Category Archives: Volunteers

Improve Your Association Through Performance Reviews

By Jennifer Rothman, account manager Working with associations, we are always asking the question, “What can be improved?” We look for ways to expand member benefits, streamline processes for the Board of Directors, and otherwise improve the associations we serve. … Continue reading

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Staff Spotlight: Allison

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. Allison Winter, account associate My favorite aspect of association management is: I really love getting … Continue reading

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Your Association’s Strategic Plan – Getting from Development to Accomplishment

By Stevie Kernick, owner emeritus, account manager We’ve all been through it…the highly anticipated Strategic Planning Meeting of your association’s board of directors. The facilitator has been retained and has conducted the necessary due-diligence. The board and, perhaps, other members … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Avoid Convention Staff Burnout – At Conference

By Jessica Garrett, Conference Manager Burnout: It happens to all of us. The longer hours put in before the conference lead up to even longer hours on-site. Multiple site visits mean not sleeping in your own bed along with changes … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Avoid Convention Staff Burnout – Pre-Conference

By Jessica Garrett, Conference Manager Burnout: It happens to all of us. The longer hours put in before the conference lead up to even longer hours on-site. Multiple site visits mean not sleeping in your own bed along with changes … 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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5 Steps to an Awesome Onboarding Experience

Anna Morris, administrative manager When a new staff member joins your team, it can be a challenge to find a balance between providing a welcoming environment while bringing them up to speed as quickly as possible. Here are a few … Continue reading

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9 Tips to Recruit & Retain Volunteers

By Whitney Bertram, operations manager We’ve talked before about how volunteers are at the heart of every association, but how do you recruit volunteers and then keep them engaged? The executive directors at IMI Association Executives met together to discuss … 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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Volunteers – At the Heart of Every Association

Stevie Kernick, owner emeritus Volunteers are at the heart of every association’s mission. It’s volunteers that serve on the Board of Directors and lead strategic initiatives. It’s volunteers that donate time to the committees that drive strategic plan deliverables. It’s … Continue reading

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