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Navigating your Organization through the Changing Global Landscape The best approach to achieving global growth is the establishment of a solid foundation. Assocation Headquarters is grounded in a commitment to best practices, while always keeping an eye on trends that impact the association management community. Through our alliance with the AIM Group International, a professional congress management firm based in Rome, we have associates in Europe who will work directly with organizations in their strategic growth efforts. This alliance provides immediate access, manpower, and brick-and-mortar facilities in over 12 European regions.

Navigation. Direction. Vision. Association Headquarters, a Brief History Association Headquarters (AH) was founded in 1978 by an entrepreneur with a vision. Bill MacMillan, CAE, had the dream and inspiration to grow a small company into a respected leader in the association management industry. Founded with the philosophy that all client partners, both large and small, will receive the highest levels of service, Bill laid the groundwork for a successful company offering individualized service of the highest quality.

Unique Direction for Your Unique Needs Based upon the distinct principle that every organization has specific needs, Association Headquarters’ suite of full service management and project services can custom tailor a package to provide direction and support in: • Conference, Congress, Tradeshow and Exhibit Management • Executive Management Services • Membership Marketing Plan Development • Public Relations and Marketing Communications Support • Web Site Design and Publications Services • Sponsorship Sales • Board Member Orientation • Dynamic and Creative Strategic Planning Services • Data and Membership Management

Conference, Trade Show and Exhibit Management Often a daunting task for an association of any size, the challenge of staging a convention or meeting can be overwhelming. AH realizes the value meetings provide to members and association leadership alike, and has developed a department comprised of well-respected meetings, trade show, and exhibit management professionals with more than 200 years of combined experience in order to provide clients with the vision and direction vital to a successful meeting experience.

Thanks to all… of you for making the 6th IPTA Congress an overwhelmingly successful scientific and social event. — Past President, International Pediatric Transplant Association (IPTA)

Just wanted to let you know what a great job your team did at the ASIL Annual Meeting last week. It was a huge success: we had a record crowd and got rave reviews for all of the organizational aspects as well as the substance. — Executive Director, American Society of International Law (ASIL)

Membership Retention and Growth A solid membership is vital to the continuing growth of any association. With unique insight into membership needs, AH can create a comprehensive program that will assist you in meeting your association’s vision for growth.

Public Relations and Marketing Communications Support Communicating the value of an association to the public, its members, and potential members is a critical component in maintaining a public image. With a staff of public relations and marketing professionals experienced in association services, AH will provide all aspects of media relations, promotional campaigns, crisis situation management, and much more.

Web Site Design and Publications Services AH is home to an award-winning Web site design and creative services department that houses a team of skilled editors and writers, graphic designers, and Web site designers committed to excellence. This commitment to excellence in publications design and layout, and Web site design and maintenance is evidenced by more than 50 awards AH has won on behalf of our client partners in areas such as communications and excellence in association publications.

Excellent job! I got so many compliments for your slides and text for the Treasurer’s Report…it made everything crystal clear! — Treasurer, National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO)

Your employees are tireless in their efforts to complete tasks in a timely fashion, even when deadlines approach. — Past President, American Society of Transplantation (AST)

Strategic Planning Services Just as a map is essential in navigation, so is a strategic plan vital for the health and growth of an organization. AH’s strategic planning staff is well-equipped with experience and direction in providing all aspects of a full-fledged strategic plan.

Board Member Orientation A valuable resource which will help your association achieve its goals with the utmost of efficiency and cooperation, a board member orientation is essential in establishing clear channels of communication between an association’s staff and its board.

Data and Membership Management Association Headquarters is one of only two association management companies to have recently implemented Associations Anywhere by ACGI, a new, cutting-edge assocation management software system. This software includes full-featured Intranet applications that are intuitive to the membership, collecting data on a continual basis. Since the applications run in a browser and not a grounded server, our client partners’ members can access it from anywhere in the world. I have been most remiss in not writing you to tell both of you what an unbelievable job Mike did for us at [client’s organization] last month. Whatever you are paying him, it isn’t enough! He covered every important topic, kept the troops in line and on task and made sure that he took them where they needed to go. On top of all that, my board genuinely bonded with Mike. They loved him and knew he was part of ‘their team’ to develop a Strategic Plan for our future.

— Board Member, Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) AH looks forward to helping you discover the unique solution to your association’s needs. For additional information, please contact us at:

1-877-777-6753 or 856-439-0500 • •

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