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About Us

 Experts that are here for you

Cothran Development Strategies (CDS) provides association management services to industry trade associations, nonprofits and various other types of organizations and committees. With over 22 years of expertise in the field, CDS specifically tailors each of our services to fit the individual needs of every client.

What is an Association Management Company?

Association management companies (AMC) provide expertise and services to companies or organizations in areas they need assistance. This includes providing strategic leadership, program management, member relations, marketing and communications, event management, financial management, general administration and more.

We effectively manage day-to-day operations and advance the long-term goals of each client with unparalleled flexibility, agility and financial advantages.

Our Mission​

To provide personal and exceptional service to each client we serve.

What is an Association Management Company
Who should use an AMC?

1. Organizations run by a volunteer board: Many associations that rely on volunteer leadership simply do not have the time or resources to do all the services that need to be done well for the organization to grow and prosper.

2. Organizations without a multi-million dollar annual budget: Many smaller organizations with their own headquarters, staff, office equipment and large overhead generally turn to an association management company as a way to grow and adjust depending on the economic environment at hand.

3. Non-Profit Organizations: New or existing 501(c)(3) and 501 (c) (4) often benefit from the turn key operation AMC's provide. From start-up to full service management of all operations, AMC's are a great solution. 

Through an AMC, an organization has all the capabilities needed at its fingertips. AMC's offer all administrative and outreach functions in one place:
-Association headquarters with dedicated phone lines and physical address
-Senior-level staff in the areas of membership development, communications, graphic design, bookkeeping and accounting, meeting and event planning and more
-Integrated serv
ices so it is a one-stop-shop for all your needs
-Access to proven best practices and the ability to leverage the expertise of all AMC staff and experience to provide solutions for delivering the services that associations need
-Economies of scale through combined buying power and cost-sharing.

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