Cost-saving Methods Available for Associations to Ride out the Recession



Contact: Brittany Carter
Phone: 240-235-0270


Bethesda, Md. (March 16, 2009) – In the midst of a recession cutting deep into everyone’s budgets, associations have been suffering from the same economic symptoms as their corporate peers. Members are holding back money for dues, cutting into association revenues; meetings are being canceled as potential attendees worry about the cost of travel. Some associations are even cutting jobs.

Especially in this economic environment, associations can avoid busting their budgets in the short and long term using many different tools, including: engaging in talks with their banks, using technology to increase efficiency and implementing solutions such as mergers and outsourcing. is hosting an all-day conference specifically designed for senior association executives to learn just those skills. Beating the Recession: The Non-profit Executive Tool Kit will be held May 28 at the Fulbright Center in Washington, D.C. This conference includes five practical sessions that will cover cost-saving methods in areas ranging from banking and financial management to technology and overhead management. Break-out sessions on association back office management and primary cost centers will focus on more specific cost controls such as overnight shipping, payroll, printing, and meeting costs.

In addition to these sessions, each attendee will receive a free executive toolkit that includes the following items, valued at over $1,000:

  • The Plug and Play Back Office Cost Calculator™
  • 2009 Salary Survey of DC-Area Non-Profits - Early Release
  • A Guide to Non-Profit Insurance Management
  • State of the Industry Non-Profit Survey

Beating the Recession: The Non-profit Executive Tool Kit sponsors include RAFFA, Expense Reduction Analysts and the Alliance for Nonprofit Management. Early bird registration is available for $497 until May 1, $597 after May 1.

A full agenda of the event is available at

For more information, please contact Brittany Carter at, a division of Columbia Books & Information Services, is the online guide to 17,000 national, state and regional associations, their people and their meetings. For more than 40 years CBIS has tracked the association community and has provided the public with the most accurate and up-to-date information available.