Overview of L&M’s Services

Organizations are like flywheels

Organizations are like flywheels in that the collective work of their membership becomes stored energy; when released to the market that energy has a magnifying effect that can propel industries forward.

Flywheels are also powerful metaphors for organizations because they graphically show the relationships between its leadership, its management firm and its membership. The metaphor indicates a framework for the management firm’s role in maintaining support structures and services that translate the leadership’s goals and priorities and the members’ activities into valuable outcomes that transform markets and professions.

L&M provides the full suite of services an association is likely to require to fulfill its goals. Because of our experience and expertise in association management we can easily substitute a third-party provider into the arrangement where it makes business-sense for the organization. Because we provide each of the key services ourselves, we also know how to manage those services from another source to meet the organization’s needs and our service standards.

We Provide:

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By the Numbers

$1 Billion

The total operating budgets for those associations managed by AMC Institute member firms.*

*AMC Institute

By the Numbers

2.8 million people

The number of members in associations under management by AMCs.*

*AMC Institute

By the Numbers

3,500

The total number of individuals employed by AMCs that are member firms of the AMC Institute.*

*AMC Institute

By the Numbers

10 years

The length of time L&M has been a Charter Accredited AMC – making it the only remaining Charter Accredited firm west of the Rockies.*

*AMC Institute

By the Numbers

19 out of 20

The number of industry segments that AMC-managed organizations have in common with organizations managed by employed staff.*

*Client Operating and Financial Benchmarking Survey Report 2011; © 2011 AMC Institute, pg. 21

By the Numbers

1,700

The number of associations managed by AMCs that are member firms of the AMC Institute.*

*AMC Institute

By the Numbers

32%

On average, the premium standalone organizations pay to directly employ staff and shoulder the full costs of occupancy and capital expenses vs. the AMC alternative.*

*Client Operating and Financial Benchmarking Survey Report 2011; © 2011 AMC Institute, pg. 23

By the Numbers

32%

The rate over which the AMC-managed model outperformed the standalone model during the Great Recession (2008 – 2010) in terms of operating surpluses.*

*AMCs Managed Client Bottom Lines Through Recession; © 2012 L&M, page 2 (derived from data reported)