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Higher Logic

Blogging is writing with a dual purpose. Effective blog posts both educate the reader and benefit the writers -- or the writer’s organization. What you’ll read here comes not just from my study of blogging over the years, but from personal experience. little over a year ago, I started a blog about clear business writing. The two qualities of a successful blog.

Inspiration and Innovation From the Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Wild Apricot Blog

Here is the June Nonprofit Blog Carnival round-up on inspiration and innovation. Check out the 15 blog posts with a dizzying array of ideas, insight and inspiration. nonprofit blog carnival

Keeping your blog fresh

Mariner

Hi blog readers! A bit red face here at Mariner because we’ve been neglecting this blog a bit. Not because we don’t have anything to say – trust me, we have plenty to say – but because like most of you, we’ve been busy as bees. Of course that’s a pretty lousy excuse but there it is

Nonprofit Blog Carnival June 2015: Motivation for the Nonprofit Nation

Wild Apricot Blog

Check out our Nonprofit Blog Carnival round-up for June. membership Non-profit nonprofit blog carnivalWant to find out how to motivate your volunteers, donors, supporters and board members?

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Data for Good – from the Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Wild Apricot Blog

Here''s the June Nonprofit Blog Carnival round-up on "Data for Good". data nonprofit blog carnival Great advice and tips on measurement and data analysis for non-profits.

7 Blog Post Ideas for Nonprofits

SocialFish

If you maintain a blog for your nonprofit, chances are you’ve come up short on ideas more than a few times. Well, in fact there are lots of creative ways to keep your blog active and interesting. Here are some top ideas for writing awesome blog posts for your nonprofit: Photo Essay. Whatever it may be, why not share it with the rest of the community through your blog?

4 Reasons Why You Should Be Blogging

Wild Apricot Blog

Here are 4 key reasons why your organization should have a blog, as well as a Movie Monday video that offers a look at how one organization "built excitement and community engagement" with a blog. Blogging blog membership-communications

Tips for Going Mobile From the Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Wild Apricot Blog

We hosted this month's Nonprofit Blog Carnival - and here's our round-up of posts on mobile for non-profits. mobile nonprofit blog carnival

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Nonprofit Blog Carnival - Mobile-izing Supporters

Wild Apricot Blog

We're looking for submissions about mobile for nonprofits and membership organizations for the May Nonprofit Blog Carnival. mobile nonprofit blog carnival Non-profit technology Non-profit Communications

Promoting Engagement With A Blog

Wild Apricot Blog

Should your non-profit or member organization have a blog? blog offers an opportunity for you to share information and connect with existing supporters as well as attracting new members, supporters, volunteers or donors.( blog Blogging member communication Non-profit CommunicationsIt’s a question of broadcast versus engagement. read more ).

How to Bring Your Business Blog to the Next Level

SocialFish

Your business blog is a failure. But you keep updating it because all your competitors have blogs. Many company blogs are like this: Business owners start them because everyone else does but you are not sure what to do with it. You just haven’t brought your blog to the next level. What Constitutes A Successful Blog? Why do you have a business blog?

Special Offer for Blog Readers

JP Moery

Good morning, friends. This week, I visited friends at the National Confectioners Association to discuss "Top Ten Trends in Association Business Development." We had a great dialogue about these observations and how it applies to NCA's opportunities. As you prepare 2013 plans and budgets, I am pleased to offer this presentation as a complimentary, no obligation, live briefing for your team during the month of August. The 30 minute presentation can be conducted at your offices or our global headquarters at 1990 M Street, NW, Washington, DC.

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Help With Your Membership Blog

Wild Apricot Blog

Here is a collection of information, tips and advice to help get your membership blog off to a great start this fall. Blogging membership

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6 Ways to Get Your Employees Blogging

SocialFish

Recently, at my company, I was tasked with starting up a company blog. This is where it gets fun… we have helped our clients build successful blogs and come up with a blogging strategy, content calendars, etc. Write a blog? Who cares about what I do? I don’t know how to write a blog. I don’t want to look stupid. Who do you want reading your blog?

To blog or not to blog in the age of Medium

SocialFish

—————– More and more, blogging feels like speaking into an unplugged mic. Back in the day, blogging was about words. You The powers that be are telling us not to bother with our little blogs or websites anymore because…money. Or at least that’s what I keep telling myself…and why, I guess, I’m going to keep blogging. Maybe they didn’t.

Nonprofit Blog Carnival Call for Submissions: Motivation for the Nonprofit Nation

Wild Apricot Blog

In June, we are hosting the Nonprofit Blog Carnival and looking for the best advice, ideas and tips about: motivation for the nonprofit nation. nonprofit blog carnivalHere are the details on how you can submit your ideas to the Carnival.

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Improving the Volunteer Experience at the Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Wild Apricot Blog

Take a Nonprofit Blog Carnival ride to get insight into the volunteer experience and how you can improve it. volunteer management Volunteers nonprofit blog carnivalHere is a round-up of posts from around the web offering tips on volunteer engagement.

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Nonprofits Going Mobile - Submit posts to the Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Wild Apricot Blog

We're hosting this month's Nonprofit Blog Carnival and we want submissions on mobile for non-profits. mobile nonprofit blog carnivalHow is our increasing use of mobile devices (Smartphones, tablets, etc.) impacting non-profits and membership organizations?

Should Your Conference Have Its Own Blog?

Associations Now

Managing a conference blog takes work. conference blog is a good way to give attendees an insider perspective. The other day, as I was choosing this week’s meeting and reviewing what I had already covered, I noticed a trend: Three out of four meetings had either a conference-specific blog or meeting news website. How would we come up with blog post ideas?

4 Things To Do Before Starting a Blog Program in Your Customer Community

Socious

When you started your customer community, you created the content, wrote the blogs, and encouraged your customers and prospective customers to join. You did all the work. It was all on you. And to some extent, the pressure will always be on you and your business. Online Community Software Customer Communities Customer Engagement Content Strategy

[Cool Infographic Friday] The Ultimate List of Blog Post Ideas

SocialFish

Thanks to Susan Cato for the find! photo credit ). Cool Infographic Friday Featured Implementation

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How to Promote Your Blog: 5 Tools to Improve Rankings of Your Old Content

SocialFish

To keep your blog growing, you add more and more content doing your best to market everything you write. But while doing that, you may be missing a low-hanging fruit, something that may boost your blog traffic considerably over time, that is go back and optimize your old content. Find pages with too little content (Those are weak pages that may drag your blog down).

How to Create a Blog that Grows Email Subscribers

Informz

Well, I guess I really should name this blog: How I am Trying to Create a Blog that Grows Email Subscribers…. You see, about 7 years ago we had no blog, no marketing team, no email marketing (and yes, we were an email company!) So, one of the first things we did was start a blog. Don’t make the blog another place for you to post about webinars and events.

Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Submit Posts on Improving the Volunteer Experience

Wild Apricot Blog

Submit posts on tips, tools and tactics for improving the volunteer experience and effectiveness to the Nonprofit Blog Carnival for October. nonprofit blog carnivalCarnivals are fun - so find out how you can participate! read more ).

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11 Content Marketing Tools To Promote Your Blog

SocialFish

Here’s one by Adam Nowlin, that originally appeared on his blog here , and is reposted with permission for you. Meanwhile, some estimates suggest that there are as many as 2 million blog articles uploaded to the internet every 24 hours. You know how I love posts about content curation tools. Examiner. But wait! There’s more! Click here  to start the application process. Sulia.

Top 8 Blog Posts of 2013

Jamie Notter

Below are the top 8 blog posts of this year, as ranked by page views. It’s quite possible that adding “suck” to a post title guarantees you some hits, although in this case, the story of the CEO who wrote a brutally honest blog post talking about his tough 360 review might have been enough to get people’s attention. 7. An Open Letter to Human Resources.

What I’ve Learned in Four Years of Blogging About Membership

Associations Now

In 2012, when we plotted out the new Associations Now website and its slate of weekly blogs, I clearly remember my first thought when I was assigned the Membership Blog: What the heck am I going to say about association membership every week? My colleague Ernie Smith got the Technology Blog, a topic where something new and shiny pops up seemingly every day. Enjoy.

How to Write a Great Business Blog Post

SocialFish

Seems that everyone’s churning out content these days – but that doesn’t mean that everyone knows how to write a really good blog post that grabs interest and keeps it. Here are just a few tips that might just help your blog writing stand out from the crowd. 1. ” Well, not so in blogging. Blogging is ultimately a personal art. Have an opinion.  Don’t.

Sharing my blogging experience with others

Association Advocacy Chick

However, the part that generated the most interest and discussion centered around blogging. As I talked about starting and maintaining Association Advocacy Chick , many in the audience wanted to know the pros and cons of blogging. On Sometimes you wonder if anyone’s reading your blogBlogging has made me a better writer, a better thinker and overall, a better person. I’ve made great friends and contacts. ended the presentation with a story about one of my blog posts. Uncategorized pros and cons of blogging using social networks

Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Personal Productivity Tips for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter's Blog

The first   Nonprofit Blog Carnival of 2015 is on the theme is personal productivity.   If you’re like most nonprofit folks, you’ve probably made a few New Year’s resolutions, including being more effective at your  job. Erik Anderson, Donor Dreams Blog, shares his tips for being more productive online and offline and the tools he uses. Here’s a summary. Mindfulnes

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Here’s Your Opportunity to Start Something Awesome: Join #MBUstorm Blogging Challenge!

SocialFish

That’s what MyBlogU new blogging challenge is all about: Start a new site. Starting out is tough… We all have lots of great ideas “we wish we could do” but they keep piling up waiting for when we have enough time. You can plan for ages and never know how it would change you life if you finally did it or you can just go ahead and start acting! Build it up for 6 months.

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Blogging or bust!

SocialFish

We strongly believe that building a blog is the single most important and effective thing you can do to move your association into the social age. As can your fellow association social media practitioners … Here are three great examples of association blogs to inspire you. The Canadian Marketing Association – CMA Blog. And Now You Want Us To Blog Too?

Nonprofit Blog Carnival Call for Social Fundraising Stories

Wild Apricot Blog

Do you have a "social fundraising" story to share in the April Nonprofit Blog Carnival? Fundraising nonprofit blog carnival

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How to Choose a Format When Writing Your Next Blog Post

SocialFish

When writing a blog, multimedia is going to keep your readers engaged. This guide will help you figure out whether to choose a video, interview, slideshow, infographic, or traditional article for your next blog post. Take your outreach strategy into account to help you decide which format to use next in your blog. One example is a new blog. What Do Your Readers.

5 Must Haves for Every Good Blog Post

SocialFish

I run a Social Media Professionals Community on Google+, and I recently asked a few members of the community to provide 5 things they look for in a good blog post. The idea is: professionals will approach this prompt from the perspective of a blog reader and perhaps even more importantly, someone who advises companies on best practices for their blogs. Here are their responses.

Nonprofit Blog Carnival Call: Data For Good

Wild Apricot Blog

In June, we''re hosting the Nonprofit Blog Carnival and we want submissions on: Data for Good. nonprofit blog carnival

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How To Create A Successful Blog For A Business or E-Commerce Website

SocialFish

Many business owners and e-commerce site operators overlook the power of blogging, mostly because the traffic isn’t directed to their product or services pages, so they wonder “why bother?”. Blogging can help you overcome those challenges. Consider these statistics: 57% of companies with a blog have acquired a customer through their blog. Promote your blog.

Blog Reader Survey Results - Part 1

Wild Apricot Blog

Here's the first of two posts with the results of our Blog Reader Survey for 2012. Reader Polls

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Seven Ways to Make Sure Your Blog Gets Noticed

Beth Kanter's Blog

”    My colleagues at Momsrising, the poster child for Networked Nonprofits, offered this amazing guest post filled with great tips on how to get your blog noticed. Seven Ways to Make Sure Your Blog Gets Noticed, Guest Post By Elisa Batista, Donna Norton, and Monifa Bandele from Momsrising. Lesson #3: Ask partners and allies for help in disseminating your blog. Enjoy!

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2016: An Association Blogging and Podcasting Odyssey

Spark Consulting

I’ve been blogging about association management since 2008 – and I was far from the first one into the pool. remember participating in my first bloggercon at ASAE in a sunny plaza in San Diego in 2008, shortly after I’d launched Thanks For Playing, the precursor to the Spark blog, with about 30 other association professionals, sharing our thoughts about how to use this new platform to strengthen our industry and our community. Arianna Rehak, Association Success (online community with blogging component). Eric Lanke,  Eric Lanke blog. Missed it?

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