On September 1, 2018, SharedGeo completed six years of providing all association services for the Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA), the nation’s largest geospatial association focused on the infrastructure sector. Recruited in late 2012 to provide association support after the extended economic downturn of the Great Recession of 2008 led to layoff of the GITA’s full-time personnel, SharedGeo was faced with the daunting task of transitioning nearly 32 years of hard copy administrative records and established business practices into online solutions. This required the complete rebuild of GITA’s website and association management system, creation of a collaborative online work environment leveraging Google’s Nonprofit Business suite, significantly expanding the social media platforms, and management of the association’s day-to-day business while also developing or supporting 20 some international, national or regional conferences. SharedGeo was able to provide these services for approximately 15% of what the association had previously paid for these same services.
Upon completion of the contract, SharedGeo turned over service responsibility to Civica Associations Conferences & Exhibitions of Aurora, Colorado.