Strength

What organization doesn’t want to be stronger and more vital? As your partner, Ruggles provides professional services which strengthen your membership, financial status, marketing and communications. The key to our success lies with our staff for it is their strength of knowledge and experience which allows us to fortify your association.

Association Management

Benefits of partnering with an association management company

By partnering with an association management company (AMC), you will enter a mutually rewarding relationship with a professional service company that specializes in providing a wide range of management services for associations and societies. You will enjoy the benefits of a full complement of professional staff members with extensive industry knowledge and experience. A respected AMC will support your association by providing a headquarters office, current technology and equipment, shared purchasing power and more.

AMCs offer their services on a fee-based schedule. Because the AMC is operating at the highest level of efficiency by serving multiple clients and sharing overhead, significant cost savings can be passed along to each association. A proven model of success, the AMC industry has been in business for more than 100 years. Today, over 600 AMCs operate globally and represent more than three million members.

Core Services

Integrity

A founding value of our company, it is integrity which has allowed Ruggles to grow and flourish. We believe in and demonstrate a strict adherence to our company’s moral and ethical principles as well as to those of our societies. In 1974, Ruggles was founded on the principles of Honesty and Integrity and to this day, those principles remain the focus of our company. We are trustworthy, loyal and committed to preserving the integrity of your organization.

Industry Expertise

What we do and why you should consider us

Medical Association Management

Ruggles Service Corporation was founded in 1974 to provide exemplary service and attention to detail for our clients. With our innovative and highly trained staff, we provide a variety of in-house services geared to promote the growth, strength and integrity of the medical societies that we represent.

We are committed to serving only medical societies because it’s where we started and it’s what we know. For over 40 years we have dedicated ourselves to serving the Board of Directors and the membership of medical societies. We understand the uniqueness of this niche and our experience and knowledge of this industry allows us to focus on and provide unprecedented service to our clients. We have strong relationships with the medical community and its association leaders. We are entrenched with the medical suppliers and manufacturers and are positioned to maximize these relationships for the benefit of our societies.

Benefits of partnering with an association management company

By partnering with an association management company (AMC), you will enter a mutually rewarding relationship with a professional service company that specializes in providing a wide range of management services for associations and societies. You will enjoy the benefits of a full complement of professional staff members with extensive industry knowledge and experience. A respected AMC will support your association by providing a headquarters office, current technology and equipment, shared purchasing power and more.

AMCs offer their services on a fee-based schedule. Because the AMC is operating at the highest level of efficiency by serving multiple clients and sharing overhead, significant cost savings can be passed along to each association. A proven model of success, the AMC industry has been in business for more than 100 years. Today, over 600 AMCs operate globally and represent more than three million members.

Innovation

For over 40 years, Ruggles Service Corporation has provided attention to detail and exemplary service to our medical society clients. Our innovative thinking and delivery of specialized association management services distinguishes us from others. We are dedicated to the profitable growth of your organization. And we will strengthen your society by providing operational expertise and fiscal health. It is our mission to respect and preserve the integrity of all the medical societies that we represent.

Managing Technology

Significant factors are leading associations and their management companies to reconsider the way they think and approach their futures. The current economic environment is forcing everyone, including members, to look for and demand a favorable, demonstrated price/value equation. Look around your next meeting and note how the room’s demographic composition has changed. Today’s associations are comprised of new members who are technologically savvy and accepting only of instantaneous connection and response. They want information and access when they want it, and in the form they want it, right now.

For associations, it’s all about engagement. Given the fact that new member acquisition is so challenging, nothing is more important than ensuring all members will renew their memberships next year and well into the future. Smart phones and tablets have changed the landscape forever and ‘online’ access must now be platform neutral.

Today, Ruggles is embracing this change with new and proven technology especially in the membership management and marketing areas. We understand the changing dynamics of the member base and will increasingly create and curate content delivery methods targeted to individual members. By doing so, members will become more actively engaged with the association and will be provided with greater access to education and instruction.

At Ruggles, we continually assess our clients’ goals and then provide them with the appropriate technology solutions. At its core the Ruggles strategic plan is blending proven technology with Ruggles’ invaluable repository of intellectual capital. This institutional knowledge combined with the existing strengths and talents of the organization will position our company for the next 40 years.

As the dynamics of associations change, so does Ruggles. Ruggles is able to provide the following technology for your organization: faculty submission portal, digital posters, membership apps, mobile meeting guides, QR codes, mobile-responsive web designs, abstract submission sites, online dues & registrations, online meeting evaluations with real time data and charts, and social media integration. Given the quantitative and qualitative success of these technologies, Ruggles intends to continue to invest and expand its digital and mobile presence to meet the growing needs of your members.

Growth

At Ruggles we are all about growth. We develop strategies which allow our medical society clients to grow their membership profitably. We create annual growth plans which include new and exciting opportunities to increase exhibit and sponsor revenue, meeting attendance, product sales and more. We also know and understand the fundamental mission of all our societies – to help each associate grow professionally to better serve their patients. We do all we can to help educate, engage and and inform every member in every way we can.

Testimonials

“Our leadership along with the hard working folks at Ruggles Service Corporation have improved our methods of communication. Membership rolls have been updated and new members have been identified.”


“During the last four years we have had four management companies. We believe we have found a good match with Ruggles Service Corporation. Within a short period of time our key functions have been put back on track and we seem to be moving in a positive direction.”


“I feel obliged to begin this President’s message with my thanks to all the staff at Ruggles for their incredible efforts and dedication to the October meeting. The first international joint meeting was a huge success with over 500 anesthesiologists in attendance.”


“I am pleased to announce that our society has received full ACCME accreditation. We are now listed on the ACCME website as a role model for other organizations, and we receive calls and messages soliciting our educational expertise. The staff at Ruggles Service Corporation deserve credit.”