The Guild Associates, Inc. is an association management company (AMC). AMCs serve non-profit associations by performing their executive management and operational functions. The volunteer leaders of non-profit associations may choose to hire an AMC as an alternative to hiring dedicated staff.
A growing number of boards of associations are choosing AMCs because of the changes in technology, economy, and new attitudes about volunteering. Choosing an AMC allows associations leaders to focus more on the strategic direction and less on smaller details or operations.
AMC's now manage nearly 4,700 non-profits, with total annual budgets of $3.47 billion and 5 million members. The industry has also seen a growth of 150 percent sine 1986.