The firm offers clients a wealth of experienced and trained staff to perform the activities needed by client organizations. A third generation company, each of our staff members holds a college degree, and our CEO is a Certified Association Executives (CAE). The highest honor of professional achievement in association management, the CAE designation signifies association professionalism. It is attained through a comprehensive written examination as well as documented evidence of successful association management skills, participation in continuing education programs, and demonstration of leadership in association, community, and other activities.

Additionally, our staff members have served as leaders on the boards and committees of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), the New England Society of Association Executives (NESAE), AMC Institute (formerly the International Association of Association Management Companies), and the iMIS software users group.

The Guild Associates, Inc. takes pride in client and staff investment for the long-term growth of each association. Below are some areas that set The Guild Associates, Inc. apart from other association management companies.

Experience and Knowledge

•Decades of learned knowledge for managing various types of associations (large and small)
• Ability to help plan the strategic direction of an organization in order to allow for maximum growth
•Ability to handle a multitude of logistics so an organization's volunteers can focus on other pressing and organizing matters
•Long standing relationships with various vendors in the region to lower client costs
•Legal knowledge of anti-trust laws, tax laws and filing, and unrelated business income that helps to keep each association up to date and abreast of any important changes in the law


Customer Satisfaction/Service

•We gain an in-depth understanding of each association's membership so that our management office may serve as a resource to its members
•All phone calls are answered during business hours
•Staff is cross-trained on all client associations, projects, and how to service each client's needs and questions


Office Equipment & Technology

•Understanding of the latest technological trends from various fields
• All clients managed with iMIS, the premiere association database management software
• In-house design & production and website management - no need to outsource
• Networked computer system
• High speed printer-quality Xerox copier/printer. Able to print 110 copies per minute with high quality color.
•Top of the line software programs that are often too costly for a single association to own
• Top level postage meter and folding machine - even large mailings are prepared and sent
out within an hour


What Our Clients Have Said

•“The Boston Economic Club has been delighted with the high level of service provided by Guild Associates over the past year. Linda and her team went the extra mile to ensure that our luncheon meetings ran smoothly, that our members were well served, and that our new website launched successfully. They are a pleasure to work with, and I recommend them highly!”
Karen Parker Feld
President, Boston Economic Club

•"Congratulations on all the ways you helped make [our annual event] very special! You never miss a beat and you facilitate so much at these conferences. Just wanted you to know that I - and many others - notice how much you help and guide these events!"
Member of one of our client organizations

•"Thank you for all the work you do for our society. [We are] very fortunate to have found you."
Member of one of our client organizations

•"Thank you for ALL your hard work. It takes a great deal of effort, diligence, patience, and plain old hard work to make it happen. You were a true backbone and a large part of the conference's reason for success."
Member of one of our client organizations

•"Thank you for all you've done for us over the years - we wouldn't be where we are today without you!"
Member of one of our client organizations

•"Congratulations on the best conference I've seen! You did an amazing job, with so much attention to detail, and so many happy participants. It was a terrific effort, and well worth all the headaches."
Member of one of our client organizations

•Thank you and your team for the wonderful job you did supporting our event! Everything went smoothly and we really appreciated all your help and input!"
Member of one of our client organizations


If you or someone you know is interested in our services, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to learning more about you and your organization.