Association management companies – often referred to as AMCs – provide professional staff (up to and including executive management) to manage all aspects of an association’s operations. These services include membership recruitment and engagement, marketing and communications, conference and tradeshow management, technology, financial management, continuing education and certification, government relations, and more.

Why would an association turn to an association management company?

Association boards of directors typically hire AMCs as an alternative to taking on the responsibility, as volunteers, of hiring an executive director and entrusting that individual to recruit and hire staff, make investments in technology, provide office space and other infrastructure, and manage the operations of the organization while also fulfilling the strategic aspects of an executive role.

AMCs can deliver cost-effective professional management that provides boards and organizations with flexibility, access to specialized staff, and the human and financial resources of a larger company. By relying on an AMC, board members have the time and energy to focus on what’s important to them: furthering the goals of their association and having real impact on their industry or profession.

Association Management Services

SmithBucklin offers full-service management and outsourced services to trade associations, professional societies, technology user communities, industry consortia, charitable organizations, corporations and government institutes.

Full-Service Management

For association board members seeking a complete association management solution, SmithBucklin provides a team of management, operations and specialist talent and supports them with a robust, cost-effective headquarters infrastructure. Learn more by selecting the industry practice that best represents your association:

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 Outsourced Services

For association, nonprofit, corporate and government executives, outsourcing a function, role or crucial project to SmithBucklin can be an effective way for organizations to extend their existing teams with committed, trusted experts who help solve challenging problems, support strategic initiatives and produce better outcomes. Learn more about how SmithBucklin can help your organization by clicking below:

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