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Resources for Small Staff Associations


This is a list of free or cheap web, social media, marketing and design resources that I presented in my session, 20 Tools to Help You MacGyver Your Small Association’s Communications, at YourMembership Xperience 2016. Two really good resources about web development, design and usability: A List Apart and Nielsen Norman Grou p. This post originally appeared on Mizz Information.

An Open Letter to Human Resources

Jamie Notter

Dear Human Resources Field, I’ve been struggling with how to say this in the most supportive and effective way possible (because I do love you), but after a seemingly endless stream of imperfect drafts that I have deleted, I’ve decided to just blurt it out: I’m done with you. the trust, resources, and power that you deserve. Sorry, but I just can’t do it any more. Really, I get it.

Fall Planning Resource Round-up

Wild Apricot Blog

Here''s a round-up of resources to help with fall membership planning. From member and volunteer recruitment, to refreshing your website or communications – we''ve got you covered with helpful guides, articles and blog posts. membership events Volunteers

Resource: The Social Media Toolkit for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter's Blog

The Skills Platform and Zoe Amar have created the Social Media Toolkit to aid professionals within the charity and third sectors. I’m thrilled to have contributed a chapter. There are many guides to digital and social media. From Dummies guides to video tutorials, it’s all out there. Search for courses here. Check it out today! Strategy

Let’s Start with Human Resources

Jamie Notter

In about a month, I will have the privilege of delivering the keynote address at Impact99 , a small conference for human resources professionals taking place in Toronto. But I’m nervous because in Humanize, we do get up in the face of Human Resources a bit. Well, excited and a little nervous. Much of what is done in HR has not seen real innovation in decades. So I submitted one.

Social Media Tools and Resources for Social Learning


I created this resource list to accompany the presentation, which I figure I’d share here on Mizz Information since social media and social learning are hot topics in the association world. Of course I meant to blog about it before it happened, but we all know how that goes…so I figure better late than never. Defining and Designing Social Learning. Livestreaming is hot.

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25 meeting management resources revealed

Aaron Wolowiec

During that event, we asked both planners and suppliers alike to share with us their favorite resources (e.g., Aaron Wolowiec facilitates an “Ask the Experts” panel during the 2013 Michigan Meetings Expo. technology tools, apps, programs, websites, blogs, books and articles). Following is what they shared with us (in alphabetical order by category): Apps. CardMunch. CloudOn.

Resources for Measuring What Matters

Beth Kanter's Blog

I’ve been curating resources on nonprofit measurement over on Scoop.It, with eye towards collecting useful material related to social media and social impact measurement. The deck and blog summarizes some key points and methods from three resources: A lot of what we shared was drawn from three resources that we’ve found valuable in our work. Patel. Measurement

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Non-profit Report & Resource Round-up

Wild Apricot Blog

Here's a roundup of resources, reports and guides for non-profits and membership organizations. We've included overviews of Facebook's Non-profit Resource Centre, two reports on mobile use and a Nonprofit Guide to Internet Marketing.( nonprofit Non-profit research Resources social mediaread more ).

Red Cross – Updated Social Engagement Handbook [Resource]


This is the handbook that the National office of the Red Cross share with their local units (like chapters). Pretty self-explanatory and definitely awesome. View this document on Scribd. ———— ( photo credit ). Content Strategy From the Trenches Implementation Open Community

How Monitoring Your Online Community Can Lead to Big ROI (plus 9 other resources)


Every week we aim to make your life easier by compiling the best customer community articles from around the web right here on our blog. This week, our favorite articles focus on providing our readers with tips for skyrocketing your ROI and improving customer experience. Association Management Social Business Customer Experience

5 questions to better market your career center.

YourMembership Blog

Career Centers Industry News + Trends Member Engagement + Retention Membership Management Product Information Resource Center Resource Home Revenue Solutions association management software business productivity solution career center cloud-based technology job board software marketing automation member engagement membership growth professional development professional education

Solving real-world problems through learners.

YourMembership Blog

eLearning Industry News + Trends Resource Center Resource Home association cross training education elearning online eduction online learning professional development skillsNo matter your politics, our country needs associations. The challenges are our industry’s to take. Collectively, we are at a pivotal point in U.S. This is no lofty aspiration or illusion of grandeur.

How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic]

Velvet Chainsaw

Most of us turn to the internet when we are looking for resources to use for a presentation, report or article. The internet holds the key to so many robust resources. Yet how many of these resources can you legally use for free? That’s where Open Educational Resources (OER) can help. Education OER open educational resourcesHow many of them can you adapt?

New Year Planning Resource Round-up

Wild Apricot Blog

Here is a list of resources to help you get your organization (e.g., member renewals, events, volunteer recruitment, website and much more) off to a good start in 2015. membership-technology

Physical Education Group Launches Advocacy Resources for Teachers

Associations Now

The post Physical Education Group Launches Advocacy Resources for Teachers appeared first on Associations Now The Society of Health and Physical Educators added state advocacy toolkits to its website, which aim to help health and physical education teachers promote programs in their own schools and communities. The toolkits also allow teachers to advocate at every level.

A Few Really Useful and FREE Social Media Tips Sheets and Resources

Beth Kanter's Blog

A big part of teaching is curating resources which requires scanning through different sources, evaluating, and sharing the best practical and most useful resources for nonprofits. If you are interested in social media strategy resources, I share these regularly over at my Facebook Brand page , but in case you missed these goodies, I’m summarizing them here.

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Volunteer Recruitment Resource

Wild Apricot Blog

Here's a new volunteer recruitment resource that offers tips and secrets from volunteer managers. Volunteers

Revenues, Expenses, and Assets.Oh My! Canada's Premier Association Financial Benchmarking Resource is Here!

Portage Group

This report is your number one resource for Canadian financial benchmarking data to understand how your association stacks up across a multitude of detailed metrics related to revenues, expenses, liabilities, assets.and a whole lot more. Do you ever wonder how your association stacks up when it comes to your finances? Could your expenses and liabilities be lower? Your operations leaner?

Making the Biggest Membership Marketing Impact With Limited Resources

Wild Apricot Blog

In this guest post, Amanda Kaiser, offers tips for getting the biggest impact with membership marketing when you have limited resources. membership

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Tips For Appreciating An Essential Resource – Your Volunteers

Wild Apricot Blog

Just in time for National Volunteer Week, we''ve developed a new resource - a Volunteer Appreciation Guide - to help with volunteer recognition planning. national volunteer week Volunteers

Video For Good - Tips and Resources

Wild Apricot Blog

If you''re thinking about getting started with video for good, here are some tips and resources. nonprofit Video

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Introducing the Membership Knowledge Hub -- Helpful Resources for Small Organizations

Wild Apricot Blog

Introducing a new online resource "Hub" for volunteers and staff of small membership organizations. Resources membership Wild ApricotCheck out articles and "how-to" guides on membership management, communications, event management and much more.

3 Hidden Resources for Your #GivingTuesday Campaign


Here are three of our favorite hidden resources – and yes, we hope you’ll share the secret with others! Don’t hesitate to visit and review discussion boards, Facebook groups , blogs (like this one and others ), Twitter hashtags , and more to find the latest conversations, tips, and resources on #GivingTuesday. Guest post by Jenna Sauber, CauseVox. We hear you, and we get it.

TED Tuesday - a blog & resource

Portage Group

A Few Good Pinterest Tools, Tips, and Resources

Beth Kanter's Blog

Pinning Our Lives: Pinterest and Beyond View more presentations from Aliza Sherman. Back in January, I wrote a post about Pinterest as a curation tool to organize and share visual content I’ve collected in a pleasing visual way. Source Convince and Convert. 1. Integration. Research. This will help you get a sense of the users and whether or not Pinterest is a good fit for your content.

5 learning tech trends for 2017.

YourMembership Blog

eLearning Industry News + Trends Product Information Resource Center Thought Leaders adaptive learning ams association management software elearning learning management software learning management system LMS mobile app online learning professional development professional education talented learning videoJohn’s predictions come from […].

Google+ Resources for Nonprofits


All the Google + Links - GREAT list of resources about G+. This presentation from V3 Integrated Marketing’s Shelly Kramer and Community Organizer 2.0′s ′s Debra Askanase for the SocialFish Think Tank Summer Series focused on best practices for using Google+ for campaigns and advocacy. The presentation delivered real world tips on how to develop your G+ profiles/pages and how to build and leverage your networks. The presentation also focused on features of Google Plus that nonprofit organizations are leveraging successfully, and examples from those organizations.

5 Free Resources for Association Pros


Association professionals, you work tirelessly every day to make your industries better (often with very few resources and an abundance of setbacks). That said, we want you to know that there are plenty of resources out there designed to help you accomplish your mission.

New Infographics Resource From Idealware

Wild Apricot Blog

Here''s an overview of a new resource from Idealware that can help you understand when and how to use infographics. infographic

Resources and Slides: Ten Nonprofit Work Practices for Impact without Burnout

Beth Kanter's Blog

Resources. Happy Healthy Nonprofit – Resources, Links, and Worksheets. University of Buffalo: Self-Care Starter Kit – Resources on Self-Care. Yesterday, Aliza Sherman and I shared some insights from our forthcoming book “ The Happy Healthy Nonprofit ,” a work in progress. How to shift from a chronic state of stress to a chronic state of self-care .

5 Free Non-profit Reports and Resources

Wild Apricot Blog

Here is a round-up of five free reports, white papers and e-books offering insight on fundraising, resource-raising and mobile phone usage.( read more ). Donor management E-mail marketing Fundraising research

#mygivingstory: Resources and Best Practices for @GivingTuesday Nonprofit Storytelling

Beth Kanter's Blog

The details are below, but before you enter, you might want to review some good storytelling resources to ensure that your story is as amazing as Dr. Cairo’s. The chat was great, so I’m summarizing the resources and key points below: What do you think makes a powerful story? A few good resource for tips, tools, and best practices for nonprofit storytelling: Goodman Center. Storytelling is an essential fundraising skill for nonprofits. He shared incredible stories from over two decades of providing rehabilitation for disabled people in Afghanistan. Momsrising.

After Agent’s Murder, Realtor Association Offers New Safety Resources

Associations Now

The National Association of Realtors has released new resources as part of its safety program to help ensure real estate professionals can reduce the risks of threats and attacks while on the job. The post After Agent’s Murder, Realtor Association Offers New Safety Resources appeared first on Associations Now

Free Non-profit Reports and Resources

Wild Apricot Blog

Here is a round-up of recently released reports and resources available free of charge that might be of interest to non-profit and membership organizations. This post offers an overview of NTEN's eNon-profits Benchmark Study and 2011 Social Benchmarks Report and Idealware's Donor Management System Workbook.( read more ). Donor management nonprofit non-profit Non-profit technology nptech social media

Are You A Twitter Newbie? 7 Resources To Help Get You Started

Wild Apricot Blog

If you''re a Twitter newbie, here are 7 great resources to help get you started. nonprofit membership social media

[RESOURCE] Creating a Culture of Innovation – 8 Ideas That Work at Google


Receive Your Complimentary White Paper NOW ! “ Creating a Culture of Innovation “ Eight ideas that work at Google. We don’t have a secret formula for innovation, but we do like to share our eight guiding principles and show how we apply them inside Google. Collaborate easily. Use data to make the best choices. Get your Google for Work perspective now. – See more at: [link].

How to Grow Your Company By Turning Your Product into a Platform (plus 9 other resources)


Every week we aim to make your life easier by compiling the best online community articles from around the web right here on our blog. This week, our favorite articles focus on providing our readers with tips for building online communities and increasing engagement. Association Management Social Business Customer Engagement Customer Experience

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Membership Marketing Resources

Wild Apricot Blog

Here are three free resources that offer food for thought for membership and non-profit organizations in your marketing efforts. For membership organizations that want to better understand relationship building - or breakup; the power of content; or if you simply want to hear what other nonprofit communicators have to say on these topics, we've identified a report that outlines what drives engagement through email, Facebook and Twitter; a white paper on why marketing is content; and a Guide to Nonprofit Marketing Wisdom.( read more ).

Effective Facilitation: A Six-Pack of Favorite Resources

Idea Architects

Whether you are doing the work of a meeting, process, or workshop facilitator or just looking to incorporate more of a facilitative approach in your work as a manager or leader, these are five resources I find invaluable. resources facilitation booksIn this way you begin to think together—not simply report out old thoughts no one has answers to. Jenkins and Maureen R. Learn more here.