Association Management

In addition to its core services of government affairs and advocacy and communicationsTriad has experience in association management, charitable fundraising, and operations growth to various charities, associations, and organizations within the commonwealth.  

Our team has worked at various not-for-profit organizations, statewide business organizations, large corporations, and in state agencies. For each of those sectors, our team’s experienced in managing budgets, events, time, and projects. Most importantly, our we’ve adept communicating an organization’s mission with outcome-based effectiveness to both internal and external stakeholders.   

What is an Association Management Company (AMC)? 

Association management companies, also referred to as AMCs, provide management services to volunteer associations on a fee-for-service basis. Professional staff provide an assortment of services ranging from overseeing day-to-day operations to helping volunteer leaders with strategic planning and everything in-between: membership recruitment and retention, event management, sponsorship sales, accounting, public relations and marketing, website and technology oversight, certification, customer service, board and committee governance, and administrative support to volunteer leaders. AMC staff is often trained and experienced in implementing best practices and operational efficiencies to let leaders focus on high-level planning and decision making. 

Why partner with an AMC? 

There are several benefits in partnering with an association management company: 

  • Access to knowledgeable professionals who specialize in different aspects of association management (Executives, Meeting Planners, Marketing, Accountants, etc.). 
  • Reduces burden on volunteers to manage operation. 
  • Ability to draw upon another AMC client successes 
  • Provides administrative support and project management to increase volunteer productivity. 
  • Scalable services based on budget, workflow, and/or time length of engagement. 

What is Triad Strategies approach to Association Management and how we differ from other AMCs?  

Successful associations excel in three areas: Governance, Operations, and Strategic PlanningAt Triad, we take holistic approach to associations and believe each component requires attention to detail and management. Most association management companies focus on providing competent administrative support but overlook the importance of effective governance or outsource strategic planning. We have experience working with associations to assist volunteer leaders to ignite transformation, verbalize visions, and collaborate around an achievable plan to advance the association.  

We believe associations exist to serve members, the industry represented, and further your mission, not just to increase members and revenue. It is that unique mindset and approach that separates Triad Strategies from other AMCs. When you partner with Triad, you get a full team of professionals, each lending their expertise to help you meet your goals.  

If your association is ready for a change, contact us so we can understand your needs and design a blueprint to move you forward.