association management

The concept of an association management company (AMC) is based on shared resources – office space and equipment, telephone and communications systems, administrative and executive management, specialized training and expert consulting options.

Volunteer leaders often do not have the time nor the range of expertise to do what it takes to handle the day-to-day tasks of running an association. AMCs offer a value-added and cost-effective alternative by assisting volunteers in managing time-consuming administrative functions without the complication of employing association staff and leasing office space and expensive equipment.

ASCENT Meetings & Management provides customized services for trade associations, professional societies, corporations and small businesses. We can provide anything and everything your association needs to operate successfully – and offer competitive prices to ensure your association doesn’t go broke in the process.

Your AMC may operate as a service center for the following functions:

Communications center – headquarters for primary and consistent communications such as mail, telephone, fax, email and web site

Leadership center – advise and guide association leaders to establish and achieve long and short-term goals for the organization

Financial service center – collecting, tracking and monitoring funds for association activities, memberships; managing financial accounts, etc.

Operations center – coordinates essential functions required by the association on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis such as member benefit programs, committee liaison, member recruitment and retention, newsletters, etc.

Data center – maintain the organization’s database of members and other constituents to ensure data accuracy and frequent updates

Education center – develops and manages education and training programs for association members

Registration center – tracks and manages event registration and member certification functions

Advocacy center – provides expertise and resources for regulatory affairs and governmental relations

Conference management center – provides professional expertise to manage association conferences, exhibitions, fundraising and other special events

Experienced association managers like ASCENT Meetings & Management can estimate resources, utilize systems and tailor services to fit the size, demographic and financial objectives of the organization.

Management fees can be provided on an hourly or project basis depending on the needs of your association. We are flexible and can tailor our services to suit your specific requirements.

Let ASCENT put its expertise to work for you.