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Membership Benefits

Benefits for All AMCs

AMC Institute (AMCI) is the only source completely dedicated to the needs of association management companies (AMCs). As a member of AMCI, you will be provided with a variety of benefits and resources to help your AMC, including:

  Market Expansion Initiative Memership Progmotion & Branding
  New Business Referral Programs Member Directory
  Education & Networking Legislative & Regulatory Updates
  Member Resource Library Legal Updates
  AMCI Accreditation Program Leadership Opportunities
  Industry Benchmarking Survey E-Newsletters
  Money-Saving Programs Online Communities & Networking


Find out more information on how an AMCI membership can help your AMC below:

Market Expansion Initiatives

AMCI is dedicated to advancing the AMC model, and to deepening association stakeholders’ understanding of how AMCs increase the value and relevance of their organizations.

AMCI engages in strategic initiatives that promote the ways association management companies (AMCs) lead organizations toward greater growth and prosperity. At the heart of AMCs are passionate and attentive professionals who champion the cultural values and strategic objectives of their clients. AMCs deliver unparalleled leadership acumen, accountability, and support to produce tangible value for organizations. Regardless of the type of service sought, associations rely on AMCs to increase their importance to members.

New Business Referral Program

Volunteer association leaders know that AMCI members are committed to high standards and ethical business practices. They also know that AMCI Headquarters will guide them through the entire process of selecting an AMC. AMCI members are provided with a number of opportunities to be showcased to volunteer association leaders on the AMCI website and are encouraged to display the AMCI logo on their website to prove their affiliation. Resources available to volunteer leaders searching for an AMC that position the AMC model and AMCI members at the forefront, include:  

  • A searchable membership directory to locate AMCs according to the criteria they are seeking
  • Detailed information on the AMC model and a variety of articles highlighting the benefits of hiring an AMC
  • A step-by-step guide on developing an effective RFP and following up with potential clients
  • The Online RFP Program which distributes RFPs for full-service management and outsourced services through the online system to all AMCI Members

Education & Networking

Our meetings offer education and networking so that members can gain knowledge, share expertise and engage members in meaningful activities to help our members grow their businesses.  Annual programs include the AMCI Annual Meeting, AMCs Engaged! (held in conjunction with the ASAE Annual Meeting), and the Accredited Executive Leadership Forum. Click here to learn about upcoming meetings. Non-members who meet Membership Eligibility Requirements can attend two meetings to learn more about AMCI.

AMCI also leads two annual hosted buyer groups for IMEX Frankfurt and IMEX America.

Member Resource Library

AMC Institute provides a depth of resources to help your AMC grow and operate efficiently. Session materials, samples, templates and guidelines are available at your fingertips and easily searchable.

AMCI Accreditation Program

The AMCI Accreditation Program provides a robust process for assessing the internal operating procedures and service delivery methods of AMCs. At the core of the accreditation process is the AMCI/ANSI Standards of Good Practice which enhances management practices across AMCs and assists AMCs in the establishment of internal quality service systems. Organizations that have adopted the Standard have made a commitment to uphold and deliver the highest level of service using a documented set of standard practices.  Accredited AMCs have demonstrated that they meet or exceed the requirements in the Standard, and organizations can be assured that accredited AMCs demonstrate a high level of professionalism and responsibility. 

Accredited AMCs have completed a rigorous assessment process that puts them among the elite AMCs in the industry and provides significant marketing advantages over peer organizations that are not accredited. Holding the AMCI Accreditation demonstrates an AMC's commitment and ability to deliver consistent quality service to present and prospective clients. Accredited AMCs can be found by using the Accredited AMCs directory.

Industry Benchmarking Survey

  • Compensation & Billing Survey - This report is designed to allow an AMC to easily compare its compensation and billing rates for common job titles. In addition to compensation and billing rate information, responding AMCs provided data on management benefits programs provided to staff
  • Operating Ratio & Profitability Survey - AMC Institute surveys member and non-member association management companies to develop benchmarks for company financial and operating performance. Results profiled in this report are based on income statement, balance sheet, and operating data provided by participating companies.
  • Client Operating Ratio Survey - This report documents the ground-breaking study about organizations managed by AMCs, which makes this study unique among all the other Institute benchmark studies and surveys that are about AMCs. This study not only reports average and median data for Income and Expense categories, but includes quartile data for each ratio studied, making this a much more valuable tool than ASAE's Operating Ratio results. Of course, this study is exclusively about AMC-managed organizations, none of which are included in the ASAE Operating Ratio studies.

Money-Saving Program

AMCI partners with its Associate Members to offer valuable money-saving programs that benefit all members. Click here to view the list of Strategic Partners today.

Membership Promotion & Branding 

Whether you receive an RFP through AMCI or another source, you can leverage your AMCI Membership. AMC Members must agree to abide by the AMCI Code of Ethics & Professional Practice and the AMCI Membership Eligibility Requirements.

Both of these documents illustrate that your AMC is of a higher caliber than the average (non-member) AMC. AMCI strives to ensure that its members have the tools and resources to make these important promises to their clients.

These documents are available for members to download and include in their RFPs or on their company website, along with the AMCI logo.

Member Directory

The Online Member Directory provides a searchable forum for colleagues and potential clients to locate and learn about your AMC. 

Legislative & Regulatory Updates

From its Washington, DC metro area headquarters, AMCI monitors legislative and regulatory issues that could affect the AMC industry or its association clients.  AMCI's timely updates and calls to action make sure you are out in front on the issues. 

Legal Updates

AMCI Business Partner and attorney Hugh Webster Esq, partner with D.C.-based Webster, Chamberlain and Bean, specializing in nonprofits, provides legal updates on issues of interest to AMCs.

Leadership Opportunities

AMCI’s strategic objectives are carried out through various committees. Members are encouraged to get involved and join a committee. Service as a volunteer leader in your industry organization will not only further your professional growth but also the growth of the AMC industry as a whole.  


E-Newsletter provide information about the activities of the association. This communication vehicle helps ensure members are taking advantage of all the benefits available to them. It also provides a way to apprise members of trends within the AMC industry, new benefits and news among members.

Online Communities and Networking

AMCI provides members-only social media communities through its social network system and through other popular platforms like LinkedIn.  These online communities promote quick and easy communication and conversation among members.  These communities provide a vital forum for you to ask questions and keep a pulse on industry issues.    


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