Resources

Do you need help in an area of association management in which AMC has expertise? Check out the resources below.

Association Governance/Board Development

The Role of Transparency in Association Governance

Anne M. Cordes, CAE
Mark Engle, DM FASAE
Jed R. Mandel, Esq

When association boards face pressure to demonstrate transparency, it is important to understand the extent to which they are legally obligated to share information and whether policies and practices requested in the name of transparency are compatible with effective governance.

Effective Board Agendas

Mark Engle, DM FASAE CAE
Anne Cordes, CAE

Construct effective agendas to keep your board engaged and get the most out of your board meetings.

Behind Closed Doors

Mark Engle, DM FASAE CAE
Anne Cordes, CAE

Having a frank conversation and establishing some ground rules can make executive sessions useful tools instead of sore subjects.

Executive Sessions in Associations: A Review of Current Literature

Mark Engle, DM FASAE CAE
Anne Cordes, CAE

Examine how your theory of governance influences your approach to executive sessions.

Balanced Conflict, Better Decisions

Mark Engle, DM FASAE CAE

Association boards that meet conflict head on succeed in strategic decision making.

The Strategic Decision-Making Process of the Board and Its Impact on Decision Outcomes

Mark Engle, DM FASAE CAE

Sound and fair processes allow leaders to manage conflict and promote members’ understanding of issues.

Beyond the Board Orientation

Karen Nason, CAE

Learn about the use of "mini-scenarios" to create board discussions around complex situations and how it can be very helpful in educating the board on dealing with sensitive matters.

Impress Potential Board Members with Sound Liability Practices

Mark Engle, DM FASAE CAE
Jed Mandel

Learn about best practices for board members to avoid unnecessary liability in their associations.

Big Data

The following are a three-part series of articles written for Association Forum of Chicagoland’s FORUM magazine titled “Big Data: Its Value Adds Up for Associations.”

Big Data Article 1 – November/December 2013

Big Data Article 2 – January/February 2014

Big Data Article 3 – April 2014

Innovation

The Five Keys to Adopting Innovation

Dave Bergeson, PhD CAE

Read this article written by AMC senior account executive and learn about the keys to bringing innovative practices or products into an association.

Leadership

Leadership as a Strategic Priority

Karen Nason, CAE
Mary Beth Benner

Learn about the efforts in comprehensive strategic planning with AMC client, the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.

Digital Marketing and Social Media

From Secondary to Necessary: Overhauling Your SEO

June Pinyo, MA
Patrick Murray

Much like websites were once considered to be supplementary but are now a key requirement for businesses, SEO is a necessary practice to yield success on the web.

Best Practices in Social Media: A Resource Guide for Associations

Learn the best practices to guide you through specific social media applications, and get information on legal considerations, metrics, and team roles and responsibilities.

The AMC Model

Enhancing the AMC/Client Relationship

Mark Engle, DM FASAE CAE

Read about how the "Designing Your Future" research report is different.