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Time to Stop Using These Subject Lines

By Rachel Owen, communications manager In our staff teams at IMI, we often discuss how best to tweak our marketing email subject lines. For non-profits, we’re competing for visibility in email boxes filled with work correspondence, messages from friends and … Continue reading

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IMI Fun Committee: A Year in Review

By Meredith Parker, account associate On my favorite TV show of all time, The Office, the Party Planning Committee is responsible for commemorating personal and professional milestones for employees and the company. From the launch of a new website to baby … Continue reading

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Acronyms for Non-profits? YMMV.

By Rachel Owen, communications manager Our world is increasingly full of shortcuts to get where we’re going faster and how we communicate is no exception to that trend. Slang, abbreviations and memes are very much a part of modern communication. … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Creating a Culture of Success

By Lee Campbell, account manager I attended the Meeting Planners International Winter Conference and had the chance to learn about “Strive for Five: Creating a Culture of Success” from Paul Miller and Dawn Daria. Here are some great takeaways from … Continue reading

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Staff Spotlight: Angela Allen

In this feature, we ask our team members some quick, fun questions to show a little spotlight on the staff that makes IMI great. Angela Allen Account Associate My favorite aspect of association management is: Seeing the members’ passion for … Continue reading

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