iMIS Consulting for Associations

You want ease of use. Great support. Accessible training. For your boss to take the staff out to P.F. Chang's.


Other than cuisine, 501CiO has been providing solutions for the many kinds of things associations want for about a decade. It all started when our CEO was the IT wizard at an Atlanta association and a sudden vacuum arose in the iMIS world here. That was in 2003 and more and more people started calling on him to do iMIS projects for them in the wee dark hours after his day job.

By 2007 it was obvious to David Cook that he needed to start his own firm. He coined the name 501CiO (because associations are 501(c) organizations in IRS terms) and he was the CIO (Chief Information Officer) at his day job. We have been in business ever since, bringing these two concepts together for associations all over the country.

Small and Mid-Sized Associations

A decade later, scores of iMIS installations and website builds since then, we have emerged as the preferred iMIS partner for small and mid-sized associations. IMIS isn't just for the large peeps anymore. Have we given you our talk yet about the advantages of the Cloud and the way iMIS's SaaS (Software as a Service) approach makes it accessible to all kinds of associations and non-profit and fundraising organizations?

Our philosophy as a company is simple: we put ourselves in your shoes. What does the view look like from your association desk? What solutions will help you win the race for relevance in this changing time? (Yes, that was a passing reference to the excellent book by Harrison Coerver and Mary Byers, Race for Relevance: 5 Radical Changes for Associations). We serve associations proudly, because we reason that as associations make the world a better place, we do too simply by helping them do their job.

The Relationship Era

Some experts call this new time period we are in "the relationship era" (Bob Garfield and Doug Levy, Can't Buy Me Like). People want connections and they want authenticity. This promises a bright future for associations like yours. Who is better at helping people make connections and discover authentic things about their industry and the people around them than associations?

Our action plan is to do more than help you convert to iMIS or upgrade into the Cloud version or make you an award-winning website. Along the way, we plan to give away ideas, positivity, and inspiration about you and your technology. Care to join in?

Feel free to contact our Director of Business Development (and chief writer and schmoozer):
Derek Leman, at 770.378.4673 (cell) or