Based in Seattle, Washington, SBI Association Management is the premier Association Management Company (AMC) in the Pacific Northwest.
We provide innovative management services and are an ideal fit for regional, national, and international nonprofit professional associations.
SBI is a forward-thinking company that takes a collaborative approach to partnering with nonprofit associations. Our progressive mindset and diverse team has fueled our success and positioned us as a leader within the association management industry. If you are new to the idea of working with an AMC, you can learn more about what we do here.
To be the association management company (AMC) of choice.
Empowering associations to thrive through innovation, trust, and collaborative partnerships.
We are engaged, positive, and professional leaders who demonstrate collaboration, integrity, and transparency.
In 1981, Shirley Bishop founded Shirley Bishop Incorporated (SBI) to provide management services to the Washington State Society of Anesthesiologists, who remains one of SBI’s flagship clients today. In 2007, Bishop transitioned ownership to Seattle-area businesswomen Marlis Korber and Harriet Burger. Shirley Bishop Incorporated then became SBI Management Services, later changing again in 2016 to SBI Association Management.
In the following years, the company quickly grew by embracing new technology, bringing in outside certified accounting services, hiring professional staff passionate about working with nonprofit associations and becoming accredited by the AMC Institute.
SBI began partnering with larger associations from a variety of industries while maintaining strong relationships with early clients and became a leader in association management known for its innovative and collaborative approach to association management with a focus on operational excellence.
What We Do and Why We Do It
If you are considering partnering with an AMC, contact us today to learn more about how we can work together to advance your mission.
From Our Clients
What They’re Saying
“For us, as a small organization of two staff members, SBI is able to increase our impact around our mission and effectively support us in the areas of finance, marketing & communication and event planning.”Shoshanna Sumka, Executive DirectorIndependent Schools Experiential Education Network
“SBI took the management reins for our organization well into our annual conference planning cycle when our predecessor provider terminated relations unexpectedly. The SBI team hit the ground running and demonstrated superior flexibility and support to make the conference a success... and they have only built upon that success since.”Mark Patterson, Conference Committee Co ChairInternational Ombuds Association
“Having SBI’s assistance and expertise has been critical to our organization’s growing success and in meeting the needs of members to connect and share information with one another.”Gina Galluppi, Newsletter EditorAssociation of Donor Relations Professionals
“SBI's technical expertise, professionalism, responsiveness, organizational strength and depth, attention to detail and support has contributed to the quality trainings offered to our members.”Lori Cummings, Professional Development ChairWashington Recreation & Park Association
“Working with SBI has provided increased capacity for the Board to focus on setting direction because now our leadership has the time to strategize on the future of a fast-changing profession.”Julie Bostian, Past PresidentAssociation of Donor Relations Professionals
“During the first year...we were able to establish a solid relationship that truly has been fruitful...We look forward to continuing our important work in partnership with the SBI team.”Marcia Martínes-Helfman, Past PresidentInternational OMBUDS Association
“The board meeting was fabulous. I think the diversity session was very well-received. The strategic planning session was great and gave us concrete strategic areas to work on going forward.”Teresa Costantinidis, PresidentWestern Association of College and University Business Officers
“We love working with SBI! Preparing for and running our annual conference is made simple and straight forward due to their expertise.”Mousa Shamonki, PresidentPacific Coast Reproductive Society
“I highly recommend SBI to any association seeking outside management.”Paul Dudley, VP FinancePacific Coast Reproductive Society
“Delightful group with whom to work. Has gone to great lengths to understand, assimilate and coordinate the process of our Society.”Charles Coddington, Board MemberPacific Coast Reproductive Society
“SBI has a "Team" approach and mentality in dealing with IOA. They go the extra mile in working with the various committees and leadership on tasks, projects, and strategy. It has proven for me to be a very comfortable relationship and one that adds value in ways that IOA has long needed.”Chuck HowardInternational OMBUDS Association
“WOW – just WOW!! I have been through a lot of conferences and conference planning, and I have to say—this was an extraordinary experience. I don’t know what it felt like behind the scenes but from where I sat, it was flawless. You all do better work than organizations twice this size with twice the number of staff. I am amazed and honored to work with you!”Ellen Miller, Executive DirectorInternational OMBUDS Association