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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Year in Review: Most Popular Blog Posts of 2019

Moery Company

There were common themes weaved through the most popular blog posts that resonated with you this year. Here are the top five blog posts of 2019: Restructuring Your Membership Business Model? The post Year in Review: Most Popular Blog Posts of 2019 appeared first on The Moery Company.

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Tips for Writing Your Own Blog Post

Moery Company

I had two great conversations about blogging recently, so I am inspired to pass on a few tips on how to get started. Don’t view writing a blog as a daunting task. This blog model has several powerful elements: #1 The stories are true. #2

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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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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

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.

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.

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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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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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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.

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. Get the inside scoop on how AARP uses Twitter at the Avectra blog….

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.

Association Learning Blogs: Most Popular of 2016

WBT Systems

As we approach the end of June, and with a little inspiration from last week’s blog on Reflective Learning , we thought it was a good time to look back at some of the most popular association learning blogs of the first half of 2016.

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Help With Your Membership Blog

Wild Apricot

Here is a collection of information, tips and advice to help get your membership blog off to a great start this fall. Blogging membership

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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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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. Blogs are social.

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.

Always the Last to Know: Blog Topic Generator

Spark Consulting

Got a blog? Occasionally run out of ideas for what to write ON your blog? They have a free online blog topic generator – you give them a few nouns that are things you’d like to write about, they give you a week’s worth of potential blogging topics.

Blogging Elsewhere: August 2011

Reid All About it

On my Grabbing the Gusto blog, there are three new chicken recipes to check out – blueberry chipotle , Milanese and rosemary walnut. Meaty Blog Posts. Every week I write a blog post for my client Avectra , an association management software and online community platform vendor.

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

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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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.

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

My Top Five Blog Posts of 2019

Eric Lanke

Here's a look back at the five posts on this blog that received the most page views in 2019 -- excluding those that have appeared on previous Top Five posts. + + + 1. I've been posting these Top Five lists at the end of every year for the last seven years.

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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.

Daily Buzz: To Blog or Not to Blog?

Associations Now

Considering adding a blog to your association website? It’s a modern-day conundrum: Should your organization be blogging? According to Claire Axelrad on the Bloomerang blog , the answer is a wholehearted yes. The format of a blog lends itself to two-way dialogue.

Blogging Elsewhere: May 2011

Reid All About it

I’ve been busy writing for other people and haven’t blogged much for myself, except for my Grabbing the Gusto blog, I’ve posted a few new recipes there. Here is a sample of some of my recent writing – blog posts for Avectra and SmartBlog Insights.

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Blogging Elsewhere: April 2011

Reid All About it

My recent posts on other blogs — Avectra, Socialfish and SmartBlog Insights – include: Member Communication: Have It Their Way. The folks at TMG’s Engage blog explain the Times’ new metered approach. I’m spreading myself around, but not too thin, oh no, plenty of bandwidth here.

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

Blogging Elsewhere: March 2011

Reid All About it

I’ve been cheating on my blog again. Here are some of my posts on other blogs — Avectra and Socialfish. Yes, You Can Be Private in Public. Do you have a hard time convincing your members to get active online?

Blogging Elsewhere: Winter 2011

Reid All About it

I’ve been a busy blogging bee lately. Here are a few of my posts on other blogs. I suggested he blog about his decision. Give New Life to Your Press Release. With the rise of social media, some pundits have declared the press release dead.

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.

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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The Ultimate List of Association Blogs for 2018

MembersClicks

Back in 2015, we recommended the 7 best association blogs to check out as an association professional (including some of our favorites like Associations Now & Smooth the Path ).

Are Your Blog and Facebook Page Dark on the Weekend?

Reid All About it

How many unread blog posts pile up during the week in your Google Reader? It’s the same with blog posts. If a new blog post arrives over the weekend, it doesn’t share my Reader with hundreds, maybe thousands, of other unread posts.

Blog Content Ideas for Associations

GrowthZone

There are simple things to keep in mind that can make all the difference in whether a blog post gains traction. When blogging: Be Helpful, Instructional, Compelling, Interesting, and Entertaining. SEE ALSO: How to Write Association Blog Posts for Maximum Results.

Membership Hack: Consumer-Oriented Blog

Associations Now

In 2017, ACI created a consumer-facing blog with content that offers practical tips and safety information about household cleaning products. The blog keeps growing to include new content, viewers, and subscribers,” Sansoni said.

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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My Top 5 Blog Posts of 2018

Eric Lanke

As we end another year, here's a look back at the five posts on this blog that received the most page views in 2018. I hope you plan to stay engaged in 2019. + + + This post first appeared on Eric Lanke's blog , an association executive and author.

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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