DCI will develop and maintain your membership records and prospective member databases. As a centralized location for your association information, DCI processes current and prospect member inquiries, prepares and distributes membership publications, and conducts dues billings. DCI becomes your association staff contributing to your organizational planning and goals, whether facilitating cooperation among members and member organizations or providing communication between the Central Office and your membership.
General Administrative Services
DCI provides regular business hours (8:30am – 5:00pm CST) for your association including a centralized mailing address for distribution and processing of mail, a single phone number and reception service, storage for historical and active files and inventories, and necessary office equipment. By sharing these overhead expenses with other associations, you save money. DCI's central geographic location also offers a convenient time zone compromise for both coasts.
DCI specializes in planning conventions, meetings, and workshops of all kinds and sizes throughout the country. We coordinate the arrangements from promotion to distribution of materials for annual conventions of thousands to small board meetings. Beginning with site selection, DCI will work with the facility and other necessary vendors to make sure no detail is overlooked.
Membership Communications & Publications
DCI will solicit advertising from vendors and write or collect copy for your association publications. Editors and proofreaders will tailor content and coordinate style with graphic designers and printers to create a professional publication or news release to be distributed to your membership or to the press.
DCI receives and pays all association bills in accordance with the association policies. By recording monthly ledger entries and monitoring deposits on a customized accounting system, DCI can prepare financial statements and P&Ls for association finance committees on a regular basis. In cooperation with association officers, DCI oversees annual association budgets and develops and implements investment strategies for association funds. In addition, DCI works with a CPA to prepare and submit association annual tax filings.
Board & Committee Support
DCI will provide support for all association board and committee activities, including developing meeting agendas and correspondence, scheduling meetings and conference calls, and recording and distributing meeting minutes. DCI will also assist with creating and tracking action items andrecommend strategies for achieving your association's goals.