At Bostrom we’re fully aware of the challenges associations face; most of us are Association Executives! Our services have helped our clients do what they do best: Serve their members. Whether that is through membership growth, membership retention, financial stability, event planning or strategic planning, we bring an objective, personalized approach to our clients and help them focus on their members and meeting their mission. No two associations are alike and no two solutions are the same.
Bostrom uses a combination of centralized systems and personalized service and solutions to provide organizations with the most cost-effective management. Our comprehensive management strategy blends a powerful combination of centralization, personalization and collaboration:
Centralization: These services typically include accounting, conference management and technology.
Personalization: These programs and solutions meet the unique needs of an association. Bostrom staff work closely with association staff members regarding day-to-day functions.
Collaboration: Bostrom works with a national network of strategic partners, allowing us to extend our capabilities to provide specific competencies to meet specialized needs.
Bostrom has provided services to numerous for-profit and not-for-profit organizations and professional societies. From trade associations to government bodies to charitable foundations to credentialing agencies, small and large, Bostrom has tailored its services to clients of all kinds.
Quotes about Bostrom's Personalized Solutions from our Clients.
"The Tile Roofing Institute had a strong technical effort but needed to enhance its strategic planning, governance, and marketing. Based on Bostrom's experience with trade associations we are extremely pleased with the expertise and direction they've built for TRI's future."
Tile Roofing Institute
"Bostrom has provided SWE a solid infrastructure coupled with high-level strategy and support that has afforded us the luxury of moving beyond our tactical thinking to more strategic, mission-critical objectives."
Alma Fallon Martinez
Society of Women Engineers
"Repositioning our association for the future was one of the biggest challenges the association faced. Bostrom’s leadership of the project was essential. Their contribution resulted in a healthy focus for governance and staff with resulting prosperous growth."
Michael Fleming, CAE, ELA
"Bostrom Consulting helped us develop an updated strategic plan for our association. To insure the plan was member focused, Bostrom developed internal and external surveys, facilitated planning team conference calls and a group meeting in Chicago, and helped develop the final plan document that was successfully presented to the Board of Directors and membership. These tools, along with their leadership, helped us gain consensus and keep our association on track for continued growth."
Steve Berry, ICPI, Chairman
"BCA's attention to detail and the sensitivities of staff results in a product that will be an evidence-based tool and resource for sound decision-making and strategic direction setting. Its processes are well defined, but do not intrude on the dynamics of the necessary strategic planning."
Lawrence E. Rosenthal, Ph.D., former COO, AAOS