Engagement

Operations and Engagement are symbiotic. By investing meaningful time and energy into optimized and sustainable operations, engagement strategies can thrive.

Grau & Associates’ Engagement services include membership development, event management, advocacy, communications, marketing, and the myriad of membership services an association provides to benefit its members, attract new members, and advance its mission.

IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL EVENT MANAGEMENT

Few association functions offer better relationship-building opportunities than meetings and events where members, partners, and allies convene (in person or online) to meaningfully discuss their industry.

Events also represent critical income opportunities and the chance to redefine or reiterate the organization’s central offerings; its unique value proposition to members and partners, and its indispensable role within the industry.

HOW WE CAN HELP

Event management is one significant part of a robust engagement strategy.

Events range from committee meetings to larger gatherings like annual conferences, trade-shows, or lobbying “fly-ins” require logistics, planning, and support. They also require pre-planning, live event support, and post-event follow up to guarantee that attendance, revenue, and essential relationship-building goals were reached, and if not why not.

Grau & Associates’ experienced team attends to the details of every meeting and event – from invitations, audio-visuals, room rentals, food, and guest speakers to follow-up materials including minutes, notes, and event satisfaction surveys. In essence, we work to guarantee the success of each phase of your association function: inception, organization, promotion, implementation, and post-event evaluation.

Whether it’s locating the ideal venue for your association and finding cost-effective vendors, or attracting sponsors and participants, we work with you to create an appealing and impactful event for your association. Aside from managing concrete planning and logistical concerns, we work to ensure that your event’s marketing message resonates with its intended audience and the industry as a whole. 

To crystallize the event’s offerings and “flow,” we work hand-in-hand with your association to:

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develop a compelling program that appeals to your audience; and

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secure and organize panels and speakers that maximize attendance and attendee interest.

Through digital marketing, social media campaigns, and other forms of promotion, we generate interest in the event. 

On the day of the event, we manage all aspects of coordination and logistics, whether the event is held in a conventional venue or requires a virtual event platform design. Following the event, we continue to engage with participants (and with your association) to gauge event successes and interest in future event organization.

Looking for help in conceptualizing, organizing, and launching your association’s next event? Please contact us today.

“Grau & Associates not only helpedestablish APPS, it has also been instrumental in growing the association.”

Greg Gbur
Association of Professional Pipeline Surveyors

“When Grau & Associates began workingwith our association its first order of business was evaluating our finances and immediately finding ways to strengthen our fiscal position.”

Steve Strnisha
Invest in the United States of America

“Grau & Associates expertly walked us(and continues to shepherd IoTEA) through (these) requirements, record keeping, and compliance. G&A is an invaluable resource.”

Greg Puschnigg
Internet of Things Energy Association

“We were so satisfied with G&A’s ability tohelp us (do so), Aaron is now a member of the LRC board! We highly recommend his services.”

Shad Henderson
Neighborhood Allies

Our Services

Operations

Engagement

“Grau & Associates not only helpedestablish APPS, it has also been instrumental in growing the association.”

Greg Gbur
Association of Professional Pipeline Surveyors

“When Grau & Associates began workingwith our association its first order of business was evaluating our finances and immediately finding ways to strengthen our fiscal position.”

Steve Strnisha
Invest in the United States of America

“Grau & Associates expertly walked us(and continues to shepherd IoTEA) through (these) requirements, record keeping, and compliance. G&A is an invaluable resource.”

Greg Puschnigg
Internet of Things Energy Association

“We were so satisfied with G&A’s ability tohelp us (do so), Aaron is now a member of the LRC board! We highly recommend his services.”

Shad Henderson
Neighborhood Allies

Our Process is Different

We are here for you every part of your association's journey. Learn more about our process.

Let’s Collaborate

We embrace each new opportunity to collaborate, prioritizing your association’s needs, values, aspirations, and vision. Contact us today to let us know how we can help.