For a combined 40 years, our principals have worked with a diverse group of associations and nonprofit organizations.

This is what we know; and this is our passion.

Our work has helped pillars of our community with challenges ranging from strategy development to managing all facets of an organization’s day-to-day operations.

A few of TVD Associates’ proudest accomplishments:

  • Helping organizations achieve record membership growth
  • Managing the marketing, and overseeing, the production of highly attended events
  • Driving sponsorship and other non-dues revenue growth
  • Growing databases that have enabled groups to stay in touch with their core audiences

At the end of the day, our partners are membership and cause-related groups that value strategic thinking, see real benefit in leveraging available data, and value the flexibility that comes from working with a firm with an intentionally small client roster.

A representative roster of our nonprofit and association clients includes: AphasiaAccess, Aphasia Center of West Texas, Association of Medical MediaBaltimore National Heritage AreaHistoric Philadelphia Inc., Media & Content Marketing AssociationMelanoma Research FoundationThe National Association of Environmental Professionals, The National Association of Equipment Leasing Brokers, New Jersey Air Conditioning Contractors AssociationPhiladelphia Chapter of the Public Relations Society of AmericaPhiladelphia’s Mural Arts Program and the Boston Chapter of the Society of Information Management

You can download a comprehensive list of TVDA’s core capabilities. We have also prepared overviews of some of our more frequent types of engagement:

STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT (case study, our approach): 

“Todd was organized, positive, proactive, open and honest with our Board of Directors and me. At the end of the process, Todd was able to help NAEP define the right vision and strategic orientation for our future success.”

Brock Hoegh, President (2015)
National Association of Environmental Professionals

TVD Associates helps you learn how to prepare, not to react. Our experience includes crafting both organizational and functional (e.g. membership, marketing) strategies.

No two organizations operate on the same definition of “success,” and together we will:

  • understand your goals
  • identify your resources
  • and leverage your data.

TVD Associates helps your organization identify what success truly means for you. Together we’ll craft a strategy for your nonprofit or association that has a foundation in your group’s available data. TVDA will work with you to make sure the plan leverages your available resources and does not back you into a corner of needing to outsource more of the implementation that is absolutely necessary.

DATA REVIEW (case study):

“The process was simple; the results were actionable. It helped identify opportunity to save funds and improve our programmatic offerings….it was a truly valuable exercise.”

Joe Sapp, CAE
MASAE Membership Committee Co-Chair (2015)
Talley Management Group

Effective outreach is everything, and your database is your prime resource. It’s not only your ability to communicate; it’s your credibility, your stature and reputation.

Our data review is a short duration engagement during which TVDA connects the dots to reveal the story your data tells. We will review and prepare suggestions for strengthening your data collection and reporting tools. These recommendations will be tailored to your organization and be prepared with a keen focus on helping you address the questions you need answered.


Think of TVDA’s full service association / nonprofit management services as having a trusted partner to keep the trains running on time, and trusting us to handle all the details. We’ll be there every step of the way helping your organization fine tune its vision and execute a well crafted plan, building on a foundation of best practices.

If your strategy is in place, and you have a case of wanting to take administrative burden off of your key volunteers, TVDA can provide all the daily and weekly detail-oriented support your organization needs. We can manage anything and everything, from monthly mailings and coordinating committee meetings to tracking donations and making sure donors are acknowledged in a timely fashion. We’d love to help, we know we are good at it and we welcome the chance to showcase this for you.

EVENT MANAGEMENT (our approach):

“Michele Von Deak and TVD Associates were the key to success of our first fundraising event. Michele got up-to-speed on our project very quickly and within one meeting won over everyone on our planning committee.”

Jeffrey P. Buchheit
Executive Director
Baltimore National Heritage Area

In the world of events, experience is everything. Only through experience can you truly appreciate all the details that go into a successful event, regardless of its size.

TVDA’s principals have experience with events of all sizes, from intimate affairs and corporate team building excursions to fundraising dinners in public spaces like Franklin Square or gala dinners for over 1,000 on the lawn of George Washington’s estate at Mount Vernon.

We understand that the success of your nonprofit or association’s next event is firmly rooted in the myriad of details leading up to the big day – conceptualization, invitations, vendor coordination, food & beverage, onsite management and more. We’ll be there, every step of the way – bringing our experiences in healthcare, corporate, community and civic events to best promote your business’s function.

Want to talk about how TVD Associates can help your association or nonprofit? Drop Todd Von Deak a line or give us a call. We’d love to get together for a cup of coffee, catch up over the phone to learn about your organization and how we might help.   Definitely interested in learning more?  We are happy to meet and begin a new journey together so we can help you streamline your business while enabling you to become more successful.


Our membership is still growing thanks to the plans he began when he was here.
He has spoken at many events/panel discussions/workshops and now is a key member of our faculty for the senior career capstone course.
Todd’s unlimited energy and passion for innovation is contagious.
Todd is a dedicated manager who considers the whole of every employee on his staff. He does his best to ensure his employees’ success at SHM and helps them build foundations for long and lively careers.