Who We Are

The Harrington Company provides professional management and consultation services to state, regional, national and international associations, societies and foundations.

We provide the commitment and experience you want and the flexibility and innovation you need.

Our experienced team of dedicated professionals and our scalable and transparent pricing will help your association meet today’s challenges, prepare for the future, and exceed the expectations of your members.


Our goal is to become an essential part of your team. We recognize that each association has a unique culture with specific management and administrative needs. We understand the importance of achieving the right balance within each organization and work with our clients to structure staff resources to best meet the needs of the associations and their leaders.

Scalable and Transparent Pricing

The Harrington Company charges an hourly fee for its services based on the types of services required. Hourly billing provides clarity and accuracy about how staff resources are used, whether it’s time spent on regular activities such as creating the member newsletter or peaks of activity involved with special events. Our clear monthly billing provides timely reporting on exactly what employees accomplished on their client’s behalf. This gives clients the information needed to attribute staff time expenses to specific activities, easily adjust staff levels based on the needs and budget for each activity, and strike a strategic balance between staff and volunteer functions.

Dedicated Teams

The Harrington Company’s modified team approach is unique in the industry and provides benefits that other management structures can’t offer. It helps us to provide you with the skills and equipment of a large company while maintaining an unparalleled commitment to personalized attention.


Your assigned team will develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of your member benefits and services that can be conveyed to your members through daily interactions. Unlike a departmentalized approach, your team will get to know all aspects of your association, allowing them to better understand the big picture and support your strategic goals.


You can trust that your staff will truly become one of your team. They will get to know your volunteer leaders and your members, and a result, are often described by our clients as the glue that holds everything together as leadership transitions from year-to-year.


Our staff is dedicated to showing your members that their participation and support of your organization is valued. Their commitment to exceeding your members’ expectations is unsurpassed in our industry.

Our History

Our Founder, Ed A. Harrington (1923-2006) remains in our hearts and minds as a one-of-a-kind inspirational leader. Ed worked hard to shape The Harrington Company into one of the most dynamic association management companies, with a focus on building relationships. We are dedicated to ensuring Ed’s vision for the company continues through our staff’s commitment to our association partners and the industry.