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Staff Spotlight: Deb Doepp

In this new feature, we ask our team members some quick, fun questions to show a little spotlight on the staff that makes IMI great. Deb Doepp Account Associate My favorite aspect of association management is: I love how IMI … Continue reading

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A New Career After 50 – Joining an AMC

Lucy Kucmierz, account associate They say most people change jobs more than ten times between 18 and 42. That was me! I have been a teacher, office manager and church facility manager. Those were just my paid jobs; on the … Continue reading

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Membership Renewals

Stevie Kernick, owner emeritus and account manager If your association’s membership year coincides with the calendar year then chances are that you are about to engage, or already are engaged, in the annual membership renewal cycle. Let’s assume that the … Continue reading

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My First 90 Days at an AMC

By Meredith Parker, account associate If I were being honest with you, I would have to admit that I had never heard of an Association Management Company (AMC) before I happened upon IMI Association Executives in my post-college job search. … Continue reading

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Preparing Your Financials for the End of the Year

By Adrian Emerson, accounting associate Preparing for the end of the year can be hard, especially as the office begins to empty for the holidays. What can you do to make your end of year be smoother? Start as early … Continue reading

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Tips for Creating a Successful Volunteer Program

Whitney Thweatt, CAE, account manager These ideas are inspired by the session “Volunteer Management Super Story-Slam” at the ASAE Annual Meeting on Aug. 16, 2016, presented by Vivian Abalama, CAE; Liz Messner, IOM, CAE; Caitlin Couture, CAE; Trevor Mitchell, MBA, … Continue reading

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How to Be a Better Negotiator

By Lee Campbell, account manager At IMI we put an emphasis on continuing education and learning about best practices in our industry. Recently, I attended the Meeting Planners International Carolina Chapter Meeting and had the chance to learn about “Naked … Continue reading

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