As discussed in our previous blog post, associations have different ways to be managed and to grow. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of outsourcing your association management.

Fixed retainer

A fixed retainer fee covering all the operating costs of your secretariat will make it easy to plan the income and expenditure of your association. A pure retainer fee basis incentivises the outsourced secretariat to manage the budgets of the association in a responsible and sustainable way.

Support structure

An association management company provides services to multiple associations, which means that they can afford to invest in better offices, systems and specialised staff than what standalone associations would typically do. An association also benefits from the expertise the association management company has by working across various other association portfolios.

Expert support

As an association your main interest lies within providing support to members, representing members at a national level and ensuring they are kept abreast of the latest developments in your industry.

By outsourcing your association management, you are allowing experts in these areas to manage the association and its members on your behalf.

Dedicated resources

Because the association management company will employ more staff than a standalone association, the institutional memory of your association will not get lost if any single employee should leave the organisation. These larger staff compliments also provide more career path opportunities and staff stability than what can be expected from a small-office secretariat.

By outsourcing to a professional association management organisation such as VdW&Co, your association gets, at a stroke of the pen, an instant national or regional office, fully staffed and equipped with state of the art information technology systems and communication equipment.

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