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Understanding Association Management

An association management company specializes in managing non-profit, member-based, volunteer-driven associations and professional societies. Whether it’s full-service management or specific services, the association management company offers executive leadership, management services and access to resources. By leveraging shared resources, the company passes on its expertise, best practices and tremendous cost savings to its clients.

Your Options

As a non-profit association or professional society, you have four options for managing your organization.

  • by volunteers
  • by employed staff
  • by an association management company
  • by outsourcing services to multiple providers

The Benefits

Although each option has pros and cons, many associations depend solely on an association management company because it:

  • Lowers overhead expenses
  • Provides affordable professionalism and management expertise
  • Ensures continuity during leadership and staff changes
  • Enables volunteer leaders to focus on programs and policy, not operations
  • Provides turnkey solutions
  • Provides cost-effective alternatives to equipment, personnel and other resources
  • Eliminates outsourcing to multiple providers

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It's hands-free for us, Support Services alleviates a lot of work for us and they do a marvelous job.

--- Peter Ballachey
past president of FEI Vancouver
Support Services is more than a service provider; they are a partner.

--- Jocelyne Legal
Director, NAIOP Vancouver Chapter
Support Services is inexpensive. They are extremely reliable. And their customer service is incredible.

--- Neil Nyberg
Executive Director, Master Municipal Construction Documents Association
Support Services really cares about us as an association.

--- Louise Kallhood
President, BC Association of Medical Radiation Technologists
Support Services is helping us become more cost effective.

--- Daryl Reynolds
President, BC Association of Kinesiologists
Support Services is one of the best suppliers I have ever worked with.

--- Brad McPhee
Co-chair, Gay and Lesbian Business Association of BC
We need consistency and Support Services gives us that.

--- Shelley Rose
President, Vocational Rehabilitation Association of BC
Because Support Services works with so many associations, we receive excellent pricing for items such as venues. As a stand-alone organization, we would never get that pricing.

--- Mark Russell
President, Quantity Surveyors of BC
We have minimized our operational costs and overhead by outsourcing to Support Services. They provide an essential service for small associations like ours. Otherwise, we would not be able to operate as efficiently or professionally.

--- Andrea Sullivan
Director, Association of Professional Economists of BC

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