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History & Operating Philosophy

Working in the association management industry since 1974, ACi specializes in services to the non-profit and public sectors.  These services include association management, non-dues revenue development and implementation, grant writing, program development, meeting planning and implementation of special projects.

With the diversity of experience acquired at the local, state and national levels, ACi staff analyze, develop and implement plans or programs tailored for individual clients.  When it's appropriate, ACi also brings together a team of specialists from outside the organization to meet client needs.

Experience includes:

  • Association management at the state, regional and national level.
  • Development of strategic marketing, membership, non-dues revenue, education and public awareness programs, newsletters and web sites.
  • Training of staff, board members and volunteers.
  • Budget analysis and development.
  • Development and implementation of fund raising events and programs, corporate and foundation establishment and solicitation of contributions.
  • Grant and technical writing, grant administration, surveys and feasibility studies.
  • Editing and production of journals, newsletters, web sites and special reports.
  • Database design and maintenance with fully qualified information technology staff.
  • Website design and maintenance team with information technology staff and graphic/visual artist.
  • Comprehensive event planning / conference management (trade show, awards presentations, fund raising galas, educational conferences) including all components from program content to print/web marketing materials to on-site management and final evaluation summary.


ACi is a service-oriented management firm dedicated to
helping our clients meet their organizational goals and objectives. 
We provide services that are meaningful and measurable.

Association Central, Inc.
3085 Stevenson Drive, Suite 200 - Springfield, IL 62703
Phone: (217) 529-6503
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