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ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT

 

We can operate your association organizational and day-to-day activities. KDA's Association Services Division is unique in this field and has been managing associations since 1968.

 

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GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

 

Our network of relationships reaches every level of government including members of the Legislature, the Executive office, and top administrators of various state departments and agencies.

 

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We are a strategically driven governmental relations and association management firm with a seasoned professional staff whose primary goal is providing clients with business management services and legislative representation at the state and national level.

ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT

 

KDA, in addition to its lobbying team, can operate your association organizational and day-to-day activities. KDA handles a multitude of tasks on behalf of our industry association clients. KDA manages the data bases, finances, board meetings, member meetings, education seminars and conventions of many of our clients. We offer experienced, highly professional staff for any and all of the normal functions and needs of organizations that conduct business on behalf of their industry, under the leadership of industry volunteers on the board and in the committees. KDA works with association members to fulfill the full range of selected programs to suit their industry needs.

 

What makes KDA different than our competitors?

 

KDA believes in a philosophy, that we can only be effective if we have earned a close, personal trust and relationship with you. This is demonstrated in our team approach to association management. Many firms provide associations with one staff person who handles all association functions. KDA provides its entire association management team for every client with each staffer being responsible for their area of expertise. This provides a better product for our clients as experts are handling every aspect of your association’s affairs.

 

Finally, KDA seeks clients that want their association to grow, innovate, and take the next step in the level of services they are providing its membership. KDA doesn’t want to just manage your affairs. KDA wants to integrate into your association and help make your association better and more relevant in today’s business environment.

ASSOCIATION STRUCTURE

KDA will serve as the management group responsible for all the association business affairs. One of KDA’s principals will serve as the Executive Director, and will hold full responsibility for all allocations of KDA human resources to handle your association’s daily activities. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible on you - the volunteer.

COMMITTEE STRUCTURE

KDA believes that the key to any volunteer organization is a strong, sound committee structure. KDA will offer advice to each committee as committees pursue their respective strategic goals. Successful committees lead to a thriving association; a thriving association is a growing association; and a growing association is an influential association.

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

 

KDA has represented various clients, including retail trade associations, professional organizations, large manufacturing corporations, energy companies, major food retailers, and environmental interests.

 

All lobbying firms in Michigan can get you a meeting with the “right” person. The key for any organization is what is your lobbyist doing after that meeting. Although there are many good firms in Lansing we believe our approach is a time tested model that meets the needs of our clients.

The KDA philosophy is rooted in three principals: coalition building, a strict no-conflict of interest policy, and a team approach.

 

Coalition Building

KDA is not the type of multi-client firm that “buys” its way into offices.  Instead, KDA takes great pride in its ability to build coalitions and earn trust and respect from policy leaders from honest, hard work, and communicate effectively with our clients and policy makers.

 

Conflicts of Interest

KDA believes it can only represent the interest of our clients if they have no concern about potential conflicts of interests. Before you sign a contract with KDA you will review our client list to ensure you have no concerns about who we represent. Additionally, as a KDA client you can be assured that our loyalty remains to you and that we are not seeking the “bigger fish.”

 

The Team Approach

Because KDA has no conflicts of interest with clients we take a team approach to lobbying. This means that the entire lobbying team will know the ins and outs of your needs as a client. As a client you can be assured all KDA lobbyists are working to achieve your goals.

PUBLIC RELATIONS

At KDA, we believe public relations encompass more than just issuing press releases. We believe public relations includes everything necessary to achieve the positive community awareness our clients desire.

 

 KDA partners with experts who are capable in providing public policy development, issue briefs, position papers, expert testimony, and public relations before legislative and administrative committees. KDA can assist your business or association in building and maintaining a strong public relations presence. In conjunction with our network partner, C&R Marketing, KDA can issue press releases and promote community awareness of our clients and provide image consulting services as needed. KDA can also coordinate the clients’ presence at industry events and trade shows where appropriate.

 

POLITICAL ACTION

The changing political climate has propelled the entire political system into unprecedented upheaval. Today, the most effective businesses and trade groups are those that are able to combine policy development with political action.

 

At KDA we advise, assist and develop the political action our clients need through management of political action committees (PACs). This includes everything from helping our clients form PACs, to fundraising, to filing all the necessary legal documents, and complying with the complex campaign finance laws.

 

INTEGRITY & EFFECTIVENESS

Kindsvatter, Dalling & Associates, Inc. places great emphasis on integrity of the process. In the final analysis we can only be effective if we have earned close, personal trust of the policy makers and our clients. We limit our legislative activities to a specialized group of clients to avoid the conflicts and dilution that often hamstring the work of larger firms.

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Kindsvatter, Dalling & Associates, Inc. (KDA) is a strategic initiative governmental relations and full service association management firm with a seasoned professional staff whose primary goal is providing clients with business management services and legislative representation at the state and national level.

 

Unique in the firms approach to client service, KDA recognizes that complete service means more than scheduling meetings with Michigan’s opinion leaders or for the association’s members. KDA believes in a partnership with all of its lobbying and association management clients. We succeed when you succeed. KDA believes in creating a strategic plan for reach individual client in order to best meet the client's goal. When KDA handles the management and legislative affairs of an organization, we achieve results.

 

Our clients benefit from KDA’s aggressive public relations program that translates into a politically active membership, able to influence legislative response to the organization clients and association’s needs. KDA understands successful companies and associations today use dependable organizational management, strong public relations, and proactive legislative action to achieve organization and association goals, attract new clients or members and retain present clients or members. This results in a strong and influential organization or association.

 

We supply the solutions to our clients’ problems.

MEET THE TEAM

KDA has the best and brightest in every field. This strong team is the backbone of everything we do.

Derek E. Dalling

Mr. Dalling serves as executive director of several statewide associations and a national association. He also lobbies on a wide array of issues.

 

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Matthew G. Solak

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Jason M. Wadaga

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Geri Root

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Denise A. Stone

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Sara A. McCallum

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Matt Lantzy

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Erin Dalling

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Tricia Miller

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Get started on the path to your ultimate vision right now. Contact us for more information on how we can create an environment perfect for you.

 

 

ADDRESS: 629 W. Hillsdale

                    Lansing, MI 48933

 

PHONE: 517-485-7711

 

FAX: 517-485-9408

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