Why Doesn’t Your Company Have a Social Media Voice Document?

SocialFish

Pretend I’ve just waxed bombastically about the ubiquity of social media and the importance of getting everybody in the company on board. Now let’s get to the meat of the post. People in your organization are going to be connected to social somehow.

How Social Media Can Make You Healthier

SocialFish

Since the Internet first went public, people have been using message groups, bulletin boards and forums to form communities dedicated to losing weight and leading a healthier lifestyle. I use Twitter lists to create combines feeds to monitor my favorite healthy living accounts.

Association Social Media: International Reading Association

SocialFish

———— Next up in our interview series, Jayme Gravell, social media strategist at the International Reading Association (IRA). Who do you report to? . The social media strategist is part of the recently merged marketing and communications team.

Are You Really Building Trust with Social Media?

SocialFish

As far as social media goes, building trust is one of the few goals that I can safely claim is a staple in the field of professional social media activity. How does this relate to social media? So, how does trust work exactly?

Two Social Media Toolkit Examples and Other Goodies

SocialFish

Social Media Metrics for Federal Agencies – new toolkit for federal agencies, which could be useful for associations and nonprofits as well. Social media is transforming how government engages with citizens and how it delivers service. Agencies are using social media to share information and deliver service more quickly and effectively than ever before. Part 1: Social Media Metrics and Social Data: Why They Matter.

Social Media Roundup: Does Bad Grammar Matter?

Associations Now

If you find yourself correcting minor errors in emails or editing language in internal documents, you’re not alone. One CEO who draws the line, and more, in today’s Social Media Roundup: It’s a Grammar Problem. If so, how’s it working out? (ht

Association Social Media: American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

SocialFish

——————— In this installment of our interview series, please welcome Julie Ciaramella, Web/New Media Writer at the American Veterinary Medical Association! Who do you report to? How do you decide what content to post where?

Social Media Roundup: Why Your Process Matters

Associations Now

How inconsistencies can lead to major headaches when dealing with member data. Also: one association’s approach to advocacy on social media. Some advice on how not to screw it up in today’s Social Media Roundup: Smooth Out the Kinks. +1

Social Media Roundup: The Value of Collaboration

Associations Now

Using technology to improve collaboration. Plus: How to grow your culture along with your organization. Computers get a lot of grief for causing people to become isolated. How to Tweet From an Event [Infographic] [link] #eventprofs.

How To Design a Digital Badge Strategy

WBT Systems

Dramatic changes have occurred in how learning is recognized, accredited and validated. Digital Badges are a part of these changes and are set to make a big impact on education and certification programs in 2017. How Do I Use the Digital Badge Strategy Design Canvas?

7 Social Media Toolsets for 2016 by @jeremycaplan

Beth Kanter

I’ve never met him face-to-face, but I’ve learned some much from reading and using his curated instructional materials. He recently shared “ Toolsets for Social Media ,” a brilliantly curated collection of tools.

After Scandals, Nursing Home Group Pushes Social Media Policies

Associations Now

Recent incidents involving nursing home employees who mocked residents on social media have prompted the American Health Care Association to boost its focus on social media policies. Social media has the potential to change industries in completely unexpected ways.

Two Social Media Toolkit Examples and Other Goodies

SocialFish

Social Media Metrics for Federal Agencies - new toolkit for federal agencies, which could be useful for associations and nonprofits as well. “Social media is transforming how government engages with citizens and how it delivers service.

When the Prince Becomes a Frog: Protect your Social Media Sites

SocialFish

The recent passing of two stalwarts in the social media community brought to light the issue of who holds the keys to your social media kingdom. Here’s a true story of an association that allowed one person hold all the keys and how it went very bad quickly.

How to Create an Association Crisis Response Plan

GrowthZone

Crisis response planning is something most organizations don’t want to think about. The intent of crisis communications is to strategically restore and preserve an organization’s reputation. It may not make the 6:00 news, but word can spread quickly through social media channels.

4 Challenges for Trade Associations and How to Tackle Them with Community

Higher Logic

We know the value of trade associations – they play a vital role in social and economic dialogue. They bring competing organizations together to protect and promote entire industries, products, services, and workforces. How to Tackle It. How to Tackle It.

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A Nonprofit’s Legal Counsel Is The Social Media Manager’s Best Friend!

Beth Kanter

And let me say upfront, I respect lawyers and legal issues that nonprofits and foundations have to navigate around social media. Often, the lawyers start from a position of fear and declare that no one can use social via work. Legal Issues and Social Media.

Social Media Roundup: Keep That Member Database Updated

Associations Now

The low-tech approach to making sure your member database has the correct contact info. Also: Face-to-face still wins over virtual, most of the time. A member database is a living document if ever there was one. How to keep email addresses in your database up to date. (by

How to deal with Gmail’s new Promotions Tab

SocialFish

From the get-go, our entire Dev team signed up to kick the tires. We were lucky enough to get early access to do some testing so we can allow you to implement this efficiently and effectively, should Gmail decide they want to roll this out widely. A nod to…AOL?

Social Media Roundup: Don’t Get Stuck on Autopilot

Associations Now

Sure, it’s easier to do certain things the same way every time, but, eventually, this tactic doesn’t work anymore. Thoughts on that in today’s Social Media Roundup: When You Start to Slip. Knowing When to Turn the Auto-Pilot Off [link].

Integrated Social Media for Sustainable Agriculture

Beth Kanter

In the many years that I’ve been designing and delivering capacity building and training, I’ve learned being a guide on the side and helping to surface the knowledge and experience in the group produces far richer learning experiences. 3. An opportunity to Process and Apply.

Social Media Roundup: Before The Contract Becomes Binding

Associations Now

Wait to put your John Hancock on a contract until all those soon to be bound by it are on the same page. That, and more, in today’s Social Media Roundup: Catch It Before You Sign It. Here’s one way to learn about contracts: a lawsuit over one that’s gone wrong.

How to Convert Association Prospects to Members

GrowthZone

Frank Kenny outlines the strategic process for converting prospects to paid members. You know they don’t just go from an oblivious state of not knowing your organization exists one day, to raving fans telling their colleagues about you the next. Enter social media.

Social Media Roundup: Associating with Hillary Clinton’s Past

Associations Now

There may be some nuggets of wisdom to draw from a potential Democratic presidential frontrunner’s past. Also: why you shouldn’t hesitate to get access to LinkedIn’s publishing tools. Learn from the past: The deluge of documents just released by the William J.

A few social media goodies to check out.

SocialFish

I’m trying to get back into work mode after moving, #ASAE11 and the beach, and Lindy’s barely back from vacation today so I need to not bug her quite yet, so in the meantime here are a few social media goodies I didn’t want you to miss.

Social Media Roundup: Time to Categorize Your Notes

Associations Now

It can be time-consuming, but working to categorize your notes can ensure what’s in them turns into action. Between notes, Post-its, and digital note-taking, you may be losing touch with your ideas and to-do lists. How can you make sure those items don’t just stay on paper?

How to Engage your Members Online

SilkStart

Your membership management software can make it easy to offer engaging and accessible content that keeps your members involved online. Let your members collaborate in a group by posting discussion topics, pictures, documents, links, and more.

How To Simplify Content Promotion with the Twitter Leapfrog Method

SocialFish

Here’s the full article reprinted by permission – would love to know if anyone is using this Twitter Leapfrog Method or anything similar. Talk to your sales and customer service teams to understand the most common questions or concerns they hear from customers.

How to Influence People in Online Communities

SocialFish

All of them are smart and savvy bloggers, and we know you’ll enjoy what they have to say! Why “How to…”? It is what I like to refer to as “what your mama taught you”. Do you look forward to developing one? Remember to be open to responses yourself.

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How to Use Twitter: A Guide for AEs : Off Stage

Off Stage

13, 2009 - How to Use Twitter: A Guide for AEs. Recently I’ve been working on some social media/marketing presentations for Realtors, and I’ve gotten involved in the whole online networking scene. I reviewed the proposed new Social Marketing course from Internet Crusade, as well—it’s going to be very helpful to our members, I think (should be released soon!). Go to Twitter.com and set up a main account for your organization.

Social Media, Networking, and African Women’s Leadership Training in Rwanda

Beth Kanter

I was honored to be a trainer as part of the launch of the ACE Leaders Project, a program developed by the Institute of International Education Sub-Saharan Regional Office and supported by the Packard Foundation. Needless to say, I learned a lot!

How to Prepare for Future Generations of Association Membership

Association Success

It’s not too late for associations to welcome millennials into their ranks. About half the time it’s people of other generations complaining about millennials, and the rest of the time it’s a feeble discussion about how to prepare for millennials who will be entering your association’s membership soon. Be careful not to speak of us as if we’re current college students who will soon be entering the workforce. The time to prepare for millennials has passed.

48 No-Brainer Tools Every Marketer Needs

Higher Logic

Since there are so many tools out there, our marketing team came together to compile a list of our favorites to share with you. If we forgot any, please comment below and let us know (we’d love to add them to our stash). What are other marketers up to?

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Social Media Roundup: Want to Go Green? Go Paperless.

Associations Now

Why should your organization become sustainable, and how? That, and more, in today’s Social Media Roundup: Think Green. 8 Ways to Use Your Private Member Community to Help Your Organization Go Green hub.am/YGwqMZ What reasons would an organization have to become sustainable? According to Joshua Paul at Socious , becoming sustainable should benefit your members as well as your organization. The post Social Media Roundup: Want to Go Green?

How to deal with Gmail’s new Promotions Tab

SocialFish

From the get-go, our entire Dev team signed up to kick the tires. We were lucky enough to get early access to do some testing so we can allow you to implement this efficiently and effectively, should Gmail decide they want to roll this out widely. A nod to…AOL?

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How to Find Volunteers for Committees and Task Forces

Associations Now

Finding volunteers for long-term goals and short-term needs can be difficult, but it may help to consider whether you need to set up a committee or a task force. How do you engage your board members to do their best work on initiatives?

How to Use Google Tools for Member Engagement

Associations Live

With Google you can search, send documents, email, have a business account, find places and many others. MSAE's Membership Networking Group met to discuss how Google can help your membership efforts, here are some top takeaways: You need to direct your messages to one single person. Each message should be unique to that members needs. All members are different, its up to you to decide which tools will help create enthusiasm within your membership.

How to Design an Effective Nonprofit Staff Retreat: A Lesson from Life

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: Blocking out time for your nonprofit’s staff to do planning and work on areas like organizational culture is essential for success. How to Design an Effective Staff Retreat: A Lesson from Life – Guest Post by Karen Axelson from ETR.

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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. First – don’t be concerned with creating cutting-edge content or attempt to be profound.

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After Hacks, Twitter Learns How to Two-Step … Finally

Associations Now

A Lesson in Phishing When The Onion suffered a hack to its Twitter account earlier this month, allegedly at the hands of the Syrian Electronic Army, it was no laughing matter. That’s exactly why the company explained how it happened. One tip the satirical media outlet offers?