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How to Make Your Events More Inclusive

Higher Logic

"Anyone can come to our event." But the real truth is that not everyone is actually welcomed to our events. Whether we want to admit or not, our event send signals about who's welcomed and who isn't. Event marketing: who are you selling to? How far is it from the venue?

How to Engage Members Without Desk Jobs

Higher Logic

How do you engage members who don’t sit in front of a computer all day? Not to mention, it’s usually easier to upload materials, reply to discussions and just check in when you’re at a desktop. Here are three ideas to help spur on-the-go engagement: 1.

How to Disagree Nicely

Higher Logic

Knowing how to respond to a comment -- either general or directed at you -- can be tough,especially on the internet where tone and sarcasm are easily lost without body language. It’s best to have empathy and move on (which is definitely easier said than done).

How to Promote a Cause on Facebook

SocialFish

It is a good example of how it can work in any category for expansion via this exciting medium. Since it was a natural progression of use, there are questions as to why the concept works so flawlessly through Facebook, in particular. How To Promote Your Cause By Establishing A Brand.

How-To Video: Help! I Need a Viral Video

SocialFish

I was part of a team that filmed a series of short how-to videos with 5:00 Films & Media as they prep for their first #MMCCon. And don’t forget to meet up with us at Booth 617 to chat about the Authenticity Project ! .

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How to Calculate the Impact of Online Community Engagement on Your Business

Higher Logic

You hit your presentation out of the park… until the CFO asks how online community engagement is impacting sales goals. Do all those forum posts translate to more revenue? We know to our core that it’s valuable and it does impact business results. You slave over your community.

How to Grow Your Community Management Career Faster

Higher Logic

Community managers hold an integral job that can get lasting results for businesses, yet they don’t always have the opportunity to communicate their importance. It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day tasks and let busy executives or overworked managers turn their attention elsewhere.

How To Get More Online Donations With Content Marketing

NonProfit University Blog

It’s no secret that content is king when it comes to engaging and delighting donors and members alike. But did you know content can also be used to target donor intent keywords that increase revenues to your organization? How to donate a car”.

How-To Video Series: Can I DIY My Video?

SocialFish

I was part of a team that filmed a series of short how-to videos with 5:00 Films & Media as they prep for their first #MMCCon. I’ll be posting a few of the videos for you here in the run up to the conference.

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How to Become a Community Manager

Higher Logic

There’s no one right way to run a community, so it should come as no surprise to anyone that there’s not a single path to becoming a community manager. And yet, there are plenty of things you can do to prepare yourself for getting a job as a community manager.

How to Create a Community Culture

Higher Logic

As I've blogged about before , I see social networking for businesses as encompassing four quadrants: public social media, social CRM to collect data, social software in the workplace (intranet) and externally facing social software (an open online community).

How To Actually Hear What Customers Say

Higher Logic

How do you think kids feel when they know they don’t have their parent’s full attention? Listening to your members or customers and actually hearing what they say is critical. This is invaluable to you -- it’ll help you cater to them and create better products.

How to Create a Culture That Embraces Sales

Associations Now

All associations are in the business of sales, whether they want to believe it or not. Girl Scouts have been everywhere this past month—in grocery store lobbies, at street corners, and at the entrance to the Metro station nearest my home.

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How to Motivate Participation in Wellness Programs

Associations Now

Health and wellness programs at the workplace seem to fail almost as often as personal health and wellness New Year’s resolutions. I’m sorry to say that according to TIME , these four health-related declarations are among the most commonly broken New Year’s resolutions.

How to Define, Track, and Increase Member Engagement [Webinar]

Socious

Data from a recent report makes me think that there are a lot of executives that are losing sleep these days. Association Management Member Engagement SocialBusiness

How-To Video: Any Video is Better than No Video, Right?

SocialFish

I was part of a team that filmed a series of short how-to videos with 5:00 Films & Media as they prep for their first #MMCCon. And don’t forget to meet up with us at Booth 617 to chat about the Authenticity Project ! .

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Monday Buzz: How to Recruit Small Businesses

Associations Now

Recruiting small businesses to join your organization is difficult, but these tips could help. JP Moery of the consulting firm The Moery Company presents a few dilemmas and solutions to small-business recruitment. “My advice is to introduce a low entry-level membership fee. …

How To Stop Your Nonprofit’s After Hours Email Habit

Beth Kanter's Blog

One of the workshops was focused on technology wellness in the nonprofit workplace , more specifically how to avoid collaboration overload. Part of the reason is that technology has blurred the lines between work time and time off according to research.

How to Keep Your Employees in 2017

Associations Now

Not to be a Scrooge, but here’s some potentially distressing news: Three-out-of-10 employees will likely leave your association within the next two years. But how do you do it? I asked some association professionals for their ideas, and here’s what they had to say.

How To Video Series: How Do I Know If My Video Is Any Good?

SocialFish

I was part of a team that filmed a series of short how-to videos with 5:00 Films & Media as they prep for their first #MMCCon. And don’t forget to meet up with us at Booth 617 to chat about the Authenticity Project ! . How Will I Know if My Video is Any Good?

How to Deal With Disruptive Community Members

Higher Logic

Maybe the member is trying to stir the pot, or they’re oblivious to their impact. Either way, something must be done to maintain the respectful environment you’ve been cultivating. Once those parameters have been set, don’t be afraid to enforce them.

How to Unlock Engagement with Busy Five-Minute Members

Associations Now

While we all say we’re too busy, chances are good that you and your members have five minutes to spare. This weekend I have to move, so I’m spending a lot of time packing. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been tempted to search for help that is just a click away.

How to Make Valuable Face Time With New Members

Associations Now

While many associations have an onboarding campaign that includes targeted messages, it can be easy to overlook the value of making face time with new members. Onboarding programs are tactical efforts that “show the love” to new members, says association consultant Ed Rigsbee, CAE.

How to generate Twitter leads using automation

SocialFish

And when I say “new method”, I mean favorite-way-to-get-links-that-hasn’t-been-crippled-by-spammers. For the most part, it’s an avenue that is very hard to duplicate, and can’t really be scaled, so it has a lot of built-in safety from future algorithm updates. want to present at”.

How to Make Firing People Easier

Jamie Notter

” It’s rarely easy to fire people. In most cases the person that needs to go is a good person, and probably does a decent job–just not the job you need right now in this particular context. So how do you make it easier? What to do?!

How to Help Board Chairs Lead

Associations Now

Nonprofit volunteers have varied backgrounds, and they aren’t expected to come in knowing everything about strategy-setting, bylaws, and budgeting. Board chairs did not understand their role to be one that helped the board engage with the communities they serve.”.

How to Create a Nonprofit Facebook Page and Get Followers

Wild Apricot Blog

If your nonprofit doesn’t have a Facebook Page yet, I’ll show you the five basic steps to getting set up and gaining your first followers. The whole process should take less than one hour. followers Facebook

How To Humanize Your Business

SocialFish

How To Humanize Your Business. In this session the authors of Humanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World will explore how to create organizations that are more human, thus more compatible with social media. and Jamie and me!

How to Manage Without a Community Manager

Higher Logic

But sometimes it’s just not realistic -- there isn’t the money or executives don’t realize how important community managers are for ensuring ROI. Here’s an overview of how you and your organization can make it work: Everyone is in the same boat. How do you get everyone on board?

How to Develop a Long-Term Member Engagement Strategy

Socious

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How to Write Emails Your Association Members will Open

Socious

There are a lot of mediums available when it comes to engaging your customers or members—social media, your online community , email, etc. Email is a marketing channel that has shifted in usage and popularity over time, making it increasingly harder to capture the attention of your members.

How to Win the War for Talent

Jamie Notter

We hope that our salary and benefits packages are attractive enough to draw in the best people in for all of our positions, but if we face the facts, reality can be somewhat disappointing--most of us have competitors out there who have more resources available and more money to throw at the talent.

[Cool Infographic Friday] How to Motivate Millennials

SocialFish

The report, “Misunderstood Millennials: How the Newest Workforce is Evolving Business” uncovers who Millennials really are, and what they want out of the companies they work for.
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Recently, Virgin Pulse released a survey of more than 1,000 U.S.-based,

How To Write Irresistible Email Subject Lines

SocialFish

It’s your introduction – the thing that grabs the reader’s attention and entices them into opening it to find out more. And therefore, is more likely to get sent to the trash without ever being opened. A sense of urgency will trigger a click to open.

How to Identify Your Next Challenge

Associations Now

If you’re seeking to broaden your ambitions, your employees may provide some suggestions. But there’s one common refrain every year, especially among first-timers: There’s a lot to take in. He comes to that conclusion after observing a highly siloed business culture in Japan. “A

Coping Strategies: How to Manage Extra Holiday Stress

Associations Now

Workplace stress is all too common, especially in the lead-up to the holidays. A workplace expert over at the American Psychological Association chatted with Associations Now about how to cope with the extra stress. One way to mitigate stress is to forecast it.

How to Produce Revenue-Generating Association Podcasts

Associations Now

Here’s how associations can make use of podcasting—and bring in some nondues revenue dollars in the process. When I want to get my mind off a tiresome task—like jogging on the treadmill or riding the metro —and into a more interesting, uplifting, or even hilarious place, I tap a podcast.

6 top tips for how to talk to your trustees about your communications work

Optimist Consulting

I recently read CharityComms’ new free best practice guide, “How to talk to your trustees about comms” . Whilst it is aimed at more traditional charities, I found many of the insights useful and transferable to membership bodies.

How to Set SMART Goals for Your Online Community

Socious

There are several different paths to creating a successful online community—and there are even more ways to measure that success. Association Management Social Business Online Community Management

How to Organize Volunteers to Maximize Impact

Wild Apricot Blog

So, how do you organize your volunteers in a way that maximizes their impact with your organization, and, you know… makes them want to stick it out in the long run? With over 62.5 million people volunteering in the US and 12.7 million in Canada, there’s certainly not a shortage volunteers. association nonprofit organize Volunteers