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Shaky Economy Propels Outsourcing

In a precarious economy, a growing number of associations of all sizes that are trying to keep paying rent and their full-time employees are following the path of for-profit companies who have for years used outsourcing as a means to save money. The idea that a nonprofit organization would...

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In a Weak Economy, ASAE's Graham & Others Say Get Focused

To get a better picture of the current impact of the U.S. economy on associations and what the future will look like, Convention South turned to the president/CEO of the American Society of Association Executives and The Center for Association Leadership, and national Association Management Company...

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Managing the Economic Downturn and Maximizing Opportunities

Past President of AMC Institute, Steve Drake, discusses key decisions regarding AMC Institute's direction for the

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AMC Institute Makes the Case for AMC Value in an Economic Downturn

In difficult economic times, members of not-for-profits often turn to their organizations for increased support and guidance. At the same time, the staff and board of directors may feel pressed for solutions to stay on course and on budget. AMC Institute, the independent international trade...

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Managing Not-for-Profit Series: Managing Your Not-for-Profit in a Tight Economy

AMC Institute is a vast resource for volunteer leaders and association executives navigating the new economy and broaching the transition to outsourced management. Surviving the economic downturn doesn’t have to mean scaling back on programs and member initiatives. This issue of Managing Not-for-...

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Survey Reveals More Organizations Turning to AMCs

In difficult economic times, members of not-for-profits often turn to their organizations for increased support and guidance. At the same time, the staff and board of directors may feel pressed for solutions to stay on course and on budget. AMC Institute, the independent international trade...

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Are AMC-Managed Organizations Recession Resistant?

The current economic climate is having an impact on associations, just as it is on virtually all business sectors. This report on a recent study shows that standalone organizations employing their own staff, leasing their own office space and incurring their own capital expenses were nearly twice as likely to have ended 2008 with deficits than organizations managed by Association Management Companies (AMCs). Therefore, the answer to the question posed in the title would seem to be a resounding "yes."

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Membership Maintenance in a Challenging Economy

With the effects of the economy continuing into 2011, the role of association membership continues to change. In fact, in late 2009, the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the Center for Association Leadership conducted an online survey to determine the role of association...

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Selecting the Right Association Management Software for Your Customer

YourMembership.com Inc; January 2011

Selecting association management software can be daunting due to vendors' variable pricing structures and features. Yet navigating your way through vendor offerings is essential to choosing a system that works best for you and your clients. Selecting suitable software is one of the most important, and possibly cost-saving, technology opportunities you'll be charged with. Ensure you have the necessary information and knowledge required to make a decision prior to beginning your search.

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