An association management company is a firm of skilled professionals whose goal is to provide expertise and specialized administrative services to trade associations, professional societies and non-profit organizations in an efficient, cost-effective manner.
Based on the concept of shared resources, an association management company provides volunteer organizations with the expertise they need when they need it. Dedicated personnel may be assigned for executive management and specialists are drawn from the pool of personnel resources and are assigned on an as-needed basis to special projects.
An AMC also provides a centralized office that serves as the client’s headquarters. The overhead costs for the professional offices are shared by many organizations, increasing their resources and capabilities without major capital investment or liabilities.
The services of an association management company are designed to facilitate the achievement of the overall mission and goals of the organization by allowing volunteer leaders to focus on strategic planning and policy decisions. The role of the management staff is to provide advice, and to develop and implement programs that will fulfill these organizational goals.