Innovative technology solutions, marketing, event management, financial and executive services to manage and grow member-based professional societies and associations. SBI provides strategic counsel and manages the day-to-day of its client organizations so their members can thrive.
As a nonprofit association, your website is often the first point of contact for potential members, and leveraged as a value proposition for existing members. Yet, many associations don’t have a process in place for maintaining this valuable marketing and engagement tool.
A lack of fresh and updated content on your website can leave visitors wondering “Is anybody […]
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 […]
For a professional member-based association, your database is your most valuable asset. The success of your association is dependent upon a robust association management system (AMS) to house your member data and perform essential functions like communicating with members, processing membership applications and renewals, providing event registration forms and more. Association marketers, meeting planners, as well as […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 thingLindsay Jennings
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.
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 […]
Although it’s a good problem to have, it can be challenging to manage an association during a time of expansion and growth. You’re dealing with membership numbers that are up, companies that want to exhibit, and volunteers who appear at every turn. While exciting, it requires that you step up as your association’s leader to […]
As the Executive Director of an association, the demands on your time never end. Are there enough hours in the day to attend to all of the items on your “to-do” list?
You have prioritized the list. You have delegated as many of the tasks as possible. But with a limited number of employees, who else […]