Lindsay Jennings, Vice President of Business Development

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About Lindsay Jennings, Vice President of Business Development

Lindsay oversees business development and serves as Managing Director of the International Ombudsman Association. As a Seattle native, she has been involved with local non-profits for many years and is inspired on a daily basis by SBI’s awesome, hardworking team. Lindsay loves her work in onboarding new clients and enjoys the opportunity to build relationships with and learn from so many passionate volunteers and expert vendors in a wide variety of industries.

Association Management a Great Fit for Young Professionals

As an association management company based far away from Chicago or Washington D.C., where the association field is much more prevalent, it can be a challenge to explain what we do and attract bright new talent to our growing company, or to the association industry in Washington State. Even in a growing city like Seattle, […]

SBI Presents Assertive Communication Workshop with Emilie Aries of Bossed Up

Several SBI staffers attended a recent presentation by Emilie Aries during one of our client association’s conferences. We were so blown away that we wanted to give our associations and local community the chance to explore assertive communication and how we can all boss up in 2016.

Emilie helps women cultivate a leadership identity, navigate fear and […]

SBI Association Management Announces Acquisition of Melby, Cameron & Anderson

Seattle based SBI Association Management (SBI), a full-service association management company (AMC) announced today that effective January 1, it acquired Melby, Cameron & Anderson (MCA), an AMC based in Edmonds, Washington.

In 2015, after years of collegial peer-to-peer conversations, leadership of both companies began to seriously consider the mutual benefits of uniting efforts to better serve […]

Unprecedented Growth: A Good Problem to Have?

Ask any association Board member about their association’s mission, and you’ll inevitably hear things like:

“to provide high quality education and training to members”;
“to provide networking opportunities to members”;
“to advocate for our members and their profession”.

In the end, it’s all about members, many of whom are long-time and passionate volunteers, and of course, a primary supporting […]

New Research Finds Associations Managed by AMCs Are Financially Strongest

AMC Institute DETROIT – August 9, 2015 – During the ASAE Annual Meeting, the AMC Institute released new research confirming the immense value Association Management Companies (AMCs) bring to their clients.

As illustrated in the below infographic, key findings from the study indicate that, on average, AMC-managed associations experience more than three times the growth in net assets […]

As featured in Puget Sound Business Journal: SBI handles the chores so nonprofits can do their thing

We are thrilled to be featured in the Puget Sound Business Journal’s Sound Strategies. The story by Steven Goldsmith highlights our recent growth, in large part due to six new contracts with national associations, and the aquisition of another local association management company. Read the full article.

Don’t be THAT person — 5 tips for rocking your next networking event

SBI plans more than 200 meetings and events annually for our nonprofit association clients – from Board meetings to monthly business luncheons to multi-day national conferences and tradeshows.

One measure of success for these meetings is the quality of face-to-face interactions – that magical energy and buzz that is in the air when you are together […]

Behind the Curtain: Get to know our ever-evolving expert Event Team

When Terry Onustack started at SBI, he never could have guessed how quickly the earth would begin to move under his feet. 28 clients and 25 major events later, it’s safe to say that his hands and his Outlook calendars are full. Like 11,000 emails coming through his inbox kind of full.

The Event Team is […]

Increase revenue for your next event

One of the many objectives associations want to accomplish by hosting events is increased revenue. This is a no-brainer, really. Because if you are not increasing your revenue through hosting the event, then you will not be able to sustain hosting that event for very long.

Recently, I attended an MPI Washington State Chapter training about […]

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