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

My top 8 highlights from RSA’s e-newsletter

Optimist Consulting

I delivered an e-newsletter workshop recently for a client. One of the activities I took the group through was looking at other membership organisation’s e-newsletters. Do you use any of these techniques in your e-newsletters? Uncategorized e-newsletters membership

7 Content Types to Consider in Your Organization's Next Newsletter


Not long ago on the MemberClicks blog, we touched on content ideas for your organization's newsletter. But in addition to content topics , there are also different content types you can play around with to keep things fresh and your readers engaged.

Four Community Newsletters You Need to Subscribe To

Higher Logic

Although some might think them old-school, email newsletters are having a renaissance. It doesn’t matter what the subject is, there is a newsletter out there for it. Perhaps newsletters are a way of making sense of all the information out there. CMX Hub Newsletter.

The State of the Nonprofit Newsletter

Wild Apricot

If you missed the Nonprofit Blog Carnival's Nonprofit Newsletter Trends and Tips, here's a recap and some additional posts and resources. nonprofit newsletters

Five Tips for Improving Your Email Newsletter Workflow

Associations Now

Trying to reach your audience with an email newsletter? Consider these tips for newsletter success. Whether you’re starting a newsletter or refreshing on an email product you’ve already built, a lot has to go right before you hit “send.”

Newsletter Update

Moving through the Association World

It has been a lot of hard work but it looks like the TMG Connection Newsletter is very close to launching. I ended up taking the newsletter in a different direction, continuing with the HTML format, which I am using MailChimp to create. I also created a blog to serve as the newsletter website, It has been exciting to get this new blog set up. I also created a subscribe form for anyone interested in receiving the newsletter.

Newsletter Launch

Moving through the Association World

It took a bit longer than planned but we finally finished up the re-launch effort of the TMG Connection Newsletter. You can view the newsletter here , and the blog that goes along with it here. While the traffic to the blog has not been heavy, it has been enough to see what worked and what did not work. The next step of this project now is to keep up with content on the blog. Work Blogs TMG website analytics

Monday Buzz: The State of Nonprofit Newsletters

Associations Now

Some early newsletter insights emerge from the 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. Marketing and fundraising advisor Kivi Leroux Miller has released a few tidbits on her eponymous blog. Plus: a new tool designed to “unlock the potential of voice.”

Thursday Buzz: Make Your Newsletters More Relevant

Associations Now

The audience is king when it comes to your newsletters. “It may sound obvious, but having a thorough understanding of what your members/readers want helps enormously when creating content for your newsletter.” What do you consider most important about newsletter strategy?

Why wait for an Association's Monthly Newsletter?

SCD Group

When sharing information for your association’s members, why wait for a “Monthly Newsletter?”. I love ASAE’s digital Associations Now , the daily electronic newsletter providing valuable information for association professions. Weekly newsletter? Daily blog?

September Update: The Only Taxes You Will Be Excited to See

Wild Apricot

For the September 2018 newsletter, we share updates on online store taxes, upcoming events, and our recent blog posts. september newsletter update

Wild Apricot Blog : Does Your Nonprofit Need an Email Newsletter Service?

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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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Is Your Newsletter a 98-lb Weakling? : Off Stage

Off Stage

25, 2009 - Is Your Newsletter a 98-lb Weakling? Put the WAV group’s newsletter on your mailing list. Every AE needs a daily reading list, and in my estimation, this newsletter is one of them. Anyway, today’s WAV group publication sparked a thought about a topic for this blog— newsletters. What caught my attention was the following paragraph from WAVE (the name of the WAV group newsletter): “The old consumer problem was Junk Mail in the Mail Box.

August Update: Keeping Your Wild Apricot Account Secure

Wild Apricot

Our round up for August includes information on how we keep your data secure, some new online store features, and a blog post packed with fundraising ideas. security Online-Store august-2018 newsletter

Sharing my blogging experience with others

Association Advocacy Chick

However, the part that generated the most interest and discussion centered around blogging. As I talked about starting and maintaining Association Advocacy Chick , many in the audience wanted to know the pros and cons of blogging. Sometimes you wonder if anyone’s reading your blog. Blogging has made me a better writer, a better thinker and overall, a better person. I ended the presentation with a story about one of my blog posts.

Trade Association CEO Support: Newsletter Distribution

Trade Association CEO Blog

The role of association CEO is diverse and whether youre a volunteer or a paid staff executive director this blog is the starting line for concepts and ideas to solve your leadership challenges. Newsletter Distribution. How tight should you control your associations newsletter distribution? While I appreciate the $1 to $2 cost issue to print and mail each newsletter is an important consideration, the greater consideration is: Who can derive value from your newsletter content?

AE on the Verge: 3 Reasons to use only text in your e-newsletter

AE on the Verge

3 Reasons to use only text in your e-newsletter. Im sometimes asked why our association e-newsletter isnt loaded with a template, graphics, colors, and pictures. Check out what a heavily formatted and imaged newsletter looks like on a very small screen. We encourage members to take sections of our newsletter to redistribute to their clients/customers/others or into social media. A newsletter I've been receiving in text converted to a prettier format.

Trade Association CEO Support: The Newsletter

Trade Association CEO Blog

The role of association CEO is diverse and whether youre a volunteer or a paid staff executive director this blog is the starting line for concepts and ideas to solve your leadership challenges. The Newsletter. The primary objective of a trade association newsletter is to get read by the members. Put yourself in the members shoes: Would YOU look forward to getting YOUR newsletter and would you read it as soon as you received it? Newsletters are for news.

Top 8 Blog Posts of 2013

Jamie Notter

Below are the top 8 blog posts of this year, as ranked by page views. This was hands-down the top post, mostly thanks to SmartBrief who linked to it in one of their newsletters. I never knew blogging would be so important to me.

Our Top 5 Most Popular Blogs (Ever)


Over the past seven years, we’ve published hundreds of blog posts. of how we’ve grown the blog. This year, we’re putting even more resources into making the blog the best that it can possibly be. How can we make the blog better? Top 10 Tips for Great Newsletters.

The Internal Blog: A Management Tool : Off Stage

Off Stage

26, 2009 - The Internal Blog: A Management Tool. The use of blogs for promotion of the association to the public is a generally accepted tool. If your online association newsletter doesnt have a click here to post a response to almost every article, you are still in the dark ages.

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Wild Apricot Blog : Email-to-Snail-Mail Online Postal Services

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Friday Buzz: Challenge Yourself With Your Blog Posts

Associations Now

One blogging expert’s offbeat recommendations for getting past your writing funk. Struggling to figure out an idea for a blog post? “One of the easiest ways to do this is to ghost write for your own blog. Check his latest blog post to see the connection. (In

August Update: Here’s Your Sneak Peek of 3 New Features Coming Soon

Wild Apricot

This month's newsletter includes a look at some of the new features coming up soon, the recurring donations mini course, a webinar on reporting with Wild Apricot Payments, and regular favorites like Blog of the Month

JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 187: Get to the Point, with Jordan Weiss

Moery Company

What drives Host JP Moery crazy is when “communications” just don’t get to the point, whether it’s a blog, e-newsletter, an email, and particularly during a podcast.

Seven Ways to Make Sure Your Blog Gets Noticed

Beth Kanter

” My colleagues at Momsrising, the poster child for Networked Nonprofits, offered this amazing guest post filled with great tips on how to get your blog noticed. After initially promoting the blog carnival on our network, which has a social media reach of 3.5

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Blog House Keeping Note

High Context

I am going to shift my e-mail newsletter archives into my blog this week and will post new issues as they come out here. I am going to date them as of when they were sent out so I’m not sure if they will appear in the feed, for those of you reading the site via a newsreader. David Gammel's Web Strategy Report Archive

The Hourglass Blog: Why Innovation is Hard

The Hourglass Blog

Note: At the end of this year I will no longer be posting here at The Hourglass Blog. To keep following me on my new blog, go here. We had a board meeting to prepare for, a conference to plan, a newsletter to get out, a website to redesign, staffing issues to deal with. About This Blog. Why Another Blog? Blogging. Other Blogs. Harvard Business Blog. LifeCourse Blog. Seth Godins Blog. Splash: A MemberClicks Blog.

The Best Opportunity - Membership Marketing Blog

Membership Marketing

Membership Marketing Blog. Whether you are an association professional or a relationship marketer, join the discussion on the Membership Marketing Blog and share your ideas and counsel. Last year, I wrote an article for the Avectra Academy newsletter. Blog Archive. Good Blogs. Association Blog Comments. models: Part II by Splash: Refreshment For Your Small-Staff Organization » Blog Archive » Friday Top Five: Wise words.

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The Big Picture: The Forest and the Trees

The Big Picture

That's what the e-newsletter link promised. That newsletter did not have even ONE grammatical error, I'm sure. Be sure to check out this 18-point checklist for proofreaders before sending out your next e-newsletter to members. This blog is authored by Shawn Rossi, vice president for marketing and public relations at the Mississippi Hospital Association. Subscribe to this blogs feed. The Big Picture.

Thanks For Playing: Always the Last to Know: Readz

Thanks For Playing

Does your association have a magazine or newsletter? Top association management Blogs. Blog Archive. SNAPs Blog. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thanks For Playing. Seeking community in associations since 2008. 25 June 2012. Always the Last to Know: Readz. Is it online? Is it just a boring plain HTML version of the printed stories? Readz wants to help you out, by making a multimedia rich version of your publications that looks gorgeous on tablets. Share on FriendFeed.

Membership Marketing Blog: Improving Attendance using Content.

Membership Marketing

Membership Marketing Blog. Whether you are an association professional or a relationship marketer, join the discussion on the Membership Marketing Blog and share your ideas and counsel. The only thing it would also be great to see on this blog is a photo of some blocker.

Membership Marketing Blog: The Membership Lifecycle Turns Five

Membership Marketing

Membership Marketing Blog. Whether you are an association professional or a relationship marketer, join the discussion on the Membership Marketing Blog and share your ideas and counsel. Blog Archive. Good Blogs. Association Blog Comments.

My favorite comments on my 2012 blog posts


Here are my favorite comments from some of my 2012 blog posts (in reverse chronological order). Lastly, please note that not all 2012 blog posts are represented below. I would like permission to reprint this in the Connecticut Society of Association Executives newsletter minus the Thanksgiving lead in. He gets my award for a blog comment longer than the original blog post! Read it all by going to the link to the original blog post above.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Seen Elsewhere: Building Creative.

Idea Architects

In one of my volunteer roles, I write a feature in the ASAE Executive Management Section IdeaLink newsletter called Seen Elsewhere. Every few months I share a few interesting websites, blogs, or. Blog Archive. Blog Archive. Search This Blog. Subscribe to this blog.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Get It in Writing

Observations on Association Management

Memorialize the agreement in a newsletter/message to the board/staff memo/etc. and ask parties to the agreement to proof it before pubication : Here is an article for the newsletter/board update/etc.; Search This Blog. Previous Posts on this Blog.

The Big Picture: Tips for Conference Un-Bloggers (and Bloggers too)

The Big Picture

In the latest edition of his Cool Tools newsletter , Kevin Kelly points to a free e-book by Bruno Giussani and Ethan Zuckerman, Tips for Conference Bloggers. This blog is authored by Shawn Rossi, vice president for marketing and public relations at the Mississippi Hospital Association.

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Boosting Membership Retention from the Start: Your Members’ First 3 Months

Spark Consulting

Editorial note: the following is a guest blog from Callie Walker of MemberClicks. Prepare to welcome your new members in your next newsletter. Keep a running list of all your new members (particularly as they fall between newsletters) and make SURE you don’t forget anyone. guest blog membershipDoes membership retention really begin the second a member joins your association? It should! The better you onboard, the more likely your members are to renew.