The basis of any organization is its philosophy, the
set of principles that consistently anchor its conduct. Ours is quite simple:
An uncompromising commitment to excellence, both in our
service to clients and in our own corporate conduct.
This commitment means:
Doing the best job possible
by effectively managing limited resources within an approved budget and
program. Every membership organization must accomplish
its purposes by best utilizing these limited resources finances, time,
and skills. It is MEIs commitment to every client to assist in this effort
by first analyzing the extent of available resources, then devising a plan,
program, and budget to employ those resources in the most effective manner.
Serving our clients and our
own best interests with a lean, flexible organization. We do
this by using a staff of association management experts plus a variety
of vendors of quality ancillary services (e.g., mass mailing, graphic arts,
typography, printing) as committed to achieving excellence as we are. In
this way, MEI ensures that clients receive performance and products at reasonable
The active participation of
all our employees in decision-making and conduct of clients
business as well as our own. This makes them committed participants in all
endeavors. It ensures continuation of services by motivated, knowledgeable
staff despite travel, vacation, or illness. Finally and perhaps most important
of all, this participation encourages the exchange of suggestions, ideas,
and critiques necessary to improving projects and activities.
between our staff and client leaders, and between the client and its
members. This is reflected in many ways: Regular reporting to client leaders
in writing and in person. An active program of member services. The
finest possible graphics in every piece of printed material. The most effective
promotion of membership, meeting attendance, and non-dues revenue activities.
In short, excellence in productivity and unity of purpose is best achieved