Organization and Association Management -
Organizational, as well as Association management, is tricky business. The goal here is to create an organization that is best for all of it's members, but at the same time being fiducially stable to fulfill the organizations mission.
This is best done taking the same analytical business engineering approach with a small twist. Most people see associations as having altruistic goals. This is very noble, but at the end of the day, the association has to be financial solvent in order to advance the industry in which they represent, keep an affordable dues structure for its members, and most importantly, operate with the mission as the goal and not solvency as it's achille.
With the business engineering approach, we now infuse the entrepenurial spirit of a for-profit business plan into the organization and create partnerships that derive non-dues income which is vital for the members mission to be accomplished.
We have been successful in developing business plans that have many different, and sometimes seemingly, non related cogs and put them together to create programs that end in a win-win situation. Associations that are for their members, with the stability necessary for future growth.
GroupConnect.com, a for profit subsidiary of the American Bus Association (ABA) and the Ontario Motor Coach Association (OMCA) has hired the James J. Palmeri Company to work in the role of Managing Director for their very exciting start up organization.
GroupConnect's goal is to provide an online travel tool that will expedite lead generation, consolidate staff research efforts during itinerary development, increase low-cost business-to-business exposure and aid in regional tourism tracking. It will also lead to increased partnership and collaboration within the industry through the creative packaging of tour products, sales of distressed equipment, up-selling under booked tours, and utilizing tiered pricing arrangements.
The James J. Palmeri Company has worked directly with programmers, media and marketing executives to advance the project's success