Frank Fortin, CAE

Frank FortinWhy “Guilt” by Association? Not literally guilty.

But because I’m “guilty” of being associated with associations, and proud of it. Love ’em, hate ’em, or both, doesn’t matter — we got ’em. And we make a big difference in the world.

I’ve been an association professional and consultant for the last 20 years. I also spent 15 years in journalism, and five years as a partner in a PR and marketing firm in Providence, R.I. I’m also an unrepentant Red Sox and Boston Celtics fan, and remain devoted to Bruce Springsteen’s music since my introduction to him at a concert in a 4000 seat gym in Providence, a trillion years ago.

I am also passionately devoted to education. My father was a teacher. So was an uncle, an aunt … etc. I have been a board member of the Needham Education Foundation since 2003 and was co-president from 2008 to 2010.

One other thing: The opinions here are solely my own.


3 thoughts on “About

  1. Frank, This is neat. We need to have lunch soon and I’d like to hear more and share some thoughts I’ve got about the electronic future of news. tw

  2. Hi Frank,

    I read a couple of your blog posts that mention business growth and sales through answering RFPs, and thought I’d pass along news about a new, free eBook—Landing Big Sales with an RFP—http://www.huntbigsales.com/ebooks.php.

    I work with the book’s writer, Tom Searcy, who has been coaching businesses on how to conquer RFPs for years. He chose to release this book now because—and I know you know this already—as budgets tighten and companies become more anxious to show an increase in ROI, RFPs are becoming a necessary evil.

    If you’re interested, please feel free to take a look and pass it along to your readers.

    All the best,

  3. Just wanted to add here how much I enjoy your thoughtful posts… enough to want to read more about your background. Working fo a medical society you may share my experience about the high quality of writing on medical topics- from web sites to The New Yorker – at the same time that there is a flood of medical info, choices and new research

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