Keep Your Strategic Communications Plan Alive
MAY 20, 2015
Drafting a strategic communications plan is hard enough, but keeping it relevant can be more difficult. Putting the words “strategic” and “communications” together can strike fear in the hearts of many association executives. Then draft your plan.
Just Getting Started With Communications Planning?
Wild Apricot Blog
DECEMBER 7, 2011
Are you new to communications planning? Wild Apricot has developed a Getting Started With Communications Planning guide for small associations and non-profits. association management member communication Non-profit Communications
MARCH 18, 2013
Carter How many of you have been ambushed in the communications trap? For example, at a meeting of the respected Past President Committee, and esteemed member says, “This organization does a crappy job of communicating. What should I renew when this organization can’t communicate any better than that?” And you send emailed and snail mailed communications to members on a regular basis. Communications are vitally important. By Virgil R.
Silence isn’t golden in the dark
JANUARY 14, 2014
In fact, it’s a great case study for public relations students, and researchers and PR firms will have a field day analyzing this communications disaster. At the same time, the company admitted it had no emergency plan in place. Communicate, communicate, communicate.
Improving Your Member Communications, Part 2 of 2
DECEMBER 7, 2015
Creating a fully integrated communication strategy isn't daunting if you Take AIM. We drill down into how associations are integrating & measuring their member communications. The post. For more about this topic, click on the headline.
Leading People Through Change: An Essential for Success
SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
But for the board member who has a full-time job and only conducts association business a few days a year, or the staff member who is planning a logistically intensive meeting, your perspective might not be clear, might not match their experience or may not even seem relevant. You need a plan.
6 top tips for how to talk to your trustees about your communications work
SEPTEMBER 28, 2016
While some boards understand the role and remit of their communications team and actively seek their help, the report illustrates that some boards do not share this interest in communications, and it offers ideas to overcome this and work effectively with your trustees.
Association Chat: Associations and Globalization
KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup
APRIL 21, 2015
How would marketing and communication plans be affected by an association becoming global? https://flic.kr/p/4rXRZh
Creative Process Tips and Tools
Wild Apricot Blog
JULY 8, 2013
If you are kick-starting some communications planning this summer, here are some tips and resources that might help. member communication
2011 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report
Wild Apricot Blog
JANUARY 17, 2011
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. association association marketing member communication networking nonprofit non-profit Non-profit Communications nptech social media
An Introduction to Social Media For Strategic Communication
OCTOBER 28, 2013
Social media doesn’t exist in a vacuum but as part of an integrated communication campaign. The newest incarnation of his presentation defines the social space as it fits within a measurable communication plan. There are three truths to social media.
6 Things that Go Boo in the Night for Association Execs
OCTOBER 30, 2016
Do you think ahead and build contingency plans? Do you include this in a crisis communications plan? Plan ahead now and hope you never need it! Does your crisis communications plan include contacting your attendees and/or members? Contingency planning does.
Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.3.17
Reid All About it
MARCH 3, 2017
Learn how to evaluate your program for volunteer engagement, determine how best to deploy volunteers, create a communication plan, and screen and train volunteers to be an important part of your volunteer recruiting, retention and recognition plans.
Put Your Marketing Gloves on and Bring on Member Engagement
DECEMBER 19, 2016
It’s a smart business move on their part to anticipate, watch for and have a communication plan in place for when the newness wears off. Implement an automated process to communicate effectively and efficiently.
Latest Association & Nonprofit Jobs – April 12
APRIL 12, 2017
We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital. This positions currently has one direct report – a Director of Events/Communications and would manage our media/PR agency relationship.
What Makes Community?
MARCH 28, 2013
Were you using carrier pigeons to communicate? No one created a community strategy or marketing and communications plan. You need to communicate what’s going on in the community with your audiences on an ongoing basis. ” If you have it, there’s a good chance your online community will make it, even in the absence of a manager or a strategy or a communications plan or even adequate technology.
Hot association jobs this week – March 23
MARCH 23, 2017
We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital. Vice President of Communications , Chesapeake Bay Foundation – CBF seeks a new Vice President of Communications. Communications is one of CBF’s four operating programs.
Are You Ready to Respond to Your Association’s “Brian Williams moment?”
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
Have a written crisis communications plan. As you probably know, NBC News is currently embroiled in a raging controversy over reports of Brian Williams, the anchor of its NBC Nightly News.
Hot Association Social Media Jobs This Week – January 13
JANUARY 13, 2017
We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital. The position will be responsible for increasing membership growth and for developing and implementing comprehensive marketing plans for IAA events, programs, and other initiatives.
Awesome Association Jobs This Week – February 2
FEBRUARY 2, 2017
We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital. In this role, you will be responsible for managing marketing and communications plans and deliverables for mission programs and grant-funded marketing campaigns.
Hot Association Jobs: November 10
NOVEMBER 10, 2016
We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , digital and technology. Communications and Marketing Manager – Fusion Management – Seeking a qualified candidate to work for a small association management company for its prime client.
Study: Change Is Good, But Many Organizations Don’t Do It Well
MARCH 21, 2014
The success or failure of a change initiative is not just about initiating, planning, monitoring, executing, and evaluating the project that will drive the change,” the report stated. “It establishing and communicating concrete ownership and accountability.
Three Difficult Conversations Meeting Planners May Encounter
JANUARY 22, 2016
When it comes to letting your attendees and exhibitors know that a meeting is no longer taking place, the more communication the better, which is why a crisis communication plan is necessary. Also, be sure to communicate to them on multiple channels.
As Hurricane Season Arrives, Associations Offer Preparedness Tips
JUNE 3, 2014
History teaches that awareness and preparation can reduce the impact of a disaster, such as a hurricane,” Chris Hogan, IBWA vice president of communications, said in a statement. It’s almost summer, and that means the beginning of hurricane season along the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico.
Associations Live: Crisis and Communication
OCTOBER 11, 2010
As our largest program of the year approaches, I have been spending time working on our Emergency Operations and Communications Plan. Whenever we bring large groups of our members together for an event, we
Awesome Association Jobs This Week – February 23
FEBRUARY 23, 2017
We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital. The Vice President will align the marketing and communications outreach with NAMIC’s overall strategic plan.
Jewish Center and School Groups Ramp Up Response to Bomb Threats
MARCH 3, 2017
Prizmah is creating a webinar series to give schools up-to-date information on bomb threat procedures and protocols, as well as crisis communication plans. The schools’ role in communicating with their communities is also important, Bernstein said.
What I’m Reading
JUNE 12, 2013
Tips for using social media as part of your crisis communications plan from the SocialFish blog. blog roundup communication conferences cool technology innovation leadership management membership social media AMS Anna Caraveli ASAE Associations Now Harvard Business Review Innovation Excellence Joe Gerstandt SocialFish Technology Review “…after forty years of intensive effort, the work-life frontier looks grim ” (ouch). What do you believe ?
Time to Declare Independence From Social Media?
JULY 5, 2016
So where does this deeper intellectual conversation put association marketing and communications professionals charged with spreading an association’s message?
Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.4.16
Reid All About it
NOVEMBER 11, 2016
Brainstorm ways to start planning for the uncertain future with case studies and best practices from around the globe. This webinar will give you a better understanding of Lean Six Sigma and how to use it in event planning. Digital Planning Priorities.
Free E-Book: NetworkforGood Giving Day Planning Guide
Beth Kanter's Blog
AUGUST 7, 2014
After spending a year facilitating a peer learning community of Knight Foundation grantees hosting giving days, one of the most factors for success for local no nonprofits participating is having about 6-9 months timeframe to develop a plan. NetworkforGood to the rescue!
The Associations Giving Wastewater a Second Life
MAY 12, 2015
The trade group WateReuse has been trying to push general acceptance, in part by creating communication plans focused on building public relations momentum. “We These model communication plans are extremely important,” WateReuse Executive Director Melissa Meeker said in January.
Five Energy Hungry Brain Functions We Use At Conferences
DECEMBER 12, 2012
These functions are recombined to communicate, plan, problem-solve and perform other mental tasks. Have you ever started your day by trying to read emails while listening to your voice mails? If you’re like me you have. And it just doesn’t work.
When bad news comes knocking, get in front of it fast with honesty and transparency.
MAY 16, 2013
Where''s my crisis communications plan when I need it? It makes me wonder if Schnucks has a crisis communications plan. And, it starts with a pre-determined crisis communications plan to guide you when faced with a crisis.
Giving Days and Beyond the Dollars: What Have We Learned?
Beth Kanter's Blog
AUGUST 10, 2016
Through conversations amongst themselves and with their tech providers, the foundations have developed some new practices for future giving days: Conduct “Table Top” crisis planning exercises and develop a plan. Our corporate partner, First Bank, does this sort of planning all the time.
7 secrets of thinking like an entrepreneur
MAY 3, 2016
Then, develop, implement and monitor a communication plan that answers the following four questions: How will we ensure different silo groups buy in to the need and benefit of this project?
Why the Reddit Situation Really Matters to Associations
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
Community managers will never be able to eliminate the external forces, but how they cope with them, and how they communicate with their superiors about them, are important skills for community managers to master. Know more — communicate — and know before — don’t surprise.
What Gets Measured Gets Better
Beth Kanter's Blog
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
I spoke to a group of nonprofit in Seattle a few weeks ago at Pyramid Communications who found the advice for taking incremental steps towards improvement very useful. As communications consultants, we often fight the thud factor. We’re all midstream with our communications.
A look back at 2015
NOVEMBER 17, 2015
Here’s a look at 2015: Marketing and Communications. In September, Event Garde held a marketing and communications retreat in which we discussed our communications strategy and marketing goals. From left to right: Jenny Hill, Aaron Wolowiec and Cally Hill.
In the eye of the Storm
NonProfit University Blog
NOVEMBER 14, 2014
Why don’t we plan for the crises that we know there is a good probability we will face? Did everyone run out after Superstorm Sandy (or the preceding hurricanes) and create disaster plans and/or data protection plans? A crisis communication plan, which every organization should have for the big, little and everything in between crises. How will you communicate with the traditional media and use/not use social media? (And,