Why Is Association Management Right For You

If you are a professional association or trade organization, you may want to consider outsourcing your management to a professional association management company (AMC). AMCs are for-profit businesses that provide professional management and administrative services to associations. Alta is accredited by the AMC Institute, a recognition that only a small number of association management companies have achieved. This not only distinguishes us from our competitors.

The main advantage of an AMC is the value it can bring to your association: you can have access to the kind of professional expertise, management experience and organizational infrastructure you’d never be able to afford on your own. But by spreading the costs among several clients, AMCs can offer economies of scale that enable them to provide all these services and more at affordable costs. For example, even small associations can have access to a publications editor to coordinate a monthly newsletter or annual report, a professional exhibits manager to oversee annual trade shows, a research team to assist with special projects, and a dedicated member-support team to respond to member inquiries.

Each association pays only for the hours the staff specialists work on the tasks and benefits from the professional expertise for a fraction of what it would cost to hire full-time staff. Experienced professionals execute assigned tasks cost-effectively for clients and allow client services to be customized to meet specific goals. The key is finding the AMC that’s the right fit for your association. You need one that’s large enough to have the expertise and industry reach you need, but small enough to offer the kind of personalized attention and services you demand. Which is exactly why you should choose Alta.

It was during my presidency that we hired Alta Management Services for full service management of our association. Since then we have reached record membership levels, have more political influence, and more profitable events and programs. I recommend Alta Management Services to any association.

John Kroll
Past President of the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association and President of Keating Hospitality