Associations Managed by Association Management Companies Achieve Greater Profitability AMC Institute Research Shows

The AMC Institute released research demonstrating that associations that partner with association management companies, or AMCs, enjoy significant revenue and asset benefits. 

Newly-released research from the AMC Institute, that was conducted by an independent researcher, confirms the immense value Association Management Companies (AMCs) bring to their clients. A study of 167 associations shows that AMCs deliver 317 percent more growth in net assets and 31 percent more growth in net revenue, as well as offering consistently higher income from products and services. 

The study was conducted by Dr. James Gaskin of Brigham Young University and drew data from a random selection of associations with a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) tax status and budgets between $500,000 and $7.5 million. In a statement for the media, Dr. Gaskin said, “Given the wide variety of associations surveyed, and the random sampling applied, the findings are remarkably consistent. When we analyzed the data, it was clear that AMC-managed associations of all sizes tend to be the strongest financially.”

“We’ve long known about the qualitative benefits of the AMC model,” said AMC Institute Chair-elect Greg Schultz. “This research confirms that in almost every scenario, AMCs deliver strong financial performance and present a smart option for associations to consider. The findings are important for non-profits seeking to measure and maximize investments in their staff and headquarters.”

An executive summary of the research is available on the AMC Institute website at

About the AMC Institute
. The AMC Institute represents over 180 association management companies that manage over 1,800 associations full-time and nearly 900 on a project basis. The total budget for associations managed by AMC Institute members is more than $1.5 billion. AMC Institute seeks to advance professionalism and high industry standards for association management companies through education, accreditation and member networking opportunities.

About James Gaskin, Ph.D.
 James Gaskin is a professor of information systems in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. Dr. Gaskin teaches advanced multivariate statistics for academic research and is the founder of StatWiki, an extensive online database of advanced statistical tools and tools and tutorials and Gaskination, a YouTube channel with over 130 statistics tutorials.