September 2013 Newsletter

YourMembership Blog

The post September 2013 Newsletter appeared first on YourMembership.com. What is the real cost of waiting? What’s the cost of inaction? Another few months of trying to manage multiple databases and wondering whether you have the most up-to-date member list? An unknown number of prospective members who pass your association by simply because your website looks dated and isn’t user friendly? Another board meeting [.] ( Read more. )

Free Non-profit Webinars for November 2013

Wild Apricot

Here is a round-up of 27 free non-profit webinars for November 2013. nonprofit webinar

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2013 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report

Wild Apricot

Here are some of the highlights of MGI''s 2013 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report. surveys membership

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July 2013 Newsletter

YourMembership Blog

The post July 2013 Newsletter appeared first on YourMembership.com. Featured Article The Naked Truth about Technology Ever have that sinking feeling that something isn’t right? After the keys/wallet mental checklist, you realize with a sinking feeling you forgot your cellphone. The anxiety behind this realization is akin to being exposed in public. We have become exceptionally dependent on our technology. According to a [.] ( Read more. )

Free Non-profit Webinars for September 2013

Wild Apricot

Here is the round-up of free non-profit webinars for September 2013. This month we''ve found 21+ webinars to help you get ready for fall. webinar

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The 2013 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study

Wild Apricot

Here are highlights of the 2013 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study. reports

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Reads of the Week: February 8, 2013

Reid All About it

Do you have a person in mind when you write marketing or social media copy? Geoff Drake, senior web writer for the Monterey Bay Aquarium (what a cool job!), writes for his imaginary friend Sue. Get personal with your persona,” he says. “We We have a kind of pact, Sue and I. She needs a vicarious experience, and I want to foster a connection with the Aquarium, and our oceans. A day never passes when I don’t try to uphold my end of our little bargain.”.

July 2013 Newsletter

YourMembership Blog

The post July 2013 Newsletter appeared first on YourMembership.com. Featured Article The Naked Truth about Technology Ever have that sinking feeling that something isn’t right? After the keys/wallet mental checklist, you realize with a sinking feeling you forgot your cellphone. The anxiety behind this realization is akin to being exposed in public. We have become exceptionally dependent on our technology. According to a [.] ( Read more. )

Free Nonprofit Webinars for March 2013

Wild Apricot

Here is our round-up of free non-profit webinars for March 2013. webinar

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Free Non-profit Webinars for July 2013

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Here''s our round-up of more than 19 free non-profit webinars for July 2013. nonprofit Non-profits webinar

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27+ Free Non-profit Webinars for April 2013

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Here's our round-up of over 27 free non-profit webinars for April, 2013. nonprofit webinar

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Free Non-profit Webinars for February 2013

Wild Apricot

Here's our round-up of free non-profit webinars for February 2013. This month we've found 28+ webinars on topics such as: streamlining through the cloud; “brandraise to fundraise”; "Rockstar presentations" and much more. webinar

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Nonprofit Social Media Decision Guide 2013

Wild Apricot

Idealware''s updated Nonprofit Social Media Decision Guide 2013 is a great new (free) resource for non-profits looking for social media guidance. social media

That’s so…2013

Aaron Wolowiec

Globalization, digital technology, shifting markets, regulatory change—with so many disruptions in the business environment, it’s no wonder that a slew of associations remade their brands and aimed to broaden their reach in 2013. With competition heating up from for-profit providers offering free or low-cost alternatives to association education programs, pressure to innovate in association learning mounted in 2013.

Membership and Non-profit Trends for 2013

Wild Apricot

Here is a round-up of non-profit, membership, marketing and event predictions and trends for 2013. Non-profits membership events

Free Non-profit Webinars for August 2013

Wild Apricot

This month''s round-up of free non-profit webinars offers more than 22 topics for August. webinar

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33 Free Nonprofit Webinars for May 2013

Wild Apricot

Our round-up of 33 free nonprofit webinars for May includes topics such as: recruiting professional volunteers, e-strategy, inbound marketing, Facebook for executive staff and much more. nonprofit webinar

Reads of the Week: February 22, 2013

Reid All About it

Last night I went to Ignite Raleigh where the speakers, including a few of my friends, delivered a mix of inspiration, entertainment and education. Even better, the nonprofit partner for the evening was one of my favorite organizations: the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. One of the original founders of the Triangle’s Ignite movement is Jeff Cohen. Jeff holds a special place in my heart because he arranged a welcome lunch for me when I moved to Raleigh. The power of Twitter!

Reads of the Week: April 19, 2013

Reid All About it

First… Oh, Boston, you’re my home. Dirty Water by The Standells (video) my favorite by Mission of Burma didn’t seem appropriate right now. Back to your regularly scheduled program… One of my favorite curated posts to read during the weekend is GigaOm’s Look Back at the Week in Tech. They describe it as “our rewind and quick take on the most important stories and some great links for your weekend reading.”. digitalNOW (#diginow13).

Free Non-profit Webinars for December 2013

Wild Apricot

We''ve found more than 23 free non-profit webinars available in December - check out our webinar round-up. webinar

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State of the Web 2013

Spark Consulting

Mary Meeker has released her annual State of the Web presentation: KPCB Internet Trends 2013 from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Key findings include: “On the Internet, EVERYONE knows you’re a dog.” ” Photo sharing in general and Snapchat in particular are seeing explosive growth. Same thing goes for video/Vine. Facebook use is down from a year ago, but all other social platforms are up. Mobile is booming and only getting bigger.

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Reads of the Week: March 15, 2013

Reid All About it

Google Reader is where I go first thing in the morning for my professional reads about associations, marketing, digital media, technology, etc., and at the end of the day for my personal reads about food, culture, etc. I have hundreds of RSS subscriptions in dozens of Reader folders. Yes, I find a lot to read on Twitter, but its randomness, although appreciated, is no substitute for Reader. I rely on Reader to catch up on anything I missed from my favorite blogs and sites.

Best of the Wild Apricot Blog in 2013

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Here are the 20 top rated posts from the Wild Apricot Blog in 2013. Wild Apricot

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Reads of the Week: January 18, 2013

Reid All About it

The world needs more “everyday mundane acts of caring” like the ones John Haydon shares in his post, The #1 Paradigm Shift You Need to Make in 2013. Ah, Friday, and a long weekend too for many of you. Not for me – too much work to do – a good thing, so trust me, I’m not complaining. I’ll make room for enough down time to feel recharged on Monday morning, in case you care. Caring is in the air, you know, or it should be, we can make it so….

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2013 – A Progress Report.

Robert M Barnes

Finish making the basketball backboard for my … Continue reading → A Dangerous Mind 2013 bucketlist Colorado Dangerous Minds Insurance lists progress report Report Services Snowboard things to do United States (www.humanizebook.com) Here is an update on the things I made a commitment to myself to do this year. I really feel I am getting somewhere and it is nice to tick a few boxes.

Reads of the Week: January 25, 2013

Reid All About it

Over at CopyBlogger, Georgina El Morshdy shares 30 ways to build the “know, like, and trust” factor that grows an audience. She tells content marketers — meaning any individual or organization that uses content to educate and build relationships: “The reality is, your audience won’t pick up real momentum until you’ve mastered the “know, like, trust” factor. Face to face salespeople have known this for decades, but some content marketers are still struggling to get it right.”

Reads of the Week: March 22, 2013

Reid All About it

Every time I see the word media in this post by Jeff Jarvis, I think associations. He talks about media’s business model : “building a pay wall around content because content is valuable, damnit.” And then says, “I’ve been arguing to media that relationships are more valuable. Knowing people because you have their trust and give them value builds a rich and deep relationship — builds data about that relationship — that can be far more valuable for far longer than a mere transaction.

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Wild Apricot Software News August 2013

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A discussion about the pitfalls we''ve experienced with developing Version 5.0, and the lessons we''ve learned about managing Wishlist requests. news Wild Apricot

Reads of the Week: March 29, 2013

Reid All About it

Friday, already?! Time to get it done and get to the weekend. I’ve got your leisure time reading selections all ready for you. Curated Post of the Week. No surprise, I love curated posts. The Verge publishes The Best Writing of the Week on Sundays. It usually introduces me to well-written posts that I might have missed during the week, usually about the intersection of life and technology. Reads of the Week.

Reads of the Week: March 1, 2013

Reid All About it

I read far too much good stuff this week, so here’s a quick list of other useful and interesting reads: Microsoft, damn them, is limiting Office 2013 installations to one per computer, meaning, if your computer crashes or you have to reformat, you’re SOL. On Monday, it looked like all the smarty pants in DC were tweeting from the xPotomac conference.

Reads of the Week: January 11, 2013

Reid All About it

His post, 15 “And/Or” Dilemmas Facing Association Leaders in 2013 , provides enough fodder for discussion for more than a year’s worth of board and staff meetings. Content marketing is the name of the game for events in 2013 , says Jenise Fryatt. I’m back, I’m back in the saddle again. After a relaxing vacation, I’m catching up on reading and work. Here are some of my favorite reads from the past week, or two, or three.

A Few of Our Favorite Posts From 2013

Wild Apricot

Here''s a link round-up of some of our favorite posts that we''ve bookmarked on Apricot Jam during 2013. Apricot Jam

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Reads of the Week: February 15, 2013

Reid All About it

Everyone (well, most everyone) knows the benefits of content marketing. But you can’t just say to your staff, “Yeah, good idea, start doing social media.” Valeria Maltoni says, “There are three crucial challenges to overcome if you want to implement a successful content strategy ” – resource allocation, workflow planning and governance. Over at Copyblogger, Barry Feldman shares nine ways you might be losing your audience’s trust without even realizing you’re doing it. Take a look at his list.

Charitable Giving – Looking Back at 2012 To Plan for 2013

Wild Apricot

Here is a look at charitable giving in 2012 and trends that might continue into 2013. Fundraising charitable giving

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Six serious ideas for 2013

Principled Innovation

2013 is the year when association leaders will need to get serious about transformation. In 2013, association leaders will need to push back on both the entrenched assumptions of years gone by, and the equally questionable beliefs of more recent times–such as free membership as the cure to what ails associations–that have taken rapid hold of our community’s thinking. 2013 is the year when association leaders will need to get serious about transformation.

100 Things to Watch in 2013

Thanks For Playing

JWT: 100 Things to Watch in 2013 from JWTIntelligence My favorites? You're going to need to set aside some time to go through this slide deck, because it is truly 100 things. But it is definitely worth the investment. Alternative currencies/revival of the barter economy Detoxing (in the sense of cutting down on the chemicals in the products we use every day) Flexible screens (think of the possibilities!)

Wild Apricot Software News November 2013

Wild Apricot

Here’s a look at some of the initial groundwork that our design and analysis team has begun for future versions beyond 5.0. news Wild Apricot

Wild Apricot Software News September 2013

Wild Apricot

How exactly do we handle suggestions from our users about product changes and enhancements? Here is a more detailed description of our current process

Reads of the Week: April 26, 2013

Reid All About it

Curated life. One of my favorite curated posts is published on Friday afternoons: Nieman Journalism Lab’s Week in Review. Last week it covered online and offline verification in Boston’s wake, an underdog’s Pulitzer win, Medium and Matter, journalism education and more. Digital life. A GigaOm conference about digital media, paidContent Live (#pclive), took place last week in New York. Here’s the cool thing, they’ve put the session transcripts and videos on their website.

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ORGPRO 2013: Learning and networking just like Apple

Aaron Wolowiec

What if… The first step to answering the “what ifs” is to attend ORGRPO 2013 , said Donna Oser, founder of Vital Associations, and chair of the ORGPRO Task Force. ORGPRO 2013 will offer two full days of educational programming for all levels of the employment spectrum. Donna Oser, founder of Vital Associations and chair of the ORGPRO Task Force It’s no secret Michigan’s economy is suffering. In fact, nearly every industry feels the effects. Even associations.