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New Research Finds Associations Managed by AMCs Enjoy Strong Net Revenue, Asset Growth

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"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."

The independent study, conducted by Dr. James Gaskin of Brigham Young University, drew data from 167 randomly selected associations with a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) tax status and a budget between $500,000 and $7.5 million.

"Given the wide variety of associations surveyed, and the random sampling applied, the findings are remarkably consistent," said Gaskin, a professor of information systems at Brigham Young University. "When we analyzed the data, it was clear that associations of all types and sizes using the AMC model tend to be the strongest financially."

Additional findings indicated that, on average, AMC-run associations have:
• Less liabilities as a percent of revenue
• Lower expenses as a percent of revenue
• Higher surpluses as a percent of revenue

An executive summary of the research is available on the AMC Institute website at Members may log in to their account to add the full report to their shopping cart for free.


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