AMCs, an abbreviation for association management companies, are for-profit businesses that do just what the name says – manage associations to help them grow and prosper. They offer the expertise, staffing and resources that allow professional societies, trade associations, and philanthropic organizations to effectively manage day-to-day operations and advance their long-term goals. AMCs deliver high levels of expertise and accountability so associations can increase their value and relevance to members.

AMCs provide their clients with unparalleled flexibility, agility and financial advantages, which makes the AMC model a great alternative for managing many nonprofit organizations.


AMCs provide the complete range of services an organization requires, with the ability to deliver a custom service package and experienced staff specialists to meet your organization's needs. Trade associations, professional societies and nonprofits can benefit from shared resources by bringing on an AMC to manage:

  • Administration
  • Board Meetings
  • Accreditation/Certification Programs
  • Chapters and Component Group Management
  • Committees, Task Forces, Interest Groups
  • Communications
  • Consulting
  • Executive Management (i.e. Executive Director)
  • Exhibit Sales and Management
  • Financial Management and Accounting
  • Fundraising, Supporter and Sponsorship Programs
  • Headquarters and Infrastructure
  • Meeting and Convention Planning
  • Membership Administration
  • Membership Development
  • Membership Inquiries/Communication
  • Publications
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media Management
  • Standards Development and Accreditation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Transition Services
  • Web and Interactive Services