Member Eligibility

Membership Eligibility Criteria 

To be eligible to be an AMC Active or Provisional Member, your AMC must meet the following criteria: 

  1. My company is a for-profit corporation.
  2. My company is an AMC providing a full range of association management services to one or more organizations. (Provisional: 1; AMC Active: 2+)
  3. My company recognizes the unique mission, goals, structures, and needs of each of our association clients and uses our best efforts to meet these needs.
  4. My company operates ethically and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
  5. My company accurately represents its expertise, experience, credentials, and services to the public.
  6. My company manages all client accounts and funds in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) unless a client specifically directs in writing that we account for funds on a Cash Basis.
  7. My company complies with the non-profit federal tax requirements to ensure that our clients maintain their tax-exempt status.
  8. My company abides by the policy that prohibit co-mingling of any and all client assets with those of the AMC and any other client assets.
  9. My company has adopted policies to ensure disclosure to clients of all income received from commissions, finder's fees, and other sources directly attributable or related to each client.
  10. My company has written agreements with each client whenever feasible stating, at a minimum, the services to be provided, fees and billing procedures, and the term and termination aspects of the contract.
  11. My company maintains a confidentiality policy with each client either as part of the contract or in a separate written document.
  12. My company has an evaluation procedure for all employees covering competencies, performance assessment, and professional development.
  13. My company has in place a comprehensive insurance program that provides minimum coverage where such coverage is available in the state or country where my company is headquartered. This includes:
    • Commercial General Liability
    • Property
    • Valuable Papers
    • Employee Dishonesty
    • Money and Securities
    • Computer equipment and data
    • Non-owned and hired auto liability   
    • Worker's Compensation 
    • Errors and Omissions
  14. My company maintains complete and accurate records (property, paper, electronic, contracts, and materials) for each client.
  15. My company agrees to avoid any and all potential client conflicts of interest.
  16. My company communicates regularly with each client to ensure we are providing all contracted services in an effective and efficient manner.
  17. My company ensures the integrity and confidentiality of each client's relationship with its legal counsel and the protection of all privileged materials and information.
  18. I have read, understand, and agree to abide by the principles as stated in the AMCI Code of Ethics and Professional Practices