U.S. and Canadian Gift Basket Groups
|Start Your Own Association:
Secrets of Success to Launch Your Own Group Around an Industry,
Profession, or Passion
many times have you wanted to join a group of like-minded people
in your local area to talk about your industry, business,
triumphs and challenges but found that no such group exists?
Can you envision the camaraderie of such a group help you to
Perhaps it's time for you to create an association. But how do
you start? What are the regulations, and how do you set it up so
everyone (especially you) reaps big benefits?
Flora Morris Brown, Ph.D and author, started The Gift Basket
Professionals Network and knows the ins and outs of creating an
association from scratch. She's interviewed by gift industry
expert and author, Shirley George Frazier, and reveals
everything you need to know to start your association on a firm
foundation right from the start.
Dr. Brown reveals little known secrets about creating an
- What's necessary to create
a truly professional association at the very beginning
- Which rules and
regulations are important to know before you begin
- Which outside
professionals must be consulted to set everything up
- How to determine if you
will be a profit or non-profit organization
- What to consider in order
to make your association truly business minded
- How to choose officers
- Which parts of association
creation are most important for end-of-year accountability
- How to choose a meeting
location that accommodates the group's vision and growth
- Problems that can occur as
you attempt to conduct meetings
- Which types of guest
speakers to look for and invite
- How to set and collect
- What to know before
charging (or not charging) a price for guests to attend
- How to keep members and
guests from dominating the conversation and throwing the
meeting into chaos
- How the association can
influence what manufacturers create to benefit your industry
- What types of handouts and
incentives to create to encourage new members to join and
current members to attend
- How to start and structure
the association's website
- How early to plan your
association's yearly schedule
- What's necessary for
members to be complimentary to each other rather than
Dr. Brown's insights throughout
this valuable interview will prove instrumental if you're
thinking of creating an association or are setting up one right
now. Order this CD today and build an association that all will
$39 - 60 minutes
NSGA is a
directory and resource center for gift basket supply businesses;
including: wholesalers, retailers, gourmet food suppliers, information
on starting a gift basket business, how to make a gift basket, trade
shows and more.
It's the only organization
dedicated to assisting gift basket retailers throughout the U.S. Visit
their Web site and join today.
Service Association of Canada
Join this lively group of
gift basket designers and related professionals. Visit their
site for more details.
We make space available on GiftBasketBusiness.com for gift basket groups'
However, we are not responsible for any of the groups or
their activities. Please contact each group directly.
Do you represent or are a
member of a gift basket organization? We'd love to add your group's
details to this page.
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