membership recruitment and retention; tax-exempt accounting and financial management; development of non-dues revenue and fundraising. Association managers must also be familiar with laws and regulations that pertain only to associations. To attain the knowledge needed to effectively operate in association management, its practitioners may choose to pursue the Certified Association Executive designation. This qualification may be obtained via the American Society of Association Executives ASAE We've been building Access Databases for Association management firms for 20 years. Our clients include the Virginia Hospital Association (General member management and political sphere tracking), The Grand Lodge of Virginia (Masons member management), the Virginia Optometric Association (General member management) the Home Builders Association of Virginia (web site development and hosting), Virginia Psychological Association (through their Association Manager: The Keeney Group), Virginia Emergency Management Association (through their Association Manager: The Keeney Group), Virginia Podiatric Medical Association (through their Association Manager: The Keeney Group), and The Association of Independent Funeral Homes of Virgini a (through their Association Manager: The Keeney Group)

Here are some clients we have helped in the Association industry:

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Burnstone Computer Services Richmond, VA Subcontract to build Access databases for associations and retirement home management: Masons of Virginia. This Access database keeps track of the membership for the Virginia Masons. It provides invoicing functions and tracks the current positions of each Mason within their lodges.
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Glen Allen, VA This is an Association Management database that manages the entire organization. Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association is a group of Hospitals that lobbys the Virginia State Government. This Access database produces an online directory of members, keeps track of which members are in which House and Senate districts, emails the members and invoices the members.

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Our Process

  1. Discovery Conversation
  2. Agree to scope of work
  3. Test plan creation
  4. Iterative database development with client input
  5. Database rough draft delivery
  6. Database final implementation
  7. Database user documents
  8. Database developer documents