Association Management

Association management is the cornerstone of our services.

With a focus on building solid foundations for clients, Funnel Communications specializes in funneling ideas, goals and volunteers into manageable, achievable action plans.

Funnel Communications offers a complete suite of association management solutions. Service selection can range from complete turnkey operations to specific functions – all tailored to your unique requirements. Currently Funnel Communications staff serve as Executive Directors to several large national and local associations.

Why use an AMC?

An association management company (AMC) is a professional service company that specializes in providing management services for associations on a scalable, fee-for-service basis. AMCs provide the professional staff, administrative support, office space, technology, and equipment an association needs to operate efficiently. An association management company providing a wide range of benefits including shared technology systems, access to expert specialized staff, process and procedures benchmarking and shared purchasing power.

Association management companies have a proven track record for providing services at highly competitive prices. The savings derived from shared resources and the high degree of efficiency of AMC staff lead to enormous cost savings from client organizations. Services are scalable – as association transition through business cycles, the management companies shared resources can adapt without leaving the association carrying fixed costs during low periods. Association management companies maintain continuity of business operation during changes in leadership and staff.

Membership

Proper membership management is critical for associations. At Funnel Communications, your members become our customers. Courteous, professional and efficient customer service is the hallmark of our organizational philosophy.

Recruitment, Retention and Recognition – the three R’s of volunteering are key services offered to our association clients. Together with our association clients, we establish service standards, membership policies and review mechanisms, ensuring consistency and seamless service delivery.

Our membership services team is experienced in developing membership recruitment and retention plans. Volunteer recognition is an essential component of our retention plan

Boards/Committees

Board support and empowerment are essential services provided by Funnel Communications. Our experience with a variety of boards in many diverse industries has honed our expertise in board support, development and management. The key to our business approach is providing busy association executives with the necessary tools, allowing them to maximize their contributions.

Volunteer time is a gift. At Funnel Communications, we help associations use volunteer time wisely by ensuring the necessary support infrastructure is in place.

Financial Management

Sound financial management is just as critical to not-for-profit organizations at it is for profit-seeking business operations. Funnel Communications offers a complete range of financial management functions. Cost control, budget preparation and daily financial operations management are key services offered. Each is fully supported by proven financial management software.

Communications

Taking diverse concepts, words and goals and funneling them into concise messages is one of our specialties. We have helped a variety of clients develop and implement professional communications plans. Professional image management is essential. Our attention to detail in all facets of communications allows our clients to maximize their impact.

From strategic planning to implementation, Funnel Communications can be your one stop vehicle for all your communications needs.

Event Management

Funnel Communications coordinates over 50 events a year. Ranging from full-scale conventions and trade shows to intimate client receptions – we do it all. Advance planning, budgeting and attention to detail, are all essential components of our service. Full conference management services include exhibitor coordination, sponsorship programs, program coordination, speaker coordination, spousal programs and complete registration services. Our in-house event management team can help make your event an event to remember.

For further information about our services, contact us directly.
Funnel Communications Inc.

Tel: 416.968.7979
Fax: 416.968.6818

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