Raybourn Group International (RGI) announced that it has recently been awarded accreditation by AMC Institute, the global trade association representing the Association Management industry. This is RGI’s third successful accreditation review.
Among 500-plus Association Management Companies (AMC) worldwide, only 81 have achieved AMC Institute Accreditation, demonstrating the commitment and the ability to deliver the highest level of professional management services to association and not-for-profit clients. These AMCs are the recognized choice of association and not-for-profit organizations.
“We applaud Raybourn Group International on this significant achievement,” AMC Institute Chair Mark Engle said. “AMC Institute accreditation requires that association management firms demonstrate adherence to operational and ethical best practices, as outlined in the AMC Institute Standard. Accreditation distinguishes Raybourn Group International’s ongoing commitment to leadership in association management.”
Administered by AMC Institute, AMC Institute Accreditation is recognized and supported by ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership and is based on the ANSI Standard of Good Practices for the AMC Industry. ANSI requires that the standard be reviewed and updated regularly to remain an approved standard. Measurable performance practices include contracts and service delivery; employee recruitment, training and professional development; and financial management and internal controls. AMCs must earn re-accreditation every four years, demonstrating to an independent outside auditor that they continue to meet the standard.
“Many of our clients provide certification and accreditation programs to demonstrate excellence in their professions,” says RGI President Leslie Murphy, FAFSAE, CAE. “It makes sense that the association management company supporting these clients also achieves and maintains its own accreditation.”
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Raybourn Group International is one of just 15% of association management companies (AMCs) accredited by the AMC Institute. Accreditation is the mark of excellence and it means consistently demonstrating a commitment to uphold and deliver the highest level of customer service. Since 1988, trade and professional associations, individual membership societies, foundations, nonprofits, and other membership-based organizations have all trusted RGI as a leader who specializes in helping them thrive, not just survive.
Association Management Companies specialize in managing associations and non-profit organizations, providing leadership and professional management services through experienced staff, best practices and shared resources. As AMCs manage multiple association and non-profit clients, their experience and knowledge base are broad and substantial, positioning AMCs as the preferred choice for full-service and specialized management services.
For more about AMC Institute accreditation, visit www.AMCInstitute.org/accreditation