In August, AMR Management Services acquired Drake & Company. With the help of a number of contributors, including the ever more prolific Steve Drake (www.scdgroup.net), I was running a semi-regular blog up until the sale. We took a hiatus to focus on the transition, iron out branding issues and revamp the blog into a resource for and forum to engage association leaders, volunteers and members.
As an association management company, AMR works closely with board members, committee chairs and members. We strive to learn and understand the issues they face, not just from the association perspective, but as partners within their industry.
One important lesson we've learned is that an individual can't run an association alone. Volunteer leaders and members want and need information, training and resources to make their association run smoother and deliver greater value for the time members and leaders invest. Providing content to make individuals better association leaders and members is what Stronger by Association is about.
Going forward Stronger by Association will publish "how-to's" and tips on subjects like becoming a better board member, creating a more engaging organization, developing a sharper organizational focus, building leadership's financial acumen and producing outstanding content for your association that gets read by your industry. We may also sneak in some company announcements, achievements and events, but in an subtle, non-annoying way.
Stronger by Association is and will be a sample of the knowledge AMR has gathered through it's experience managing more than 20 associations and foundations. You can connect with us by subscribing via email or RSS. You can also follow us on Twitter (@StrongerbyAssn). AMR Management Services can be found on the web, Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter, too.
And if you've got a question you'd like answered feel free to leave a comment or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.