AMC Institute

AMC Institute

AMCs Provide Solutions to Nonprofit Organizations

There are a variety of management models for associations and professional societies. For thousands of organizations large and small, association management companies provide the key to unlock their potential.

AMCs are professional service firms that provide executive, administrative, and financial management; strategic counsel planning; membership development; public affairs and lobbying; education and professional development; statistical research; meetings management; and marketing and communication services.

AMCs serve as strategic advisors and consultants and provide management and headquarters services to thousands of international, national, regional, state and local organizations representing more than $3.4 billion in annual activity.

AMC Institute member companies set the standard for association management through commitment to education and knowledge sharing, advocacy, development of industry best practices, and quality professional services.


The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)

The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) -

Who We Are

ASAE is a membership organization of more than 22,000 association executives and industry partners representing more than 11,000 organizations. Our members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world.

With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession, and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community.

We believe associations have the power to transform society for the better. Our passion is to help association professionals achieve previously unimaginable levels of performance. We do this by nurturing a community of really smart, creative, and interesting people - our members. In short, we are the Center for Association Leadership.


Ohio Society of Assocation Executives (OSAE)

The Ohio Society of Association Executives (OSAE) -

The Ohio Society of Association Executives (OSAE) is the ‘association of associations' for executives of Ohio professional societies, trade associations and convention and visitors bureaus as well as representatives of supplier and service providers to the association community. OSAE is committed to its leadership role in serving associations in Ohio and being an essential resource to its members. Together, OSAE members form a vital and influential body to advance the success of Ohio businesses, trades and professions.

Since its founding in 1938, OSAE has provided a variety of tangible services and benefits that enhance growth, development, and professional expertise among its membership. OSAE is committed to its leadership role among associations in our state -- to serve as the indispensable resource for association executives -- assisting you as you make vital contacts both within and outside your particular industry. Together, all of us comprise a powerful body of support of Ohio business and industry and for the citizens of Ohio as a whole. If you are an association executive, or provide products or services to the association community, involvement with OSAE is vital.


Board Source

BoardSource -

BoardSource is dedicated to advancing the public good by building exceptional nonprofit boards and inspiring board service. BoardSource strives to support and promote excellence in board service, is the premier source of cutting-edge thinking and resources related to nonprofit boards, and engages and develops the next generation of board leaders.

BoardSource provides

  • knowledge and resources for nonprofit leaders through workshops, training, assessment tools, an extensive Web site, and a membership program
  • governance consultants who work directly with nonprofit leaders to design specialized solutions to meet an organization's needs
  • the world’s largest, most comprehensive selection of material on nonprofit governance, including publications and CDs
  • an annual conference that convenes approximately 900 governance experts, board members, chief executives, and senior staff from around the world to discuss the newest thinking and practices in nonprofit governance

BoardSource, a 501(c)(3) organization, served more than 600,000 nonprofit leaders in 2008.


Assocation of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) -

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents more than 30,000 members in 227 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs.  The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession.


Advanced Leadership Services -