How to Recruit Volunteers from Your Email List

Wild Apricot

If you’re sending emails to your contact list, asking for volunteers, but not getting a lot of response, it’s likely that your emails are getting lost in your recipients’ inboxes. Here's one simple thing you can do to get your emails to stand out.

3 Surprising Truths about Recruiting

SocialFish

On Association Success this past month, Jamie’s been writing all about recruiting. What We Can’t Admit About Recruiting. It’s a big decision, yet neither side really seems to have the information they need to make a good decision. How about watching them work.

How to Motivate Around Mission

Associations Now

Roles at associations are in constant flux, which makes it harder for leaders to assign roles. Freeing staff and volunteers to express their own passions around the job can help. People come to work for relationships, personal efficacy, and a sense of purpose.”

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Building an Amazing Volunteer Recruitment Strategy: The Conversation Continues.

Wild Apricot

Barry Altland, author recently held an expert webinar with Wild Apricot titled, “How to Build an Amazing Volunteer Recruitment Strategy.” The webinar participants asked Barry many questions about recruitment and volunteering. Read on to see Barry's insights. webinar altland barry volunteer recruitment

20 Free Nonprofit Webinars for August 2016

Wild Apricot

If you're organization is struggling to recruit volunteers, have you considered using social media to do the work for you? In one of this month's free nonprofit webinars, you'll learn how to recruit volunteers right from Facebook, Twitter, and even YouTube. august free webinar

How to Make Culture, Not Perks, Work For Your Organization

Higher Logic

These perks are meant to reflect a culture that helps employers recruit and retain top-rate talent to their organizations. Too good to be true. This has the potential to create resentment amongst organization members. How to define your organization's culture.

A LinkedIn-Centric Strategy for Member Recruitment

Associations Now

Learn how one association professional has done just that. To put it another way: Have you started an international scientific association from scratch, using LinkedIn exclusively to get it off the ground? So, to grow The Graphene Council, he pursued a LinkedIn-only strategy.

Coaches vs. Cancer: Groups’ Fundraising Strategy Eyes New Recruits

Associations Now

Here’s why ACS recruited some of college basketball’s top coaches to their team. Basketball coaches tend to be a passionate bunch, known for their bursts of inspiration. If you don’t know how to dream, you’re dead.”.

The Secret to Recruiting the Best Talent: Authentic Employer Branding

SocialFish

Join Jamie Notter and Charlie Judy at WorkXO for the first in our new HR webinar series in partnership with QuestionPro about The Secret to Recruiting the Best Talent: Authentic Employer Branding. Why is it so hard to recruit and retain the right talent?

Make Your Association a Top Recruiter

Membersuite

As an association executive, chances are that you’ve heard how important it is to retain members - over and over. Associations get so fixated on retaining members, that they may forget how to effectively recruit them. Is your association recruiting 5 star members?

[Cool Infographic Friday] How Social Recruiting Can Attract Top Talent to Your Organization

SocialFish

Thanks to Betterteam for sending along this infographic! ———— Have you tried using social media as a recruiting tool for your association or nonprofit? Plus, if you’re looking to attract millennials to your workforce, social is possibly the best method.

Beyond Testimonials: How to Unearth Great Member Stories

Associations Now

Last spring, a Tumblr dedicated to corporate brands’ lazy social media efforts showed us the potential pitfalls of a seemingly innocuous request: “Tell us your story.” So it stands to reason that stories from members must be of some use to associations, right?

How to Design a Successful Mentoring Program

Association Adviser

Benefits for mentees range from a boost in self-confidence to life-long positive professional impacts, such as learning how to speak up and be heard and understanding how to accept feedback. Recruiting. Should I run a pilot program to test the waters?

Day 2: How to be a Google Ads SuperHero - for Charities & Nonprofits

Wild Apricot

For Day #2 of the Membership Growth Online Summit you will learn how to set up digital ad campaigns to recruit new members. Session #1 @ 11:00 AM (ET) - How to Increase Members with. And today is special, because there will be 2 sessions on this topic! Marketing digital google-ads

Chapter Takeaways from the 2016 ASAE Annual Meeting & Expo

Chapter Chat

Hopefully everyone has had some time to settle back into their daily routine after a great ASAE Annual Meeting & Expo! (We We know it can take forever to dig yourself out of those emails). As if life wasn’t hard enough, chapters have to come in and add more complexity to everything.

Turn Your 'Over Eager' Online Community Members into Super Users

Higher Logic

If your over eager member is a bully and creating a toxic community environment, then you need to step in and make sure they don’t ruin the online community experience for everyone. First, that type of enthusiasm is hard to come by, so take the time to nurture it when you find it.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.4.16

Reid All About it

Each episode is dedicated to a president starting with George Washington and ending with Donald Trump. I’m listening to them all in order, of course, and have made it up to the Warren Harding episode. Since I love to cook, America’s Test Kitchen Radio is another favorite.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.18.16

Reid All About it

To make up for the lack of webinars, here are some good reads for you, starting with one of the best posts I’ve read on website user experience. Orbit Media provides 40 “painless tactics” for improving your website so you can hold on to visitors and move them along a path to action.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.2.16

Reid All About it

If you’re going to the ASAE Technology Conference, like me, and agreed during registration to receive emails from exhibitors, then you’re probably getting several of them a day. Want to read more? Ok, on to the list of this week’s free webinars and learning events.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.2.16

Reid All About it

If you’re going to the ASAE Technology Conference, like me, and agreed during registration to receive emails from exhibitors, then you’re probably getting several of them a day. Want to read more? Ok, on to the list of this week’s free webinars and learning events.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.30.16

Reid All About it

After reading Elizabeth Engel and Shelly Alcorn’s paper, The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm , I was inspired to write my own take on how associations could transform higher education. Why not dream big or dream differently—that’s how to design your own future.

How to Start or Grow Your Online Career Center

Association Adviser

Starting or growing a career management site doesn’t have to be intimidating. However, many associations are hesitant to commit the needed resources and staff time to begin or enhance an online career center because doing so always seems to be a large undertaking.

What REALLY Drives Success for Your Association?

Spark Consulting

Information overload – we all experience it personally, every day, with our emails and social media feeds and online media and print media and broadcast media, and that’s hard enough to manage. But in 2016, our associations ALSO struggle with information overload.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.4.16

Reid All About it

How many times have you asked yourself that? The only problem with flow is when I forget to set a timer to get up every 30 or 40 minutes to stretch my legs and get some fresh air. Before I get to the list of webinars, how about some good reads?

Is your membership organisation’s board digitally savvy?

Optimist Consulting

I recently read a great new document, Making digital work: 12 questions for trustees to consider , which contains useful guidance on what your non-profit board should be thinking about when it comes to digital. They are also likely to bring digital expertise from their daily job.

The Wikipedia Effect: Why People Volunteer

Higher Logic

But how do they do it? Why do these people from all over the world, who speak many different languages, spend large amounts of time and brainpower contributing to Wikipedia and fact-checking articles? They compared the two groups over time to see who were still active editors.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.16.16

Reid All About it

Now that I’m back from the ASAE Technology Conference & Expo , it’s time to get festive. Although, thanks to the good cheer of ASAE attendees and exhibitors, I’ve been feeling pretty festive these past few days. How to Minimize the Perils of DIY Project Management.

What to include in your membership marketing plan

Optimist Consulting

I was delighted to recently present at CHASE on how to develop your membership marketing strategy and plan. 1.What do you need to promote across the year? How can you promote these product/service lines? Who do you want to communicate to?

Blogs that work.and spread

Higher Logic

Let’s take a look at how to do that well. If you’re a community manager, you can use effective blog posts to recruit and communicate with both current and potential community members – and all of these principles apply. It’s not enough to be useful.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.16.16

Reid All About it

Now that I’m back from the ASAE Technology Conference & Expo , it’s time to get festive. Although, thanks to the good cheer of ASAE attendees and exhibitors, I’ve been feeling pretty festive these past few days. How to Minimize the Perils of DIY Project Management.

Being a Board Member Could Give You a Boost !

Portage Group

The Portage Group had been brought into this particular meeting to present options of structure models to align with strategic goals. every new generation brings a fresh perspective to previous traditional approaches.” To Offer New Perspective on Old Traditions.

Feeling the Burn(out)

Higher Logic

Community management is a new, exciting and growing field -- there are great reasons to get in on the action and become one or hire a community manager for your organization. Resistance to social technology in their organization. How do you know you’re burning out?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.9.16

Reid All About it

This week kicks off with a webinar you won’t want to miss: Elizabeth Engel and Shelly Alcorn discussing their insightful new report, The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm. So much opportunity is there to be grabbed, but it will require associations to step up their game.

Four Reasons Your Marketing Team Needs Community

Higher Logic

It doesn’t matter what your community is for or why your organization decided to establish one -- it can be a powerful tool for your marketing department. But it does mean that your marketing team can learn what makes your members tick and how to bring in more leads.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.13.16

Reid All About it

If you’d like me to list your webinar, please send me the information before Thursday, and I’ll be happy to include it in the following week’s list. What does it take to access, anticipate, and adapt your association to the future through the work of foresight?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.29.16

Reid All About it

I hope you’ve been able to take advantage of some of the free, quality education offered by the association community. Sometimes, you’ll receive a link to a recording you can listen to while eating lunch at your desk. The Completely Revised Guide to Great Board Recruitment.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.11.16

Reid All About it

If you love to hike in the mountains and desert, make plans to spend some time in Big Bend National Park in far west Texas. Now, back to what you came here for—what kind of webinars are going on next week? Most webinar hosts send a link to the recording to all registrants.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.25.16

Reid All About it

Yes, we are blessed to be here on this beautiful planet. EDT* – The Certificate is Obsolete: New Ways to Track PD, CE and Certification . Woo Woo to Wow: Creating Conscious Associations (Association Chat on Blab).

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.25.16

Reid All About it

Yes, we are blessed to be here on this beautiful planet. EDT* – The Certificate is Obsolete: New Ways to Track PD, CE and Certification . Woo Woo to Wow: Creating Conscious Associations (Association Chat on Blab).

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.2.16

Reid All About it

I’m definitely participating in Tuesday’s Association Chat on Blab—a topic and speakers I don’t want to miss. And, I’ll see how the rest of my week shapes up. I’d love to go to Chicago for the AMS Fest, but…too many conferences, too little time and money, sort of like books.