Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some frequently asked questions we receive as an association management company (AMC). If you have a question that is not listed below, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to address it.
WHAT IS AN ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT COMPANY (AMC)?
An association management company is a professional service company that provides management services for associations. AMCs provide the professional staff, administrative support, office space, technology and resources an association needs to operate efficiently.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FOR LEADERSHIP FROM AEG?
Our assigned executive is a paid team member, incentivized by the company to provide strong leadership, increase membership and build organizational profit. He or she will work integrally with the volunteer committees to provide guidance and tactical implementation.
HOW WILL AEG MANAGE OUR ORGANIZATION FROM THEIR OFFICES?
The transition is seamless. We become your organization, with dedicated phone lines, PO boxes and assigned staff. Client organizations avoid the challenges associated with human resource management, capital equipment investments, long-term leases and vendor contracts.
HOW ARE YOU QUALIFIED TO RUN OUR ASSOCIATION?
Our team has years of experience managing and marketing businesses and associations. We are knowledgeable on the way an association works, and know what services and execution tactics will not only be the best fit for your organization, but also the most effective.
WILL MY MEMBER RECOGNIZE THE TRANSITION TO OUTSOURCED MANAGEMENT?
We guide organizational transitions very carefully, with a detailed plan and timeline to be sure the changes are smooth and seamless. Within 30-60 days, we become knowledgeable on the culture and industry; as well as become acclimated to the technology, resources, and data already available.
WHAT ARE SOME IMPORTANT FIRST STEPS?
We meet with the Board to construct and implement goals, tactics and a strategic plan to begin the process. We then survey suppliers, partners and members to clarify areas for improvement and to identify important success factors that need to continue. Finally, we implement a plan in order to accomplish these new and continuing goals.
SHOULD I WORRY ABOUT MY EVENTS GOING SMOOTHLY?
AEG runs events locally and nationally and offers convention, event and exhibit expertise, including resources and experience that help organizations reduce costs, generate efficiencies, decrease cycle times and mitigate risk.
HOW WILL YOUR EXECUTIVE INTERACT WITH OUR BOARD AND VOLUNTEER TEAM?
If part of the agreement, our executive will work with Board leadership, staff and volunteers in the same way an Executive Director would facilitate. Through regulating meetings, providing guidance and extensive communication, the interaction between our executive and your Board is thorough and encompassing.
WHAT IS YOUR MISSION AS AN ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT COMPANY?
Our mission is to provide associations with the highest level of dedication and service to ensure growth and continued success for their organization. By collaborating with the Board, volunteers and members to understand your needs, we plan to exceed expectations and achieve goals.
HOW WILL YOU BE ABLE TO PROVIDE SERVICES TO AN ORGANIZATION YOU MAY KNOW VERY LITTLE ABOUT?
The quality of services we will provide will be comparable to any larger company. We are capable of providing the same variety and quality as larger association management companies, with all talent and resources on staff. In fact, our size may benefit you through better communication, higher level executives and more focus to your organization.
WHAT FRESH MARKETING TACTICS WILL YOU BRING TO OUR ASSOCIATION?
With an award winning team full of creativity and exciting ideas, we will be able to offer you the most successful and innovative strategies. We are knowledgeable in all realms of marketing and can improve your association through the latest marketing tactics. AEG can contribute fresh social media campaigns, member e-blasts, webinars, creative PR solutions, graphic design and more.