Association Management Companies Fact Sheet
Association management companies, or AMCs, are for-profit businesses that manage associations to help them grow and prosper. They offer the expertise, staffing and resources that allow professional societies, trade groups, not-for-profits and philanthropic organizations to effectively manage day-to-day operations and advance their long-term goals. AMCs deliver high levels of expertise and accountability so that associations can continue to increase their value and relevance to members.
AMCs provide their clients with unparalleled flexibility, agility and financial advantages, which makes the AMC model a good alternative for managing many nonprofit organizations.
There are two primary models for working with AMCs:
Outsourced Services: Delivery of extra support in one or more areas of operations, including: membership services; strategic planning; meetings, conventions, expositions and trade shows; financial management and administration; legal counsel; education and certification; public relations and marketing; web communications and social media; public policy and lobbying; publications; research; and international services.
AMCs offer a wide array of benefits and advantages, including:
Operational and Staffing Benefits:
About AMC Institute
AMC Institute advances professionalism and high industry standards for association management companies. We provide expert support and resources to drive new business to our members and keep them in the forefront of emerging trends and knowledge. We champion accreditation to promote industry best practices. We also create educational and networking opportunities for AMCs to engage and learn from each other.
The AMC Institute represents over 180 association management companies that manage over 1,800 associations full-time and nearly 900 on a project basis. The total budget for associations managed by AMC Institute members is more than $1 billion.
Greg Schultz has been the driving force behind innovative and successful strategies and programs for association growth for more than 30 years. With Kellen, Greg creates invested, results-driven client teams, providing Kellen vision and strategies for growth to Kellen clients and staff teams, and market analysis and business development.
Greg began his career in 1984 as a writer and editor for trade journals with an association management company. In 1991 he and John Waxman bought the firm and renamed it The Sherwood Group. The Sherwood Group merged with Kellen in 2015.
She oversees the complete management of AMC Institute. With
more than 20 years of experience in the association/hospitality arena,
Ms. Wehmeir has an extensive background that has provided a solid senior
level experience in management, leadership, marketing and the fostering
of key industry relationships.
Tina is also an active leader in a host of association organizations, including the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE): The Center for Association Leadership. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and on the Board of Directors for the Convention Council Industry (CIC).Send any inquiries for Tina Wehmeir to: email@example.com
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