Tailored to fit your needs.
While many organizations need a full-time/ full-service management company, many groups come to us needing only a few select services. We are happy to provide the following services tailored for each client:
Meeting, Conference & Event Planning and Execution
Annual Meetings and Conferences are often the largest sources of revenue and a great way to build relationships within the organization. Cothran Development Strategies coordinates logistics and implementation of overall meetings and other organization events.
We provide help with budgeting, site selection, negotiation, management support, registration details, attendees, exhibitor details and all materials and event/meeting promotion. With the help of your association board, we contact and manage speakers and sponsors that target your specific attendees to provide a valuable meeting.
Cothran Development Strategies offers full-service marketing, communications, and public relations services. Our in-house communications director will manage all your communications needs. We will develop, manage and maintain your association’s website to provide a perfect platform to share the association’s benefits and mission to members. Cothran Development Strategies can design all of your material 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.
Association Membership Services
Cothran Development Strategies has a remarkable record in membership management, recruitment, and development. We work with each client to tailor membership recruitment and retention plan that meets their specific needs. Our extensive company background in fundraising makes us uniquely qualified to develop and execute fundraising campaigns to help with membership recruitment. Your dedicated membership director works every day to execute the daily tasks of your membership program.
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.
Federal & State PAC Accounting & Filing
Many trade associations have/or would like to start political action committees. CDS works with the top FEC accounting firm in the country that provides support and prompt accounting and filing of each of our client’s PAC needs.
Fundraising is the key to success in any campaign or non-profit group and CDS has two options for fundraising services: General Consultation or Full Service Fundraising.
- General Consulting Services: CDS will create an extensive fundraising plan for the client, provide strategic planning and guidance and work weekly with the on the ground point person to provide them the necessary tools to ensure success.
- Full Service Fundraising: We will devise an extensive fundraising plan, identifying appropriate fundraising prospects, offer counsel on fundraising activities and help guide fundraising strategy, assist with personal solicitation, plan & coordination of all fundraising related gatherings and events, create all fundraising materials, create and maintain an extensive contributor database, and manage invoices and pledges.
Whether for a candidate election, non-profit, trade association, issue campaign, or political action committee, CDS has a flawless track record of raising the funds necessary for these groups to achieve success.
Our inhouse designer will create unique print and digital designs with your company’s image in mind. Our services range from creative logos, brochures, newsletters, direct mailing, trade show displays, promotional materials, directories, invitations, updating existing materials and more. We love working closely with our customers to create the perfect materials to bring your vision to life.
We have an extensive database at CDS where we continually update and improve our system. We can help you maintain a database for your organization that is tailored to the specific information you need.
Board Meeting Management
Successful board meetings are essential to the continuation of an organization. Cothran Development Strategies coordinates board and committee meetings and attendees, providing all the support necessary to facilitate the meeting including agendas, board packets and minutes. We work with board leaders to create effective meeting formats, organizational structures, and processes that work best for you. Cothran Development Strategies provides an organizational continuity that can be hard to achieve in a strictly volunteer-based organization. With over 20 years of experience, we can provide guidance on governance and best practices.
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.