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The Complete Guide to Running a Successful Membership Drive (+10 Proven Ideas to Get More Members)

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Here are 10 real-life examples of organizations (both small and large) that held very successful membership drives, gaining anywhere from 5 to 200 new members, plus advice on how to set your goal, budget, strategy, and more

The 10 Best Social Media Tools for Nonprofits That Save Time and Money (2018 Update)

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Here are the 10 best social media tools for nonprofits to save time (and money) scheduling, managing, and optimizing their social networks. social media

28 Facebook Groups Every Nonprofit Professional Needs to Join

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I’ve found that nonprofit Facebook Groups are a great way to network with members of other nonprofits. They can also help answer those sticky questions that you just can’t Google the answer to. That’s why I’ve created this list of the top 28 nonprofit Facebook Groups, so you know where to go. Facebook facebook-groups

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The Complete Guide to Setting Up a Robust Membership Model

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We created this guide for any organization looking to implement a membership model. Over the past decade, we’ve helped thousands of membership organizations successfully set up and grow their members. This guide contains everything we’ve learned.

Sales Operations Demystified: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How To Do It Right

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What is Sales Operations? Sales operations refers to the unit, role, activities and processes within a sales organization that support, enable, and drive front line sales teams to sell better, faster, and more efficiently.

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48 Free Nonprofit Webinars for May 2018

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Every month I compile the internet's biggest list of free nonprofit webinars. Here are all the webinars for May 2018

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How to Start a Nonprofit the Right Way and Get Your First Paying Members

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New nonprofits face more challenges than ever before, because of how the internet and emerging technologies are changing the ways in which people interact with organizations. In this comprehensive guide, I show you how to start a nonprofit the right way and get your first paying members.

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5 Best Practices to Promote Your Event on Facebook and Boost Registrations

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Are fewer people attending your events these days? Are you hoping to dramatically increase attendance at your big conference this year? Rather than relying solely on email blasts, word-of-mouth, and social media posts, here's how to use Facebook ads to increase event attendance

How to Choose Your Membership Levels Properly

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I surveyed over 50 membership sites to see what types of Membership Levels were most common. In this post I cover the four most common membership level tiers and show you examples from real organizations. membership-levels

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39 Free Nonprofit Webinars for April 2018

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Here's April's roundup of free nonprofit webinars

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10 Inexpensive (or Free) Nonprofit Marketing Tools That Create Stunning Visuals

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Posts with images and videos get shared up to 230% more than those without. To create your own stunning visuals, here are 10 inexpensive and free nonprofit marketing tools that can help. Visual-Tools Nonprofit-Marketing-Tools

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3 Nonprofit Hashtag Strategies That Actually Get Followers, Raise Money, and Spread Awareness

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In this post I’m going to show you some of the most effective uses of hashtag campaigns I’ve seen, and how to find the best hashtags for your audience

Top 10 Most Popular Membership Management Softwares

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Ever year Capterra (a software review website) publishes their Top 20 Most Popular Membership Management Software list — analyzing criteria like customers, members, and reviews — to help organizations decide which option might be best for them.

The Complete Guide on How to Start an Association

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This step-by-step guide to covers absolutely everything you need to know about how to start an association in the USA. How-to-Start-an-Association

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The 3 Best Instagram Strategies For Nonprofits

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If you’re struggling to get results, or simply starting from scratch, I’m going to show you the three best Instagram strategies for nonprofits I’ve seen get more likes and followers. Instagram

34 Free Nonprofit Webinars for February 2018

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Here are 34 free nonprofit webinars for February 2018. webinars

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46 Free Nonprofit Webinars for March 2018

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Here are 46 free nonprofit webinars for March, 2018

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The #1 Rowing Club Software: Free Trial

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Looking for an easy way to coordinate training programs and register rowers for events and classes? Dozens of rowing clubs use Wild Apricot’s software to seamlessly handle all their admin tasks and more

37 Free Nonprofit Webinars for January 2018

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Do you want to raise more funds, engage more volunteers, and stay on top of the latest online tools in 2018? If so, there's a free nonprofit webinar in January on each of these topics and more

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9 Super Productivity Tools for Nonprofits

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If you find yourself struggling to keep up with everything you have to coordinate in your work, I encourage you to browse this list of productivity tools to see which ones might help you out. Every tool in the list has a free basic version or trial. Even if a tool can save you just one hour a week, it may be worth exploring

How to Write a Newsletter Your Members Will Actually Want to Read

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Does your digital newsletter have low engagement? Here's how to write a newsletter your members actually want to read

The Top 5 Social Media Fails You’re Still Committing (and how to #win instead!)

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Stop committing these social media fails and learn how to boost your followers and engagement from the pros. social media

Your Nonprofit Culture Can Be Ruined by These 3 Common Traps

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I’ve seen nonprofits set toxic and downright annoying work culture expectations that ultimately deter the creation of a strong, functional team. If you’re at an organization where you actually want to build a strong nonprofit culture of teamwork (and attract professional and talented staff), here are three common traps to avoid and what to do instead. Nonprofit-Culture

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The Top 7 SEO Tips for Nonprofits Who Want to Rank #1

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If you'd like to increase the traffic to your website, these 7 nonprofit seo tips will help your pages rank in a snap. I know, because they worked for me

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Use These 5 Steps to Create a Successful Nonprofit Marketing Plan

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Having worked with hundreds of organizations, I can tell you that the ones who develop and follow a strong nonprofit marketing plan grow faster and make a bigger impact than those who don’t. Here are 5 steps to create your own with examples. Nonprofit-Marketing

The Nonprofit’s Guide to Augmented Reality (+12 Examples of Inspiring Nonprofit Augmented Reality Campaigns)

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Learn everything a nonprofit needs to know about how to make a successful Augmented Reality (AR) campaign and 12 examples of nonprofits who’ve already found success. VR Virtual-Reality AR Augmented-Reality

June Update: Wild Apricot Launches Online Boot Camp

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Learn about the launch of our new Boot Camp, a podcast with our CMO, product improvements and more

29 of the Best Nonprofit Event Management Software Tools

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If you’re looking to raise more money and make managing your events easier, here’s a list of 29 event management software tools that can help you out. It’s my hope that you browse the list and discover one or two new tools that are perfectly suited for your organization’s needs.

The 5 Best Ways to Generate Earned Income for Your Nonprofit

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If your organization is looking for more funding opportunities, here are five of the best ways nonprofits are generating earned income to support their missions

How I Quadrupled My Nonprofit Blog Traffic in Less Than 1 Year

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In this post I’m going to share everything I’ve learned about how to build a successful nonprofit blog from the ground up. This year I've taken traffic from 9,000 visitors/month to over 36,000. Blogging Nonprofit-Blog

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5 Types of Nonprofit Members and How to Engage Them

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In this post, I'm going to cover the five most common nonprofit member types I've encountered and the strategies I’ve seen work best

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11 Ways to Make Money on the Side Because Your Nonprofit Job Doesn't Pay Enough

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I’m just going to say it, lots of nonprofit professionals are overworked and underpaid. So what do you do when you love your nonprofit job, but it doesn’t pay the bills? Here are 11 gigs that can make you money on the side. Nonprofit-Job

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The Simplest Way to Get Board Members to Help with Fundraising

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When it comes to fundraising, every extra hand helps, so what do you do when a board member isn’t cooperative? Fundraising expert, Amy Eisenstein shares her experience and the one simple thing that will get every board member to help out. Eisenstein amy Fundraising

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90 Cycling Clubs Use This #1 Cycling Club Software

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If you want to spend more time on the road, and less time sitting around in the office managing your club, Cycling Club Software may be for you.

Every Nonprofit Hashtag in One Big List Plus The Best Hashtag Campaign I’ve Seen

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Here's a list of all the nonprofit hashtags. I also included all the nonprofit Twitter chats and the best hashtag campaign I've seen. Nonprofit-Twitter Nonprofit-Hashtags

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27 Free Nonprofit Webinars for December 2017

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Here are 27 free nonprofit webinars for December. webinars

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9 Things Your Emails Absolutely Must Include to Welcome New Members Right (+Template)

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I once received a new member welcome email that was so drab, it caused me to cancel my membership with the association. Here’s the email: At first glance, this email seems to have all the important details, but it’s missing something big. When I joined

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May Update: Version 6.2 Improvements

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Learn about our latest release, an update on GDPR, see examples of customers using our new Online Store, and more

January Update: Plans to Simplify Wild Apricot

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Happy New Year everyone! This month I talk about our plans to simplify Wild Apricot's functionality and introduce some of the new features planned for 2018. Read the full update here. january

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The Ultimate Membership Renewal Guide

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If you are looking for ideas to refresh your membership renewal process, you’re not alone! With access to thousands of organization across North America, we decided to conduct an extensive survey on their membership renewal practices. We combined the results from that survey to research conducted by the Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report (published by Marketing General Incorporated) and other sources to create this helpful guide

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