Transforming Your E-Newsletter

Wild Apricot

Here's a review of a Network for Good e-book on making the transition from a print newsletter to an email version. And for those wanting tips on refreshing an existing email newsletter, here's an article that might help. newsletter member communications

The State of the Nonprofit Newsletter

Wild Apricot

If you missed the Nonprofit Blog Carnival's Nonprofit Newsletter Trends and Tips, here's a recap and some additional posts and resources. nonprofit newsletters

Reads of the Week: September 7, 2012

Reid All About it

Oh dear, I was going to point out a good post about things your customers wish you knew about them, but apparently the people who wrote that post don’t know that most of us HATE having to close those damn sign-up-for-our-newsletter pop-up boxes before we can even get to the post we wanted to read.

What's in a Newsletter?

Cvent Association Tips

We know that most associations send out a newsletter on a periodic basis, both electronically and on paper. Don't post full articles in your newsletter - add headlines and teasers to entice people to read more on your website. • Lastly, get feedback about your newsletters.

Wild Apricot Software News January 2012

Wild Apricot

Sales Taxes, Newsletter Templates, and HTTPS. Our Chief Apricot reports on the outcomes of our recent Version 4.3 upgrade, and provides a sneak-peak into some of the updates for the upcoming Version 4.4: news Wild Apricot

Thanks For Playing: Always the Last to Know: Readz

Thanks For Playing

25 June 2012. Does your association have a magazine or newsletter? ▼ 2012. Social Media And Events Continue To Grow: 2012 Research. Quick clicks: July 26, 2012. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thanks For Playing. Seeking community in associations since 2008. Always the Last to Know: Readz. Is it online? Is it just a boring plain HTML version of the printed stories?

My favorite comments on my 2012 blog posts

ChatterBachs

Here are my favorite comments from some of my 2012 blog posts (in reverse chronological order). Lastly, please note that not all 2012 blog posts are represented below. One thing is clear… Avengers and cobwebs motivated readers to comment (and at times, comment extensively) like nothing else in 2012! From What You Can Learn from Restaurant: Impossible (November 2012): Lorna Bolduc : Excellent post. August 2012): Meagan Rockett : Jay, this is a fantastic post!

Playing to Your Strengths: Friday Fix

YourMembership Blog

March 9th, 2012 | Posted in Member Engagement + Retention. Never assume that just because it was in your most recent newsletter that everyone knows about it. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products. Support. Pricing. Company. News + Press. Customers. Technology. Management Team. Partner Programs.

Keep Members Coming Back

YourMembership Blog

February 9th, 2012 | Posted in Member Engagement + Retention , Social Media and Business Trends. Here at LocalShops1.com we have a monthly e-newsletter, and we also maintain a private members-only group on Facebook, in addition to our main Facebook page. Highlight the most active members in your e-newsletters or social media posts. One Comment to “Keep Members Coming Back” Webseitenoptimierung says: July 18, 2012 at 4:13 pm.

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Associations Unorthodox e-book available on August 8

Principled Innovation

s new Serious Questions electronic newsletter! Jeff De Cagna’s new e-book, Associations Unorthodox: Six Really Radical Shifts Toward the Future , will be available as a free download beginning this Wednesday, August 8.

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18 tips for negotiating with speakers

Aaron Wolowiec

Following are some examples of activities an organization may request or require of its professional speakers: write a newsletter/magazine article or be interviewed; write a post for the organization’s or meeting’s blog; participate in other elements of the meeting; participate in a pre-meeting online conversation; record a promotional video; or present/facilitate a pre- or post-meeting webinar.

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Personalize the Member Experience, Increase Retention

YourMembership Blog

Being Thoughtful Takes a Minute… June 12th, 2012 | Posted in Member Engagement + Retention. I’ve written about personalizing the member experience for years now but Chris Brogan reminded me in his weekly newsletter just how far personalization can go. In his newsletter he wrote about how the folks at Social Media Camp in Victoria, British Columbia made his experience memorable. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations.

Are you complacement?

Optimist Consulting

If another organisation is serving the same audience sign up to their e-newsletter, keep an eye on their events, how they engage and what they offer.

Transforming your community into a collaborative learning environment

Aaron Wolowiec

4, I had the pleasure of presenting a breakout session on collaborative learning environments during the 2012 Higher Logic Super Forum. Newsletter/magazine articles. Following are just some of the ways you might consider sharing your content with association constituents: Newsletter. On Dec.

Member Organizations: Listening Plus Action for Best Results

YourMembership Blog

Who Cares If You’re Listening… March 29th, 2012 | Posted in Member Engagement + Retention , Social Media and Business Trends. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social.

Feed Your Head (Five For the Ladies)

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

There is a lot of talk about vulvas and vaginas (you'll adapt after blushing) and I signed up for her newsletter and daily messages she calls, "The Daily Fluff.". Inspiration comes in many forms. In today's post I want to share some of the people, blogs, books, and music inspiring me lately.

Eric Lanke: The Mind of the Community

Eric Lanke

Monday, January 30, 2012. But the meeting planner or the newsletter publisher? 2 comments: Jeffrey Cufaude January 30, 2012 7:16 PM "The only way to do is to become part of the community itself." Reply Delete Eric Lanke January 30, 2012 8:31 PM Exactly, Jeffrey.

Five reasons why membership is killing association business models: Part I

Principled Innovation

’s new Serious Questions electronic newsletter! Membership is perhaps the most sacred tenet in all of association orthodoxy. Indeed, for many organizations, the membership imperative defines the very existence of the association: membership is who they are and what they do. In a time of relentless societal transformation, however, the impact of forces beyond our control makes it necessary for us to question all of our most deep-seated beliefs, including our beliefs about membership.

Curating conference content to promote member engagement

Aaron Wolowiec

Speakers, vendors, attendees and staff could be invited to transform important topics presented at the conference into valuable resources such as blog posts, newsletter articles, white papers or videos. On Thursday, July 26, at 2 p.m. ET, it will be my pleasure to present a webinar of the same name for Higher Logic.

Serious Questions: Are associations dead?

Principled Innovation

Serious Questions newsletter. Each issue of the newsletter presents a serious question on which I offer my thoughts for newsletter subscribers. Today, I am publishing what I wrote on the September 2012 Serious Question of the Month on the P.I. The September 2012 Serious Question of the Month. Serious Questions newsletter, please subscribe today. Serious Questions newsletter. In August, I launched the P.

Welcome, Association Universe!

Thanks For Playing

Speaking of content curation, there's a new player in the association world: Association Universe , a new site/newsletter specifically designed for association executives. It's similar to Wild Apricot, only hopefully they won't just delete my account and everything I've ever posted there with a "Whoops! Too bad for you!" and to the Association Resource Center , only it's not just for small staff.

Why, How and When to Quit FeedBurner

SocialFish

What recently caught people’s attention now were two moves by Google on July 26, 2012. With the FeedBurner API already deprecated and due for expiration in October 2012, it surely looks like a managed slowdown of the venerable service.

Membership Marketing on a Shoestring

Thanks For Playing

Find a complimentary organization or two, and swap member lists, swap magazine ads, swap e-newsletter promotions, swap banner ads, swap conference attendance/booths/speaking spots, etc. I'm presenting on the topic above at the Events By Design Small Staff Association workshop today, and while it's too late to join us, I thought I could share my best membership marketing tips for small staff associations (aka "the handout") with everyone. Barter!

What is Associations Unorthodox?

Principled Innovation

S SERIOUS QUESTIONS ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER.

500 Social Media Marketing Tips

SocialFish

——————– Like so many thousands of people in today’s troubled economic climate, I did not have a happy new start to the year 2012. This is a guest post from Andrew Macarthy , author of 500 Social Media Marketing Tips.

Great Leaders Are Grateful

Association Leaders

We recently received a newsletter from The Telephone Doctor that addresses this issue (among a few others). One thing I have noticed about most great leaders is they are grateful. They are grateful to have achieved success but most importantly, they are grateful to those people who help them achieve success. Part of that gratefulness includes regularly “thanking” their customers (external and internal). See November 14 blog titled, Thank You.

Social media offers innovative ways to reach out

SocialFish

Social media makes it easy for organizations to communicate so much more than the more traditional newsletter, while offering a cost-effective method of sharing news with a wider audience.

Digital & Mental Spring Cleaning

Vanguard Tech

Links in email newsletters, a section in your journal/magazine of “what’s new on the web,” a unique link in your email signatures, whatever.

The Forest and the Trees

The Big Picture

That's what the e-newsletter link promised. That newsletter did not have even ONE grammatical error, I'm sure. Be sure to check out this 18-point checklist for proofreaders before sending out your next e-newsletter to members. "An 18-point checklist for proofreaders." Paste it to your wall. Follow these rules. But when I clicked, I was just brought to the main page of a site, not the story itself.

Thanks For Playing: Friday Top 5

Thanks For Playing

20 July 2012. Reading pile is not for single sheets of paper - its for things like magazines and newsletters. ▼ 2012. Social Media And Events Continue To Grow: 2012 Research. Quick clicks: July 26, 2012. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thanks For Playing. Seeking community in associations since 2008. Friday Top 5. I am known as a pretty organized person. I dont misplace things, or miss deadlines, or run out of clean socks, or forget to feed my cat.My

Join MoeryLAI #9 Racer at Final Event!

Moery Company

Subscribers to the new MoeryLAI Association Leadership Newsletter will be eligible for a special drawing to select two winners. Simply complete the sign up sheet below and check the box "subscribe to newsletter." Thank you for supporting the #9 Belardi Auto Racing/MoeryLAI race cars last weekend at the Grand Prix of Baltimore. It was a fantastic experience. In fact, let's just keep this going!

Making Innovation Happen Survey: Sharing Key Results

Principled Innovation

s new Serious Questions electronic newsletter! Video not showing? Find it on YouTube. Last week, I released some preliminary results from the P.I. Making Innovation Happen Survey. This morning, I am sharing more detailed survey results in the form of the video you (should) see above. You are welcome to download this video, as well as a PDF with an overview of these key results. The download link will bring you to a page where you will be able to access both files.).

Achieve more: The art of collaboration

Aaron Wolowiec

Naturally, these projects gain the attention of top leadership, are allotted disproportionately more time on the board agenda, and appear first in both the monthly newsletter and the year-end report. As part of my ongoing series titled “Achieve More,” I’m profiling this month the role of collaboration in the development of dynamic, meaningful, and compelling education and networking experiences.

Five reasons why membership is killing association business models: Part III

Principled Innovation

s new Serious Questions electronic newsletter! Membership is perhaps the most sacred tenet in all of association orthodoxy. Indeed, for many organizations, the membership imperative defines the very existence of the association: membership is who they are and what they do. In a time of relentless societal transformation, however, the impact of forces beyond our control makes it necessary for us to question all of our most deep-seated beliefs, including our beliefs about membership.

Gifts, Surprises and Serendipity

Association Subculture

I was invited to give the keynote address at this years Affiniscape Connections 2012 conference and I decided to talk about the impact of gamer culture on the membership experience. We sort of give gifts in terms of communications such as magazines and newsletters.

Serious Questions: What will it take for your association’s stakeholders to thrive?

Principled Innovation

Serious Questions newsletter. Each issue of the newsletter presents a serious question on which I offer my thoughts for newsletter subscribers. Blog once the current month’s issue of the newsletter is released. The August 2012 Serious Question of the Month. Serious Questions newsletter, please subscribe today. Serious Questions newsletter. Last month, I launched the P.

Sharing my blogging experience with others

Association Advocacy Chick

” I was later asked by his local homeowners association if I would allow the post to be published in their newsletter. Late last year, I had the opportunity to present before the local chapter of Zeta Phi Beta sorority on social media. I talked about SEO and Facebook and Twitter. I gave stats on who’s using social networks. However, the part that generated the most interest and discussion centered around blogging.

Associations Unorthodox Shift #1: De-emphasize membership

Principled Innovation

s Serious Questions electronic newsletter! Over the next six weeks, I will publish a post on each of the six shifts presented in my new e-book, Associations Unorthodox: Six Really Radical Shifts Toward the Future , created in collaboration with CHIEF. If you have not done so already, I hope you will download the e-book today. Also, please join me on September 26 from 2 pm-3:30 pm EDT for my webinar on the e-book, presented in collaboration with Peach New Media.

Pinterest for Business: 9 Tips From Superuser PediaStaff [CASE STUDY]

SocialFish

Working on the PediaStaff blog and newsletters, Heidi always had more content ideas than she could realistically share in that format. Heidi includes links to relevant boards in her newsletter and blog posts, and even pins links to related boards on her Pinterest boards.

Five reasons why membership is killing association business models: Part II

Principled Innovation

s new Serious Questions electronic newsletter! Membership is perhaps the most sacred tenet in all of association orthodoxy. Indeed, for many organizations, the membership imperative defines the very existence of the association: membership is who they are and what they do. In a time of relentless societal transformation, however, the impact of forces beyond our control makes it necessary for us to question all of our most deep-seated beliefs, including our beliefs about membership.