Scientific & Medical Society Management

Specializing in non-profit scientific & medical society management since 1992.

Rhema Association Management is owned and managed by Joan Oefner, entrepreneur, association executive, meeting planner & web designer.

Prior to association management, Joan was the Director of Conference Services for Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center, Breckenridge, CO, USA. Joan founded Rhema Association Management in San Francisco in 1992 to provide non-profit association management specifically to scientific and medical societies.

International scientific and medical societies with members from all over the world rely heavily on their websites and online communications to keep their members informed, engaged and part of the community. By harnessing well featured online technologies, especially open source, affordable solutions, a non-profit society’s website can be transformed into a highly functional, efficient and user friendly society office. This has revolutionized the way non-profit societies with small or no staffs can manage their growth and focus their resources on their missions. We specialize in providing non-profit scientific and medical societies professional management that is enhanced by a website content management system working together with an online association management system.

    • Setting up or re-designing Society Websites (.org)
      • Designing and Maintaining Responsive Websites for Non-Profit Societies in WordPress
    • Bookkeeping, Financial Planning & Budgeting.
      • Joan has over 30 years bookkeeping experience with non-profit societies utilizing  Quickbooks Online QBO
        • QBO with direct Accountant’s Access, is synched with the Society’s credit card processor and bank accounts, offering the Treasurer the ultimate in financial transparency and efficiency.
    • Membership Services, Retention and Growth.
      • We will work with a society’s current Association Management Systemor taking the society’s specific needs into account to propose the most innovative, cost effective, association management system integrated with a WordPress responsive website to optimize website management, online communications, membership, meeting registration and the society’s finances (online payments, invoicing, accounts payables)
    • Online Communications, Social Networking Platforms, E-mail Marketing, Newsletters
    • Nurturing the Development of Special Interest Groups within an Organization
    • International Relations and Globalization, Providing both a US and European Office
    • Executive Committee & Board of Directors Administrative Support and Liaison