Blogging Elsewhere: June 2011

Reid All About it

I know that you’re all on the edge of your seats waiting for the next installment of the Writing for the Web series, but first I want to catch you up on some of my blog posts elsewhere.

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Speaking Elsewhere: April 2011

Reid All About it

What do I do when I’m not writing? Every now and then I share what I know with others. Recently I did a few presentations that I thought I’d share with you too. Of course it’s not like the real deal when you get to experience my witty banter and stories. Consider this the Cliff Notes version.

Blogging Elsewhere: August 2011

Reid All About it

While the association community flies this weekend to St. Louis for the annual ASAE conference, I’ll be driving a few hours to spend a week with lots of family and friends at beautiful Ocean Isle Beach here in North Carolina.

Color Me Impressed: The Smart Set for August 2011

Reid All About it

What’s the old saying? For every three people who praise your business, ten others complain about you?

Blogging Elsewhere: May 2011

Reid All About it

Several nuggets of survey wisdom have recently floated through the online association community on ASAE’s Executive Management listserv and in tweets from the California SAE, Digital Now 2011 and ASAE Marketing, Membership & Communications conferences.

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Blogging Elsewhere: Winter 2011

Reid All About it

Read more when it’s published on Wednesday, February 9, 2011. I’ve been a busy blogging bee lately. Here are a few of my posts on other blogs. Give New Life to Your Press Release. With the rise of social media, some pundits have declared the press release dead.

Blogging Elsewhere: March 2011

Reid All About it

I’ve been cheating on my blog again. Here are some of my posts on other blogs — Avectra and Socialfish. Yes, You Can Be Private in Public. Do you have a hard time convincing your members to get active online?

2011 Year End

Jamie Notter

2011 Year End. Posted December 30, 2011. 2011 was a crazy year. 2011 also marks the end, for the most part, as my role as Executive Director of association clients at MSP. Here’s 2011 by the numbers: Miles running: 216 (up 43. December 31, 2011 at 8:43 am. December 31, 2011 at 9:26 am. December 2011 (7). November 2011 (6). October 2011 (9). September 2011 (9). August 2011 (8). July 2011 (7).

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The seven lessons I learned in 2011

Association Advocacy Chick

To those who came across Association Advocacy Chick in 2011 either by choice or circumstance, thank you for your support. Things will go wrong and that’s okay. Last week was not exactly a stellar week for me. I moderated a webinar where the first 10 minutes were marred by a glitch in the software. The meeting I hosted was delayed 15 minutes as we scrambled to connect a participant via conference call.

Blogging Elsewhere: Early May 2011

Reid All About it

Next week I plan to go offline for an at-home retreat. I envision lots of reading, thinking, planning and creativity exercises. That means I’m finally digging into Patti Digh’s Creative is a Verb and some writing books that have been wooing me. I’m starting the week with a massage on Monday.

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Art Stories: March 16, 2011

Reid All About it

A moment of unexpected bliss came to me this week while watching the trailer for the documentary, Desert of Forbidden Art. If only this film were coming to the NC Museum of Art (hint hint).

Art Stories: March 10, 2011

Reid All About it

Here are some interesting stories about art that I’ve come across recently– an endlessly fascinating topic for me. When does a work of art stop being itself? When does it stop being by the artist who originally created it?

You’ve Got to Read This: October 4, 2011

Reid All About it

If you’re behind in your blog reading, like I am, let me help you out by suggesting a few of my recent favorites. Three of these bloggers have something in common, can you figure out what it is? Long ago I stopped trying to keep up with Facebook changes.

You’ve Got to Read This: January 18, 2011

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Clay Shirky ’s Foreign Affairs article, The Political Power of Social Media (registration required), is a fascinating read that rebuts and shreds Malcolm Gladwell’s view about the power of social media to facilitate change.

You’ve Got to Read This: September 20, 2011

Reid All About it

This is a big week in the association management industry — the week of Innovation Talks , aka #asaeinnov. I wrote about innovation in associations last week for the Avectra blog and will have another post on Wednesday about how Disney encourages an innovative culture.

You’ve Got to Read This: February 10, 2011

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Innovation starts with self-critique (which is why it’s so rare) , says Peter Linett. Go against your type, don’t put on “an exhibition that feels like an art museum designed it” or “a concert format that feels like a symphony orchestra designed it.”

Association Subculture Reflects on ASAE 2011 in St. Louis

Association Subculture

Thursday, August 11, 2011. Association Subculture Reflects on ASAE 2011 in St. August 11, 2011 2:07 PM. August 11, 2011 2:11 PM. August 12, 2011 7:43 AM. August 12, 2011 9:17 AM. ▼ 2011. (27). Association Subculture Reflects on ASAE 2011 in St.

You’ve Got to Read This: January 11, 2011

Reid All About it

You can’t go far on the web without tripping over a productivity expert, or lifestyle guru but that’s another story. Unlike many productivity posts, this list from Lifehacker of ten ways to upgrade your morning routine is well worth reading.

You’ve Got to Read This: January 4, 2011

Reid All About it

I took a break during the holidays to enjoy time with my family and friends.

You’ve Got to Read This: August 30, 2011

Reid All About it

How often do you unplug? How many social media platforms do you participate in? Are you feeling a bit burnt, overloaded and stretched thin trying to keep up with it all? Then, quick, read this short post by Simon Mainwaring at Fast Company: Top 10 Ways to Keep Social Media from Driving You Insane.

You’ve Got to Read This: August 23, 2011

Reid All About it

It’s a big week here at Reid All About It, I’ll tell you why later. But enough about life for now, let’s get back to business. If you have trouble coming up with good content for your organization’s blog, you’ll like these 5 Sources for Great Blog Post Ideas by Joseph Wesley Putnam at Blogtweaks.

You’ve Got to Read This: August 2, 2011

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It’s been a while since I’ve written a curated post. If you or your organization have trouble finding time to write a post or figuring out what to write about, consider publishing a weekly curated post.

You’ve Got to Read This: December 6, 2011

Reid All About it

Blogs are not dead! That was the verdict from DelCor Technology Solution’s unconference last month: Progress U. Blogger Summit. I’m go glad I got up to Arlington VA to attend, it was a great day of conversation. DelCor’s publishing a series of follow-up posts from the Summit.

You’ve Got to Read This: February 3, 2011

Reid All About it

Joe Pulizzi at Junta42 shares a great idea for many organizations that’s also a natural fit for associations, and more imperative than ever since many have been losing traction in this area — Starting a News Service for Your Industry. Chief Content Officer? What a cool job that would be!

Free Non-profit Webinars for December 2011

Wild Apricot Blog

Here is the round-up of free non-profit webinars being offered in December. Along with our Wild Apricot product overview and Membership Database webinars, we've found 22+ on topics ranging from non-profit sustainability to Facebook enhancements. nonprofit webinar Non-profit Wild Apricot

2011 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

Wild Apricot Blog

Is your organization one of the 49% of nonprofits who said they have no formal marketing or communications plan for 2011? If you are still developing your plan or are curious to see what other nonprofits are planning this year, you should have a look at the 2011 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. Conducted by Nonprofit Marketing Guide.com , the report is based on a survey of 780 mostly small to medium-sized nonprofits in North America in December 2010.

You’ve Got to Read This: September 13, 2011

Reid All About it

Yes, you’ve got to read these posts… Do you make time for Twitter every day? I schedule two 30-minute sessions for weekdays, one in the morning and one at the end of the day.

Vanguard's 2011 Holiday Productivity and Tech Tool Round Up

Vanguard Tech

The thing I enjoy the most about the holiday season is gift giving. But in today’s tightened economy, many of us are facing reduced budgets and looking for easy gifts to give family and colleagues.

You’ve Got to Read This: October 11, 2011

Reid All About it

I usually start off my selection of good reads with something to help you save time or be more productive, but nothing wowed me this week. So I wrote my own: Be Productive While Having a Beer (or Two).

Welcome to 2011 – the password is better

Association Advocacy Chick

So what will I do to in 2011 to be a better person? Every year around this time, I make a list of 10 goals I want to accomplish by 11:59 pm eastern time on December 31. Like everyone else, I want to drop a few pounds, exercise more and spend quality time with family and friends. However this year, I decided not to make a list. Because I only have one goal: to be me, only better. . What does better mean to me? It’s the recognition that I’m advancing to the next level.

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Free Non-profit Webinars for September 2011

Wild Apricot Blog

There are over 23 free non-profit webinars in our round-up for September. You'll find webinars on cause marketing, fundraising, volunteer management, social media, constituent engagement and much more.( read more ). training webinar Wild Apricot

Free Non-profit Webinars for March 2011

Wild Apricot Blog

Here is our round-up of free webinars for non-profits and other membership organizations that we've gathered for the month of March. We found over 24 webinars on topics such as: building capacity with Boomer volunteers; social media metrics and benchmarking; project management for non-profits; and numerous leadership and fundraising sessions. So be sure to look through the list to see what might interest you or others in your organization.( read more ).

Free Non-profit Webinars for June 2011

Wild Apricot Blog

Here is our round-up of free non-profit webinars for June. Along with the Wild Apricot product webinars, this month's topics include: Online Networks and Offline Community Building; Promoting Nonprofit Events With Social Media; Using Google Analytics to Improve Your Website; Ten Best Practices for Year-end Fundraising and much more.( read more ). nonprofit non-profit webinar

You’ve Got to Read This: August 16, 2011

Reid All About it

I’m back from the beach and plowing through emails, blog posts, conference tweets and more. Thanks to Andrew Hanelly at TMG Custom Media’s Engage blog, I found seven ways to tame the beast: 7 Steps to Dealing with Information Overload. If you’re coming back from vacation to blog editor duties, you’ll appreciate the advice in this post from Sarah Arrow at For Bloggers by Bloggers, especially if your blog relies on several contributors: 7 Laws That Make Your Multi Author Blog a Success.

2011 Q2 Review: SocialFish Clients and Work

SocialFish

Here’s a review of what we’ve been up to in the second quarter of 2011. Our second quarter of 2011 in a nutshell. It’s time for our quarterly recap of what we’ve been working on. Progress!

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Free Non-profit Webinars For July 2011

Wild Apricot Blog

Here are 20 free webinars for non-profits and membership organizations in July. This month we've found webinars on topics such as: online event marketing for nonprofits; ramping up Facebook results; your board and fundraising; and measuring social media return on engagement. So check out this round-up of July webinars.( read more ). events training webinar

Free Non-Profit Webinars for April 2011

Wild Apricot Blog

Here is our monthly round-up of free webinars for non-profits for the month of April. This month, we've found 20 free webinars on topics such as: fundraising, grant writing, social media strategies, volunteer management, video tips for non-profits and much more. So be sure to look through the list to see what might be of interest to you or others in your organization.( read more ). membership nonprofit non-profit nptech webinar

You’ve Got to Read This: September 6, 2011

Reid All About it

Since this is a four-day work week, there’s no time to waste. You’ve got to hit that to-do list hard. No dilly-dallying. How would you like to learn the best procrastination tip ever ? Leo Babuta (aka @zen_habits ) has the answer. Andrew Hannelly of TMG Custom Media dug into a research study and pulled out five stats showing the power of content marketing to build relationships with customers. What is content marketing ?

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2011 Q3 Review: SocialFish Clients and Work

SocialFish

Here’s a review of what we’ve been up to in the third quarter of 2011. Our third quarter of 2011 in a nutshell. It’s time for our quarterly recap of what we’ve been working on. This year’s flying by.

32 Free Non-profit Webinars for August 2011

Wild Apricot Blog

This month's round-up of free non-profit webinars includes 32 webinars on topics such as: fundraising, volunteer engagement, multi-generational board development, grant-seeking, e-strategy development, LinkedIn and much more.( read more ). events training webinar Wild Apricot