ASSOCIATIONS INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVES AMC INSTITUTE RE-ACCREDITATION
Friday, May 13, 2016
(Lexington, KY, May 13) – Associations International announced that it has recently been awarded re-accreditation by AMC Institute, the global trade association representing the Association Management industry.
Among 500-plus Association Management Companies (AMC) worldwide, only 81 have achieved AMC Institute Accreditation, demonstrating the commitment and the ability to deliver the highest level of professional management services to association and not-for-profit clients. These AMCs are the recognized choice of association and not-for-profit organizations.
“We applaud Associations International on this significant achievement,” AMCI Chair Greg Schultz said. “AMCI re-accreditation requires that association management firms demonstrate adherence to operational and ethical best practices, as outlined in the AMCI ANSI standard. Re-accreditation distinguishes Associations International’s ongoing commitment to leadership in association management.”
Administered by AMC Institute, AMC Institute Accreditation is recognized and supported by ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership and is based on the ANSI Standard of Good Practices for the AMC Industry. ANSI requires that the standard be reviewed and updated regularly to remain an approved standard. Measurable performance practices include contracts and service delivery; employee recruitment, training and professional development; and financial management and internal controls, among others. AMCs must earn re-accreditation every four years, demonstrating to an independent outside auditor that they continue to meet the standard.
Associations International Board Member Tim Duke praised the company’s staff for its hard work, and noted that AMCI accreditation places AI in the top 16% of international AMCs. “We take great pride in our entire team’s professionalism. Our commitment to excellence in client service is what sets us apart from our competitors, and re-accreditation recognizes that commitment.”
Association Management Companies specialize in managing associations and not-for-profit organizations, providing leadership and professional management services through experienced staff, best practices and shared resources. As AMCs manage multiple association and not-for-profit clients, their experience and knowledge base are broad and substantial, positioning AMCs as the preferred choice for full-service and specialized management services.
Associations International is recognized as industry leader in helping professional and trade associations build membership, promote their missions and seize opportunities for growth. Headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky for more than 40 years, AI employs 120 association professionals. For more information on Associations International, visit associationsinternational.com.