Building Highly Effective Associations

As an association leader, you may frequently experience challenges and opportunities such as lack of internal resources or capacity to effectively complete initiatives, the need for innovative and engaging professional development programs, rapid change or growth, leaders bogged down in detailed operational issues and not focused on the right things, or the need to create organization-wide shared values, a focused mission, and an inspirational vision. We are known by our clients for extending internal teams and leveraging expertise, for developing well-architected and engaging learning programs, for providing senior leaders the freedom to work strategically, and for reducing the risk associated with complex initiatives.

Imagine the impact when you…

  • Showcase leading-edge learning and provide members with flexible and blended learning experiences (on time and on budget)
  • Capture in one place the entire body of knowledge that your members need to be successful in their field
  • Create an educational ecosystem for your members to plug into, depending on their learning needs and preferences, and certification requirements
  • Empower your key employees and teams to become more effective as leaders
  • Improve the impact of meetings and make better decisions in less time
  • Align your entire community around a shared strategy, vision, and actionable plan

How do you get there?

  • Professional development strategy; learning program design and development (eLearning and classroom)
  • Strategic planning (for the association, for chapters, or for a specific critical initiative)
  • Comprehensive and reader-friendly compendiums and texts/books
  • High-impact team, meeting, and retreat facilitation
  • Outreach to association stakeholders to solicit feedback and buy-in, facilitate consensus, and drive collaboration and engagement
  • Leadership development and executive coaching for high-potential employees and key teams

A Sampling of Our Non-Profit Clients

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AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
American Bankers Association
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)
American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)

American Statistical Association
Animal Welfare League of Arlington (AWLA)
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Association for Talent Development (ATD, formerly ASTD)
Berks Agricultural Resources Network (B.A.R.N.)
(c) Management, Inc.

College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA)
Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)
Eurasia Foundation
Fraternity Executives Association (FEA)
Global Ties

Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
Indiana University Health

International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO)
(Inter)National Electrical Testing Association (NETA)

Lupus Foundation of America (LFA)
NAFA Fleet Management Association
NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association

National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)
National Park Foundation (NPF)
National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA)
National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA)
National Health Council (NHC)

NeighborWorks America
New England Honda Dealers Advertising Association
Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS)
The Michael J Fox Foundation
The Washington Center (TWC)

United Charitable
Women Leaders in College Sports (formerly known as NACWAA)

What Our Clients Say…

“This work gave us a foundation for moving forward with our education. What you just delivered gave us a three-year jump on our competition – worth its weight in gold.”
– Ron Worth, Executive Director at >> IAAO

“I got a better handle on prioritizing my work and personal life choices, and how to break down projects and ideas into manageable pieces with strategies to overcome obstacles. I’m more efficient in my work as a result of the coaching and I’m able to help my staff be more efficient.”
– Ron Wasserstein, Executive Director at >> the ASA

“Springboard offers a partner relationship versus a vendor relationship. Their level of attentiveness and clear dedication to client needs is higher than most. We now have a comprehensive and updated program that is integrated across three delivery types, improved customer satisfaction, and increased product sales and revenue.”
– Senior Directors at >> ATD

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