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Gesmer Updegrove co-sponsored Webcast: “Start Your Association off Right”

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Andrew Updegrove  participated in the Webcast: “Start Your Association Off Right

Whether you work in operations, marketing, technology or another discipline, it’s likely that you’ve encountered the challenges of launching your association or consortium. If you get it right in the first few months, you can be on the road to success. This complimentary webcast is full of helpful tips for those who have a strong concept for an association and want expert advice on how to drive it forward.

Learn why it’s so important to start your association off right:

  •     Set budgets, dues and membership structure
  •     Shape the board, committees and other volunteer opportunities
  •     Formulate a sales strategy for recruitment and retention
  •     And more!

This webcast featured two experts who have launched and advised literally hundreds of associations, including some of the most influential in the financial, technology and other vital sectors. Andy Freed and Andy Updegrove shared information and anecdotes gathered from their many years of real-world experience delivering effective guidance and leadership to associations and consortia.

The Experts

Andy Freed, who has more than 15 years of experience working with associations from small startups to multi-million dollar international organizations, is executive vice president of Virtual, Inc., an award-winning association management company.

Andy Updegrove, who has represented and helped launch over 110 associations, is a partner at Gesmer Updegrove LLP (http://www.gesmer.com), New England’s premier law firm for technology companies and emerging businesses.