All your service needs fulfilled in one place.
With more than a decade of association management experience, Cothran Development Strategies (CDS) provides management services to a variety of organizations including industry trade associations, non-profit organizations, philanthropic groups, and professional societies. We provide an experienced senior-level staff managing day-to-day operations, supporting members and growing and sustaining all areas of an organization.
CDS’ complete association management services are tailored to meet each individual client’s needs.
With a staff of experts in the fields of communications, fundraising, event planning, database management, finance and administration, Cothran Development Strategies offers clients a professional, reliable, efficient and cost-effective approach to managing a small business or trade association.
We enable organizations to “outsource” all staff duties as well as create a virtual office giving our clients a way to increase productivity while decreasing employee and structural overhead expenses.
Our full service capabilities include:
Organizational Start Up
Cothran Development Strategies has helped dozens of organizations go from “idea” to creation. We frequently have individuals contact us about assisting them in starting a new association or non-profit entity. With the best non-profit accountants and lawyers in the country at our fingertips, we provide a seamless process and peace of mind that everything is being handled to our clients.
Each association management client at CDS has an Executive Director and Project Manager, who provide strategic leadership and act as the point people for your organization.
Board Management & Committee Support
General Office Administration
Having a one-stop-shop management firm allows Cothran Development Strategies to make things simpler for you, especially general office administration. We provide every client with a dedicated phone line, an administrative assistant, and a physical mailing address.
Cothran Development Strategies works with several top tier national and state public relations firms and individuals to ensure that each client who needs public relations beyond the CDS communications team has many options to suit their specific needs.
Membership Services & Fundraising
Meeting, Conference & Event Planning and Execution
Communications & Graphic Design and Marketing
Cothran Development Strategies offers full-service marketing, communications, and graphic design services. Our in-house communications director will manage all your communications needs. Cothran Development Strategies can design all of your materials and graphic needs for membership, sponsors, events, social media, e-mail newsletters and much more.
Financial Management & Bookkeeping
Cothran Development Strategies provides accounting services, credit card processing, general accounts payable and receivable, financial reporting and tax filing for each client. Working with only the best accountants and attorneys in the business, Cothran Development Strategies keeps meticulous financial records that you can trust for your association and maintains broad-based insurance coverage for all of our clients.
Cothran Development Strategies works with several top tier national and state government affairs teams to ensure that each client who needs access to a lobbying team has many options to suit their specific needs.