Operations

An association’s day-to-day operations are critical to allowing its successful membership engagement: relationship-building, membership development, events, education, and advocacy.

Grau & Associates’ Operations services include legal, tax and risk management; governance; board management; finance and budgeting; and human resources.

GOVERNANCE

Associations often approach Grau & Associates voicing issues with establishing time management protocols, accountability, installing routine schedules, and achieving a balanced representation of membership in the decision-making process. In each case, we are well-positioned to remedy the issue(s) and help an association achieve fair, optimal, and sustainable governance.

How We Can Help

Fundamentally, governance is the method by which an association makes organization-wide decisions, fairly delegates responsibilities, and establishes/maintains agreed-upon bylaws and schedules. Clearly establishing these parameters maximizes consensus and efficiency during major association events like board elections, large expenditures, or while enacting policy-oriented initiatives. As a consequence of streamlining governance, associations often experience a clarity of purpose and move forward with a figurative “touchstone” that guides their operational processes. For new associations, in addition to assisting with the conceptualization and composition of new or updated bylaws and operating protocols, Grau & Associates can generate operating guidelines for committee meetings, checklists for event development and management, routines to address annual scheduling, grassroots campaigns, or responsibilities for amending the website or social media accounts.  For established associations, Grau & Associates can manage its governance and offer fresh perspectives to improve, replace, or create new protocols. Depending on the needs of an association, bylaws and operating protocols can be highly customized to address distinct domains of governance like board operations, committee structures, and member obligations. Grau & Associates regularly assists new or existing associations establish and manage governance that is sound, scalable, equitable, and sustainable throughout an association’s present and future operations. For more information about how we incorporate governance reform into our association management strategy, visit Operations.  If you’re already prepared to talk with us about your vision for improved governance within your association, 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.