AMC First

To those who know us, Essentient Association Management has focused its business on providing full service support to its association clients for nearly two decades. While some of our competitors can be better described as event or secretariat companies first and AMCs...

AMC versus AAC – Not created equal

When seeking an Association Management Company (AMC) volunteer-run organizations need to be able to distinguish between an association management company and an association administration company. There is a big difference. According to the American Society of...

“Essentient” – Is that a word?

When Essentient Association Management was founded over sixteen years ago the owner wanted to give it a name that would be unique but meaningful. Essentient is an amalgam of two words – essential and sentient. Es·sen·tial (əˈsen(t)SHəl/) is an adjective that...

Doing the right thing…

As as Association Management Company we are often faced with professional dilemmas where there are no simple answers or solutions. As association executives, we are committed to always doing the right thing, even when “doing the right thing” might...

AMC Essentials #3

AMC Essentials Why Use an AMC? Allows association leaders to concentrate on policy issues instead of administrative tasks Provides an affordable, high degree of professionalism, management expertise and technology through the concept of shared resources Customizes...

Selecting an Association Management Company

The article below was prepared by the Canadian Society of Association Executives. It provides a step by step narrative on what to look for when sourcing and selecting an association management company. Selecting an Association Management Company By Bob Hamp While most...

AMC Essentials #2

AMC Essentials Association management companies are committed to staying ahead of the curve. Whether it be technology platforms, association management practice, event trends or expertise, AMCs are always upping their game to help their association clients function...

AMC Essentials #1

AMC Essentials Association management companies, or AMCs, are for-profit businesses that manage associations to help them grow and prosper. They offer the expertise, staffing and resources that allow professional societies, trade groups, not-for-profits and...