Category Archives: Professional Development

5 Must-Pack Items for Conferences

By Valerie Sprague, AMS Manager When attending a conference, there are a few must-have items that are essential for a smooth and successful trip. From staying connected to looking out for your own personal comfort, here are some items you … Continue reading

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Roundup! Our Top 10 Lists

By Rachel Owen, Communications Manager I love a good “list post.” You’ve probably seen them everywhere: Top 10 Ways to Simplify Your Life Before Breakfast, 5 Ways to Be a Superhero Every Day, or 7 Movies You Didn’t Know Are … Continue reading

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TED Talks for Associations

By Rachel Owen, Communications Manager Looking for new and different inspiration for your associations? Check out a TED Talk. If you haven’t heard of them yet, TED Talks are Technology, Entertainment, and Design presentations under the concept of “Ideas Worth … Continue reading

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How to Unsend an Email

By Rachel Owen, Communications Manager For all those times when you: Forgot the attachment Sent the email to the wrong “Jennifer” Found a glorious typo seconds too late Reconsidered your response to that critical email Neglected the most important piece … 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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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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