What We Offer
Full Service Management
Amber Association Partners, LLC offers full service association management, and provides excellent project management, as well. We fit your needs in any capacity and we have the flexibility to contour our expertise to accommodate your goals. Our professional association management services include, but are not limited to the following:
Amber also specializes in Administrative Task Management, Strategic Planning and Development, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Marketing and Public Relations, Educational and Professional Development, Statistical Projects and Cost-Effective Solutions for any project or task you need accomplished. With years of experience and a breadth of association knowledge, Amber is the clear choice for your association management team.
Executive Management and Leadership Support
We thrive in an atmosphere where the association leaders, Amber staff, and the professionals who collaborate with us work as a team, with all partners dedicated to the success of the initiatives that are undertaken by your organization. It is our belief that the staff leader of this team, an Amber Account Executive, is your most effective leadership option. This association professional will provide efficiency and timeliness in handling the needs of your members, volunteers, and Board members. Amber has considerable expertise in Board relations, Board development, strategic planning and revenue-generating program development.
Amber partners with Diener and Associates, who provide the expertise of an accounting firm to prepare the financial data required by the association’s Board of Directors to oversee their important fiscal responsibility. Amber staff handles everything from budgeting and financial investment policy and strategy to the day-to-day financial work of payables, receivables, and collections. The accounting firm uses data and information provided by your Amber staff to prepare reports and statements using Peachtree, a well-recognized accounting software program. This relationship provides expert technical accounting support, on an as-needed basis. We tailor the financial management responsibilities we undertake for your association according to your needs.
Amber staffers have a strong breadth of experience in event management for both trade associations and professional societies. We know how to work with volunteer committees and leaders to plan profitable events. Event management is what we do every day; from brown bag lunches or an intimate breakfast with legislators to signature dinners and receptions and large annual conferences with tradeshows and breakout sessions. We manage events efficiently and successfully on any scale, from concept to implementation. Amber’s event execution is unmatched, with skills ranging from registration administration and logistics, to on-site meeting management and supervision. We have an excellent reputation in the association community and our clients have a strong appreciation of our abilities.
Amber Association Partners is pleased to offer project work for meeting and event management to those associations who do not require our full service management.
Membership Data Management
Database management services provide the backbone for all of your member tracking and communications. Amber’s association management software (AMS), netFORUM, is a comprehensive, integrated system that makes your administrative services streamlined and productive. When you use netFORUM for database services, all important functions are accomplished in a timely and efficient manner, and are automated and integrated with your website. This means less staff time is used, and therefore at less cost to your association. Some important features include member contact information and demographics storage, committee and chapter management, member communications, new member joins and dues renewal management, membership reporting and membership directories. netFORUM gives Amber the ability to efficiently accomplish the specific membership requirements of your association.
Membership Development, Retention, and Communications
Amber Association Partners has expert membership and database staff whose focus is to develop, retain, and maintain your association’s membership. Through our knowledge of member services and benefits and customer needs and relations, Amber has a proven track record of increasing membership for our clients, even in the recent years of economic hardships. Building a strong membership is an essential goal for all associations and that is an area in which Amber professionals truly excel.
Website Development, Integration and Maintenance
In this age of technology, it is imperative that your association’s website reflects the culture of your organization and provides the online member benefits your members expect. Amber has extensive experience and expertise to help create that presence. Amber’s solid partnership with Matrix Group International, coupled with our in-house experience in technology project management, provide a strong platform to launch your technology solutions. Matrix hosts our client websites and provides all the security and technical support to maintain and protect one of your most important communication tools—your website. Importantly, Matrix also provides vision for technology options that are necessary to any successful association of the future. Experienced Amber staff work with Matrix web design professionals to provide the products and services to make your website the go-to place for member benefits. Whether your association requires a simple homepage refresh, or a complete overhaul including a new logo design and total organization re-branding, Matrix and Amber are with you from the beginning of your creation phase to your “go live” date.
Importantly, when your association data is integrated with your website, this technology resource provides for real-time online membership purchases and member updates, event registration, and member communications in the most cost-effective environment. Amber and Matrix have successfully integrated netFORUM and client websites to give our mutual clients one of the most efficient platforms for delivering member services.
Once your website is established, Amber’s staff work to keep its content relevant with current news, upcoming events, member announcements and newsletters, all corresponding to your association’s calendar. The maintenance of your website and its material is in great hands.
“Emily is excellent in all she does. She is well organized, efficient, creative and conscientious. I give my highest recommendation to Emily especially for services requiring dynamic movement through multi-tasking. She excels at taking a concept through all phases—creation, vetting, revision, implementation, follow through, and analysis.”
Margaret E. Tighe, Esq., Past President, Women in Government Relations, Inc.