Our Professional Partners
Amber employees are supported by a network of partners to accomplish the work we do for our clients. Our company has strong, effective, long-term relationships with partner companies that have experienced professionals who work with us to meet the needs of our clients. Our long-term partners include an accounting firm, a website solutions company, technology experts, a financial manager, a lobbying consultant, print designers, printing companies, mail houses, and others.
Principal Contact—Walt Morris
Founded in 1994, American Technology Services, Inc. is a leading provider of comprehensive IT services for associations and other not-for-profits. They bring experience and expertise in managing association networks and providing user support, both on-site and through managed hosting. For Amber and its clients, wthey provide first class technology consulting, procurement, installation and maintenance, data back-up, and email and Blackberry management and integration. American Technology Services enables Amber to serve their members by meeting needs and exceeding expectations. They understand what your association is up against when it comes to technology and deliver the solutions that make sense for your organization.
Since 1995, Avectra has been translating the business needs of member-based organizations into market-leading association management software (AMS). Avectra’s comprehensive, 100% web-based AMS solutions automate your business, so you can focus on serving your members.
Diener & Associates provides customized financial management tools to business owners that enable them to more efficiently and profitably manage their organization. They do this by implementing procedures that save time, save money, ensure compliance, avoid liability and allow management to pursue more profitable activities. Their range of services to individuals and small businesses goes beyond tax planning and preparation. Their staff members have extensive experience in government contracting and outsourced accounting and the versatility to accommodate the specific needs of each client.
They’ve had a close relationship with Amber for ten years and take pride in the fact that they continually provide the personalized service Amber requires to meet their clients’ evolving needs. Working together for so long has resulted in a strong friendship with Amber’s staff, as their collaboration is always focused on doing what is best for the client.
Diener & Associates takes great pride in the quality of their products and the individual attention that they can give to their clients. They treasure the relationships that they have built in the Washington, DC metro area and continue to be inspired by the trust that their clients put in them.
The philosophy at Eye on Washington is that “knowledge is power” and more importantly, communication is key. One of the primary components of a successful government relations program is comprehensive tracking and effective communication to the organization’s staff and members on all legislative issues and regulatory developments important to the industry. It is for this reason that their emphasis is on constant monitoring of these issues; communicating back to the client’s staff on a scheduled basis through summary reports and monthly newsletters detailing new or on-going developments; and analyzing how their industry could be affected by these laws or regulations.
While knowledge is very important, just as relevant are the actions taken by the organizations based on this knowledge. Another service provided by Eye on Washington is assisting clients and their staffs develop effective and proactive public policy strategies to achieve their legislative and regulatory goals. Having conducted such services for a wide and varied set of clients, they have learned firsthand what works, and what does not work, for a successful government relations, grassroots, and public relations program.
Eye on Washington has experience in numerous sectors, including trade, transportation, labor environment, energy and healthcare. They pride themselves on providing all clients with superior service, immediate response to requests, and flexibility to meet all their needs.
Matrix Group International is a leading interactive agency in the Washington, D.C. area serving associations and non-profits. Using state of the art Web technologies, they help clients promote their organizations to different audiences, raise awareness of their issues, manage complex databases of people and knowledge, increase sales of products and services, and streamline internal business processes.
Matrix Group was founded in 1999 by CEO Joanna M. Pineda with the mission of helping organizations simply “be better”. They take a holistic approach to their clients’ needs and combine custom development with corporate branding, design, user experience, integration, hosting and managed services to achieve online success. Today, Matrix Group works with over 130 organizations nationally.
Susan Dyer is an award winning graphic designer with a fifteen-year history of successful relationships with national and international associations in the Washington DC area, Massachusetts and New Jersey. Specializing in print design, Susan has undertaken many projects, including newsletters, magazines, media kits, web banners, brochures, annual reports, meeting collateral, and other association-related materials. Susan brings confidence and expertise to every project, collaborating closely with clients to define and meet project objectives, and executing deliverables to precise specifications.