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Membership Database Selection Blog Series

Wild Apricot

One of the issues facing small membership organizations identified in our Blog Reader Survey was finding ways to better manage membership databases.

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Nonprofit Newsletter vs. Nonprofit Blog: Which Will Bring More Success

Wild Apricot

Here's a full look at the pros and cons of publishing a nonprofit newsletter versus a blogs to help you figure out the best content marketing strategy for your nonprofit. blog newsletter

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

Wild Apricot

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

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4 Reasons Why You Should Be Blogging

Wild Apricot

Here are 4 key reasons why your organization should have a blog, as well as a Movie Monday video that offers a look at how one organization "built excitement and community engagement" with a blog. Blogging blog membership-communications

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Drips, Bots, and Blogs: A Non-Traditional Approach to Learning Reinforcement

Speaker: Shannon Tipton, Chief Learning Officer, Learning Rebels LLC

Today's work culture requires giving people the ability to control when and where they participate in their professional development. Learn how you can provide valuable, self-directed bites of learning content (and strategies to make that content stick) in this webinar!

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Guest blog: Beyond the RFP.

YourMembership Blog

The post Guest blog: Beyond the RFP. Widen your AMC’s business development process. by Erin Fuller, FASAE, CAE, President | MCI USA Association Management & Consulting & Member | AMCI’s Board of Directors. The email came out of the blue, from a really strong association executive that I interviewed a few months back who wasn’t the right fit for the professional society leadership role I tried to fill. I brought him in anyway to meet with other members of our team.

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50 Nonprofit Blogs You Need To Follow Right Now

Wild Apricot

Check out this list of great nonprofit blogs next time you need advice, insights on the nonprofit sector, or just a good read

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Nonprofit Blog Carnival June 2015: Motivation for the Nonprofit Nation

Wild Apricot

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

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Promoting Engagement With A Blog

Wild Apricot

Should your non-profit or member organization have a blog? A blog offers an opportunity for you to share information and connect with existing supporters as well as attracting new members, supporters, volunteers or donors.( blog Blogging member communication Non-profit CommunicationsIt’s a question of broadcast versus engagement.

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Nonprofit Blog Carnival Call: Data For Good

Wild Apricot

In June, we''re hosting the Nonprofit Blog Carnival and we want submissions on: Data for Good. nonprofit blog carnival

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Unclogging Your Blog

YourMembership Blog

YourMembership.com Blog. Unclogging Your Blog. Eighty-percent of companies (who start blogs) never post more than five blog entries. Abandon ship and simply leave the blog out there as a reminder of their own lack of follow-through, manpower and/or strategy. What is so incapacitating about a blog? Blogging doesn’t have to be reminiscent of an English class assignment. Blogs don’t always have to be about the words. Blog Home.

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Inspiration and Innovation From the Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Wild Apricot

Here is the June Nonprofit Blog Carnival round-up on inspiration and innovation. Check out the 15 blog posts with a dizzying array of ideas, insight and inspiration. nonprofit blog carnival

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Content Ideas for Associations Who Blog

GrowthZone

There are simple things to keep in mind that can make all the difference in whether a blog post gains traction. Utilizing these three concepts will help increase your association’s blog followers. When blogging: Be Helpful, Instructional, Compelling, Interesting, and Entertaining.

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Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Share Your Posts on Inspiration and Innovation

Wild Apricot

We''re hosting the Nonprofit Blog Carnival for June and we want your submissions on nonprofit inspiration and innovation! nonprofit blog carnival

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Top 15 Blog Posts In 2014

Wild Apricot

Here''s a look at the top 15 most popular blog posts on the Wild Apricot Blog during 2014. Wild Apricot

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Data for Good – from the Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Wild Apricot

Here''s the June Nonprofit Blog Carnival round-up on "Data for Good". data nonprofit blog carnival Great advice and tips on measurement and data analysis for non-profits.

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Nonprofit Blog Carnival - Mobile-izing Supporters

Wild Apricot

We're looking for submissions about mobile for nonprofits and membership organizations for the May Nonprofit Blog Carnival. mobile nonprofit blog carnival Non-profit technology Non-profit Communications

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[GUEST BLOG] Why Didn’t You Tell Me? A Better Way to Reach Your Audience

GrowthZone

The post [GUEST BLOG] Why Didn’t You Tell Me? by Frank Kenny. Do people in your community ever ask you, “Hey, how come you didn’t tell me about such and such?”. It’s so frustrating, especially if you posted the event or program on social media again and again.

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2020 LMS Considerations: Blog Series

CommPartners

Blog 2020 2020 LMS Considerations: Blog Series blog community learning elearning he Evolution of the Association LMS: 10 Considerations for 2020 LMS lms in 2020 virtual learning

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Romantic and Generous Blogging

Reid All About it

Everyone’s a critic now, writing reviews on Amazon and blogs, and ranting or raving on Twitter. We wouldn’t blog about associations, leadership and community if we weren’t fascinated by those subjects. Tagged: Art , Writing & Blogging. Writing & Blogging Art“Technology killed criticism,” says Morgan Meis in On the State of Criticism 2011.

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[GUEST BLOG] Turn Chaos into Calm

GrowthZone

The post [GUEST BLOG] Turn Chaos into Calm appeared first on GrowthZone. By Holly Duckworth. Our world went from hitting the “pause” button to hitting the “fast forward” button, totally skipping over the “play” button.

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Tips for Going Mobile From the Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Wild Apricot

We hosted this month's Nonprofit Blog Carnival - and here's our round-up of posts on mobile for non-profits. mobile nonprofit blog carnival

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Nonprofit Blog Carnival Call for Submissions: Motivation for the Nonprofit Nation

Wild Apricot

In June, we are hosting the Nonprofit Blog Carnival and looking for the best advice, ideas and tips about: motivation for the nonprofit nation. nonprofit blog carnivalHere are the details on how you can submit your ideas to the Carnival.

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[GUEST BLOG] Your Chamber Has More Potential Than You Realize, Part 1

GrowthZone

Watch for Your Chamber Has More Potential Than You Realize, Part 2 coming to the GrowthZone blog next month. The post [GUEST BLOG] Your Chamber Has More Potential Than You Realize, Part 1 appeared first on GrowthZone. by Frank Kenny. Let me share a quick story with you.

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Nonprofit Blog Carnival Call for Social Fundraising Stories

Wild Apricot

Do you have a "social fundraising" story to share in the April Nonprofit Blog Carnival? Fundraising nonprofit blog carnival

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Improving the Volunteer Experience at the Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Wild Apricot

Take a Nonprofit Blog Carnival ride to get insight into the volunteer experience and how you can improve it. volunteer management Volunteers nonprofit blog carnivalHere is a round-up of posts from around the web offering tips on volunteer engagement.

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Seriously Easy Blogging for Associations and Chambers

GrowthZone

Guest Blog by Kyle Sexton. Blog ?. “We don’t have time for a blog.” A blog post isn’t something you need to create. I’m Google, and I’m here to take a look at your blog. We need to see your blog. Have a blog.

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2016: An Association Blogging and Podcasting Odyssey

Spark Consulting

I’ve been blogging about association management since 2008 – and I was far from the first one into the pool. I remember participating in my first bloggercon at ASAE in a sunny plaza in San Diego in 2008, shortly after I’d launched Thanks For Playing, the precursor to the Spark blog, with about 30 other association professionals, sharing our thoughts about how to use this new platform to strengthen our industry and our community. Eric Lanke, Eric Lanke blog.

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[GUEST BLOG] Is your Association Thankful or Grateful?

GrowthZone

The post [GUEST BLOG] Is your Association Thankful or Grateful? Productivity Member Engagement Growth member engagement guest blogBy Holly Duckworth. It was almost one year ago, December 8, 2020, when I spent the entire day looking for a 2021 wall calendar. Every store was sold out.

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Blogs that work.and spread

Higher Logic

Blogging is writing with a dual purpose. Effective blog posts both educate the reader and benefit the writers -- or the writer’s organization. What you’ll read here comes not just from my study of blogging over the years, but from personal experience. A little over a year ago, I started a blog about clear business writing. The two qualities of a successful blog. It’s easy to write a blog that’s interesting, but doesn’t advance your organization.

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Top 5 blogs of 2022: Lessons to take into the new year 

Achurch

Top 5 blogs of 2022: Lessons to take into the new year . Before we dive full force into the new, we’ve looked back at our 2022 blogs to see what rose to the top. Below we link to the top 5 blog posts from 2022. We’re a few days into 2023.

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Keeping your blog fresh

Mariner

Hi blog readers! A bit red face here at Mariner because we’ve been neglecting this blog a bit. Not because we don’t have anything to say – trust me, we have plenty to say – but because like most of you, we’ve been busy as bees. Between flying back and forth across the county (mostly Peggy) and driving back and forth from PA (mostly Peter), not to mention several big projects (Peggy & Peter), we’ve been a bit crazy here. Of course that’s a pretty lousy excuse but there it is

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Blogging Elsewhere: June 2011

Reid All About it

I know that you’re all on the edge of your seats waiting for the next installment of the Writing for the Web series, but first I want to catch you up on some of my blog posts elsewhere. Over on Grabbing the Gusto , my food blog, I’ve posted recipes in the last few weeks for some very tasty dishes: Coconut Citrus Tilapia , Mexican Shrimp Cocktail (the critics swooned), Kung Pao Chicken with Vegetables , two hearty dinner salads (just what you need in this hot humid weather) and more.

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Blog Action Day

Reid All About it

On my personal blog, Grabbing the Gusto , I published a post for Blog Action Day. Blog Action Day: Support Your Local Green Brewer. Today is Blog Action Day. Tagged: Writing & Blogging. Writing & BloggingBloggers all over the world are writing about water with the hope of enlightening others and sparking discussion and action. At first when I heard the topic was water, I didn’t think I had anything to add to the conversation.

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Nonprofits Going Mobile - Submit posts to the Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Wild Apricot

We're hosting this month's Nonprofit Blog Carnival and we want submissions on mobile for non-profits. mobile nonprofit blog carnivalHow is our increasing use of mobile devices (Smartphones, tablets, etc.) impacting non-profits and membership organizations?

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How Accessible is Your Blog?

Wild Apricot

Making your blog or website more “accessible” can seem like a big job, but you don’t have to be an IT expert or do a website redesign to make a big difference. Tags: Non-profit technology Usability nptech Best practices Blogging websites Accessibility Accessibility is not an absolute but a continuum, says Glenda Watson Hyatt, and a few simple changes will allow more people to engage with your web content, regardless of their personal capabilities or the technology they’re using.(

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How to Get Your Board Members to Blog

Wild Apricot

Yet, getting your board members to contribute to the organization’s blog can be like pulling the proverbial hens' teeth! Let’s take a look at what lies behind that reluctance to blog, and how you can help your board members get past those roadblocks to blogging. But first things first -- Why should Board members contribute to your nonprofit’s blog? To lighten the workload To bring fresh ideas and variety to the blog.(

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Managing Your Membership - Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Wild Apricot

Wild Apricot is delighted to host the Nonprofit Blog Carnival for June 2010. Big thanks to all who sent in their blog posts for consideration! Here for your reading (and thinking) pleasure are five great blog posts that really meshed with this month’s theme – Managing Your Membership – Tips, Tools & Tactics.( Tags: Non-profit technology nptech online community Non-profit Communications Membership management nonprofit blog carnival

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Wild Apricot's 2012 Blog Reader Survey

Wild Apricot

It's time for our annual Blog Reader Survey. This is your chance to let us know what topics you'd like the Wild Apricot blog to cover in 2012. surveys Wild Apricot

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Even a Small Staff Can Blog

Reid All About it

Admit it, you like reading blogs, don’t you? A blog provides news, information and thought-provoking ideas – a professional development trifecta. A blog educates policy-makers, journalists and other influencers about your legislative and regulatory issues. A good blog establishes your association as a thought-leader in your industry. Google loves blogs and their keyword-rich pages. Because of their dynamic fresh content, blogs rank high in Google indexing.