Category Archives: AssnChat

Automatic Renewals for Associations

By Linda Owens, CAE, owner, President “Sign-up and Receive Automatic Renewal Member Perks!” We’ve all received promotions like this to reward automatic renewal. No longer do companies exclusively focus on the incentive of saving time on future purchases; they instead … Continue reading

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Theft Prevention Measures at Conferences

By Valerie Sprague, AMS Manager Things can get hectic when attending or working onsite at a conference, not to mention the numerous distractions you encounter. In the blink of an eye someone can grab an unattended item (i.e. laptop, mobile … Continue reading

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Top Sessions and Speakers at ASAE

By Linda Owens, CAE, Owner and President We at IMI were proud to send four staff members to this year’s ASAE Annual Meeting in Detroit, Mich. With such a large team in attendance, we were able to take advantage of … Continue reading

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How to Improve Your Association’s Finances

By Anna Morris, account associate The Association Management Companies Institute just rolled out a report that spell$ big new$ for the a$$ociation management industry. Err… sorry, appears the “s” key on our keyboard is broken, but we’ll just replace it … Continue reading

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How to Get the Most Out of Professional Development

By Rachel Owen, Communications Manager Whether it’s a one hour webinar, a conference, or a certification program, professional development is an important investment of our time, resources and attention. How do you make sure you are getting the most out … Continue reading

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Make An Impact with Membership Materials

By Jalene Bowersmith, Account Manager These ideas are inspired by the session “Making an Impact with Your Membership Materials: What Works, What Doesn’t” at the ASAE Annual Meeting on August 10, 2014, presented by Denise Gavilan, Walter Kim, Theresa Kramer-Burgess … Continue reading

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Race for Relevance

By Whitney Thweatt, account manager As an association management professional, I find myself constantly wondering how to improve the association and member benefits. In an age of almost limitless free resources available online, associations are faced with the daily challenge … Continue reading

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Loose Lips Sink Ships … And Client Relationships

By Stevie Kernick,  owner emeritus, account manager No matter what your generational representation, you have likely heard the phrase, “Loose Lips Sink Ships,” coined during World War II as part of a general campaign of American propaganda to warn servicemen … Continue reading

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Transitioning a Client When an Executive Leaves

By Linda Owens, Owner and President Imagine this scenario: You arrive in the office one morning to find a letter of resignation from Chris, an employee who has served as an executive director for the past six years. He’s given … Continue reading

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Top Tech Tools for Associations

By Anna Morris, account associate The Apple-invented adage “There’s an app for that” has never rung truer than in 2015 where there are apps, websites, and tools to assist any process or task imaginable. But sorting through all of the … Continue reading

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