Small Towns, Big Gesture: Bar Associations Push Law Students Back to Main Street
JULY 17, 2014
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Maine Nonprofits Say Property Tax Proposal Would Jeopardize Programs, Services
FEBRUARY 13, 2015
Looking for ways to bring in new revenue, Maine Gov. Last year, before releasing his biennial budget proposal, Maine Gov. At a town hall meeting on Wednesday , LePage said the proposal is part of a necessary plan to make Maine more prosperous.
Maine Tourism Association Grapples With Employee Theft
MAY 16, 2014
The potential for embezzlement threatens many organizations , and in the case of one association in Maine, it will likely lead to jail time for a former employee. The post Maine Tourism Association Grapples With Employee Theft appeared first on Associations Now
Maine Lobstermen Soften Shell of Longstanding Antitrust Regulations
JULY 17, 2014
The Maine Lobstermen’s Association says a decades-old consent decree regulating the group is out-of-date and limits the group’s ability to advocate for its members. The regulations that manage Maine’s iconic lobster industry.
Maine Group Takes on Governor’s “Misleading” Comment About Nonprofits
NOVEMBER 14, 2014
“The work that nonprofits do in Maine is critical,” he wrote in the questionnaire. “These nonprofit organizations are comprised of amazing volunteers, supporters, and staff that provide exceptional services and programs to the people of Maine.” A Contradiction?
New Association To Serve As Voice For ‘Main Street’ Investment Banks
MARCH 8, 2016
The American Securities Association formed late last month to serve as a voice and leadership platform for the investment banks, broker dealers, banks, and wealth managers that serve “Main Street.”.
Main Thing, Engagement & Problem Solving: Key Ideas for Association Executives
NOVEMBER 29, 2012
Remember Stephen Covery’s “ The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing ”?). Today’s association executives face a myriad of problems. Changing demographics. Increasing competition. Defining income sources. Adapting to diverse media and technology.
Thanks For Playing: Always the Last to Know: Nicira's Network.
Thanks For Playing
MAY 14, 2012
skip to main | skip to sidebar. One of the main flaws with the construction of the Internet has always been that it was made to prefer stability (as in, the whole thing wont go down) to security (as in, your network wont get hacked). Thanks For Playing. Seeking community in associations since 2008. 14 May 2012. Always the Last to Know: Niciras Network Virtualization Platform. OK, this weeks ATLTK is REALLY geeky, I admit, but this is worth it.
Is It Time to Ax Your Young Professionals Group?
AUGUST 18, 2016
I wanted to move on to the main table. Do you remember sitting at the kiddie table? I do, and it’s a memory that brings up mixed feelings. I loved the kiddie table when I was five, but by 14 I was tired of all the screaming children.
SCD Group: Become a Hero to Your Association Members: 5 Ways.
JUNE 17, 2012
My main thought is: Why is this a question? Pages. About. Contact. Causeaholic. AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. Sunday, June 17, 2012. Become a Hero to Your Association Members: 5 Ways Content Management Can Add Value to your Association’s Members.
What’s Next? 6 Membership Trends to Watch in 2017
DECEMBER 22, 2016
I was watching a movie from 2001 recently and one of the main characters had a laptop. It seems like only yesterday we were worried about what would happen when the computers hit the year 2000. Now it’s nearly 2017 and a lot has changed. Just think about technology.
Associations Now Cover Story on #Humanize
OCTOBER 21, 2011
In case you missed it, I got the cover on the September/October issue of Associations Now magazine with an article about the main concepts in Humanize. Consulting. Speaking. About. Contact. Generations. Humanize. Books: Jamie Notter. Leadership insight.right when you need it. Associations Now Cover Story on #Humanize. Posted October 21, 2011. in Books and Reading , Humanize - 1 comment. Tweet.
What We Love About the New Business Impact of Online Communities Study
FEBRUARY 10, 2017
The data suggests organizations that spend less than $200K either under-staff their communities, don’t invest in software, don’t account for internal “charge backs” such as IT labor, or rely mainly on community generated content.
The 7 Things Your Members Desperately Want From Your Emails
APRIL 10, 2017
Consider creating one main template for most of your association’s emails, and just change out the email header depending on the email’s topic. And they will thank you by actually reading them.
3 free DIY design tools for membership bodies
MAY 13, 2015
Main purpose: Design. Main purpose: Photo editing. Main purpose: Infographic creation. Design is worth paying for. Design is more than just tools; it is also the experience, expertise and eye of a trained professional.
Association Campaign Gets Mainers to Talk Tourism
DECEMBER 1, 2016
A new video campaign from the Maine Tourism Association aims to show how the tourism industry benefits the state’s entire economy. The videos will also be aired as paid PSAs on Maine television and radio channels.
SocialFish Job Board is Live! Please Share!
AUGUST 31, 2016
Jobseekers: Here’s the main job seeker page: [link]. Employers: Here’s the main employer page: [link]. So excited to announce that our job board is now live!!!!
Day 1: Membership Growth Online Summit - Online Marketing Funnel
Wild Apricot Blog
MARCH 15, 2016
As a nonprofit manager, one of your main initiatives is to attract and retain new members. You’ve tried various marketing campaigns, but they take a lot of work (plus the payoff is largely unpredictable). All this can be solved by an automated Marketing Funnel. membership growth summit funnel john-haydon
7 things I like about the Federation of Small Business’s website
OCTOBER 27, 2016
Key campaigns: Found under the ‘Policy Issues’ section on the main navigation toolbar, the campaigns are made very accessible and easy to understand through clear visuals, explanations that are to the point and through clear calls to action, with easy ways to get involved.
Five Tips to Increase Your Email Open Rate
OCTOBER 22, 2014
Focus the main point of interest on the copy that will appear in the preview pane of your email. Want to increase your bulk email open rate? Of course you do! The subject is the most important part of the email.
Why Online Communities Still Aren’t a Top Business Strategy (And How to Change That)
MARCH 30, 2017
A large majority of participants, most at the manager level or above, reported reactive methods as their main source of competitive advantage. Dear online community professionals, We have work to do.
Engaging members digitally – National Trust’s story
JANUARY 25, 2016
Decentralised digital audits: After its main site and key property content was audited to ensure it matched the new digital personas, local properties and regional teams were trained to audit further content themselves via an audit template and content training.
The Bigger Community ROI Picture
FEBRUARY 7, 2017
Here are the basics: as you cook the rice (a main ingredient for the dish), you need to add it slowly while stirring. Even if you’re main work is on creating that critical mass, or helping your community members create community norms, continue to connect each action to positive ROI.
The Big Picture: The Forest and the Trees
The Big Picture
JANUARY 31, 2012
« Study Reveals High Levels of Twitter Use at Conferences | Main. But when I clicked, I was just brought to the main page of a site, not the story itself. The Big Picture. A big-picture view of issues and trends affecting associations - in Mississippi and nationally. Shawn on Facebook. Shawn on Twitter. Shawn on Google+. Shawn on Pinterest. Shawn on LinkedIn. Integrating social media into the association communication mix » January 31, 2012. The Forest and the Trees.
You Engage By Being Engaging
JULY 20, 2015
In the video interview, we talk about the three main engagement mistakes associations make: Equating engagement with sales.
Want to be an Association Thought Leader? Ditch Vanilla.
NOVEMBER 1, 2012
While it was written mainly for CEOs, there are some valuable lessons for associations as well. Categories: Social Media and Business Trends Tags: associations , though leadership There’s a great article in Inc. magazine on becoming a thought leader in your industry. Contrary to expectations, becoming a thought leader is not about being the most intelligent person in the community. It’s about being unique and being [.] ( Read more. )
3 steps to improve how you communicate the value of membership
NOVEMBER 2, 2015
33% of organisations say that their main barrier to growth is effectively communicating the value of membership.
Latest Social Media Tool Tips You Need To Know
JANUARY 16, 2012
Main takeway: ignore G+ at your peril. Main takeaway: If your work is visual, Pinterest is worth it. Main takeaway: Stay on top of FB as much as possible. Main takeaway: Buffer is one to watch. Main takeaway – less commenting across the board seems to be a trend.
Announcing Association Summer Jam 2013
FEBRUARY 28, 2013
At a pre-determined time all party hosts will logon to a special Google hangout where we will broadcast live, get to see each other's sites and share each sites main thoughts on the topic. So hey all you Association Subculture blog readers.in
Sold Out! One Simple Change Filled This Club’s Events Like Never Before
Wild Apricot Blog
JANUARY 20, 2017
If your organization’s main form of accepting member dues and event registrations is through check or cash, there’s a good chance you’re missing out on registrations, new members and even cash flow. Find out how this club began to fill up their events simply by beginning to offer online registrations and payments. online payments
The Top 5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Launching an Online Community
OCTOBER 26, 2015
I'm getting settled into my new job and my main task for these first few weeks has been to study the online community field. Find books to read, write out notes, identify main themes across your various research and write blog posts or whitepapers about them.
Building Inclusive Online Communities
JANUARY 10, 2017
Researchers suggest that one of the main ways to limit bias is to slow down. What would happen if you asked me for my email address and I told you it was firstname.lastname@example.org? How might your perception of me be shaped by that one piece of information? What if I told you it was a gmail address?
Three Reasons You Need a Dedicated Community Manager
NOVEMBER 3, 2015
Also, having one main point of contact will ensure your community has a consistent tone and conversational style. At first glance, an online community appears to be a harmless task to add to a worthy colleague's plate.
The Psychology of Sharing
MARCH 31, 2014
They found that according to a study in the New York Times, there are six main types of sharer: Hipsters, Careerists, Altruists, Selectives, Boomerangs and Connectors. In contrast to the Hipster, they mainly use email to share online.
Why You Should Be Measuring Community Vibrancy
MARCH 21, 2017
You and your company should emphasize measuring and valuing community vibrancy metrics for three main reasons. Charisma, drive, perception – all so-called "soft skills" essential in today’s workplace.
[Help spread the word!] SocialFish Job Board is Live!
SEPTEMBER 5, 2016
Jobseekers: Here’s the main job seeker page: [link]. Employers: Here’s the main employer page: [link]. UPDATE . We have a special 20% discount for employers for a very limited time: Please use SOCIALFISHVIP at checkout.
How to Make Your Events More Inclusive
JANUARY 3, 2017
Unfortunately, many venues will say they only have a freight elevator in the back, or require someone in a wheelchair to go through an alleyway and kitchen before getting to the main space. "Anyone can come to our event."
The Whats, Whys, and Hows of Brand Identity Guides
SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
There is usually one master brand identity guide that covers the main areas. A number of clients have been working on various branding related issues lately, so I’m so pleased to be able to share this guest post from my colleague Sharon Bending at Rx Creative Lab on the keys to putting together effective brand identity guidelines: A set of brand identity guidelines (also referred to as brand standards) is a part of every rebrand.
Feeling the Burn(out)
JANUARY 18, 2016
Among the people they surveyed, three main reasons for the trend emerged: Resources for community managers are often limited. Based on these main reasons for burnout, it seems like the profession’s greatest asset -- its cutting-edge newness -- is part of the problem.
Build a Better Organization with Community
JUNE 28, 2016
Decide what your main goals for community are -- reduce customer support costs, increase member retention, etc. -- and work from there. Community will help your customer relationships -- they’ll feel more connected to you and to other people who use your product.