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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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Taking Control of Your Inbox

By Meredith Parker, account associate Yesterday, I was reading a blog post on the Thrive Global website where Ashton Kutcher was interviewed and he explained that email is “everyone else’s to-do list for you.” This statement really resonated with me. … Continue reading

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Why Pay for Non-Profit Staff?

 By Linda Owens, CAE, owner and president In the 31 years since IMI Association Executives began (learn about our beginnings here), we have been asked many times by prospective clients about the benefits of paid staff versus the benefits of remaining … Continue reading

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5 Questions to Ask About Your Association Today

By Rachel Owen, communications manager As agents of change  in the association world, part of our responsibility lies in recognizing the opportunity for change. But sometimes we can get so caught up in doing the association work that we lose an … Continue reading

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From Admissions to Associations: How to Prepare for Oral Presentations

By Meredith Parker, account associate Though one of my favorite college experiences was giving campus tours to prospective students, I remember waiting to be introduced to the tour group before my first tour, sweat rolling down my back, my hands … Continue reading

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Extroverts: Save Your Strength At a Conference

By Meredith Parker, account associate I’m the type of person who would reach the brink of insanity only days after being shipwrecked alone on a desert island. As an extrovert, I feel the most at ease when I am having … Continue reading

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