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216 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 625 | Chicago, IL 60606        p: 312.750.1200  f: 312.750.1203         info@gidleymanagementgroup.com



Full Service Association Management

GMG provides management and support services at all levels for multiple organizations, ranging in size from 100-3000 members. The  relationship between the association and GMG eases the administrative responsibilities of the board of directors. Because GMG houses several associations, fixed expenses, such as office rent and computer equipment, are shared by the various organizations, lowering the cost and providing your members and organization exceptional support.


Event Planning

Organizing over 100 events annually, GMG's experienced meeting planners can make your events sparkle. From small committee meetings to large multi-day conferences, your events will be  effortlessly run and  will be just as your events planning committee imagined. GMG run events always seek to capture the heart of an organization and provide those memorable moments a that make your organization's events unique. 


Services

Data Maintenance and Development

Because GMG works with a variety of databases, association management systems (AMS), web design, and content management software, we are able to quickly and effectively learn new systems.  Currently,our team works primarily with YourMembership.com and Wild Apricot in conjunction with a custom built add on using Microsoft Access. We also have experience with Joomla, Quectra, Dreamweaver, ACGI, and Avectra. Our team will work to make your website work best for your organization, and we can aid in the transition between one system to another.  


Bookkeeping and Accounting

GMG uses QuickBooks for association accounting purposes. Our practices are designed to serve the critical needs of any association to accurately account for revenues and expenses under an association chart of accounts, to deposit funds in a timely fashion, to accurately account for expenses and to accurately budget and report all association revenues and expenses. 


Marketing and Communications

 By using our team for your association's graphic design and media writing purposes, you're not only going to receive original and vibrant marketing pieces for your organization, but you'll also save on the costs of hiring in freelancers. We specialize in effective, memorable, and visually striking marketing strategies which will bring together the association website, event invitations, newsletters, and social media posts to create the best marketing campaign for your organization. ‚Äč View photo gallery.


Member Service

Your association management company is  the voice and face of your organization. GMG places the highest priority on providing knowledgeable support and help for members of your organization so that the association can succeed and grow. We work successfully with an extremely diverse client base and we pride ourselves on our proficiency in simultaneously handling the administrative needs of an organization in addition to the individual needs of its members.


Strategic Planning, Implementation and Evaluation

A strategic plan formalizes the future direction of the association, how to reach that vision, and finally to measure success. By working with your board of directors, GMG can lead your organization through the strategic planning process, either in-house or through one of their many alliance partners. We can introduce your board to a variety of different planning techniques, including goals or issue based planning, environmental scan or SWOT analysis, and work with your board through the entire process from planning, to implementing, to evaluating. 


Membership Development and Retention

GMG is constantly taking the pulse of the members, seeking to identify needs and recommend benefits based on our interactions with members and event attendees. Using our membership marketing skills developed over the past 20 years, while also taking advantage of modern social media and technology, we can help your organization identify and recruit new members. We take the time to get to know as many members as we can and work to ensure everyone has a strong sense of belonging to your association.