2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

Wild Apricot

The latest edition of the Nonprofit Communications Trends Report offers up some excellent insight into the minds of non-profit staff. We''ve gathered some highlights and shared a handy inforgraphic to help make sense of it all. nonprofit research

What’s Your Association’s Theme for 2015?

Wild Apricot

Before you finalize your strategic plan or launch your projects or events schedule, take time to look back over 2014 in order to set goals and develop a theme for 2015

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17 Free Non-profit Webinars For July 2015

Wild Apricot

This summer is a great time to get ahead on your non-profit education. Here's a list of 17 FREE live webinars that offer up a host of learning opportunities. webinar Wild Apricot

October 2015 Update: Introducing Wild Apricot Academy

Wild Apricot

October was a big month! We launched our new Wild Apricot Membership Academy + Rolled out new features with Version 5.6. Have a read and learn more about all that we've been up to. Wild Apricot

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AMC-Managed Organizations are More Stable than Standalone Organizations

Why do organizations managed by Association Management Companies outperform standalone organizations? This paper seeks to answer that question through the results of a study examining the rates of change in the length of chief staff executive tenure and changes in office locations of membership-based organizations between 2009 and 2015.

July 2015 Update: Have Your Voice Heard

Wild Apricot

We’ve taken a huge leap forward in how we collect your feedback by migrating our Software Forums to the Uservoice platform. See how Uservoice will let your voice be heard! Wild Apricot

Keys to Making It Through 2015

Association Adviser

The post Keys to Making It Through 2015 appeared first on. Features Leadership 2015 Benchmarking Report brainstorming email goal-setting goals ideas leadership member engagement video It’s going to be a fast-moving, bumpy, exciting year. Strap in tight. Enjoy the ride and bag yourself a BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal). For more about this topic, click on the headline.

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Nonprofit Blog Carnival June 2015: Motivation for the Nonprofit Nation

Wild Apricot

Want to find out how to motivate your volunteers, donors, supporters and board members? Check out our Nonprofit Blog Carnival round-up for June. membership Non-profit nonprofit blog carnival

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22 Free Non-profit Webinars For April 2015

Wild Apricot

Looking to continue your non-profit education? We''ve got you covered. Take a look at the 22 free webinars available this April. webinar nonprofit

It’s On! National Volunteer Week 2015

Wild Apricot

National Volunteer Week is on from April 12 to 18. Here are some ideas for how you can recognize your amazing volunteers and share your stories. national volunteer week Volunteers

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19 Free Non-profit Webinars For February 2015

Wild Apricot

Looking to continue your non-profit education? We''ve got you covered. Take a look at the 19 free webinars that are available this February. nonprofit webinar

April 2015 Update: How Wild Apricot Is Changing and Why

Wild Apricot

The April Wild Apricot Update offers a personal message from Chief Apricot Dmitry Buterin about how Wild Apricot is changing and why. Wild Apricot

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17 Free Non-profit Webinars For March 2015

Wild Apricot

It’s cold outside, so stay in where it’s warm and learn something new! Take a look at the 17 free webinars that are available this March

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18 Free Non-profit Webinars For June 2015

Wild Apricot

In June, you can choose from among 18 free webinars that offer up a host of insights, ideas and practical tips on topics like: Leveraging your Database, Gaining Microsoft donations, Avoiding Mobilegeddon and Creating Volunteer Handbooks. Take a look at our list! webinar Non-profits

Wild Apricot Update January 2015: New Year – New Features & Resources

Wild Apricot

In this month''s Wild Apricot Update, you''ll find details on: our 2015 Product Roadmap, new responsive themes, our Membership Knowledge Hub and community building plans. Wild Apricot

17 Free Non-profit Webinars For January 2015

Wild Apricot

Start the New Year off with some non-profit learning. Take a look at the 17 free webinars that are available this January. nonprofit webinar

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June 2015 Update: Big Strides Forward in Software & Community

Wild Apricot

June was a big month for us! We made great strides with our software and community offerings. Read more about what we've been up to! Wild Apricot

18 Free Non-profit Webinars For August 2015

Wild Apricot

Further your non-profit education with these 18 free webinars

May 2015 Update: How you helped shape Wild Apricot

Wild Apricot

Wild Apricot’s functionality has grown year after year due in large part to our customers (you!). You may not even know it, but you have shaped the course of Wild Apricot. This month's Update, takes a look back at how you've shaped Wild Apricot. Wild Apricot

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A look back at 2015

Aaron Wolowiec

It’s hard to quantify those day-to-day “ah-ha” moments, but we hope you enjoy this glance at our 2015. Here’s a look at 2015: Marketing and Communications. In 2015, Event Garde produced 50 blog posts. From left to right: Jenny Hill, Aaron Wolowiec and Cally Hill. As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s time for us at Event Garde to reflect on the many things for which we’re thankful.

Refocusing on Jobs and Education in 2015

YourMembership Blog

So where are we at the start of 2015? Special note: On January 22, we hosted our first CAE Thought Leadership Webinar for 2015, titled Fads, Trends and Signals: Three Keys to Successful Innovation for Associations. The post Refocusing on Jobs and Education in 2015 appeared first on YourMembership.

It's Time For The 2015 DoGooder National Video Awards

Wild Apricot

If you''ve created a video that has helped spread your message or cause, the DoGooder National Video Awards wants to see what you’ve got

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Motor City, ASAE 2015 and a Remarkable Year at YM

YourMembership Blog

The association world is about to converge on the Motor City this weekend for ASAE’s 2015 Annual Meeting. We started 2015 with a bang by announcing the purchase of Digital Ignite , an award winning Learning Management System, to the YM suite of products, creating the leading member engagement platform for organizations. The post Motor City, ASAE 2015 and a Remarkable Year at YM appeared first on YourMembership.

Trends and Predictions For 2015

Wild Apricot

Here''s a link round-up full of trends and predictions for 2015 for non-profits and membership organizations. Fundraising Apricot Jam Communications

September 2015 Update: Your Feedback Informs Everything We Do

Wild Apricot

We’re always collecting your feedback from a variety of sources to inform the direction Wild Apricot takes. This month sees us taking our commitment to collecting feedback to new heights. We've implemented software usability testing that allows select users to test out upcoming features before they are released! Wild Apricot

2015 Association Management Trends and Important News from YM

YourMembership Blog

Welcome to 2015! Now there is, as we have just released our newest publication, The Essential Guide to 2015 Association Management Trends. To help you better prepare for these challenges, we’ve teamed up with our team of industry thought leaders to highlight some of the key themes associations can expect to see in 2015, including: Mobile experiences. The post 2015 Association Management Trends and Important News from YM appeared first on YourMembership.

People Powered Communities in 2015: Higher Logic's Year in Review

Higher Logic

The holidays are a great time to reflect on all of the year’s hard work, and what we’ve accomplished together in 2015. A huge thanks to all of you - our customers, partners, and team - for helping us make 2015 a great year for people and their communities. I’d like to brag about a few outstanding goals Higher Logic (and our clients!) achieved this year. Automation Rules.Ruled.

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December 2015 Update: A Year in Review

Wild Apricot

If you’re like us, you’re using this time between the holidays to reflect on everything you’ve done this last year. At Wild Apricot, there’s so much that’s happened, it’s hard to pick what to talk about

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Wild Apricot Update – March 2015: Android App Completes Phase 1 of Our Mobile Strategy

Wild Apricot

Wild Apricot ''s mobile app for Android has been released! This Wild Apricot Update offers details on the Android and iOS apps, as well as the first wave of responsive website themes - all part of the first phase in our mobile strategy. nonprofit technology mobile Wild Apricot

August 2015 Update: How We're Working to Deliver More Features To You

Wild Apricot

In this month’s update we wanted to show you how we’ve been changing the the way we work to increase the rate at which new Wild Apricot features are released. Wild Apricot

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Meetings mean money for hotels in 2015

Aaron Wolowiec

Thanks to PD nerds like me, in 2015 hotels should get a big financial boost. I touched on it last week in a post about MPI’s meetings forecast for 2015. As such, cybersecurity at hotels will become increasingly important for events and meetings in 2015.”. In 2015, an increasing number of hotels will offer technological conveniences such as whiteboards, social media screens and mobile apps. A new year means new professional development opportunities.

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Six Reasons You Can’t Miss the HUG Super Forum 2015

Higher Logic

Still on the fence about joining us and the rest of the Higher Logic Community for Super Forum this October? We know it happens every year, but every year is different and exciting. Here are six reasons that should convince you to attend Super Forum this year! Three great keynote speakers. Usually we only have two keynote speakers, but this year we’re bringing you three. All are thought leaders in online community management and each has a unique perspective and expert insight.

2015 Year End

Jamie Notter

Here is 2015 by the numbers: Miles running: 119 (down 110). This has been a pretty incredible year, actually. Some of it was amazing and cool (releasing our second book , growing our new company by a LOT), and some of it was amazing and not-s0-cool (cancer diagnosis, radiation, dropping 40 pounds in 4 weeks). But either way it was amazing. I also had a daughter go off to college this fall, and another daughter move in with me pretty much full time.

Wild Apricot Update – February 2015: Responsive Design and Super-charged Support

Wild Apricot

This month''s Wild Apricot Update offers details on responsive design, mobile apps and new support team members

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March Madness Turns to April Gladness – It’s Time for Xperience 2015

YourMembership Blog

I’m excited because Xperience 2015 is just a week away! Xperience 2015 will also mark the first time our customers will have the opportunity to meet with YM since the acquisition of Job Target’s career center business unit and Digital Ignite. The growth of YM’s offerings are changing the landscape of what an integrated member engagement platform will mean in 2015 and beyond.

November 2015 Update: More Learning Opportunities + New Features

Wild Apricot

This month's update is focused on how we're expanding our product and education offerings

2015 Favorite Community Reads

Higher Logic

In many ways, 2015 was the year of the private online community. We recently came up with a list of must reads , but wanted to do a broader recap of some of our favorite articles and resources from 2015. The 2015 State of Community Management Report , The Community Roundtable. The 2015 Community Benchmarking Report , Higher Logic. The 2015 benchmarking report is even more comprehensive, with data illuminating many aspects of community engagement.

5 must know facts from MemberWise Harnessing the Web 2015 survey

Optimist Consulting

We Are Social’s Digital, Social and Mobile in 2015. I recently attended the launch of the annual MemberWise ‘Harnessing the Web’ survey report. More than 200 organisations contributed to report on how they were using digital platforms at their membership organisation. Below are the five things that stood out for me. 82% expect their website to offer ‘self-service’ functionality to members. This is a 21% increase on last year’s survey.

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Engaging Your Team in 2015

Mariner

The most common lament we hear (ok it’s tied with “we can’t find volunteers”) is how can we get the volunteers to actually do what they say they will. As we’ve always said here at Mariner, volunteer management is really HR management and so the many principals for motivating employees are relevant

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Happy Holidays in 2015

Smooth The Path

The post Happy Holidays in 2015 appeared first on Smooth The Path. Miscellaneous

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