Future Proofing Your Board

A timeline is a common tool used to orient boards of directors to their unique responsibilities.

A common tool used to orient boards of directors to their unique responsibilities toward their organizations is time.  When we conduct board orientations, we characterize the organization’s next 12 months as belonging to the chief staff officer.  Once the board has approved a plan, priorities and a budget, it’s up to the chief staff officer and his or her staff to execute it.

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AMC-Management Model Has Advantages over Non-AMC Models

The results are in – AMC-management model generated more consistent operating surpluses and grew reserves to a greater extent between 2006 and 2015 than did the non-AMC-model (i.e., directly employed staff and full financial responsibility for occupancy and capital costs).
(Full report here…)

For those familiar with the AMC-model, this is not a big surprise. What is newsworthy about the results is that we have credible evidence about the advantages of the model for associations. These results add to previous studies conducted in the past decade showing that the AMC-model is both the less-expensive alternative to hiring staff directly and shouldering all operational costs, including capital purchases, but also the more productive association management model. In short, the non-AMC model is overpriced and under-performing!

These latest results lead to a more interesting set of questions: Why does the AMC-model outperform the non-AMC-model? What’s the AMC-model’s ‘secret-sauce”?

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