Sat.Jun 16, 2012 - Fri.Jun 22, 2012

Thanks For Playing: Always the Last to Know: GoogleDrive

Thanks For Playing

Always the Last to Know: GoogleDrive. Just after I jump on the Dropbox bandwagon, Google comes out with this: GoogleDrive: resistance is futile?All All ur files iz ours. Share on FriendFeed. Posted by Elizabeth Weaver Engel

What I Learned About Membership From High School

YourMembership Blog

Building community is easy when members are invested in its success. You can help encourage this with one quick question at on-boarding

Call Me Maybe

Association Advocacy Chick

“ Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy, but here’s my number, so call me, maybe?” ” - Carly Rae Jepsen, Call Me Maybe. Okay, I’m going to cop to the fact that I love this song. It’s not on my iPhone (yet), but it’s been playing in my head for the better part of a week.

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Eric Lanke: Issues with Member Engagement

Eric Lanke

I've mentioned previously that I'm leading another innovation effort for WSAE, something we're calling an Innovation Circle. Ours is focused on member engagement, and you can get an overview of what it is and what we're

Thanks For Playing: Non-Profit IT Staffing 411

Thanks For Playing

Non-Profit IT Staffing 411. NTEN recently released their annual Non-Profit IT Staffing report. The report itself is free, so if you do HR, IT or tech planning for your association, you should definitely go get it. But that's not the cool

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Sign Up for My Webinar Series! | KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

I'm super excited about the upcoming Nour Advantage webinar series that I'm doing with bestselling author, international speaker, and senior management advisor David Nour. We're discussing 10 game-changing trends


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22 High-Impact, Low Cost Social Media Opportunities for Nonprofits

Wild Apricot Blog

For non-profits new to social media, guest blogger, Brad Aronson offers 22 social media opportunities to consider. social media

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The Instant Expert & Your Organization

YourMembership Blog

The democritization of the intellectual and how it changes your response to members and potential members

Thanks For Playing: But What Do You Want Me To DO?

Thanks For Playing

This may be the most important question you need to ask yourself when launching a marketing campaign. If you aren't clear about the answer to what do you want me to DO? your campaign's not ready for prime time

Attention Data Nerds: The Mobile Mindset Study and More

Beth Kanter's Blog

Source: Mobile Mindset Study. Two excellent sources for stats on how mobile use in the US has become more pervasive. American’s are no longer tethered to their desktops to use the Internet, especially social media.

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The Generation Gap in Lobbying

Golden's Rules for Association

There is a generation gap between lobbyists and the lobbied that requires rethinking established GR tactics. Read my commentary from this week’s Association Trends. Association Advocacy


Landing Your Dream Job Doesn't Mean Leaving Your Current One

YourMembership Blog

How can you make your job more blissful? The answer is you

Trapped by our own Minds

Jamie Notter

I've been around the block when it comes to professional speaking. I've seen the tricks of the tradeopening with a joke, dramatic pauses, giving people the if you only take ONE thing from this talk line. But I will say

Why Conferences Should Try To Recapture The Campfire Experience

Velvet Chainsaw

Tweet. Many of us have been to summer camp. We sleep in bunks in cabins. Swim in lakes. Row canoes down the stream. Take adventure walks through the forest. Eat meals family-style in log cabin lodges. Make lots of crafts.

Infographics and The Cloud

Wild Apricot Blog

Has your organization used infographics to tell a story? Here's an infographic that explains how The Cloud is Saving the Earth. cloud infographic

Membership Marketing Blog: Disturbing News on the Practice of.

Membership Marketing

Much of the data reported in the recently released 2012 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report was very encouraging. Many organizations are seeing growth in membership and using great tools to recruit, engage, and

With Freedom Comes Responsibility

Jamie Notter

We know freedom comes with responsibility, but sometimes that means people in authority have the responsibility to equip others to be successful with freedom

Conference Share-A-Thons Are A Learning Illusion

Velvet Chainsaw

Tweet. It all started in preschool and kindergarten. Every week, our teacher would ask us to bring something to class for show-n-tell. We would bring our beloved stuffed animal or a coin from a foreign country or a favorite toy or whatever caught our eye on the way out the door to school.

SCD Group: Monitoring what is being said about your association.

SCD Group

Monitoring your brand represents a key component of the work of associations and nonprofits. Back in the last century, that meant having a clipping service that monitored media coverage. The explosion in digital (social

Managing Events In Wild Apricot

Wild Apricot Blog

Here's my experience managing events in Wild Apricot, as well as a reminder about our free Events Webinar on Wed. June 20th. webinar events Wild Apricot


Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Pre-Qualifying Volunteers

Idea Architects

Smart homebuyers know it pays to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage. It can fast track the purchase process. Employers often "pre-qualify" full-time hires by involving them first as interns or part-time employees

Getting Your Sponsors To Trigger Their Sponsorships

Velvet Chainsaw

Tweet. A trend we’re seeing is that exhibitors are requiring less square footage and shifting dollars to other sponsorship opportunities. Conference organizers need to think about how to convert exhibitor’s marketing dollars into sponsorship opportunities that benefit attendees.

SCD Group: Is Membership in Your Association Worth the Dues?

SCD Group

Two questions of associations are emerging: 1. What value do I get from belonging? Is it worth it to attend? Some association professionals see these questions as a product of the recession. Others recognize them as a

Three Ways to Improve Membership Satisfaction

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Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Clarifying Intention To Focus.

Idea Architects

Yesterday, still groggy after a long flight to the west coast and a fitful sleep because of the time change, I dragged myself to the hotel gym when I woke up at 4 a.m. and plunked my half-awake body on the elliptical, punched in

Three Key Ingredients Needed For Conference Learning To Occur

Velvet Chainsaw

Tweet. Learning at conferences is actually a fragile thing. Many things affect our learning. And those factors increase in a complex, content-rich, sensory-strong, ever changing, unfamiliar conference environment. Three Factors That Influence Our Learning.

SCD Group: From Board Minutes to Burnout, Best of the Week for.

SCD Group

Here's the best of the last week. Happy reading! Don't Get Too Wordy with Board Meeting Minutes From Association Trends. Probably not the sexiest post but may be one of the most important for association CEOs

Membership Marketing Blog: So Why Test in Membership.

Membership Marketing

Let me share an example from a recent test that we conducted with one of our clients. For this client, we conducted a price test by splitting prospective members receiving a membership solicitation in half. The control group

Facilitation Friday #25: Five Keys to Strategy Discussions

Idea Architects

Facilitation Friday #25: Five Keys to Strategy Discussions. When was the last time you were in a session intended to produce good strategy that actually did so? Exactly. Too often strategy conversations are anything but

Three Steps To Target And Engage Facebook Power Users [Infographic]

Velvet Chainsaw

Tweet. According to the Pew Research, the typical Facebook user receives more comments, messages and likes than they give. Everyone has a few zealous Facebook friends that are highly engaged in one or more of Facebook’s activities. These friends are “power users.

SCD Group: Managing your content to enhance the value of your.

SCD Group

As you may recall from my earlier post (Become a Hero to Your Association Members: 5 Ways Content Management Can Add Value to your Association's Members ), content marketing & management represent a growing

Exceptional Leadership

The Membership Blog

Leadership is a word we’ve used in the association/not-for-profit community to be somewhat of an all-encompassing term. We talk about leadership in contexts that are both functional (what leaders are supposed to do) and also descriptive (as in the actual positions of leadership). Having the very best leadership team is one way to attract and keep a growing number of members and supporters.

Plexus Consulting Group?: CEOs: How Do You Define Success?

Plexus Consulting

As the chief executive of your non-profit organization it's often up to you to define, communicate and lead the efforts for success in your organization. So, how do you and your organization define success? It's hard to talk about

Wireless Mind

Zen of Associations

  One of the most creative advocacy ads yet from CTIA--Wireless Mind. Beautiful. Television Zen of Associations