Association Management

Ritchie & Associates understands the need for trade associations and the value that an effective association can have on an industry and the people it serves. Our association management experience, relationships, and expertise are unmatched in South Carolina. Our unique approach of addressing all of our client’s association management needs is at the heart of our convergent solutions and provides significant value to our clients.

Our professional staff focuses on providing clients and their members with the highest level of service. Our years of experience have prepared us to work hand in hand with your association leadership to guide your association successfully. We would welcome the opportunity to work with your team to provide services to help you create, grow and manage your association.

We provide full time management of the day-to-day activities, including membership management, financial and accounting activities, communication, convention, meeting and trade show planning. Our highly experienced also handles public relations and marketing of the association and its programs and events.

In addition, our strategic combination of experience and expertise enables us to expand our client services to include governmental relations and legal counsel. As a result, our clients receive seamless management, leadership and professional services. If your association is looking to consolidate all of its management needs (operations, office space, staffing, meeting space, equipment, etc.) in one place or is considering a change in your management company, Ritchie & Associates is ready to provide you with complete “convergent solutions” to improve the performance and impact of your organization.

Our range of services can be custom designed to meet your needs, including:

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BOARD & MEMBERSHIP SUPPORT

Our staff can assist your association and Board of Directors in the day to day management of the association including:

  • Coordination of Board orientation and training programs
  • Assist Officers in effectively managing meetings
  • Preparation of agendas, and transcription and prompt distribution of minutes following meetings
  • Membership database maintenance
  • Membership retention efforts and strategy
  • New member recruitment

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Ritchie & Associates provides financial support services in coordination with your association’s policies and procedures. Your dedicated association executive will work closely with your treasurer or board designee to provide direction and strategies to ensure the associations’ financial stability and growth.

Our staff routinely provides the following accounting services:

  • Day-to-day bookkeeping activities
  • Monthly financial statements in an easy to read format
  • Outside audit coordination and all tax filings
  • Preparation of all yearly financial statements

EVENT MANAGEMENT

The Ritchie & Associates team plans and executes a multitude of meetings and conferences annually. We have unmatched success in organizing all aspects of various types of meetings. Event planning services include:

  • Site selection services
  • Contract negotiations to secure best pricing
  • Design and publication of promotional and marketing materials
  • Onsite meeting and registration management

PUBLIC RELATIONS & COMMUNICATION

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Ritchie & Associates is adept at creating, developing and maintaining effective communication tools for our clients. From custom-designed newsletters and magazines to electronic communications, we provide full service management of your communication needs.

We are able to handle all your public relations and communications needs. Whether it is a press release or a press event or social media action, we have the capability to do it all.