Association management companies typically provide services in two models: the full-service model and the contracted service model. In the full-service model, the AMC serves as staff for the association.
The AMC’s office is the association’s headquarters, and the AMC’s employees provide services to the association and its members.
In the contracted services model, the AMC delivers unique services to the association and does not serve exclusively as the association’s staff.
In this model, the association might contract with the AMC to plan a meeting or produce a tradeshow, lobby the government or publish a magazine.
Benefits of AMCs
The AMC Institute (AMCI) notes that “Association Management Companies (AMCs) are for-profit businesses that manage associations to help them grow and prosper.”
A relevant AMCI survey shares a comparison among associations working with AMCs and others not using AMC resources. Associations with AMC support experienced a 10% net profit increase and more revenue overall than associations without AMC support.
When working with experienced AMC professionals, an association can experience an array of benefits:
- Associations can explore greater opportunities with AMC assistance.
- In addition to optimized operations, associations and AMCs with shared resources and expert AMC employees see a higher success rate within their organization.
- Associations gain access to additional staff and financial support from AMC experts who help guide and share creative insights.
- AMCs prioritize best practices that ensure your partnership’s success.
- Associations experience increased financial flexibility with resources and support from an AMC.
For 45 years, CM Services has helped associations create innovative opportunities that optimize their success. We have an experienced team and understanding of the best practices that ensure the optimal management of your association.
Our services follow a simple business philosophy — partnership. With long-term relationships and cohesive goals, our partnerships have exceeded expectations since 1977.
Some of our services include:
Membership – All aspects of association membership, including recruitment, retention, dues invoicing and benefits management.
Events – Coordination of association meetings, events and trade shows, including venues, content, marketing and on-site production to post-event follow-up.
Marketing – Development of creative campaigns, branding and a marketing plan to engage your members and prospective audience.
Website and Database – Access to our established partnerships, with database and website providers suited to your needs.
Strategic and Operational Planning – We can assist with the development of your association’s strategies and goals and implement a one-year operational plan, complete with SMART goals and a budget.
Board Management – Define agendas, coordinate meetings, manage recruitment, standards and codes development, publications, advocacy and volunteer programs and take minutes for each meeting.
Let us help manage your association with our extensive experience and expert employees.
Contact us today to discuss the many benefits of working with CM Services in greater detail!