Our central business philosophy is to work with each client to define success according to their terms, and then deliver the necessary talent, resources and energy necessary to manage success. Organizations may retain Calmetto to provide a subset of management services on an ongoing or per-project basis.
Our specific association management services include:
Through outsourcing your association management administrative duties to Calmetto, your organization will reap the benefits of cost efficiencies. Utilizing our office space, technology, and staff, your current overhead expenditures will be slashed. Workers' compensation, health insurance, pay raises, employee reviews, technology, and capital investments - all are things you won't have to worry about. The time and money saved will be better spent in your association's communications and programming.
Association financial management requires special expertise and is the foundation of an association's health. Calmetto has the experienced personnel on staff that will provide guidance and support for your association's financial planning and management.
Board & Committee Support
Boards and committees are only as effective as the staff support that is provided to them. Calmetto strives to ensure that its staff support services exceed client expectations. Turn your volunteer leaders loose to develop bold ideas with the confidence that you can lean on us to assist in the development and implementation process.
A growing membership base is the lifeblood of any association. Calmetto has developed effective membership development and retention strategies than can be effective for virtually any association. There are many companies and individuals in your industry that would benefit from being a member of your association - we will help you find them!
While Calmetto is great with the details, we can also help association leaders see the big picture through formalized strategic planning forums. As industries evolve at an ever-increasing pace, a strategic plan is vital for sustained growth of your organization. We will help your association develop and execute that plan that will ensure its success.
For many organizations, an effective government relations program is critical to their operations. With a fully staffed office in Washington DC, Calmetto Government Relations is well positioned to be your voice in the legislative and regulatory process.
Communications and Marketing
A core component of running an association is communicating to members and the industry overall. Calmetto works with its strategic partner Launch Something, a strategic marketing firm, to develop custom branding, marketing, and collaterals projects for your association. Communication tools, including website, newsletter, event materials and industry advertising, will be designed to further enhance and communicate your association's brand and message.
For many organizations, planning and executing events such as trade shows and conferences are a vital component to their association programming. Calmetto Events specialize in events that require significant logistical planning such as trade shows with sponsorship components, as well as those events that incorporate educational programs for association members.