Our Approach

Putting Association Professionals in the Drivers Seat

novi AMS® is a fundamentally different approach to association management software. Born out of the collaboration between association executives and a software development team with extensive experience serving as volunteer leaders within associations, the project has had one goal since the start – build an association management system that “just works.”

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Collaboration with association executives and their staffs is at the core of everything we do.

Solving Problems with Association Collaboration

Call us crazy, but we believe that association professionals know more about the inner workings of associations than software developers do. We assembled a team of AE’s that are committed to contributing ideas, finding solutions to problems and working side-by-side with our developers to build simpler, smarter, groundbreaking association management software.

Solving Problems with #NoWorkarounds

Associations spend too much time creating workarounds for their workarounds. Instead of asking how it’s been done in the past, novi AMS® answers how it should be done now and in the future.

Guiding Principles

  • We’re in the business of helping associations create change by reimagining how an AMS should work.
  • We’re not in the business of re-creating the past business practices of individual associations.
  • We draw our inspiration from conversations with association staffs and their members, not other AMS platforms.
  • The work we do should benefit all of our association partners.
  • Bugs that impact an association’s core operations will be prioritized above all other work.
  • We would rather do fewer things exceptionally well than lots of things marginally well.
  • Our association partners should have a strong, collective voice in the strategic direction of our software.