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Key Findings from the State of Community Management Report 2018


The Community Roundtable’s seminal State of Community Management Report 2018 is out!! And there’s a TON of insightful information it it. “Communities impact every facet of organizational life, from empowering individual contributors to generating strategic value.

How to Create Engaging Online Discussions: 7 Tips for Community Managers

Higher Logic

Often, and especially early on in the life of an online community, the community manager is the one who has to start discussions. If you’re a community manager, I’m sure you know from experience that creating an engaging discussion is not easy.

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Do Not Make New Members Feel Like We Only Want Their Money

Smooth The Path

Do you want to know what our members really hate? When we ask them for more money right after they join. I can empathize with our members. Recently, a colleague decided to raise money for a cause near and dear to his heart. I got an email asking if I would sponsor him in a race event.

Voices and Views: June

Aaron Wolowiec

Event Garde is committed to professional development, for ourselves and for our industry. As such, we’re avid readers of industry news. We’d like to share these must-reads with you

Millennials Are Lazy?

Eric Lanke

Here's a rare post on the subject of generations in the workplace. Recent readers of this blog may not be aware that I cut my blogging teeth on the subject when I hosted (with Jamie Notter ) The Hourglass Blog from 2009 to 2012.

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A Better Definition of Employee Engagement

Jamie Notter

I’ve been searching the web for a good definition of employee engagement, and I have to say, I’m disappointed. There are a LOT out there, though I think that is fine. It doesn’t need to be oversimplified into a single definition.

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Protecting members from their skills’ short shelf life.

YourMembership Blog

The World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report tells us many of today’s most in-demand skills didn’t exist 20 years ago. The report cites 65 percent of children now entering primary school will end up working in new types of jobs not existing today. Never has the workplace evolved so quickly. Indeed, the skills needed. The post Protecting members from their skills’ short shelf life. appeared first on YourMembership. Online Learning Professional Development eLearning Strategy

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3 Nonprofit Hashtag Strategies That Actually Get Followers, Raise Money, and Spread Awareness

Wild Apricot Blog

In this post I’m going to show you some of the most effective uses of hashtag campaigns I’ve seen, and how to find the best hashtags for your audience

How and Why Stories Can Bust Nonprofit Silos

Beth Kanter's Blog

Flickr Photo by Rex Hammock. Note from Beth: Digital storytelling is key to fundraising success, but using a storytelling lens in your organization can have further benefit of busting organizational silos. Miriam Brosseau and Stephanie Corleto share why.

Oklahoma Congressman Lucas Honors the Big Red “M” for IndyCar Sponsorship - Moery Company

The Moery Company

Oklahoma Congressman Frank D. Lucas arranged for the American flag to be flown over the United States Capitol, dedicating it to The Moery Company’s sponsorship of a car that will be driven during the Indianapolis 500 over Memorial Day Weekend.

Marketing Automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Don’t Have to Be Scary. But They’re Scarily Connected.

Higher Logic

Disclaimer: A real human wrote this post. Before you start backing away nervously, I know – these two concepts on their own can create stirrings of inner panic. And in a post together? That’s even worse. But, taking a few minutes to sit down and truly understand each one can benefit the marketer. They’re friendlier than they seem, and you’re likely going to be hearing a lot more about them in the marketing world.

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9 Super Productivity Tools for Nonprofits

Wild Apricot Blog

If you find yourself struggling to keep up with everything you have to coordinate in your work, I encourage you to browse this list of productivity tools to see which ones might help you out. Every tool in the list has a free basic version or trial. Even if a tool can save you just one hour a week, it may be worth exploring

Why Association Boards Must Step Back from Strategy: Part I

Association Adviser

This is Part I of a two-part series on this topic. In this column, we will consider why associations are long overdue to bring the era of strategic planning to an end, and why limiting board involvement can facilitate the shift to strategy as a process of learning.

One Element of Being an Effective Association We Never Talk About: Approachability

Smooth The Path

My husband drove his 1969 Camero to work today. During the commute, someone in a car on the other side of the road yelled “NICE” at him. We have found this is not at all abnormal.

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JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 140: Creating a “Sense of Urgency” in Sales, with Bethany Murphy - Moery Company

The Moery Company

Creating a true “sense of urgency” can be one of the biggest challenges you face in the sales process, says Host JP Moery. If a prospect doesn’t see the ticking time bomb early on, your chance of closing that sale quickly decreases.

May Update: Version 6.2 Improvements

Wild Apricot Blog

Learn about our latest release, an update on GDPR, see examples of customers using our new Online Store, and more

June Social Media Ideas for Associations


Paul Bunyan Day, Fishing Week, and Dairy Month are just a few June holidays. Holiday observances are a great way to keep your association’s social media feeds active. Check out these June themes to spark ideas: MONTHLY OBSERVANCES. Men’s Health Month. Great Outdoors Month. Adopt a Cat Month.

Sample Soulard Sunday

NonProfit University Blog

LOUIS, MO – Enjoy a beautiful afternoon in the Historic Soulard neighborhood! Over 20 restaurants & bars will participate in this weekend’s Annual Sample Soulard Sunday. Eat and drink in Soulard while raising money for Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis.

Launching a Podcast? Why a “Discovery Strategy Session” is Key - Moery Company

The Moery Company

Podcasting is one of the fastest growing and effective communications tools today. I’ve been hosting JP Moery’s Association Playbook podcast for more than two years now – and, it’s had a tremendous impact on our business.

Curate an Engaging Job Seeker Experience and They Will Come

Association Adviser

Your association’s career center helps you boost member engagement, gain insight into prospective members and generate valuable non-dues revenue. So, how do you continue to enhance the job seeker experience and drive more traffic to your career center?

2018 Construction Trades and Building Association Momentum Awards Competition


GrowthZone is excited to announce the launch of the 2018 Construction Trades and Building Association Momentum Awards Competition. The competition celebrates and showcases enterprising building and construction trades associations across North America.

Anti Global Mass Surveillance Tech Company, OpenNova, Launches New Secured Internet Router Product

NonProfit University Blog

OpenNova, a research and development anti global mass surveillance technology and cryptography encryption company working to protect and secure all data under attack today, this week launched their Internet router innovation, which will protect user Internet data.

How to Maximize Your Association's LinkedIn Presence


If you read our blog regularly, you’ve probably heard us mention the importance of having a LinkedIn company page - for your association or chamber. But let’s say you do have a company page in place. Well the next logical step (and let’s be honest, sometimes challenge ) is getting people to follow your page, and then from there, engage with the content you’re posting. Not always the easiest, is it? Well we’re here to help!

Your Conference As A Giving Field

Velvet Chainsaw

We are used to thinking of our conference and its planning process as a one-way transaction from the company to its customers. Sometimes we view the planning process as a backbreaking, arduous, life-draining experience.

Back to Basics: Make Member Communication Useful, Accessible and Engaging to Earn More Revenue

Association Adviser

Many associations today recognize they cannot rely on membership fees alone to sustain their business model. Achieving industry objectives, providing educational programs, and filling staff positions require sufficient funding.

Pennsylvania News: Governor Wolf Administration Announces Investments to Improve 14 Airports

NonProfit University Blog

Harrisburg, PA – Fourteen airports will make safety upgrades or expand operation opportunities with the assistance of $15 million in state investments, Governor Wolf announced Friday, May 25, 2018.

How to Prepare for Future Generations of Association Membership

Association Success

It’s not too late for associations to welcome millennials into their ranks. For better or worse, millennials are a hot topic among associations right now. As a millennial myself, I’m always wary of these discussions. 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. Our generation is already a part of your membership.

2018 Construction Trades and Building Association Momentum Awards Competition


GrowthZone is excited to announce the launch of the 2018 Construction Trades and Building Association Momentum Awards Competition. The competition celebrates and showcases enterprising building and construction trades associations across North America.

A Little Advice on Giving Advice

Idea Architects

License Some rights reserved by Vít ‘tasuki’ Brunner "Here's what I would do. Sounds like you are about to offer someone some advice. Before you do, stop.

Amazon HQ2 Finalists Ranked By Housing Market Health

NonProfit University Blog

IRVINE, Calif./ May 31, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier multi-sourced property database, ranked the 19 U.S.

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PORTLAND, Maine | Vintage denim: 125-year-old Levis sell for nearly $100K

NonProfit University Blog

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A buyer with a penchant for vintage denim has plunked down nearly $100,000 for a pair of truly vintage jeans that come from the American Old West. The 125-year-old Levi Strauss & Co.

LISBON, Portugal | Portugal considers allowing euthanasia, assisted suicide

NonProfit University Blog

LISBON, Portugal — After legalizing abortion and same-sex marriage in recent times, Portuguese lawmakers will decide Tuesday on another issue that has brought a confrontation between faith and politics in this predominantly Catholic country: whether to allow euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide.


South Carolina News: AG Alan Wilson announces recovery of $65,000 stolen from taxpayers by Medicaid fraud

NonProfit University Blog

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announces that his Medicaid Recipient Fraud division has recovered just under $65,000 in Medicaid benefits from a recipient in Aiken County who fraudulently got those benefits.

CHICAGO | Illinois pension buyouts may not bring savings budget claims

NonProfit University Blog

CHICAGO — Illinois’ new state budget relies on more than $400 million in savings from a new pension buyout plan that finance experts caution is highly speculative and may not save as much money as lawmakers say.