Community Management Hack: Create a Community Handbook

Higher Logic

One way to plan for the unforeseeable is to take the time now to put together a handbook for current and future staff. For additional tips and tricks from real community pros, download the Community Manager Handbook: 20 Lessons from Community Superheroes.

The Valve Handbook

Jamie Notter

It’s received a lot of attention for its new employee handbook , which is not the traditional, dry list of policies and procedures. Valve’s handbook subtitle tells it all.

Red Cross – Updated Social Engagement Handbook [Resource]

SocialFish

This is the handbook that the National office of the Red Cross share with their local units (like chapters). Pretty self-explanatory and definitely awesome. View this document on Scribd. ———— ( photo credit ).

Book: The Network Weaver Handbook

Beth Kanter's Blog

My friend and colleague, June Holley , has written a much anticipated book, The Network Weaver Handbook. The Network Weaver Handbook is designed to give you skills and resources you need to build effective and innovative networks.

Lunchtime Links: Throw Away Your Best-Practices Handbook

Associations Now

The post Lunchtime Links: Throw Away Your Best-Practices Handbook appeared first on Associations Now How following industry best practices could hinder innovation. Also: Have a long to-do list? Get things done by hosting a volunteer event.

Wilderness first aid: Lessons learned

Aaron Wolowiec

Moreover, retention and transfer were supported by a very detailed and user-friendly handbook ( The Wilderness Medicine Handbook, Third Edition, by Paul Nicolazzo ). Look closely at the picture at right. Yes, that’s a pig’s foot.

Jerry Jacobs and the Association Law Handbook

SocialFish

As I mentioned, I went to hear Jerry Jacobs talk about his book, the Association Law Handbook. It was actually a really good session - he's a fun, animated, friendly speaker and was able to make a very dry subject into a discussion we could all participate in. "We",

Implementing Website Governance for Associations

Vanguard Tech

As author of the first practical guide to Web Governance ("The Website Manager''s Handbook"), Shane has also been published by A List Apart, Smartinsights & Forrester Research. Today’s guest post is by Shane Diffily.

18 Free Non-profit Webinars For June 2015

Wild Apricot Blog

In June, you can choose from among 18 free webinars that offer up a host of insights, ideas and practical tips on topics like: Leveraging your Database, Gaining Microsoft donations, Avoiding Mobilegeddon and Creating Volunteer Handbooks. Take a look at our list! webinar Non-profits

Association Law Essentials

Association Navigator

Jerry’s book, Association Law Handbook , is in the Fifth Edition. The Association Law Handbook is a great reference tool. The newest edition of Associations Now has a good article on basic association law issues. The article was written by Jerry A.

How Much Do Your Employees Know About Their Benefits?

Associations Now

A new survey found many employees don’t read their employee handbooks. If it’s via a handbook, chances are a lot of your employees may not be getting all the information. Don’t simply rely on a handbook, for example.

DEMOCRACY 2.0: the Keep-It-Simple-Stupid alternative to Robert’s Rules.

SocialFish

The Voting Member’s Handbook – 39 Pages. rules of order manual is The Voting Member’s Handbook©, which is available as a PDF download with extensive internal hyperlinks ideal for quick reference on your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Post By C.D. Madson.

New Employee Orientation: What’s on Your Agenda?

Reid All About it

Orientation shouldn’t only entail filling out forms and signing the employee handbook. I fell into the association world. During the first interview my future boss and I hit it off talking about food and travel. The position sounded interesting so I bit. I’m not the only one.

Going to the ASAE Authors Forum today.

SocialFish

Will be hearing the author Jerry Jacobs for a presentation of his book The Association Law Handbook. The invite says, "The handbook is a layman staple, making the laws and regulations affecting non-governmental professional certification and entity/program accreditation accessible." I'm mainly going to get the book for free, hahahaha. Anybody know the author or heard him speak? Hopefully some of you CAE's out there can tell me how much of this stuff I really need to know. : ).

8 Award-Winning Success Stories from Super Forum 2018

Higher Logic

Included dynamic text, based on country, to include different messaging on how the ASHRAE handbook would be delivered. Every Super Forum, we present our Floyd Awards to recognize our customers for their outstanding work in community.

Finding Passion within the Association Community

SCD Group

It is largely based on the book The Encore Career Handbook and One Person/Multiple Careers by Marci Alboher, a vice president at Encore.org. A couple of quotes: Be careful not to close the door too quickly. You may be locking yourself out. Audrey Harvey Nobody notices normal.

Speaking to Alabama Law Students about the Association World

Association Navigator

Jerry’s book, Association Law Handbook , is in the Fifth Edition and it’s a great reference tool for association and non-profit lawyers. courtesy of [link]. I’m excited to again speak to University of Alabama law students about opportunities in the association world.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.4.16

Reid All About it

– Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook. Since presidents are on everyone’s mind this week…I recently discovered the Washington Post’s podcast Presidential. Each episode is dedicated to a president starting with George Washington and ending with Donald Trump.

Social Learning Resources

SocialFish

Social Learning Handbook. I unfortunately missed my favorite Twitter chat last week, #swchat (Social Workplace Chat) but I always read the accompanying summary blog post and check out the resources. Lo and behold, this one was on my favorite topic (apart from Humanizing), social learning.

Membership Hack: Workshop Essentials

Associations Now

For instance, if you took the human resources class, a member might show their updated employee handbook or HR polices,” she says. “It’s The Utah Nonprofits Association does more than just train its members.

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Bringing Real-Life Neighborhoods Online: NextDoor’s Privacy Issues

Higher Logic

Most communities can remedy (or really, prevent) these issues with moderation, a strong set of terms and conditions or handbooks with privacy guidelines. NextDoor reinvented the idea of a neighborhood listserv, and turned what used to be mass emailing into an online neighborhood community.

Promote Your Community at Events

Higher Logic

Conference handbook, posters, slide decks, coasters, napkins—whatever you can get your hands on. You and your team spent a lot of time and energy either creating a new community or revamping your existing community. It’s time for celebration -- and getting people online, engaging.

Next Markets May Include Leveraging Opportunities Of Perennials

Velvet Chainsaw

There’s this collective feeling of ‘we’re not done yet says Marci Alboher , author of The Encore Career Handbook. Frequently, when we think about next markets, we mention Next-Gen, Millennials or Gen-Z audiences.

Book Review: Connecting to Change the World

Beth Kanter's Blog

Almost tend years ago, they co-wrote “Net Gains,” one of the first practical handbooks on building and working in networks for social change. All in all, this a must have handbook for anyone who is interested in building a generative social impact network.

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2012 is the Year of the Girl

Reid All About it

We didn’t do everything by the official rulebook, as a matter of fact, I never even bought the Cadette handbook, but those leadership skills were embedded in me.

Best Benefit Ever: An Association of Healthier Truckers

Associations Now

Truckers looking to lighten their personal loads now get extra assistance from the American Association of Owner Operators. What’s the benefit?

How Do You Fix a Board Power Struggle?

Associations Now

For example, the employee handbook was a relatively new document that came about because of tension over expectations of employees. An association’s guidelines won’t keep a board from becoming divisive—indeed, they can help sow discord.

Nonprofit Technology Training: Book List

Beth Kanter's Blog

The Accelerated Learning Handbook. This useful handbook summarizes and explains the brain science of how people learn and provides easy to use frameworks to help you design and deliver training where people learn. Photo from Librarianismchronicles Blog.

Monday Buzz: When Your Member Database Loses Its Luster

Associations Now

That’s a piece of advice from the Navy’s social media handbook, and it’s advice that you should keep in mind for your own organization, argues CMS Wire Contributor Dana Simberkoff.

Events That Will Drive Buzz With Members

Associations Now

Among them: a membership handbook, a quarterly subscription to Unfiltered magazine, and access to exclusive whiskies not available for purchase.

5 Book Recommendations for Nonprofit Networking and Data Nerds

Beth Kanter's Blog

It is a practical and easy to understand and implement handbook on how to present effectively. There’s lots to enjoy during the holiday season – from gathering with friends and family to the festivities and fun.

Workplace Rudeness Is Highly Contagious, Study Says

Associations Now

The findings were not surprising to Barbara Mitchell, a human resources consultant and author of the upcoming book The Essential Workplace Conflict Handbook. Rude coworkers can make your blood boil, and, according to a new study, their bad behavior can spread like a virus.

The Member-Termination Dilemma

Associations Now

Authors of ASAE’s Association Law Handbook and its earlier incarnation, Associations and the Law , identify antitrust and due-process risks for an association that terminates an existing member for reasons beyond failure to pay dues. Jacobs wrote in the Handbook.

Reads of the Week: March 22, 2013

Reid All About it

The buzz on the web this week has been about another company manifesto, employee handbook, “diary of dreams ,” this time from HubSpot, and it’s a real good one. Every time I see the word media in this post by Jeff Jarvis, I think associations.

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Why Creating Space for Creative Time in the Nonprofit Workplace Improves Productivity

Beth Kanter's Blog

Many told them that sometimes they just need some “creativity time,” that is to go to a museum or walk around. The organization formalized “creativity time” in its employees handbook and established a policy that staff take “creativity time” as half-day per month.

MCI Sessions @ ASAE in SLC in August

GlowGlobally

Attendees will receive cultural handbooks from the Sheikh Mohamed Center for Cultural Understanding, the reference touristic institution in Dubai to learn about the culture of the UAE and the wider Middle East region.

New Resource for Nonprofits: The Data Playbook – Practices for Purpose-Driven Work

Beth Kanter's Blog

I would describe less of a handbook on how to use data, and more of a recipe to become a learning organization. Join me at Markets for Good on December 6 at 1 pm EST for a FREE roundtable discussion about the new Data Playbook. .

When Members Vote on Dues

Associations Now

” (In fact, the sample bylaws document in the Association Law Handbook provides exactly one line about setting dues: “Dues are established by the Board of Directors.”).

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.13.17

Reid All About it

Discuss program components such as interviews, orientations, volunteer handbooks, and more, as well as the importance of managing risk for your program and your organization. It’s that time of year – your chance to participate in the industry’s most comprehensive study on membership marketing.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.13.17

Reid All About it

Discuss program components such as interviews, orientations, volunteer handbooks, and more, as well as the importance of managing risk for your program and your organization. It’s that time of year – your chance to participate in the industry’s most comprehensive study on membership marketing.

Now Proven! Using Twitter At Conferences Increases Attendee Engagement

Velvet Chainsaw

Greenhow goes on to say that Twitter is a new form of literacy as defined by scholars in The Handbook Of Research Of New Literacies. It’s official! Research now shows that when people use Twitter during classes, they are more engaged and learn more. We can now stop debating the issue.

Inside An HR Overhaul

Associations Now

Organizations should use a variety of methods, such as handbooks, one-on-one sessions with agency representatives, and lunch-and-learns, to communicate benefits, Audrey Boone Tillman, executive vice president of corporate services at Aflac, told the Society for Human Resource Management.

British Booksellers Prepare for a Super Thursday

Associations Now

Monty Python member John Cleese’s autobiography, So Anyway … , is perhaps the biggest individual draw, though fans of Terry Pratchett, whose Mrs Bradshaw’s Handbook is coming out Thursday, might disagree.