Annapolis Office (Main):
Manis Canning & Associates
  La Plata Office:
Manis Canning & Associates
  12 Francis Street   200 Howard Street, Suite 201  
  Annapolis, MD 21401   La Plata, MD 20646  
  Tel.:  410-263-7882   Tel.:  301-934-4665  
  Fax:  410-263-7925   Fax:  410-263-7925  

MC&A Services

Govt. Affairs & Org. Management | Association Management | Business Services



MCA has a proven track record in trade association management. Over the years we have successfully run trade associations ranging from beer wholesalers to sheriffs. In fact, our first full service trade association client is still with us. Call us, whether you need our complete association management services or to simply draw on one of the many trade association skills we've honed over the years. Investing your organization's dues dollars with MCA pays service dividends that would make any trade association envious. In addition, to our government and public relations services, we offer programs specifically designed for our trade association clients.

Consensus Building
Focusing the myriad views of members is a skill every trade association leader must master. MCA's participatory style lends itself to successfully navigating the shoals of diverse views necessary to achieve the consensus essential to the implementation and execution of successful programs.

Member Communications
Keeping members involved means keeping them informed. MCA excels at designing programs and publications that help build consensus and promote effective advocacy. Communications takes many forms. Whether a legislative alert or a monthly membership meeting, communications must be tailored to maximize their usefulness to an audience that has daily responsibilities beyond the trade group.

Conferences - Annual, Legislative and Membership
Education is the hallmark of a successful trade association. MCA has the respect and contacts to attract a wide spectrum of presenters from academia to senior federal and state government officials. MCA also has the experience to create programs that spark the ideas and debate necessary to formulate sound policy.

Budgeting and Fiscal Management
Sound management and business practices are the foundation upon which the success of any organization rests. However, it takes more than just a sharp pencil to achieve results. Crafting innovative programs to boost dues and non-dues revenues and formulating solutions that husband resources without sacrificing results are only some of the approaches MCA uses to balance fiscal responsibility with organizational objectives.