We maintain a database with member and prospect information, verify and approve membership applications and provide assistance in the development of recruitment and retention campaigns.
Our dedicated staff provides the “front” and “back” office, acting as the liaison to outside vendors and fulfilling requests for information about the client organization.
At AMS, we have a proven system to manage all of the financial records of our clients, spanning from budget creation, expenditure approval, full monthly financial reporting to the coordination of year-end audits.
Strategic Marketing and Planning
We give organizations a voice in the industry by assisting our clients in the development and execution of marketing, communications and strategic planning programs. We can create and update collateral, including brochures and other communications pieces. Strategic planning workshops are also available to our new and existing clients to make sure goals, messaging and action items address current membership needs.
We work with our clients’ marketing committees and outside vendors, such as public relations firms, to build awareness for our clients and their activities. Our executive directors at AMS assist in the identification of key decision makers at prospective member companies and work with our marketing staff to develop compelling messaging to target those decision makers.
Meeting and Event Planning
We provide in-house staff that handles all planning, contract negotiation, logistical support and on-site management for trade shows, events, plugfests, board and committee meetings, as well as interoperability demonstrations.
Association Resources Online™ (ARO)
We do not believe in taking web applications built by third party developers and then trying to shoehorn them to meet our clients’ needs. AMS has developed a custom integrated solution specifically designed to meet the needs of technology groups. ARO supports standards development, balloting, member communications, calendaring and other collaborative tools that can significantly accelerate a forum’s progress. An internal AMS IT team is on hand to address any implementation or support issues a client might require.
Compliance and Certification Programs
We fully understand all the complexities of designing, launching and managing certification and compliance programs and the key role they play in consumer confidence and market credibility. We provide highly skilled technical, operations and administrative resources with years of experience setting up and implementing compliance programs. AMS has helped our clients develop all types of customized programs from self-compliance programs to third party programs with external test houses.
At AMS, we understand the fine balance of keeping associations compliant within the strict legal anti-trust and intellectual property guidelines. We pride ourselves on creating legally strong organizations without becoming too bureaucratic. We can manage the process for incorporation, tax-exemption, trademark and other filings, as well as the development of association bylaws.