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6 Effective Fundraising Ideas for Small Nonprofits (with examples!)

Wild Apricot Blog

This is a guest post by Adam Weinger, President of Double the Donation. A challenge I’ve come across with small nonprofits is finding a fundraising idea that will make a big impact, but will also be inexpensive. From my experience, there are six types

6 great membership crowdsourcing examples

Optimist Consulting

I thought I’d share six examples of membership organisations that are using crowdsourcing well. A recent example was the £330,125 raised to support Alan Barnes, a man with disabilities who’d been mugged and was too scared to return home. A great commercial example is the LEGO Ideas site. 6 great membership examples. What is crowdsourcing? Gingerbread. Diabetes UK.

Leading by Example

Eric Lanke

In essence, I needed to lead by example. image source I''ve been writing a lot about the process I used to develop a values statement for my association, and even more about the experiments we''ve been running to try and make the values and behaviors it describes a more active part of our day-to-day interactions. Our latest experiment is one of the simplest in its construction. Our values statement has four broad values, and for each value it includes a dozen or so behaviors by which we will know an individual is acting in accordance with the values. Stay tuned. Associations Core Value

Example of a Humanized Culture

Jamie Notter

Take the last one, selflessness, for example. I am a fan of Netflix. I even stood by them when they tried to spin off the DVD business and pissed everybody off (okay, they didn’t communciate well on that one, but I still like the strategic move). But now I love them even more, because I came across this slideshow about their culture: Culture from Reed Hastings. There’s a lot in there. It’s 126 slides. I’m still digesting it, but it is really impressive, and it touches on a lot of Humanize elements (ownership, clarity over control, truth, courage…). Culture

Nonprofits and Instagram: The Ultimate Curated Collection of Best Practices, Examples, and Tips

Beth Kanter's Blog

Nonprofit Examples and Getting Started or Rebooting A Strategic Approach. If you want to or reboot your nonprofits Instagram presence, spend some time looking at nonprofit examples to get inspired: Nonprofits That Get Instagram (2014) by Kerri Karvesti – an excellent Pinterest board of great examples. Instagram Overview. Best Practices and Tips for Nonprofits. Tool Box.

Humor As Part of Nonprofit Social Content and Engagement Strategy: Hilarious Examples

Beth Kanter's Blog

Nonprofit technology professionals know how to converts laughs to donations and devoted an entire session to sharing tips, techniques, and examples during a NTEN conference. What are some of the best examples of nonprofits using humor in their engagement and content marketing? Bruce Wayne of the Wayne Family Foundation. Bruce Wayne (@BruceWayneFdn) September 19, 2013. Sorry, Forrest.

Is Wounded Warrior Project an Example of Too Much Money?

SCD Group

The CEO and COO of the Wounded Warrior Project were fired a few weeks ago over spending practices at one of the nation’s largest charitable organizations for veterans. It appeared to stem negative stories circulated after reports by the New York Times and CBS-TV. Nothing ruins a good organization like too much money.” Their 2014 IRS990 shows they spent $98.5 That is 44.5% of their total expenses.

Nonprofits and Instagram: The Ultimate Curated Collection of Best Practices, Examples, and Tips

Beth Kanter's Blog

Nonprofit Examples and Getting Started or Rebooting A Strategic Approach. If your nonprofit wants to get started or set up a presence it is “meh,” the first step is to check out what other nonprofits in your space are doing on Instagram and other inspiring examples. Nonprofits That Get Instagram (2014) by Kerri Karvesti – an excellent Pinterest board of great examples. Here’s the collection and annotated version is below. Instagram Overview. As of March, 2014 Instagram has 200 million users. Ten Inspiring Nonprofits (2012) on Instagram by Mashable.

Made to Stick: Examples for Associations

SCD Group

The other day I received the following email from an association management colleague: “In case you are not aware, you are quoted in a new book by Nina Teicholz called “The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet”. Teicholz quotes you as being concerned that Malaysian palm oil imports were eating into U.S. soybean profits. Louis.” I laughed when I read the comment.

2 Examples of Breaking Through Communications Clutter

SCD Group

Notice that both examples grab your attention and follow Jim’s “short, sweet and easy to repeat” advice. Jim Palmer, CEO of the National Association of Wheat Growers, once told me: “Steve, make it short, sweet and easy to repeat.” Everyone on the plane looked up. There stood the flight attendants with seat belts. and with smiles all around, they promptly started the safety flight demo.

Join the #whatisengagement conversation

Aaron Wolowiec

In an attempt to create a unified definition, to illuminate best practices/strategies that truly engage learners and to identify real-world examples of engagement done right, both Tracy King, chief learning strategist of InspirEd , and I have prepared a few questions for which we would love your opinion. Engagement. We know we want it. In most cases, we know we need it.

Social Media Roundup: A Glaring Example of Leadership Disparity

Associations Now

The post Social Media Roundup: A Glaring Example of Leadership Disparity appeared first on Associations Now The Sun Valley Conference highlights the lack of women leaders at Fortune 500 companies. Also: how to connect with a busy person via an introduction email. Seventeen. This issue, and more, in today’s Social Media Roundup: Missing in Action. "The " [link] #mpi #eventprofs.

Two Social Media Toolkit Examples and Other Goodies

SocialFish

We have also included case studies, examples of social media in action, to highlight the work of your colleagues and inspire your own programs. TD Bank Invests in Google+ To Boost Search Results - example of a great Google+ campaign. Some goodies I’ve come across this week for you. Part 1: Social Media Metrics and Social Data: Why They Matter. Part 2: How to Use the Metrics.

Introducing STIAL: an example of association rebranding

SCD Group

Guest Post by Jim Schnurbusch, Chief Storyteller, OrgStory [Please see footnote] “It was a cold, snowy Wednesday morning in January. The group of 16 had gathered around the table to put the past behind them…” Sounds like the beginning of a novel – a story about change, a story about letting go of the past and looking forward to the future. Well, it is. Effective today, 12.12.12, members of the St.

5 Examples of Non-Profits Using Cats…and a Dog in Content Strategy

Beth Kanter's Blog

So, I asked by Madeleine Hammond, who wrote a guest post about 7 Nonprofit Videos on Vine and Instagram , to take a look at a few stellar nonprofit examples. 5 Examples of Non-Profits Using Cats… And a Dog guest post by Madeleine Hammond. Here’s just 4 of the best examples who have done just that…. If there’s one thing the internet loves unconditionally, it’s cats.

Saddest Example of Parent/Teen Social Media Disconnect

Mizz Information

I have to preface this post by saying that I do not, in any way, mean any disrespect to the parents of Michelle Miller, a 17 year-old girl in my community who was murdered over the weekend. As the mother of a 16 year-old girl, my heart goes out to them and I cannot fathom the grief they must be enduring right now. Tragic, in hindsight. School? They aren''t. Other teens? They''re doing it too.

Inspiring Example for Association Aspirations

SCD Group

I found this story a powerful example of innovation and inspiration. Something that we association executives might aspire to for our associations and association members. The story comes from USA Today: Change Agents: Walter De Brouwer''s magical tricorder. De Brouwer and his wife, Sam, 42, co-founded Scanadu a year ago after a private nightmare. He landed on his head.

3 Examples of Why Associations Should Staff Appropriately for Conventions

SCD Group

Here are three examples that help answer the board’s questions from the eyes of a possible attendee. Over the last 35 years as an association executive, I’ve had eight or nine boards question why we had so many staff at the board meetings and/or conventions. I usually smiled because we did a lot of “hand-holding” for these same board members. They should be prepared for it.

6 great membership crowdsourcing examples

Optimist Consulting

I thought I’d share six examples of membership organisations that are using crowdsourcing well. A recent example was the £330,125 raised to support Alan Barnes, a man with disabilities who’d been mugged and was too scared to return home. A great commercial example is the LEGO Ideas site. 6 great membership examples. What is crowdsourcing? Gingerbread. Diabetes UK.

6 great membership crowdsourcing examples

Optimist Consulting

I thought I’d share six examples of membership organisations that are using crowdsourcing well. A recent example was the £330,125 raised to support Alan Barnes, a man with disabilities who’d been mugged and was too scared to return home. A great commercial example is the LEGO Ideas site. 6 great membership examples. What is crowdsourcing? Gingerbread. Diabetes UK.

Association Subculture: Associations.Meet Google Glasses

Association Subculture

This is only one of a million examples as to why we feel like we are standing still. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thursday, April 5, 2012. Associations.Meet Google Glasses. Associations should take note of Google Glasses. Or walking up and having the glasses check them into the conference and providing a map to each session room. Or, or, or.!!!!!! Posted by Shelly Alcorn, CAE. at 1:50 PM.

Is Google the Ultimate Example of Targeting?

SCD Group

A friend shared a 12/18/13 posting from delanceyplace.com titled The same internet search yields two different results. Here’s the intro: In today''s selection -- from The Filter Bubble by Eli Pariser. Because of the personalization of the internet, an internet search of the same term by two different people will often bring very different results. But since December 2009, this is no longer true.

An Example of an Operational Plan

Eric Lanke

This week I wanted to provide a concrete example of each of those elements, based on the actual terminology and language my association leadership and staff have determined. We have three program objectives aligned with our example goal. With these concrete examples I hope the linkages between the elements of our Operational Plan are more clear. Our: 1. Image Source [link].

Association Subculture: Susan G. Komen was a Failure at the Board.

Association Subculture

As Catherine the Great is credited with saying, "If you cant be a good example, you will just have to be a horrible warning.". skip to main | skip to sidebar. Friday, February 3, 2012. Susan G. Komen was a Failure at the Board Level. That seems like the most appropriate quote for this Susan G. Komen vs Planned Parenthood debacle from this week. Komen Foundation. Susan G. Susan G. Plausible?

An Example of a Strategy Agenda

Eric Lanke

This week I wanted to provide a concrete example of each of those elements, based on the actual terminology and language my association leadership has determined. With these concrete examples I hope the linkages between the elements of our Strategy Agenda are more clear. Our: 1. MISSION , our overall purpose, from which we derive our 2. Image Source [link].

AdHoc Volunteering - Examples Abound

Mariner

Cynthia D'Amour shared three great examples: read more. September 24, 2012. Interesting conversation going on over at SNAP (Social Networking for Association Professionals) about adhoc volunteering. Interesting conversation going on over at SNAP (Social Networking for Association Professionals) about adhoc volunteering. Interesting conversation going on over at SNAP (Social Networking for Association Professionals) about adhoc volunteering. Blog Association Executives Association Volunteers Develop Leaders Engage Volunteers Adhocracy Leadership Volunteering

Teak Furniture + Content Marketing = Great Example for Associations

SCD Group

As I read the article, I realized it was a great example of content marketing. The local paper ran a story Saturday called “ Design Trends: the beauty of teak furniture.”. What caught my attention was not the headline but the photo and caption which showed that the author was with a furniture story we have visited. And, a tactic associations could employ for their profession or industry.

7 WAYS & 9 EXAMPLES OF ASSOCIATION VIDEOS

SCD Group

See an example on the home page at: [link]. 9 Examples of Association videos. RealCoolTV shares examples of association videos. Video is rapidly becoming a major communications tool. Yet, based on questions on the ASAE Collaborate, many associations are still struggling with what to do and how to do it. Here’s a sample of the responses to an ongoing video discussion among ASAE members: Looking for any and all feedback from associations utilizing video to reach potential and current members. I've written a blog providing insight (from our end) on the topic as well.

Stronger by Association: 5 Tips to Keep Boards Out of the Weeds

AMR Management Services

A question recently came across my desk: Does anyone have an example of a board agenda that helps steer the conversation towards strategy and away from operations? Pages. CONTRIBUTORS. AMR MANAGEMENT SERVICES. Friday, December 9, 2011. 5 Tips to Keep Boards Out of the Weeds. Write job descriptions for standing board positions and committee chairs. Agenda: Use a strategically focused agenda.

5 great examples of how to use Twitter for membership engagement

Optimist Consulting

I thought I’d share 5 great ways to use Twitter to engage with members including examples from those that are doing it right. I was lucky enough to present at the MemberWise conference ‘Harnessing the Web to Drive Membership Value and Growth Conference’ last month. My presentation focused on how to use Twitter for membership engagement. Calls to action. Celebrating your members achievements.

Membership Marketing Blog: Case Study: A Thriving Membership.

Membership Marketing

It is a good example to show to people who argue that membership is no longer a viable go to market strategy. Membership Marketing Blog. Membership marketing – acquiring, engaging, upgrading, and renewing members – is the cornerstone for associations and relationship driven organizations. Speaking Engagements. Speaking Engagements. Publications. Friday, October 21, 2011. Vinay.

Membership Marketing Blog: So Why Test in Membership.

Membership Marketing

Let me share an example from a recent test that we conducted with one of our clients. Membership Marketing Blog. Membership marketing – acquiring, engaging, upgrading, and renewing members – is the cornerstone for associations and relationship driven organizations. Whether you are an association professional or a relationship marketer, join the discussion on the Membership Marketing Blog and share your ideas and counsel. Speaking Engagements. Speaking Engagements. Publications. Wednesday, June 20, 2012. So Why Test in Membership Recruitment? The control group achieved a.35

Mizz Information: Another Association Blogger Outreach Fail.Shocker

Mizz Information

Examples like these are so misguided and ridiculous that they honestly make me embarassed to be part of the association world. In case you dont want to click that link, the example to which Im referring is a letter sent by the Director, Industry Communications for the National Potato Council. Mizz Information. Wednesday, March 23, 2011. Another Association Blogger Outreach Fail.Shocker. This is a trade association attempting to build grassroots support for a proposed USDA rule that would limit the serving of potatoes in US schools. This is how theyre representing their members.

The Face of Innovation from the East ? GrowGlobally.org

GlowGlobally

One example was the new handheld, battery powered ECG machine that has reshaped radically how doctors can treat patients far from the cities in India. GrowGlobally.org. global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. About. Channels. MarCom. Market & Biz Plan. Meetings. Membership. Products. Public Affairs. Services. by Peter Turner. Arra

Weather “channel” changes provide examples for association executives

SCD Group

Rapid changes changed Weather Co.; will it do the same for associations? Most associations are content/information providers for their profession or trade. The rapid changes of the last decade (internet, smart phones, tablets) have drastically changed how consumers (members) seek and share content/information. Given that assumption, USA Today ’s Jefferson Graham’s story about changes at Weather Co.

Plexus Consulting Group?: CEOs: Leadership Lessons from Lincoln

Plexus Consulting

For example, non-profit organizations may face a wide variety of situations, ranging from a downturn in the economic fortunes of the organization to rapid organizational growth in new markets. Where can we look for examples of successful leadership in challenging circumstances such as these? One historical source, full of examples of triumph over staggering challenges, is the life and achievements of Abraham Lincoln. skip to main | skip to sidebar. or international market expansion. Monday, June 25, 2012. CEOs: Leadership Lessons from Lincoln. By Virgil Carter. Good luck!

You Never Know What You Will Learn from Twitter - BlogClump

BlogClump

Just a quick example of how small the world gets when social media comes into play, and why you should cast a wider net. skip to main | skip to sidebar. BlogClump - Blogging About Associations From a Gen Xer. A Gen Xer giving his thoughts and opinions on the Association world. Tuesday, January 25, 2011. You Never Know What You Will Learn from Twitter. In the DC area, there is a fantastic store called Total Wine ( @totalwine ). As I am a frequent customer, I follow them on Twitter. I saw an intriguing tweet from them the other day complete with a link to a picture. Posted by. Matt Baehr.

3 Ways to Engage More Association Members in Your Online Community

Socious

In this example, the first thing that most people see is a white vase. Have you ever looked at an optical illusion like the one above? (If If not, you have now.) However, upon closer inspection of the black areas, you notice two faces nose-to-nose. Now that you’ve seen both the vase and the faces, you can’t “un-see” either one. You can never go back to seeing a single image.

Here's a great example of clever marketing.

SocialFish

It's totally work safe and a great example of clever marketing. A friend just sent me this. topless car wash.

SCD Group: Example of Engaging Your Prospects: A Great Idea for.

SCD Group

Example of Engaging Your Prospects: A Great Idea for Association Marketers. Example of Engaging Your Prospects: A Great Idea f. Pages. About. Contact. Causeaholic. AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. Thursday, September 27, 2012. ” Today, I had a first-hand experience of what David means. I received this email: Note that the email is personalized as "Hi Steve!"