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. how-to-get-members how-to-start-a-nonprofit

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How to Tackle Technology

Association Adviser

The post How to Tackle Technology appeared first on Association Adviser - Best practices, news and leadership strategies for association professionals. And do it on your own terms.

How to Build Membership Engagement Through Technology and Data

HighRoad Solution

Technology doesn’t just make it easier for associations to connect with their members – it also makes it possible to measure how connected members feel to the association.

How to Tame Technology

Association Adviser

” But, according to the association technology experts we consulted, if you don’t get some more features soon, you ain’t going to have more members. If you have a chance to read this Did You Know? So why is it so hard for associations to get it right?

How to Create Your Association Technology Vendor Shortlist (by Cutting Through the Sales Speak)


The salesperson aims to figure out what the buyer wants to pay monthly, while the buyer is looking at the total price. The buyer assumes the monthly payment works out to be the final price of the car but often they’re worlds apart. Buying a car can be a frustrating process.

How to Improve Technology the Agile Way

Association Success

Is your organization too busy to make improvements or ready to commit to change? When I think of organizations looking to make improvements to their technology, I always picture this cartoon : a team of cavemen pushing materials on a cart made of square wheels while two friends stand next to them waiting to install round wheels. So, how do you engage your staff to make improvements when everyone is too busy?

How to Create Your Association Technology Vendor Shortlist (by Cutting Through the Sales Speak)


The salesperson aims to figure out what the buyer wants to pay monthly, while the buyer is looking at the total price. The buyer assumes the monthly payment works out to be the final price of the car but often they’re worlds apart. Is it up to date?

How to Make Effective Use of Technology for Online Conferences

Association Success

Takeaways from the Learning-Technology-Design Conference 2018 Developed and hosted by Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele of Tagoras , the annual Learning ? Technology ? I was invited to attend the conference by free of charge, in return for writing an article about it.

How To Use Microsoft Technology To Supercharge Your Fundraising

Beth Kanter

SOS Children’s Villages International uses cloud technology to help fundraise for children in need. Note From Beth: I am thrilled to host this guest post from Microsoft Philanthropies General Manager that showcases examples of digital transformation and fundraising.

How to Apply Human-Centered Design to Association Technology Initiatives

Association Success

Have you ever struggled with issues of technology adoption, mismatched expectations, or the perception of your organization as behind the times? The use of technology can change the way people think about you as an organization, for better or for worse. Human-centered design is a framework for projects and decision-making which can be particularly useful for embarking on new technological ventures. Have you ever considered observing members in their day to day work?

Face Your Fear of Technology

Association Adviser

It’s a term some people use to describe the anxious feeling you get on Sunday nights when you’re facing down a full week of work, kids’ schedules, meetings, appointments, and other obligations. Technology (and the thought of it) sometimes elicits a similar response.

Why Data Analytics is Important and How to Budget Accurately

Higher Logic

When you analyze it, you gain access to all types of valuable insight: which users are most engaged, what topics they’re most interested in, who is contributing to discussions and the list goes on. Budget is a major consideration, of course, and you’ll want to plan accurately.

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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).

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4 Challenges for Trade Associations and How to Tackle Them with Community

Higher Logic

They bring competing organizations together to protect and promote entire industries, products, services, and workforces. Their role in society is becoming muddied and complicated as new competitors emerge, industries contract and expand, and technology reshapes how the world does business.

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How to Prevent AMS Implementation Frustration

Association Adviser

Here are some best practices to draw upon when you consider launching your first AMS or when you make the move to a provider that can help your association reach longer term growth goals. The post How to Prevent AMS Implementation Frustration appeared first on Association Adviser.

How To Work With Your Website Vendor For A Winning Association Website

Vanguard Tech

Vendor Relations association technology association websites

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Affordable Event Venues with State-of-the-Art Technology

Cvent Association Tips

Many corporate events and events hosted by cultural or not-for-profit organizations require venues with state-of-the-art technology, ample seating, and facilities for screening DVDs or films. Community and cultural centres aren't what they used to be.

Employee Termination – A How-To for Associations


No one likes to be part of an involuntary separation, but sometimes, when there’s a bad egg, it’s the best thing for your organization. It’s crucial to be prepared when it happens, because security will likely not be top of mind during this emotionally-charged time. executives, legal counsel, IT, HR) would work together to outline the offboarding process. Prepare and use a checklist to ensure all procedures are followed. Click To Tweet. Productivity Technology

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How to Energize Association Staff Around Using Your Database


Are there some people on your association staff who are less than thrilled when it comes to database use? For many, learning how to use technology can be tedious - even downright stressful if it’s a particularly robust system.

How to Build a “Rock Star” Digital Technology Strategy


… and more awesome topics are what ICF folks, including me, will be presenting at ASAE’s Technology Conference in December! Check out our sessions: How to Build a “Rock Star” Digital Technology Strategy. Lead Your Way to a Social Organization.

How to Rock Marketing Automation


Many organizations are asking how to prepare for and rock marketing automation. Well adopting new technology requires accepting change and rolling with it. To that end, I’ve gathered 5 ideas to help automate your associations’ marketing initiatives.

Technology Trend Alert: Association and Nonprofit Engagement [Video]


Conversations around technology in the world of associations and nonprofits are constantly evolving. So where should you go to find out where technology is headed and how to avoid common pitfalls?

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Rich Millington: How to Make Your Community Indispensable [Super Forum RECAP]

Higher Logic

“Is your community indispensable to your organization? How about to your members?”. But everyone who has a stake in the community wants it to be indispensable. So how do you escape the engagement trap, and measure the value your community provides? How does it work?

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How to Leverage Mobility Strategies for Member Engagement

Association Adviser

The future of technology is definitely mobile-driven. According to recent statistics , desktops now account for only 29 percent of digital minutes, rest of the share is mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

Help Your Members Embrace Technology

Wild Apricot

This post introduces a new free guide that offers research, insights and tips on how to get members, volunteers and your board to embrace technology. technology

How to migrate your community: 6 simple steps.

Disciple Media

Well, we have and we’re here to tell you that when it comes to building your own app for your community, it’s not necessarily true. Because successfully launching your own dedicated community space and getting your community to join and follow you there takes time and careful planning.

How to Design a Community Your Users Will Love

Higher Logic

You can't find what you're looking for, and you're not even sure what you're looking at to begin with. That’s bad user experience — what any community wants to avoid. So how do you make a community that is friendly, easy to navigate and brings people back?

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How to Start or Grow Your Online Career Center

Association Adviser

Starting or growing a career management site doesn’t have to be intimidating. However, many associations are hesitant to commit the needed resources and staff time to begin or enhance an online career center because doing so always seems to be a large undertaking.

[WEBINAR] How to build a culture of innovation 12/5


Don’t miss this upcoming webinar , featuring me and Dan Stark from Nimble User/Community Brands, to be held on Tuesday, December 5, at 1:00pm eastern time. On the agenda for us to discuss: Anticipating member expectations. Governance/ability to shift directions.

AWESOME WEBINAR ALERT: How to Make Money from Social Media


Frustrated with trying to figure out how to make money from all that time and effort you spend on social media? What if you knew 10 influencers to multiply your conversions to one million?

Technology Assessments and Association IT: Part I


WHAT 2 YEARS OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENTS REVEAL ABOUT ASSOCIATION IT: DATA and DIGITAL. When we perform technology assessments for clients, we use our IT Maturity Model to gauge how effectively they’re managing IT across four domains: data, digital, infrastructure, and management.

How to Sell Ads at Naylor in the Late 1990s

Association Adviser

Sales reps did not have computers at their desks, so when it came to calling potential advertisers, we couldn’t look up a company’s website to learn more about their business and infer how they might benefit from advertising in our associations’ publications.

Risk Management ? How to Begin the Conversation

YourMembership Blog

Technology. Ideas to help you engage, empower and retain members. Risk Management – How to Begin the Conversation. Mike has been a valuable part of our team here at YM, having previously worked in the Sales and Marketing Department before moving to Customer Support in late 2011. Prior to joining YM two years ago, Mike served as Risk Manager for a yacht manufacturing company. What events can/need to happen to cause a loss?

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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?!

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5 Ways Technology Can Push Your Fundraising Strategy Forward

Higher Logic

We all know it’s true: technology is becoming more vital with each passing day. As useful (and addictive ) as technology can be, many nonprofits still don’t know how to reap the full benefits of their various software platforms. Peer-to-peer fundraising pages.

How to Manage Social Media with Hootsuite and Buffer

Reid All About it

Social media is a great way to connect with others, find and share resources, and build a community. But how do you find time to manage it? Like you, I have limited time to spend on social media, unless I’m procrastinating, but my social media ROI is worth the effort.

How to Leverage Voice Search for your Association


Utilizing digital assistants from Siri to Cortana, from Alexa to Google Assistant, is producing a dramatic increase in voice-based search. As each year passes, the presence of devices that offer voice search continues to grow at a fast pace. How does this affect my association?

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How Associations Can Improve The Member Experience Through Technology

Nimble AMS

Three technology innovations associations should embrace for a better member experience. How can your association deliver the experience your members have come to expect? Turn to technology innovation. It also helps you to establish trust with your members.

How to Motivate Around Mission

Associations Now

Roles at associations are in constant flux, which makes it harder for leaders to assign roles. Freeing staff and volunteers to express their own passions around the job can help. People come to work for relationships, personal efficacy, and a sense of purpose.”

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How to Get Amazon-Level Personalization (With No Extra Effort)


This is a wedding without a gift registry, which should be illegal because I spent well over an hour scrolling through “wedding gifts” on Amazon before I figured out what to give the happy couple. Instead, they’ve come to expect it. How Does Amazon Personalize?

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