Category: Meetings & Education

The Secret to Epic, Awesome, Profitable Association Meetings

The Secret to Epic, Awesome, Profitable Association Meetings

At Sentergroup, we have decades of combined experience managing association conferences, trade shows, and events. Our staff is also active with ASAE (basically, the association for association professionals) the Association Forum (basically, the same idea for Chicagoland association professionals) and PCMA (the association for meeting professionals, for which we manage their Greater Midwest Chapter). In […]

7 Ways Your Association Can Run Better Phone Meetings

7 Ways Your Association Can Run Better Phone Meetings

If you’ve served on a professional association board or committee, you know the type of phone meeting we’re about to describe. It begins with attendees receiving the wrong passcode, or no passcode at all. And because of time zone differences, no one is quite sure if the meeting begins at 7:00 PM Eastern or 7:00 […]

Meeting Planning and the $400 Cup of Coffee

Meeting Planning and the $400 Cup of Coffee

Remember the first time you paid $4 for a cup of coffee? It was probably a pretty shocking moment. Coffee shouldn’t cost $4 a cup, right? That’s just…wrong. Now imagine the first time you plan a professional meeting and you learn that a cup of coffee can actually cost $10. And that’s before the cost […]