Why .orgCommunity

Our Story

Sherry Budziak and Kevin Ordonez, association industry experts and visionary entrepreneurs, have a combined 50+ years of experience serving the association management industry, and have grown and maintained their network of top association executives well into thousands of individuals.

Both have started and successfully grown businesses as suppliers serving the association industry with backgrounds in communication, digital transformation, marketing, technology and leadership. They apply their expertise, creativity and innovation to advance leaders and the organizations they serve. .orgCommunity is Sherry and Kevin’s latest big and breakthrough idea to engage leaders of member-based organizations.

Why Did We Create .orgCommunity?

During the many years of their consulting practices and supplier services, Sherry and Kevin spent nearly each day sharing information, mentoring, counseling, connecting people or sometimes just serving as a sounding board. As their network grew, it became difficult to be available for all of our colleagues and friends. So, .orgCommunity was created to provide mentorship, sharing, collaboration, needed education and much, much more.

In a rapidly changing environment for associations and nonprofits there is a need to leverage technology, change cultures and use new digital resources to enhance brands. Realizing that people didn't know about tools and solutions that are available, it was important to share this knowledge with the community as well as learn from each other. 

With it becoming tougher for nonprofit leaders to create stakeholder value and rise above disruptions, leaders are realizing they can’t just rely on past experiences—or even past confidants—to compete in and win this battle for time, revenue and engagement.

We identified a gap and are passionate about filling by creating a new community to help executives lead differently in these rapidly evolving industry times.

How Are We Different?

  • We use our deep and lengthy experience in the technology, operations and nonprofit sectors to help senior associations and nonprofit professionals grow, learn and apply knowledge to their organizations and advance their business.
  • We fashion a variety of unique and convenient peer-to-peer interactions, programming and opportunities to access knowledge partners.
  • We are agile—we don’t have to contend with restrictive volunteer board politics, lengthy decisions through committee processes or brick-and-mortar limitations—and are able to produce sessions and resources on trending topics.
  • We provide exposure to proven best practices and emerging solutions including the areas of technology, communications, critical thinking, process and skill development for improvements across operations, culture, strategy and tactics.

What’s in it for Association Executives?

  • Discover solutions—technology, operational, marketing, communications, culture—to grow your organization and enhance member value
  • Discuss other pressing issues that keep you up at night in a safe environment    
  • Expand your professional network
  • Enter a trusted, testing ground for your innovative ideas
  • Gain best practices from a community of accomplished professionals
  • Trade benchmarking, best practices, business research, data, expertise and other insights in a collaborative environment
  • Become part of senior executive online discussion boards
  • Contribute to our growing body of knowledge

See why Sharon Rice values her .orgCommunity membership:


What's in it for Industry Knowledge Partners?

  • Participate in opportunities to connect—and develop stronger relationships—with the association community, specifically decision makers and those with purchasing authority
  • Increase brand recognition and sales in this market
  • Elevate your standing as a thought leader and key contributor to the advancement of associations

See why David Caruso values his .orgCommunity Engagement:

There are many unique opportunities to participate in events as well as receive feedback from senior leaders and industry advisors. 

See why supporting .orgCommunity is a worthwhile investment:

 

OUR Value Proposition

The .orgCommunity value is in its network. We bring together a broad, dynamic array of association executives, entrepreneurs, strategic partners, and service providers to foster success. Their stories are our stories. With their help, the .orgCommunity is quickly becoming one of the most powerful and relevant networks in the association space.

Our members include CEOs, CIOs, COOs, VPs, Directors from both small and large organizations including but not limited to:

  • APICS
  • American Society of Anesthesiology
  • American College of CHEST Physicians
  • Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
  • American Hospital Association
  • Society of Vascular Surgeons
  • The Joint Commission
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Society of Academic Emergency Nurses
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • American Epilepsy Society
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • American Association of Medical Assistance
  • National Insurance Crime Bureau

Our list is growing daily!

 

TO LEARN MORE

Contact Sherry or Kevin.