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Group Concepts: Customized Association Management

Our Experience ... Your Association

Group Concepts is a multiple-association management company that has been serving organizations with ethical and profitable membership services for over 30 years. Our clients receive friendly service from a well-informed and talented team that is dedicated to helping your association attain its goals.

Our Team

Kelly Ramirez, President: Kelly has owned the company for almost 30 years and serves as an Executive Director. Kelly’s expertise includes assisting boards in strategic planning, public relations, government affairs, and much more.Even though we work with associations in different industries, Kelly takes the time to research and understand what’s happening in each one. Our clients have mentioned that he’s not just their Executive Director, but that he has become an integral part of their respective industries.

Andrea Messina, Vice President: Andrea is the Vice President and serves in membership, marketing, and fundraising capacities. She is involved in all facets of membership including sales, implementing benefit programs, retention, and
promotions. Andrea has also taken on the branding efforts of our clients. She designs membership and event collateral, blast emails, newsletters, and all other in-house publications. Andrea collaborates with boards and committees to create marketing plans to meet the unique needs of our clients.

Dawn Craig, Project Coordinator: Dawn Craig is GCI's Project Coordinator. She oversees each project and event from site selection and contract negotiation to registration and everything in between. Dawn's eight years of experience as a Project Coordinator in a variety of fields has taught her the importance of advanced planning, clear communication, and attention to detail. Her other responsibilities include timeline development and maintenance, education tracking, and working with committee chairs to ensure member and board satisfaction at all levels of interface.

Our Specialty ... Your Association

We specialize in managing trade associations whose members are business owners. GCI has been able to flourish for so many years because we place such high importance on personal service, attention to detail, and truly caring about the success and growth of each organization we manage. Not all associations need a full time staff – you may just need event planning or bookkeeping – we do that too. Please contact us to find out how we can customize our services to meet your association’s specific needs.

- Administration: Let us be your association’s headquarters. We will take care of your daily tasks.

- Membership: Your members are your organization’s greatest assets, and we treat them as such. GCI handles all membership services.

- Event Planning: Events allow your members to network in person and actively participate in their association. We ensure all events run smoothly because we concentrate on all the details.

- Fundraising: Accessing non-dues revenue sources, Creating sponsorship opportunities, Support volunteers in fundraising efforts

Our Relationships

As an association management company, we often hear the relationship between AMC and organization being described as either board-driven or staff-driven. GCI does not think of the relationship with our clients in those terms, instead we work collaboratively with boards and executive committees to implement an organization's strategic plan. We think fostering this open communication, along with our willingness to customize services and enthusiasm for teamwork, can lead to thriving and growing organizations in any industry.

Our Contact Info

Please feel free to approach us via email or telephone to inquire further about our services. You will recieve no automated responses. A true to life person will contact you.

1240 N. Jefferson St., Suite G Anaheim, CA 92807