Raybourn Group International

Raybourn Group International
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Since 1988, associations have trusted Raybourn Group International (RGI) as a leader that specializes in helping them thrive, not just survive.



We are an accredited association managment company that specializes in full-service and scalable association management, consulting and event services. We partner with state, national, and international trade associations, professional societies, and not-for-profit organizations of all types and sizes. 



RGI has offices in Chicago, Indianapolis, Memphis, and Charleston, and in total serves members in 107 countries. 



We specialize in membership development, financial services, event planning and meeting services, communications and public relations, governance and strategic planning, certification and accreditation, marketing, publications, and websites.



 

If your organization’s leadership cycle operates on a calendar year, you are likely preparing to welcome new board members over the next few weeks. For most groups, this means a formal board orientation session to set expectations and provide insights for new board members. As you plan your board orientation, here are three key elements to ensure...

Raybourn Group International

 •  November 28

With the holiday season approaching, it’s also the time of year when many associations transition to new leadership. If you’re a board president in 2018, here are three New Year’s resolutions to help you have a successful term. Address the elephant in the room. Perhaps your profession has seen industry disruptors, or maybe your membership is...

Raybourn Group International

 •  November 15

When someone joins your organization, you have a critical window to help shape their overall impression of your association. Here are five ways to help them feel welcomed and valued. Number 1: Don’t Wait. Make sure that your new member receives some form of communication from your organization as soon as his or her membership application is...

Board meetings: If the phrase makes you groan, you’re probably doing it wrong. While no one enjoys meetings for the sake of meeting, there are ways to make sure your association board meetings are efficient, productive and even enjoyable. Here are four tips to make the most of your next board meeting. Prepare. This may seem like a no-brainer, but...

For many associations, the annual conference or trade show is a key member benefit. Often, members who attend these events become more engaged in the association, have stronger retention rates, and are more likely to refer others to your organization. But on the flip side of that: If a member has a negative experience at your event, you may have a...

In an age where there are more than two billion monthly users on Facebook and 328 million monthly users on Twitter, it’s safe to say your content may be getting overlooked. It’s important to combat this issue with effective strategies to provide better service to your followers and to increase your association’s online presence. Do something new....

Raybourn Group International

 •  September 28

When it comes to conferences, sponsor support can make or break the attendee experience. It’s obvious that sponsors provide revenue and resources to offset costs, but sponsors provide other intangible benefits for your event as well. Sponsorships show prospective attendees that your event is legitimate, well-respected and worth their investment....

Raybourn Group International

 •  September 20

Email marketing is a popular (arguably the most popular) way to communicate with potential attendees to your event. Social media and snail mail are legitimate options as well, but email goes straight to recipients’ inboxes instead of going through a social media platforms’ algorithms and is cheaper than mailing physical brochures or registrations....

Raybourn Group International

 •  September 6

Help me if you can, I’m feeling down
And I do appreciate you being ’round
Help me get my feet back on the ground
Won’t you please, please help me?
– The Beatles No one wants their volunteers to feel down. Help your volunteers get their feet back on the ground with these ten ways to help your volunteers lead and do the work of the association....

The recent event of Hurricane Harvey making landfall is putting a large spotlight on natural disasters and more importantly how those not in the disaster zone can help. The continued fallout from the torrential flooding is making headlines everywhere, so how can you and your association help? Use Your Network Associations have email lists...