AMC Institute ACCREDITED Association management company
Q&A Business Solutions announced that it has recently been awarded accreditation by AMC Institute, the global trade association representing the Association Management industry.
Among 500-plus Association Management Companies (AMC) worldwide, only 81 have achieved AMC Institute Accreditation, demonstrating the commitment and the ability to deliver the highest level of professional management services to association and not-for-profit clients. These AMCs are the recognized choice of association and not-for-profit organizations.
“We applaud Q&A Business Solutions on this significant achievement,” AMC Institute Chair Erin Fuller said. “AMC Institute accreditation requires that association management firms demonstrate adherence to operational and ethical best practices, as outlined in the AMC Institute Standard. Accreditation distinguishes Q&A Business Solutions’ ongoing commitment to leadership in association management.”
Administered by AMC Institute, AMC Institute Accreditation is recognized and supported by ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership and is based on the ANSI Standard of Good Practices for the AMC Industry. ANSI requires that the standard be reviewed and updated regularly to remain an approved standard. Measurable performance practices include contracts and service delivery; employee recruitment, training and professional development; and financial management and internal controls, among others. AMCs must earn re-accreditation every four years, demonstrating to an independent outside auditor that they continue to meet the standard.
“Becoming an AMC Institute-Accredited Association Management Company provided the extraordinary opportunity to assess, evaluate and evolve our entire operations.” Said Beth Quick-Andrews, CAE, Q&A Partner. According to Quick-Andrews, “The collaborative process involving all stakeholders (team members, clients and consultants) was instrumental in ensuring we considered varied perspectives on our operational processes and client service. We are well-positioned to support a strong future for the associations we serve.
Founded in 1989, Q&A Business Solutions is co-owned by Beth Quick-Andrews, CAE and Jim Andrews. Their mission is to streamline client’s association operations and maximize member’s return on investment of time, talent and treasure. Q&A provides full-service association management to professional societies, trade associations, foundations and other membership-based organizations. Their vision is to help people to come together, to learn and grow from one another, so we may all evolve in a civilized society. For more information, visit www.qabs.com
Association Management Companies specialize in managing associations and not-for-profit organizations, providing leadership and professional management services through experienced staff, best practices and shared resources. As AMCs manage multiple association and not-for-profit clients, their experience and knowledge base are broad and substantial, positioning AMCs as the preferred choice for full-service and specialized management services.
For more about AMC Institute accreditation, visit www.AMCInstitute.org/accreditation.