service areas.

Achieving measurable results

Experienced Professionals, Expert Solutions

Association Management Strategies, Inc. (AMS) has thirty full-time employees and provides a comprehensive suite of executive management and operational support services to industry trade associations, coalitions and foundations.  At AMS, we tailor our services to meet the needs of each of our clients and the industries they serve.

AMS has experience in all aspects of association management and offers a wide-array of services, including:

  • Strategic Guidance
  • Administrative Management
  • Meeting & Event Management
  • Financial Management and Budgeting
  • Communications and Public Relations
  • Board and Committee Staffing & Support
  • Certification and Accreditation 
  • Human Resources

Strategic Guidance 

AMS helps industry leaders coordinate actions to achieve shared goals.  Our team of industry experts provides strategic guidance on a variety of topic area, including:

  • Consolidation and strategy development for emerging organizations
  • Review and recommend new member activities
  • Review of the organization’s goals and mission statement
  • Leadership training
  • Feasibility studies
  • Reinvention and re-branding

Administrative Management

AMS professionals work under direction of our chief staff officer to carry out daily operations, direct programs, and manage membership services.  This includes:

  • Database Management
  • Website Maintenance
  • Customer Service (fulfillment, member inquiry, general questions)
  • Membership Services (including processing new member applications and materials)
  • Meeting Management (including board, conference and trade show support)
  • Communications (including developing newsletters  and providing routine communication and reports).

Meeting & Event Management

The AMS event management team ensures meeting and events are professionally planned, managed and executed within budget.  AMS handles over 70 meetings a year for its clients, ranging from board and committee meetings to trades shows, with a professional staff that has experience in every aspect of meeting and event management including:

  • Site Selection and Contract Negotiations
  • Budgeting
  • Registration
  • On-site Management
  • Accommodations
  • Exhibits and Sponsorships
  • Off-Site Events
  • Vendor Management
  • Local, National and International Events

Financial Management and Budgeting

We take our fiduciary responsibilities very seriously.  We also take pride in our ability in providing timely and accurate financial information for our client boards.  Our accounting department provides:

  • Monthly financial statements
  • Accounts payable management (including disbursements)
  • Accounts receivable management (including credit card processing)
  • Oversight of annual audit and tax return filings by external auditors

Communications and Public Relations

A voice for association client memberships for issues impacting their members and industry, AMS provides communication services including:

  • Publications (newsletters, e-magazines, blast emails)
  • Promotion and Marketing
  • Social Media and Blogs
  • Website Updates
  • Press Releases and Media Relations
  • Logo Design and Re-Branding

Board and Committee Staffing & Support

AMS professionals provide governance knowledge and counsel to association Boards and Committees expertise through:

  • Guiding Leaders on Fiduciary Responsibility, Obligations and Duties
  • Cultivating Relationships with Directors and Members
  • Developing Agendas and Preparing Materials
  • Facilitating Logistics of Meetings
  • Handling Nominations, Elections and Committee Term Management

Certification and Accreditation

AMS currently administers professional certification and credentialing programs in the insurance, medical and metal finishing industries. AMS works with a number of professional testing organizations and can administer any facet of a certification and credentialing program.

“The resources available at AMS create a space for collaboration, teamwork, and camaraderie.”

Ready to get started? Let’s talk it over and find out out what AMS can do for you!