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.



 

Raybourn Group International

 •  February 16

If you’re serving on a board of directors that is considering changing your staffing model, the options may seem overwhelming. Here are a few key considerations to help you determine the best solution for your organization. There are two approaches to finding professional management for an organization: Captive staff or through association...

Is your organization stalling on its goals? Are you coming up short on turning your vision into reality? Is your current staff not meeting expectations? Is your executive director preparing for retirement? If you’re serving on a Board of Directors facing any of the above scenarios, it’s very likely that the organization is demanding more time and...

If your organization is considering making changes to its professional staff structure, an association management company (AMC) is a great solution. AMCs allow your organization to share staff, resources, office space and equipment with other non-profit organizations. By partnering with an AMC, organizations increase efficiencies and reduce...

As a board member, you recognize that your association has a constant stream of projects, programs, or structures that need to be established, changed or replaced. These longer-term issues are absolutely necessary for your organization to grow and succeed, but something is always standing in the way of making progress on these critical issues. So...

As 2018 begins, we want to take a moment to reflect on the trending topics in association management that shaped 2017. Here’s a look back at our top five blogs of 2017. 5. Five Tips to Running an Efficient Meeting As an association leader, you need to be sure that meetings are an efficient use of your fellow volunteers’ time. Make sure your...

Raybourn Group International

 •  December 7, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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...

Raybourn Group International

 •  October 25, 2017

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...

Raybourn Group International

 •  October 20, 2017

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...