We are, we hope, a mentor, a friend and connection for association professionals and volunteers.

Making Connections

Strategic Guidance

We help your leadership ensure that the association focuses its resources on the most beneficial products, programs and services for its members. We conduct environmental scanning, leading edge surveys, membership surveys and market research to identify critical industry trends and membership needs. We assess your ability to address those needs and help you design an actionable process.

Association Component Exchange (CEX)

The Association Component Exchange (CEX) is a one day forum for association professionals who manage, nurture, and work with components – geographic, interest & discipline – to share successes, struggles, strategies, and innovations with your peers! The connections continue throughout year through our monthly free webinars co-hosted with Billhighway.

Training, Speaking & Workshops

Our goal is help you create the best possible learning opportunity for your volunteers or staff. Whether it’s the opening session of a leadership retreat, workshop on critical leadership or association topics, a volunteer liaison training, or a planning meeting, we will create an exciting and thought-provoking session that gets volunteers and staff talking and keeps them talking.

Industry Research & Trendspotting

We conduct industry research on volunteer systems and chapter systems. The goal is to identify trends in volunteering and how members engage through community, which includes connecting foresight drivers to association communities and volunteerism. Ultimately, we help organizations think differently. And our data-driven approach ensures our findings are grounded, providing valuable insights for informed decisions and positive change.

CoNTact Us

Mariner Management & Marketing is your partner in helping association volunteers and staff create the greatest possible value for your members and in ensuring the long term health and growth of your association.