Between us we’ve been there, done it, got the t-shirt: membership, mergers, boards and leadership, advocacy, and education - nothing is off limits on Association Transformation: The Podcast. Any subject that effects non-profits, their survival or their success is up for discussion.
For nearly 20 years, prior to consulting, Elisa served as an impactful senior staff member for several national trade and individual membership associations. Her focus has always been on engagement, whether grassroots advocacy or the development and advancement of regional chapter affiliates domestically and internationally. With a unique background in advocacy and activism, membership and stakeholder relations, as well as association management and operations, Elisa’s diverse expertise and makes her a valuable partner and adviser to both non-profit and corporate clients. Elisa holds a Masters Degree from Johns Hopkins University and the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the America Society of Association Executives (ASAE).
A former association chief executive, for 15 years Andrew held c-suite positions in professional membership bodies across the UK. Establishing Consort Strategy in 2016 as a specialist membership consultancy, Andrew now works internationally to provide expert training and support in membership business development, leadership, strategy, and governance. With a proven pedigree in understanding and maximizing membership dynamics, engagement, and growth, he volunteers as the Executive Director of the Institute of Association Leadership; is founder of the Cambridge Governance Symposium; is the author of the NETpositive Governance™ model; editor of the IAL Almanac; co-author of compass: the systems map for association leadership; and, alongside Elisa Pratt, is co-host of the transatlantic podcast Association Transformation.