Category Archives: Best Practices

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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Project Overview: Change from Anniversary to Annual Membership Renewals

By Anna Morris, account associate Members are the lynchpin of most associations. Therefore, deciding to change your association’s membership system can be a big undertaking. After working with an existing membership system for a while, you may realize that doing … 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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IMI Team Member Receives AENC Scholarship

By Lee Campbell, account manager At IMI Association Executives we hold it as a key value to continue to advance our skill through professional development opportunities so we are able to better serve our clients. We also encourage our team … 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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5 Tips to Avoid Being an Email Offender

By Whitney Thweatt, Account Manager With so many emails flooding our inboxes each day, it’s important to follow some email etiquette to keep our communications meaningful for the reader. Before you hit “send” next, check out this list of 5 … 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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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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Automatic Renewals for Associations

By Linda Owens, CAE, owner, President “Sign-up and Receive Automatic Renewal Member Perks!” We’ve all received promotions like this to reward automatic renewal. No longer do companies exclusively focus on the incentive of saving time on future purchases; they instead … 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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