Nonprofit and Association Support
Associations, like small business, are incorporated entities that are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. This board makes decisions about hiring an executive, how to spend the association’s money and provides vision. Its goals may be to promote a cause or provide professional continuing education. Volunteers are experts in their own areas, but may need the help of an experienced manager to get the most out of their leadership experience. They don’t want to spend their time keeping books, answering emails, or planning meetings. Associations or nonprofits can choose to contract with companies called Association Management Companies (AMC), like Spire Management, to support the board with clerical work, nonprofit guidance and event to keep the books so that volunteers can concentrate on larger issues.
Event Coordination and Fundraising
Organizations often plan or host events to raise funds or help build awareness of themselves or their sponsors. Good planning is the key to a successful event – an experienced event planner makes a difference. Event planning is applicable to meetings, corporate events, fundraising galas, conferences, conventions, incentives, parties, open houses, oral auctions, silent auctions, and other special events.
Only a very small part of event planning is decorations. Expert event planning involves planning and budgeting, marketing, location selection, banquet and event coordination, creating a “play by play” and podium script, developing themes and coordinating an on-line registration process, arrange for continuing education credits as needed and more.
Facilitation and Training
Inspiring volunteers, board members and members is our passion. Our experience with a wide variety of non-profit organizations and associations gives us a “top down view” of their organization. Spire Management, an association support company, inspires nonprofit volunteers through nonprofit leadership training, volunteer training, new board member training, training for treasurers, and coaching for board presidents.
Meeting facilitation and leadership training services can build stronger leaders in organizations to help them leverage the passion of their board members and volunteers with effective techniques in organizational leadership. It is through effective leadership that associations and non-profits reach their goals.