Association Management Practice

Poul Haas P.A. provides flexible, tailored professional management services to trade and professional associations and other strategic alliances. Our mission is to exceed client expectations through innovative management practices and exceptional member service. We do this by fully engaging in the purpose, vision, and goals of each association we serve. Our priorities are to leverage your strengths, amplify your member value, and support your association’s growth and development.

Professional Management Services

At Poul Haas, we ensure our association partners have the infrastructure and management support they need to successfully fulfill their missions. We offer a full range of professional management services, including:

Governance and Leadership

  • Provide executive leadership as a liaison and point of contact for your association’s officials
  • Co-lead efforts to develop and execute annual and long-range strategic goals
  • Assist with implementation of Board policies, directives, and actions to advance your goals
  • Oversee board/committee meeting planning and coordination, ensuring that prepared materials facilitate issue analysis and decision making

Membership Development

  • Design and implement membership recruitment and retention campaigns 
  • Manage membership applications and renewals and coordinate member dues collection
  • Create and maintain your association’s member database
  • Develop strategies and tactics to actively engage members in association activities
  • Track member engagement and prepare regular membership reports 

Marketing & Communications

  • Develop communications strategies and tools to promote association programs, products, and services 
  • Design creative campaigns to effectively engage current and prospective members
  • Produce newsletters, surveys, marketing collateral, conference materials, and other organizational content
  • Manage association website content

Event Management

  • Manage venue evaluation, site selection, and contract negotiations with venues and other service providers 
  • Guide and support program development 
  • Coordinate event registration
  • Oversee on-site event production and post-event follow up

Professional Development

  • Lead the planning and development of educational programs, working in partnership with association leadership to identify timely, meaningful, and effective learning opportunities
  • Coordinate continuing education credit applications and issue certificates to members who attend educational sessions

Business Partnerships

  • Develop and implement sponsorship and advertising programs to generate non-dues revenue
  • Coordinate contracting, customer service, and day-to-day operations of association exhibit and sponsorship programs
  • Build lasting relationships with association business partners

Finance & Accounting

  • Develop budgets and manage resources to meet expense targets and income goals
  • Process receivables and payables
  • Produce finance reports
  • Support client audits/financial reviews

Current Clients

  • Minnesota Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (MNASCA)
  • Municipal Legislative Commission (MLC)

Let's Connect

You can rely on Poul Haas as a trusted partner who will help your association thrive, take advantage of strategic opportunities, and successfully navigate challenges. Tap into your association’s full potential through effective association management. Contact us about customizing our services according to your unique needs. 

Phone: 651-334-4359

Email: [email protected]

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