ADS provides professional consulting services to organizations including governance training, strategic planning, organizational performance audits and systems review, staff development, and team building. Our team of experienced association leaders work with you to understand your goals, create strategies, establish programs derived from your strategies and implement the programs necessary to effect change.
When partnering with ADS, associations have access to a variety of skilled Executive Directors. Our leaders manage staff teams, work with volunteers to execute strategic initiatives, guide association leaders to implement effective governance strategies, and ensure our partners experience organizational sustainability, growth, and ultimately, transformation.
ADS' team of experienced meeting professionals negotiates, plans, markets, and executes association events of all sizes. ADS leverages strong industry relationships to contract and manage venues and vendors, facilitate detailed programming and experience logistics, and support attendee participation. ADS works with associations to create unique and memorable experiences that enhance the event, all while ensuring that timelines are met and budget is on target.
ADS provides comprehensive financial services, ranging from bank reconciliation to strategic support, leading our partners toward greater financial strength. In addition to consistent, clear, and precise reports and analysis, ADS drives forward-looking policy, annual budgets, and develops financial strategies based on the organization’s goals and industry trends.
The ADS communications team works with association partners to build and execute a comprehensive communication and marketing plan. This can include management of websites, communications calendars, social media platforms, curating industry and association content, and creating social, print, video, and web assets. ADS also works with creative partners to ensure association communications are consistent, brand-focused, and effective.
From governance documents to efficient meetings, ADS has demonstrated experience in guiding volunteer leaders toward effective governance. Our knowledgeable team provides training to association boards, supports board and committee agenda development, implements association policies and procedures, and communicates effective and timely messages to ensure all levels of volunteers remain engaged and successful.
Association committees are the workforce of any association. ADS supports these vital volunteers through training, effective communication, and meaningful opportunities to ensure strategic goals and initiatives are achieved.
ADS' customer-focused team builds and executes effective member recruitment, retention, and experiences to promote association growth. From managing your database to developing effective member messaging and managing member communities, the ADS team has the expertise to ensure stakeholders are connected and engaged.
Our experienced team leads organizations in the development and execution of comprehensive plans to generate revenue. This includes the sales, operations, and stewardship of annual and event-related sponsorships, advertising, exhibitors, fundraising, and donor management.
ADS serves as your association headquarters managing day to day operations including everything from receiving mail and answering phones to record retention and professional project management.