Why Choose an AMC?
An Association Management Company (AMC) is a firm of skilled professionals that provide expertise and specialized administrative and technical services for associations, nonprofits, trade organizations and professional societies. Some associations may hire staff to run their organizations and to absorb operational expenses such as overhead, salaries, and benefits. Other associations elect to hire an AMC to serve as their professional staff; thus keeping operating costs low and leveraging top-notch expertise. An AMC, such as Kautter Management Group, provides volunteer organizations with professional management solutions and support services that help achieve organizational goals. Utilizing an AMC allows organizations to create better efficiencies in systems and to secure experienced personnel that may otherwise be unavailable. AMCs are best equipped to handle the day-to-day operations; which allows the volunteer leaders to focus on the strategic goals of the organization.
Utilizing an AMC allows for efficient and cost-effective use of expertise without the significant expenses associated with standard overhead costs. Office space, equipment leases, and benefit costs — are just a few direct savings that can be realized when working with an AMC.
Services of an AMC are designed to facilitate the achievement of the overall mission and goals of the organization; allowing volunteer leaders to focus on strategic planning, governance, growth, and policy decisions. The role of the AMC's professional management staff is to provide advice and to develop and implement programs established by the volunteer leaders.
AMCs provide dedicated personnel expertise in management and services including: membership development, communications, finance, governance, board administration, conference/events management, government relations, leadership strategy and development, web and technology management, educational programming, accreditation, brand management and marketing.
Simply put, AMCs – and particularly, the Kautter Management Group - allow organizations to focus on providing increased member value by utilizing professional association executives, while providing a more efficient and streamlined use of resources. Whether your organization needs full-service association management or simply needs to outsource a single component such as finance responsibilities, membership development, meetings, or communications — working with an AMC makes good financial sense.