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  • Writer's pictureGregory Brooks

Top Ten Key Areas of Governance in Association Management

We agree with the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) that "Good governance provides the vision and direction to ensure that an association is on the right path." With so much riding on successful governance, it is important to understand the top ten key components of this functional area:

  1. Purpose & Goals

  2. Governing Documents (i.e. State Charter, Bylaws, Policies, and IRS Tax-Exempt Requirements)

  3. Roles & Responsibilities

  4. Risks, Legalities, and Insurance Coverage Needs

  5. Rules of Order

  6. Guiding Principles

  7. Strategy & Budget

  8. Member Benefits & Services (i.e. the Organization's Value Proposition)

  9. Promotional Needs

  10. Succession Plan for Leadership

For a deeper dive into these and other governing principles, contact Gregory Brooks at AMC Source (

This post is the fourth in AMC Source's "Quick Tips for Association Management" series, highlighting 10 quick tips for various functional areas within association management. Be sure to take a look at the other posts in this series today!


Executive Director & Co-President

Gregory's primary role is to provide senior level collaboration with leaders in order to advance the association’s mission. With more than 25 years experience, Greg has been helping trade associations, professional societies and non-profits, both 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(6) organizations, improve their infrastructures and processes through full-service management and leadership collaboration, strategy, and support. He has worked in non-profit and association management and with organizations on a state, regional, national, and international level for more than twenty-five years. Learn more about Greg and the amazing AMC Source team on the Our Team page of our website.


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