When associations become too large to be managed solely by volunteers they are left with a choice to hire staff or an Association Management Company (AMC). We know that the board’s objective is to deliver great value to members so should they hire staff or go with an AMC? Each association needs to take time to have a discussion about what is best for them.
Here are four essential questions your board should consider when choosing between hiring staff or an AMC.
- What is realistic for our budget?
- Are there people who are part of the association who can take on staff roles?
- Is there a clear goal that you hope to achieve by bringing in an AMC or Staff?
- Is that clear goal trackable and realistic?
When your board considers those four questions they will be able to make a better choice. By setting realistic goals your association can get the results they need from either an AMC or staff. What else would you consider before deciding between a staff model or AMC for your association? Let is know in the comments or on social media.