Choosing a Management Company
How to Choose an Association Management Company
Choosing an association management company is essentially choosing a business partner. Here are three tips to help you choose the right association management company.
1: Conduct an audit.
An audit will help you determine areas that require change or improvement. Some questions to consider:
- Is membership growing, declining or remaining flat?
- Do you have policies and procedures? Are they up-to-date?
- Do you need more staff or volunteers to run the association effectively?
- Is your board focused on policy and strategy or is it solving operational issues?
- Is the association fulfilling its mission and mandate?
Once the board evaluates the audit results, it’s time to consider whether or not existing staff and volunteers have the resources to address and enhance these areas. If not, you have two options: hire more staff and find more volunteers or partner, either fully or partially, with an association management company.
2: Get to know the association management model.
Understanding what an association management company is, what services it provides and how your association can benefit is key to determining whether or not it’s a suitable option. To learn more, browse our web site for general info on association management companies and for more info about Support Services Unlimited.
3: Contact us.
Seeing firsthand what an association management company is and how it operates will help you determine whether or not it’s time to partner with one. As one of the largest and oldest association management companies in Canada, we’re a good place to begin. To aid your research, we invite you to a no-obligation, absolutely free consultation and tour at our Gastown office in Vancouver. It’s an ideal opportunity to see us in action and for us to learn about your association’s management needs.