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Sterling Strategic Management (SSM) specializes in the management of non-profit associations, trade organizations, and professional societies. We are a responsive, solution driven, association management company staffed with skilled professionals who provide expertise and specialized administrative services. We use a streamlined, commonsense approach ensuring everything we do is relevant, efficient, and cost effective.
We are a full service firm specializing in the management of membership services, conference and events, financial services, marketing, information technology and resources, social media, leadership and organizational development, vision and strategic planning.
Sterling Strategic Management understands professional services in the future will be provided in substantially different methods than has been provided in the past. We recognize that in this environment of accelerated information and technology, organizations must be aware of demographic, societal and technological changes that may affect their respective mission. We use our business savvy and technological efficiencies to provide associations with the tools necessary to operate efficiently and make a social impact.
We believe that non-profits are a public trust and should be highly accountable to their membership. Their management, in turn, should be highly accountable to their elected leadership for ethical conduct and the quality of the services that they provide.
As a result of their proactive leadership, SSM has been instrumental in helping our organization operate more efficiently and lower expenses.
-Debbie Bills, Past President, PPP-LA
SSM’s team is responsive, professional, and efficient - and they have our best interest in mind.
- Kimberly Ordunio, President, CARA
We had interviewed and screened other candidates but SSM came with the highest recommendation as well as the full-range of services we needed to meet our needs.
- Bonnie Hong, President, PPP-LA
SSM’s expertise has led to our growth in many areas including conference organization, budget analysis and strategic planning, all of which have truly nurtured our not-for-profit association.
- Mary Kay Morrison, Director and Conference Chair, AATH
I can honestly say that of the numerous companies I have worked with during the last fifteen years, SSM has, by far, exceeded every expectation.
- Natie Flores Alvarado, Director and Conference Chair, CCRA
SSM’s knowledge of meeting planning is immeasurable and truly makes the clients and hotel's job much easier.
- Fred Rios, National Sales Manager, Destination Hotels & Resorts
I appreciate the massive amount of work you've done on the front end to improve the way we move the association forward.
- Jim Partridge, Director, CCRA
SSM has always done an excellent job and we at NAIFA-OC have been extremely satisfied with their professionalism, experience, and reliability.
- Jonathan Fagan, President, NAIFA-OC
SSM has been invaluable in the running of our organization and making our conference a success.
- Joel Schwartz, M.D., Director and Conference Chair, AATH
Jerry conveys his personal support of the organization’s mission and success – with a can do attitude and a wonderful sense of humor. We are most fortunate to have such a stellar partner.
- David Moses, Director Planned Giving, The ALS Association