Category Archives: Volunteers

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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Bridging the Gap: The Bully on the Board

Lee Campbell, Executive Director & Director of Conference These ideas are inspired by the session “Tackling the Turbo Bully on Your Board” at the ASAE Annual Meeting on August 10, 2014, presented by Mark Alcorn, Sandra Giarde, and Jamie Notter. … Continue reading

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Tips for Effective Lobbying

By Whitney Bertram, operations manager I’ve scheduled a meeting with my legislator… Now what? Come to the meeting prepared. You will have only a short time to talk to your legislator because of the many constituents who want to see … Continue reading

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IMI Goes Red for the American Heart Association

By Adrian Emerson, Association Accounting Specialist and 2014 Chair of the IMI Association Executives Fun Committee      Are you considering starting a “give back to the community” initiative in your office? Read below for Adrian’s experience with IMI’s efforts … Continue reading

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What to Consider When Re-Organizing Volunteers

By Jalene Bowersmith, Executive Director These ideas are inspired by the session “Re-Imagine Volunteering” at the ASAE Annual Meeting on August 12, 2014, presented by Debra BenAvram and Peggy Hoffman. Considering how to help your organization’s volunteers be more effective? … Continue reading

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