Category Archives: Productivity

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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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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Simple Tips to Complete Your To-Do List

By Adrian Emerson, Association Accounting Specialist Recently, I attended an interesting class presented by Emily Parks with Organize for Success, LLC, called, “Moving From To-Do to Done: Task & Project Management Tools.” The class was a combination of tips to … Continue reading

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The Gift You’re (Probably) Rejecting

By Rachel Owen, communications manager Nobody enjoys receiving criticism. Whether the “bad news” comes from a client, coworker or a friend, receiving negative feedback is not fun. We instinctively want to defend ourselves and reject the criticism. Unfortunately, that defensive … Continue reading

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Is Your Association Board Nimble?

By Jalene Bowersmith, Executive Director The board for the Widgets of the World Association (WoWA) is having their monthly meeting. During the meeting the president announces that the National Thingamajig Association (NATA), a rival organization, has just released an online … Continue reading

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20 Key Takeaways from the Book: “The Will to Govern Well”

Linda Owens, president While studying for the CAE exam, I read the book, “The Will to Govern Well” by Glenn H. Tecker, Paul D. Meyer, Leigh Wintz, CAE and Bud Crouch. This book is intended as a handbook for developing … Continue reading

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21 Tips for Better Board Meetings

Linda Owens, President One of the great things about working for an AMC (association management company) is the ability to draw from other association management professionals within the company. At IMI, we take advantage of this benefit by intentionally scheduling … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Save a Bad Day

Rachel Owen, communications manager It happens to all of us. Traffic from a terrible accident on the highway makes you late for an important meeting. You receive a harsh email out of the blue. A conference speaker cancels at the … Continue reading

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Tips for Working from Home

Whitney Bertram, Operations Manager More and more companies are offering employees the ability to work remotely, whether it is full-time, a few days a week, or just as needed. The technology available, such as call forwarding and remote access software, … Continue reading

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Professional Development: For Associations and AMCs (part 2)

Jadine Sturgill, administrative manager This is the second in a 2-part series on professional development based on a recent Association Chat (#assnchat). Click here to read part 1. Read below for more helpful thoughts about professional development from the IMI … Continue reading

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