The genesis of MatriXamc lies in the creation of its parent company, Meetings Etc., in fall of 1999. On our 10 year anniversary in 2009, we rebranded the corporation to better reflect the clients we serve. Over the years, our experience has afforded us the opportunity to expand our association management services. Below is a little history about the company.
MatriXamc is a meeting planning and association management company (AMC) located in the United States. We currently manage several organizations including the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO), the American Board of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ABVO), the ACVO/Stokes National Service Animal Eye Exam event, the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC), the Veterinary Dental Forum (VDF), the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry (F4VD; formerly the separate entities of the Foundation and Society), the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry (AVD), the International Equine Ophthalmology Consortium, the Idaho Conference on Alcohol and Drug Dependency (ICADD) Foundation and the Idaho Board of Alcohol/Drug Counselor Certification, Inc. (IBADCC). Additionally our company provides in-house online registration and website management services to these clients.
Due to our extensive experience in oversight of credentialing functions, at times we may consult with similar entities to help facilitate and guide their internal organizational structure and reorganization processes.
Several government agencies in the states of Idaho, Wyoming, Utah and Montana have benefited from our planning services and cost cutting measures. We have provided meeting and association management services for groups as small as a dozen to over 2,300 attendees/members.
Our client load is intimate and focused on specialty areas in a limited number of professional fields. Several of these are credentialing organizations where accuracy is essential! It is our policy that current clients are consulted for conflicts when we consider taking on new clients.
MANAGEMENT AND STAFF
The co-owners of the company share 30 years of combined executive management experience. MatriXamc’ experienced in-house support staff is as deep as is needed for our client load at any particular time. We utilize several highly trained staff and managers who service clients’ needs on a personal basis. One of our company’s primary goals is to ensure that the memberships of these organizations are treated as individuals and the needs of each organization are treated in a customized manner. We do not advocate an
AMC structure that leaves members confused or feeling poorly serviced by being transferred to multiple departments, therefore each organization has specifically assigned staff.
MatriXamc is unique in that we serve a select professional clientele. Our knowledgebase of medical and credentialing organizations helps us provide their members with accurate and friendly customer service. We have found that professional medical organizations do not have the luxury of down-time when transitioning their management to our care therefore our expertise in their service needs makes this process as swift and painless as possible. MatriXamc’ staff is able to step into a management role with very little down time.
BENEFITS OF CONTRACTING WITH AN AMC
Contracting with an Association Management Company (AMC) provides organizations with an experienced full-time staff, office hours and resources. This is especially beneficial for emerging organizations that currently need ‘part-time’ or incremental support but wish to expand and may need more complete member services. With MatriXamc, the foundation is already laid to accommodate and facilitate growth.
Each industry has its own specific set of needs, problems and expertise. Matrix’ staff can anticipate most of these needs and therefore is easily able to provide similar groups an efficiency of scale. Our management team consults internally and shares the ideas and successes between all of our groups, many of our clients find this structure very beneficial as they reap the reward of learning from other experiences.
Within our AMC each association receives customized one-on-one service and is assigned specific contact person(s) to serve as the executive management, and support staff who liaison directly with each board of directors and its members. All office staff and management are made aware of the general needs of each group and can provide services if key players are not available at any given moment. This breadth of experience also provides security for smaller groups who currently house all of their intellectual property with one individual. After all, what is the disaster plan if this individual suddenly quits or tragedy strikes? MatriXamc’ highly trained staff can efficiently step into multiple roles that are needed.
SAVE RESOURCES ON OVERHEAD AND EMPLOYEE EXPENSES
Overhead is shared within an AMC, therefore contracting with one can save financial resources. Organizations do not have to outlay additional capital to cover rent, utilities, purchase equipment, computers, or software. Associations that work with AMCs do not absorb time and expenses related to payroll processing, nor pay for benefits such as retirement, vacation, even social security matching. All of these expenses are absorbed through one reasonable and predictable management fee.
If saving time and financial resources is valuable to you and working with an AMC that is small enough to know your members by name sounds appealing, then contact us to see what we could do for your association. Contact us to submit a request for proposal for services. We look forward to the opportunity of working with you and to service your members!