Golden's Rules for Association

Associations don’t have long tails

Golden's Rules for Association

For a while there, Chris Anderson’s book, The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More, seemed to dominate the association consulting/seminar/blogging space. Now that its currency has dimmed a little, I have a confession to make. I struggled for a long time trying to like this book1. But in the [.]. The Nature of Associations

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Who was that masked man?

Golden's Rules for Association

On one hand, not knowing anything about who is blogging or tweating beyond the sometimes very limited information about themselves that they choose to make known to you is a good thing. Does knowing nothing more about who is behind a statement than the words a person uses to express themselves make online pronouncements more or less reliable?

Us versus Them

Golden's Rules for Association

I recently addressed this issue as a guest blogger on the Amercian Society of Association Executive’s (ASAE’s) blog space, Acronym. Have social networks made traditional associations obsolete? Or are Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn et. just so many distractions from real association work? In my view, the answer is neither. “Us versus Them” on Acronym. Social Media & Associations

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.

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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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.

50 Nonprofit Blogs You Need To Follow Right Now

Wild Apricot Blog

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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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.

Top 10 Informz Blog Posts from 2017

Higher Logic

Over the 2017 calendar year, we published 125 awesome blog posts across the spectrum of marketing automation topics. As we start a new year, let's take a look back at the top 10 most popular posts. How to Build an Easy Engagement Scoring Model that Works.

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

Wild Apricot Blog

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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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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Why Do I Keep Blogging?

Eric Lanke

Why did I start blogging and why do I keep doing it? I started blogging because I thought I had something to say. Eventually, The Hourglass Blog ran its course, and I wound up saying everything I thought I wanted to say on the subject. I had a great experience this past week.

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.

My Top 5 Blog Posts of 2017

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 2017. I hope you plan to stay engaged in 2018. + + + This post first appeared on Eric Lanke's blog , an association executive and author.

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….

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

Wild Apricot Blog

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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Holly Duckworth

Spirituality

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4 Reasons Why You Should Be Blogging

Wild Apricot Blog

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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Cracking the Culture Code: Blogging

Jamie Notter

Blogging is a much better platform for this kind of communication. Your staff members may not be familiar with blogging and the looser, more personal communication style that comes with it. This is a guest post from Eric Lanke , the CEO of the National Fluid Power Association.

Blogging and Systems Level Thinking

Eric Lanke

Why do I blog? It usually, by definition, comes from someone who knows I blog, and who has probably read a post or two. Why do I blog? Blogging forces me to think at a systems level. When something challenging is going on in my association, if I want to think about it and dissect it on my blog, the restriction against individual people and programs forces me to take a step back. And this mindset, nurtured by blogging, pays other dividends as well.

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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.

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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.

My Top 5 Blog Posts of 2016

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 2016. I hope you plan to stay engaged in 2017. + + + This post first appeared on Eric Lanke's blog , an association executive and author.

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.

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 ).

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.

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.

Nonprofit Blog Carnival June 2015: Motivation for the Nonprofit Nation

Wild Apricot Blog

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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7 Blog Post Ideas for Nonprofits

SocialFish

If you maintain a blog for your nonprofit, chances are you’ve come up short on ideas more than a few times. Well, in fact there are lots of creative ways to keep your blog active and interesting. There are lots of ways to keep your blog up-to-date with interesting stories.

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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.

How to Bring Your Business Blog to the Next Level

SocialFish

Your business blog is a failure. But you keep updating it because all your competitors have blogs. Many company blogs are like this: Business owners start them because everyone else does but you are not sure what to do with it. What Constitutes A Successful Blog?

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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Help With Your Membership Blog

Wild Apricot Blog

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 Call: Data For Good

Wild Apricot Blog

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

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My Top 5 Blog Posts of 2015

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 2015.

Inspiration and Innovation From the Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Wild Apricot Blog

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

Part 1: Straightforward Association Blogging Strategies

GrowthZone

Jumpstart your blog with step one of simple association blogging techniques. There’s a lot of content out there, and if a blog post doesn’t quickly grab your attention in about 10 seconds, you move on to the next one. To blog or not to blog is not a question.

My Top 5 Blog Posts of 2013

Eric Lanke

image source As we end another year, here''s a look back at the five posts on this blog that received the most page views in 2013. Stop Calling It Strategic Planning This was #3 on last year''s list, and was originally posted in January 2012.

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.

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?