6 great membership crowdsourcing examples

Optimist Consulting

I thought I’d share six examples of membership organisations that are using crowdsourcing well. A recent example was the £330,125 raised to support Alan Barnes, a man with disabilities who’d been mugged and was too scared to return home. 6 great membership examples.

25 Solid Membership Website Examples and How to Create Your Own

Wild Apricot

Here are 25 great membership website examples from all sorts of different organizations. Example-Sites Membership-Website-ExamplesSee how they've set up membership benefits, events, and more. Plus learn how to easily create your own site in 3 easy steps.

14 of Our Favorite Examples of Storytelling in Marketing

Higher Logic

John Lewis’s ad humanizes something that can be dull (insurance) by portraying a charming example of why you’d want insurance. When was the last time you saw a commercial that made you cry?

How to Write the Perfect Donation Letter (+ Examples & Template)

Wild Apricot

Learn how to write a donation letter by understanding the ins and outs of appeals, following simple best practices, and referencing these two stellar examples

Leading by Example

Eric Lanke

In essence, I needed to lead by example. image source I''ve been writing a lot about the process I used to develop a values statement for my association, and even more about the experiments we''ve been running to try and make the values and behaviors it describes a more active part of our day-to-day interactions. Our latest experiment is one of the simplest in its construction.

6 great membership crowdsourcing examples

Optimist Consulting

I thought I’d share six examples of membership organisations that are using crowdsourcing well. A recent example was the £330,125 raised to support Alan Barnes, a man with disabilities who’d been mugged and was too scared to return home. 6 great membership examples.

Complete Guide: How to Raise Funds on Facebook (with examples)

Wild Apricot

In this article, I will provide an up-to-date overview of the 5 main ways you can leverage Facebook’s suite of free fundraising tools to drive donations to your nonprofit. Facebook

6 Steps to Create a Donation Website for Your Nonprofit + 10 Great Examples

Wild Apricot

Here's an easy, step-by-step guide on how to create a donation website that will drastically boost your online donations — plus ten great examples to inspire you

12 Examples of Nonprofits Using Augmented and Virtual Reality

SocialFish

Here are 12 examples of nonprofits using AR and VR to raise money and awareness. Here’s an example of a life-sized 3D model of a gladiator school being augmented onto a field (see the GIF below). I hope these examples have sparked some ideas for you to use at your nonprofit.

An Example of an Operational Plan

Eric Lanke

This week I wanted to provide a concrete example of each of those elements, based on the actual terminology and language my association leadership and staff have determined. We have three program objectives aligned with our example goal.

Why Tons Of Booster Clubs User This #1 Booster Club Management Software (With Examples!)

Wild Apricot

If you want to spend more time with your kids and less time in the office managing your booster club, Booster Club Management Software may be for you

An Example of a Strategy Agenda

Eric Lanke

This week I wanted to provide a concrete example of each of those elements, based on the actual terminology and language my association leadership has determined. With these concrete examples I hope the linkages between the elements of our Strategy Agenda are more clear.

3 eLearning Examples to Spark Innovation

Blue Sky eLearn

There has been much advancement and innovation in the eLearning industry over the last several years, and today I’ll be reviewing three of my favorite examples of organizations thinking outside the box to deliver their content to their audience.

AdHoc Volunteering - Examples Abound

Mariner

Cynthia D'Amour shared three great examples: read more. September 24, 2012. Interesting conversation going on over at SNAP (Social Networking for Association Professionals) about adhoc volunteering. Interesting conversation going on over at SNAP (Social Networking for Association Professionals) about adhoc volunteering. Interesting conversation going on over at SNAP (Social Networking for Association Professionals) about adhoc volunteering.

Example of a Humanized Culture

Jamie Notter

Take the last one, selflessness, for example. I am a fan of Netflix. I even stood by them when they tried to spin off the DVD business and pissed everybody off (okay, they didn’t communciate well on that one, but I still like the strategic move). But now I love them even more, because I came across this slideshow about their culture: Culture from Reed Hastings. There’s a lot in there. It’s 126 slides.

6 Effective Fundraising Ideas for Small Nonprofits (with examples!)

Wild Apricot

This is a guest post by Adam Weinger, President of Double the Donation. A challenge I’ve come across with small nonprofits is finding a fundraising idea that will make a big impact, but will also be inexpensive. From my experience, there are six types

The Nonprofit’s Guide to Augmented Reality (+12 Examples of Inspiring Nonprofit Augmented Reality Campaigns)

Wild Apricot

Learn everything a nonprofit needs to know about how to make a successful Augmented Reality (AR) campaign and 12 examples of nonprofits who’ve already found success. VR Virtual-Reality AR Augmented-Reality

Why 100+ Parks and Recreation Organizations Use This #1 Management Software (with examples and alternatives!)

Wild Apricot

Learn how you can spend more time out in nature and less time managing your association or organization with Parks and Recreation Management Software. Recreation-Management-Software Parks-and-Recreation-Management-Software parks-and-recreation-software parks-and-recreation

6 Steps to Run a Productive Virtual Meeting with Templates and Examples

Wild Apricot

If you’d like help making your virtual meetings more productive, here is a six-step formula along with the templates and examples that can make your virtual meetings super productive. Nancy-Settle-Murphy meetings virtual-meetings

Two Social Media Toolkit Examples and Other Goodies

SocialFish

We have also included case studies, examples of social media in action, to highlight the work of your colleagues and inspire your own programs. TD Bank Invests in Google+ To Boost Search Results – example of a great Google+ campaign. “TD Some goodies I’ve come across this week for you. Social Media Metrics for Federal Agencies – new toolkit for federal agencies, which could be useful for associations and nonprofits as well.

Inspiring Example for Association Aspirations

SCD Group

I found this story a powerful example of innovation and inspiration. Something that we association executives might aspire to for our associations and association members. The story comes from USA Today: Change Agents: Walter De Brouwer''s magical tricorder.

6 Examples of Thriving Communities That Community Managers Can Learn From During the Holidays

Socious

All year long, we talk about building community and the impact that active communities can have on our organizations. However, sometimes the concepts and benefits that community strategies deliver can feel a bit abstract.

2 Examples of Breaking Through Communications Clutter

SCD Group

Notice that both examples grab your attention and follow Jim’s “short, sweet and easy to repeat” advice. Jim Palmer, CEO of the National Association of Wheat Growers, once told me: “Steve, make it short, sweet and easy to repeat.”

Nature Conservancy Instagram Contest and Other Examples

Beth Kanter

The post summarized why it may be important, best practices, and a few nonprofit examples. One of my blog readers, Sarah Mowry, Outreach Director for the Deschutes Land Trust pointed me to Nature Conservancy’s Instagram contest , an image scavenger hunt.

Healthy By Example: How Trucking Execs Are Promoting Well-Being

Associations Now

A recent study of long-haul truck drivers, for example, found that they are twice as likely to be obese compared to the rest of the U.S. ATA isn’t the only organization using the lead-by-example tactic.

5 great examples of how to use Twitter for membership engagement

Optimist Consulting

I thought I’d share 5 great ways to use Twitter to engage with members including examples from those that are doing it right. I was lucky enough to present at the MemberWise conference ‘Harnessing the Web to Drive Membership Value and Growth Conference’ last month.

Made to Stick: Examples for Associations

SCD Group

The other day I received the following email from an association management colleague: “In case you are not aware, you are quoted in a new book by Nina Teicholz called “The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet”.

Is Google the Ultimate Example of Targeting?

SCD Group

A friend shared a 12/18/13 posting from delanceyplace.com titled The same internet search yields two different results. Here’s the intro: In today''s selection -- from The Filter Bubble by Eli Pariser.

7 Solid Club Website Examples to Get Ideas for Your Club Website

Wild Apricot

Here are seven solid examples of club websites from all different types of organizations. If you browse these club websites, take some tips on how they’ve set things up

Saddest Example of Parent/Teen Social Media Disconnect

Mizz Information

I have to preface this post by saying that I do not, in any way, mean any disrespect to the parents of Michelle Miller, a 17 year-old girl in my community who was murdered over the weekend.

Introducing STIAL: an example of association rebranding

SCD Group

Guest Post by Jim Schnurbusch, Chief Storyteller, OrgStory [Please see footnote] “It was a cold, snowy Wednesday morning in January.

Nonprofits and Instagram: The Ultimate Curated Collection of Best Practices, Examples, and Tips

Beth Kanter

Nonprofit Examples and Getting Started or Rebooting A Strategic Approach. Earlier this month, when Instagram announced its user community had grown to more than 400 million, it reminded me that I needed to update my curated collection of Instagram for Nonprofit resources.

Two Social Media Toolkit Examples and Other Goodies

SocialFish

We have also included case studies, examples of social media in action, to highlight the work of your colleagues and inspire your own programs. TD Bank Invests in Google+ To Boost Search Results - example of a great Google+ campaign.

Leading by Example: How Passion Can Drive Technological Change

Association Success

The infectious nature of passion, along with the fact that culture starts at the top, means that leading by example is a crucial aspect of any change-driving mission. Ultimately, you cannot bring about change without showing your own ability to change: so live it, breathe it, and lead it by example. If you want to change minds, you need to show them how! Changing people’s minds has both an intellectual and an emotional aspect.

[Guest Post] Best Practices and Examples: KPIs for Membership Organizations

MembersClicks

The following blog post was written by Lacy Lyons at TechnologyAdvice.com. As use of the internet and social media becomes more integrated into the daily lives of consumers, various sectors of the economy are debating the uses and merits of KPIs, or key performance indicators, to evaluate successes and areas of potential growth. The consensus among academic researchers and business people is that KPIs are useful tools, but only when they are combined with the needs of employees and customers.

Teak Furniture + Content Marketing = Great Example for Associations

SCD Group

As I read the article, I realized it was a great example of content marketing. The local paper ran a story Saturday called “ Design Trends: the beauty of teak furniture.”.

Humor As Part of Nonprofit Social Content and Engagement Strategy: Hilarious Examples

Beth Kanter

Nonprofit technology professionals know how to converts laughs to donations and devoted an entire session to sharing tips, techniques, and examples during a NTEN conference. What are some of the best examples of nonprofits using humor in their engagement and content marketing?

Two Examples of Nonprofit Social Media That Will Make You Smile (and learn a best practice or two)

Beth Kanter

Today I’m seeking out examples of how nonprofits use cute dogs, cats, or babies in their social media to feel good, but also extract a social media best practice or two so it doesn’t feel like a “waste of time.”

3 Examples of Why Associations Should Staff Appropriately for Conventions

SCD Group

Here are three examples that help answer the board’s questions from the eyes of a possible attendee. Over the last 35 years as an association executive, I’ve had eight or nine boards question why we had so many staff at the board meetings and/or conventions.

Is Wounded Warrior Project an Example of Too Much Money?

SCD Group

The CEO and COO of the Wounded Warrior Project were fired a few weeks ago over spending practices at one of the nation’s largest charitable organizations for veterans. It appeared to stem negative stories circulated after reports by the New York Times and CBS-TV.