10 Tips for a Successful Association/Vendor Relationship

10 Tips for a Successful Association/Vendor Relationship

business operations By: Becky S. Corbett

Based on feedback from vendors who work with association clients, here are 10 tips that will keep projects on track and both vendor and association team members happy.

As a former association executive, I was fortunate to implement successful projects over the years because of my working relationships with key vendors. These projects included outsourcing, adding member benefits, and streamlining operational functions to shift or decrease costs. Recently, I asked a few of the vendors, "If there was one behavior you wish your clients would exhibit, what would it be?" The following 10 tips are compiled from their insights and my experience as a chief operating officer....