All associations are unique and have their specific needs. Because of this, the activities needed to manage an industry association will be different for each association. Our job is to work with, and listen to, the client to gain an understanding of their mandate in order to design a detailed plan to achieve the goals and objectives, and then to manage and execute that plan, modifying as conditions change. An important element in our approach to association management is continuous and frequent communication with the members and Board of Directors.
Among the services HPB provides its clients are:
- Financial Management
Responsible and transparent financial management is the key to the long-term stability, reputation and growth of any association.
- Member Recruitment and Retention
The strength of all associations stems from its members. Associations are continually recruiting new members to improve their effectiveness. In collaboration with the association's Board of Directors, HPB can tailor membership recruitment activities to fit the needs of the target market. HPB believes that an association must also provide continuous improvement and benefits in order to maintain a high retention rate.
- Advocacy Activities
Fostering legislation through government advocacy efforts is an important aspect of managing associations. Governments at all levels are influenced by the common concerns expressed by association members. HPB principals have had extensive advocacy experience and bring their expertise and knowledge of government contacts and structure to their clients.
- Conference Planning
One of the key mandates of any industry association is to provide educational and networking opportunities for its members through seminars, conferences, trade shows, and social events. HPB is a specialist in event management and can provide its clients with access to these services.
- Administrative and Secretariat Services
HPB provides a full-range of administrative and secretariat services for associations' Board of Directors and Committees.
- Website Content Management
HPB offers its clients website content management services using website content management software called OntheFly developed by Pixelera Inc. of Ottawa. OntheFly can be easily integrated into a new or existing website.