Rainmaker shifts alliance focus, disbands int’l association

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Rainmaker Companies, which provides training, consulting and alliance services to professional services firms, is shifting its alliance focus toward strategic, role-based communities, as a result of which it will disband its international association, Enterprise Worldwide.

Going forward, the company’s alliances segment will focus on three new communities:

  • CEO Grow, which is aimed at managing partners;
  • Leadership Grow, which is aimed at next-generation firm leaders; and,
  • Rainmaker Masterminds, for alumni of the Rainmaker Academy, the company’s signature business development program.

“Our expertise lies in training leaders in ways that allow them to achieve optimal professional growth,” said Rainmaker Company president (and Accounting Today columnist) Angie Grissom in a statement. “We do this through becoming a resource to our clients through consulting, training, and through our communities. … When the new leadership team took the helm in January 2014, we made it a priority to reassess and update our programs to reflect the changes in the profession.”

“As we move out of the business of running an international association, we look forward to the opportunity to collaborate more freely with other associations in which there may be opportunities to partner in adding value for their members,” said CEO Dan Brooks in a statement. “Many such relationships already exist, and this move will allow us to deepen those as well.”

Rainmaker is working with the member firms of Enterprise Worldwide to help them transition to other international associations.

“We expect to continue working with our EW firms through our other services and communities as they transition to their new international associations and beyond,” Brooks added.

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