AMC Research

To advance awareness of and interest in the AMC model through valid and credible data, AMCI is committed to an ongoing research program with a cyclical focus on client needs and opportunities, model strengths and benefits, the overall impact and influence of our industry, and association management trends and solutions provided by the model. 

Our most current research includes full studies, findings, analysis, and resulting insights as well as supporting marketing materials. In this section you will find: 

2022 Financial Performance Study

Conducted by Dr. James Gaskin of Brigham Young University, this is the largest independent study on financial performance of nonprofits ever undertaken. The findings can be explored through an online tool which allows the user to compare results by tax status, budget size, and management model. The methodology assesses the 990s of more than 10,000 c(3) and c(6) organizations to analyze the financial performance from 2015 – 2019 of associations with budgets between $1M and $20M. 

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AMC Model Performance Study 

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Interested in reading the AMC Model Performance Study Executive Summary? Get access here

AMC-managed Not-for-Profits Outpace Sector Growth

Associations are finding that AMCs can offer a better return and more value delivered to their members. Research by Dr. James Gaskin shows more c6 and c3 organizations using the AMC model. Download the report and external review below to discover why. 

Executive summary
External Review of the Report
Download the above A Model for Success Infographic here.

AMC-managed Associations Continue to Outperform

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). A complete report of the findings, methodology, and list of organizations studied are in: “AMC-Managed Organizations Generate Operating Surpluses More Consistently over 10-Year Study Period Than Organizations Not Managed by AMCs.” The data analyzed was all extracted from each organization’s 990 filings over the 10-year period. Click here for the full article.

AMC-managed Associations are Effective

Research done by AMCI tells a strong story on the positive impact of the AMC model for associations. View the infographic below highlights the significant proof points that underscore the effectiveness of the model. View the infographic below or download it here to understand the value proposition, financial strength, and industry impact of the AMC model.