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


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?


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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

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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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.

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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Unclogging Your Blog

YourMembership Blog 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.

[GUEST BLOG] Turn Chaos into Calm


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.

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

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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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


2020 LMS Considerations: Blog Series


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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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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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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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Seriously Easy Blogging for Associations and Chambers


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.

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 I just completed this process for you today with this content – a blog based merely on a conversation I had with a couple of folks. If you find my tips helpful and are inspired to begin your own blog, pass mine off to a colleague.

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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.

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


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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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.

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.

Keeping your blog fresh


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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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.

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: 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

Our Most-Read Blog Posts of 2020


Maybe you’re new to the MemberClicks blog. Welcome!) Or maybe you just don’t have time to read all the posts we publish. Totally understandable.). Either way, we thought it’d be fun to go back and identify our most-read posts of 2020.


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.

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. I love how Avectra uses their blog to share association success stories, and I’m very happy to be a part of that. While the association community flies this weekend to St.

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

Must-Follow Blogs for Association and Chamber Professionals


2020 showed us just how important sharing resources with each other really is. We’re all facing firsts (by the day, it seems), so the more we can help each other out, the better. Association Views

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. cool technology blogging HubSpot Hubspot to the rescue!

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


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.

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.

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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[GUEST BLOG] Why Going Hybrid is a “Must” for Associations and Chambers


The post [GUEST BLOG] Why Going Hybrid is a “Must” for Associations and Chambers appeared first on GrowthZone. by Will Flaherty. Your chamber or association is probably holding in-person events again, or soon will be.

Our Top Event Blog Posts from 2020


And while most of us are ready to say goodbye, we thought it’d be fun (and, potentially helpful) to share our most-read blog posts of the year. It’s almost a wrap on 2020!

Kudos to People Who Can do Stuff Like Think of Coherent Blog Post Titles Right Now

Mizz Information

You’d think that after blogging for more than a decade on a pretty regular basis it would be easy to get back into the habit. Blogging COVID

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. Association Blogs: Don’t Let the Haters Get You Down. When I talk to association audiences about blogging, inevitably, a hand goes up: “But what if someone posts a negative comment?”

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