What is an AMC?

Association Management Companies (AMCs) are for-profit businesses that provide expertise, staffing and resources to non-profit organizations. The AMC model allows associations, professional societies, trade groups and other non-profits to grow and prosper by focusing on their goals and meeting the needs of their members.

There are two main models for working with an AMC. The Full-Service Model and Outsourcing Services Model. Organizations only pay for what they need — nothing more, nothing less.

Full-Service: This model delivers tailored management solutions to meet your organization’s goals. The AMC serves as an association’s headquarters. Managed by experienced executives and support staff, AMCs manage the day-to-day operations that are essential for success. AMCs leverage shared resources to increase revenue and capabilities.

Outsourced Services: Organizations can select from a list of services to augment their current structure and 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 and event management; and marketing and communication services.