|What is the AMC model?|
The AMC model allows all services to be customized to meet specific goals. Whether your nonprofit is in the market for full-service management or specific services — strategic planning, membership development, communications and more — AMCs leverage shared resources across multiple association clients to increase means and capabilities, including membership, marketing, finance, etc.
Many AMCs serve as an organization's headquarters, providing an experienced executive to work with a customized blend of other AMC-staff resources, managing day-to-day operations supporting members, becoming the public face of the organization, all with staff members who are experts in the critical areas of association management and operations that are essential for success. With years of experience in a nonprofit environment, AMCs lend strategic focus and put proven practices to work. And of special importance in this economy, retaining an AMC can lead to enhanced buying power, improved staff efficiency, and reduced overhead costs.
AMCs are the right solution for thousands of associations, professional societies and nonprofits. Consider the benefits many organizations managed by AMC-member firms receive each year as compared to organizations with hired staff, leased or owned office space and other capital expenses:
Often organizations prefer an outsourced approach because AMCs offer scalability of service – staff and resources where and when they need it. Because AMC staff members are specialists in association management services, they serve as an extension of staff to help meet a client's specific needs.
Outsourced services may include executive, administrative and financial management; strategic planning; membership development; public affairs and lobbying; education and professional development; statistical research; meetings management; and marketing and communication services.