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IMA General meeting, Winter 2023

Updated: Feb 14, 2023

Join the IMA for its quarterly general meeting on 30 January at 9pm. IMA members will receive an email invitation.


  • Introductions

  • IMA Purpose and About Us

  • Attendees

  • Interactive sessions:

  1. CHAT: At what cross roads do you find yourself in your work? - 3 minutes each in groups of three people

  2. Collaborative Projects Interactive Session: Split into breakout rooms to discuss working together on one of the following (also suggestions will be taken on the day). Try to set a date and concrete outcome (ideally for before the AGM Mar 25)

  • Working group reports

  1. Campaigns

  2. NUJ

  3. Membership

  4. Collaborations

  5. Resources

  6. Operations/Finance

  • Board and staff reports

  1. Debbie and Jason Cridland

  2. James Lock

  3. Laura Daly

  4. Gary Kelly

  5. Zosia Brom

  6. John Ranson

  7. Tchiyiwe Chihana

  8. Abla Kandalaft

  9. Nathan Sparkes

  10. Baillor Jalloh

  11. Klaudia Fior

  12. Thomas Barlow

  • AOB

    1. Socialist Think Tank do a show called the Social Ties. It is a chance for each organisation to talk about what they do, how they do it and how people can access it. We are happy to do a show on all of the IMA members.

    2. Resources Question: What would you like operational and marketing workshops on? We want to do 6 in total by the end of the year. So far we have lined up:

      1. Data Management and Airtable

      2. Buffer and posting to multiple platforms

      3. Chat GPT and AI

      4. We will also be making articles and cheat sheets from the workshops we did on

      5. Tik Tok

      6. Digital Strategy

      7. Trade Union Outreach Working Group

    3. We will be working hard on getting support from Trade Unions for the sector, now that we have the capacity to do so - but what form should that take?

    4. Our plan is to get affiliate for the IMA and to separately create a funding pot for the members. Here is a rough overview of our plans. Any thoughts?

    5. And join our working group whatsapp to discuss further and join a working group meeting to refine this plan before executing it

    6. Any matters arising/brought forward by members in attendance.

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