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Quick Strategies to Inspire Creativity in the Workplace

By Meredith Parker, Account Associate In pondering the nature of creativity, I think about moments when I happen upon the thread of an idea for a writing project. I follow the thread, weaving together ideas in my mind until I … Continue reading

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Bringing Imagination Back into the Workplace

By Linda Owens, CAE, owner, president How often do you think about the role of creativity in your workplace? The book Creativity, Inc. written by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace, dives into the creative depths of Pixar Studios and examines … Continue reading

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Staff Spotlight: Lee

By Breanna Appling, account associate In this feature, we interview one of our fabulous team members  to show a little spotlight on the staff that makes IMI great. Today we’re highlighting Lee Claassen. Originally from Coldwater, Mich., Lee Claassen has … Continue reading

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Tips For Working Remotely

                  By Meredith Parker, account associate With non-profit staff stretching around the world and employees desiring more flexibility, working remotely is on the rise. The option for key team members to work at … Continue reading

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Staff Spotlight: Caitlin

By Breanna Appling, account associate In this feature, we interview one of our fabulous team members  to show a little spotlight on the staff that makes IMI great. Today we’re highlighting Caitlin Smith. Caitlin has been part of the IMI … Continue reading

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Time to Stop Using These Subject Lines

By Rachel Owen, communications manager In our staff teams at IMI, we often discuss how best to tweak our marketing email subject lines. For non-profits, we’re competing for visibility in email boxes filled with work correspondence, messages from friends and … Continue reading

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IMI Fun Committee: A Year in Review

By Meredith Parker, account associate On my favorite TV show of all time, The Office, the Party Planning Committee is responsible for commemorating personal and professional milestones for employees and the company. From the launch of a new website to baby … Continue reading

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Acronyms for Non-profits? YMMV.

By Rachel Owen, communications manager Our world is increasingly full of shortcuts to get where we’re going faster and how we communicate is no exception to that trend. Slang, abbreviations and memes are very much a part of modern communication. … Continue reading

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Young Non-profit Professionals: What’s Next?

  By Meredith Parker, account associate Until recently, success was easy to define: my life was charted out with the ultimate goal of gainful employment after completion of primary and secondary school. Imagine the following list: Meredith’s Life Plan: Elementary School … Continue reading

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Staff Spotlight: Dick Padlo

              By Meredith Parker, account associate Richard (Dick) Padlo is one of the most seasoned professionals at IMI. His career has spanned over forty years, beginning in the United States Air Force, where he … Continue reading

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