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45 LinkedIn Groups for Nonprofit Professionals to Network or Find Jobs

Wild Apricot

There are hundreds of nonprofit groups on LinkedIn. Here I’ve segmented the top ones into the categories and written a few lines about each to help you decide which ones to join.

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5 Unexpectedly Thoughtful Ways to Thank Your Association’s Volunteers

Higher Logic

Whether they’re in your office or working remotely, your association probably has volunteers contributing to projects every day. They might be doing multiple microvolunteering activities, serving on a committee, or helping with special initiatives – all of which are essential to your association moving forward. So keep them motivated and feeling valued by showing appreciation for their hard work.

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Debunking Learning Myths: 12 Facts About Adult Learning

WBT Systems

If you make your living in the lifelong learning business, you don’t want to rely on obsolete information to do your job. But, unfortunately, you might still hear people espousing some old learning myths, despite the progress neuroscientists and professional development experts have made in understanding how adults learn. We’re here to debunk some of those learning myths, starting with one that has incredible staying power. #1 – The learning style myth: please make it stop!

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3 ways to share career center jobs with your members.

YourMembership

People become members of associations for many reasons. Professional development is one of them. One way you can help your members with their professional growth is to put jobs in front of them which may help them further their careers. Doing so will encourage more participation on your job boards and help your members locate. The post 3 ways to share career center jobs with your members. appeared first on YourMembership.

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Increase Member Value with Modern Training Experiences

Unlock the potential of your membership association by prioritizing modern member training experiences. In this white paper, we discuss the infrastructure behind an excellent learner experience for members, and how a modern upgrade can turn into major retention gains down the road. You’ll gain insights from real-life examples and identify and address common UX blind spots that may be undermining your current training initiatives.

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The 2017 Community Management List (What's In & What's Out)

Socious

I wonder what is was that convinced the last person using dancing palm trees on their website to stop in the late 90s or early 2000s. Was is feedback from their market, a grouchy boss’s comments, or an epic marketing fail? Have you ever been caught using a tactic or touting a trend when it was past its prime?

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Belonging to an Association Could Make You Happier

Smooth The Path

Do members feel they belong to the association? Does their feeling of belonging equal the sense of belonging they feel when they go to a book club meeting? Is it like getting together with coworkers after work for a round of beers? Or do your members have a more transactional feeling about their membership? One more akin to being a member of Amazon Prime?

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2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Forj

This is our most popular Managing eLearning post every year, and by now we know you want to see the hype curve first. Here it is: Our 2018 eLearning predictions set in terms of Gartner’s hype cycle. As always, we try to use this blog post to speak from our experience as a learning technology partner to organizations that provide continuing education and professional development.

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Why Do People Resist Change?

Jamie Notter

Sorry for the bait and switch, but that’s actually the wrong question. People don’t resist change. They resist doing things they think are stupid. They resist doing things that go against their own interests. And here’s the big one: they resist doing things that don’t make sense to them. So if you know that you need to make some important changes inside your organization, you should worry less about moving people’s cheese, and you should focus more on whether or not your proposed change makes fu

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Mel Gibson Sued by Voltage Pictures Amid 'Professor and the Madman' Legal War

Association Success

The actor and the film's director Farhad Safinia are being accused of "willful conspiracy to unlawfully hijack control of" the film's distribution. read more.

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Here’s a Powerful Marketing Tool Designed for Associations

Show the Benefits of Membership to Your Toughest Prospects. Download this FREE infographic from GrowthZone AMS, Why Join an Association, and start using it as your go-to recruitment and retention marketing tool. Post it on your website. Use it in sales presentations. Or use it as inspiration to create your own version. Infographics have power. They're a quick read.

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5 Ways to Nurture Professional Relationships

Association Adviser

Professional relationships, just like personal relationships, need honesty, trust and respect in order to grow and succeed. In the association world, there are a number of relationships that require care and attention. Naylor Association Solution’s Group Publisher John Bacon, MBA , and Jamie Williams , a veteran sales representative with nearly 20 years of experience, recently talked to Association Adviser about the ways that they nurture professional relationships with associations and advertis

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How to Start a Nonprofit the Right Way and Get Your First Paying Members

Wild Apricot

New nonprofits face more challenges than ever before, because of how the internet and emerging technologies are changing the ways in which people interact with organizations. In this comprehensive guide, I show you how to start a nonprofit the right way and get your first paying members.

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How Online Communities Help Teams Build a Culture of Collaboration

Higher Logic

According to the Harvard Business Review , before technology made it possible for companies and organizations to connect with large groups of colleagues and stakeholders anywhere in the world in real time, the average team size was around 20 people. Today, however, it isn’t uncommon for people to work in teams comprised of upwards of 100 people—many of whom interact with one another virtually and not face-to-face.

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How Onboarding Is Key to Future Member Engagement

Aptify

All too often, it’s easy for us to fist pump in the air after meeting our membership goals for the month, and then turn to trying to do something about our disappointing renewal rates. Here’s the life hack for us marketing and membership people in associations : don’t think of “join” and “renew” as distinct processes.

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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How to Attract and Grow Member Influencers

Associations Now

Influencers can be your best conduit to membership and spreading new ideas. But how do you tap an influencer? You don’t need Kim Kardashian. Start by engaging your most committed members. Summer is one of my favorite times of year if only because it allows me to get away and catch up on summer reading. Next week, I will be on vacation and doing a lot of reading, but that hasn’t stopped me from picking up a book or two already.

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What Participants Expect From 21st Century Conference Experiences

Velvet Chainsaw

Everything we take for granted about conferences, and planning them, faces disruption. Participants from all generations and cultures increasingly expect conferences to mirror their work and personal lives. They expect conferences that are authentic, connected, contextual, mobile, participatory, work-related and transparent. Savvy conference organizers meet these disruptions head-on.

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The New Member Engagement Rule of Three

GrowthZone

A Guest Blog by Amanda Kaiser. There is a short window of opportunity to engage new members. If we do not reach them while the window is open, it snaps shut, forever. Most new members join with high hopes. They are curious to see what their membership will do for them because they do not specifically know what it will do for them, yet. They want to learn more because they want assurance they did not make a mistake in joining.

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Study Holds Key to Association Member Engagement

Smooth The Path

For the last year, I have been saying that members who engage with the association within the first 3 days to 3 weeks of joining become more engaged through the life of their membership. I have been shouting this from the rooftops because members have told me this in interview after interview. The link between each new member’s experience and overall engagement is significant news because increased new member engagement does not just benefit the small segment of new members.

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5 Habits of Growth-Oriented Associations

We’ve identified the five defining characteristics of future-focused associations. Adopting these traits allows your organization to chart a course for long-term growth and success. Find out: Why some organizations are more adept at navigating and overcoming challenges facing all associations. The success formula for thriving associations, including a behind-the-scenes peek at some flourishing organizations.

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Help Hurricane Harvey Victims: Where To Donate #HoustonStrong

Beth Kanter

I watched the news reports from Texas and was horrified at the scale of this disaster. I grew up on the Jersey shore where I’ve been evacuated due to storms, but I have never seen this level of disaster. My heart goes out to the victims and I want to help. When a natural disaster strikes, I make a donation to my go to national or global charities for disaster relief Team Rubicon, Save the Children , and/or Global Giving.

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Five Reasons Your Sponsorship Prospects Ignore Your Emails

Wild Apricot

Wondering why your emails asking for sponsorship aren't getting any responses? Chris Baylis, CEO of The Sponsorship Collective knows exactly why. Read his five reasons why your sponsorship emails are being ignored and what to do about it.

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45 Nonprofit Experts Who Tweet Great Advice for Nonprofits

Wild Apricot

If you’re looking for expert tips, here is a list of the top forty-five nonprofit experts on Twitter categorized by business area (events, volunteering, marketing, etc,).

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Use These 5 Steps to Create a Successful Nonprofit Marketing Plan

Wild Apricot

Having worked with hundreds of organizations, I can tell you that the ones who develop and follow a strong nonprofit marketing plan grow faster and make a bigger impact than those who don’t. Here are 5 steps to create your own with examples.

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How to Design a Seamless & Personalized Digital Donor Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio

The average nonprofit uses five or more different software platforms to create their donor’s journey, making the experience clunky and disjointed. If you want to design a magical online giving experience for donors, making their journey as seamless as possible is key. In this webinar with expert Tim Sarrantonio, you’ll learn the fundamental steps to create an immersive and personalized online giving experience for your donors.

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The 22 Features Every Top Nonprofit Website Has

Wild Apricot

Your nonprofit website can make or break your organization. That’s the unfortunate reality these days when so much happens online. To help other nonprofits create websites that bring in massive support, I’ve compiled the 22 features every top nonprofit website has.

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10 Inexpensive (or Free) Nonprofit Marketing Tools That Create Stunning Visuals

Wild Apricot

Posts with images and videos get shared up to 230% more than those without. To create your own stunning visuals, here are 10 inexpensive and free nonprofit marketing tools that can help.

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11 Ways to Make Money on the Side Because Your Nonprofit Job Doesn't Pay Enough

Wild Apricot

I’m just going to say it, lots of nonprofit professionals are overworked and underpaid. So what do you do when you love your nonprofit job, but it doesn’t pay the bills? Here are 11 gigs that can make you money on the side.

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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. This year I've taken traffic from 9,000 visitors/month to over 36,000.

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Virtual Training, Real Results: Exploring the Potential of VR in the Workplace

Speaker: John Blackmon - CTO, CAIO ELB Learning

Did you know that (VR) training is becoming more of a mainstream strategy in the eLearning Industry? This learning modality has changed dramatically over the past 2 years, and several organizations have proven it has better results than traditional eLearning - but why and is it worth it? Join John Blackmon, CTO and Chief AI Officer of ELB Learning, and creator of CenarioVR and Lectora, for an honest look at data points and common myths — including needing a camera to get started or a headset to