Blockbuster week for newspapers: what it means for trade associations

SCD Group

Then, came the announcement that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos had purchased the Washington Post for $250 million. Here are four things I see: As emerging content providers, major publishers (such as the Washington Post) could become competitors to association content.

The Big Picture: RNC Names eCampaign Director

The Big Picture

I am heading to Washington DC the weekend before Thanksgiving for a full day of CapWiz training during their annual Customer Appreciation Day. We use our CapWiz frequently - even as a distribution software for e-newsletters not related to advocacy. P.S. If you live near the Washington area and have any tips on what I should see while Im there, let me know. The Big Picture. A big-picture view of issues and trends affecting associations - in Mississippi and nationally.

Transparency in Association Management : Off Stage

Off Stage

One of my favorite Washington insiders, Chris Dorobek , is a blogger and commentator whom I follow regularly. Newsletters? Off Stage. 20, 2009 - Transparency in Association Management. 22g5rgdg5n.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.14.18

Reid All About it

14 best content marketing newsletters for 2019. – Partnership Professionals Network Holiday Happy Hour (Washington DC). Location: Washington DC.

2015 Favorite Community Reads

Higher Logic

This is an awesome weekly newsletter. But one of my favorite parts about their newsletter is many articles they link to aren’t specifically about community. For example, I found this Washington Post Article about newsletters from Community.is.

Best Benefit Ever: Always Be Prepared

Associations Now

A fire-chief group in Washington state teams with a risk-management group to offer free risk-management training to fire departments. What is it?

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

Socious

Think about Netflix, Disney, and media sites, like the Washington Post. Method #2) Tailored Email Newsletters. Tailored email newsletters help members get information only on the topics they’re interested in and most likely to engage with, instead of updates that don’t apply to them.

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Compelling Member Engagement

Potomac Core

Polarization in Washington, DC, and market disruption are opening doors for Associations to create more compelling member engagement experiences for their members.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.8.17

Reid All About it

A recent Leading Learning newsletter from Tagoras led me to this post about building a new business model by “wandering with purpose” and experimenting until an answer presents itself. Partnership Professionals Network Lunch (Washington DC). Location: Washington DC.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.30.17

Reid All About it

And finally, here’s one for you my freelance friends: a post by Jocelyn Glei—who by the way has a good newsletter —about maintaining your sanity and productivity when you work alone all the time. Chapter Roundtable in Washington DC. More info/register for Washington DC.

Culture Matters: Interview with Jamie Notter

Slice-Works

Our plan is to interview local, Washington DC talent in the Branding and marketing space and share their knowledge with you, our audience. In the weeks following the interview we will feature a blog post ty the interviewee on SliceWorks blog and in our newsletter.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.3.17

Reid All About it

And I especially love it when others do it for me—those are the newsletters I value most. Hmm, a personalized curated newsletter might be one thing to turn passively loyal members and customers into actively loyal ones. Small Staff Association Brown Bag Lunch (Washington DC).

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Interview with an Expert: Emilio Arocho, Director of Technology and Digital Strategy at FDLI

Blue Sky eLearn

Emilio Arocho is a Washington, DC professional with over a decade of experience empowering nonprofit organizations by allocating their modest resources towards mission-focused digital transformation strategies. Maybe you want to try running an entirely virtual event for the first time, or maybe you want to A/B test a bold change to your member newsletter.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.29.19

Reid All About it

And if that isn’t cool enough, check this out: “Our members will not have to pay additional fees for online education, certification, communities, newsletters, or other digital products that – more often than not – are pay-to-play ‘extras’ in most association business models.”. Mon 4/1 at 12 p.m.* – Farragut/Dupont Small Staff Association Brown Bag Lunch (Washington DC). Location: Washington DC.

Achieve More by Connecting the Dots for Your Association

Association Adviser

Job postings are included in your newsletter, drive people to your job board, improve your site SEO, and automatically add non-member job seekers into your AMS for new-member marketing. Copyright ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership, Washington, DC.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.15.17

Reid All About it

Jimmy Daly says it’s the perfect time to launch a newsletter , and I agree. Tue 9/19 at 9 a.m.* – Fiduciary Training for Associations/Nonprofits: The How To’s of Investment Oversight (Washington DC). Chapter Roundtable in Washington DC. Location: Washington DC.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.17.17

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Washington DC). Location: Washington, DC. Association Open House (Washington DC). Location: Washington, DC. A month ago, I shared an article about morning routines and mentioned making changes to my own.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.17.17

Reid All About it

Washington DC). Location: Washington, DC. Association Open House (Washington DC). Location: Washington, DC. A month ago, I shared an article about morning routines and mentioned making changes to my own.

New Association Aims to Lobby on Behalf of Young People

Associations Now

AYA also distributes an e-newsletter to keep subscribers updated on key issues that don’t always make the headlines. The inspiration for AYA came from a 2012 Washington Post column by former political advisor Matt Miller about how young Americans were “getting the shaft.”

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.11.19

Reid All About it

Seven ways to boost your newsletter open rate. Zoom and Washington DC). Locations: Zoom and Washington DC. Washington DC Idea Swap). Location: Washington DC. Organizer: ASAE Greater Washington / National Capital Community. Location: Washington DC.

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Social Media Roundup: What the Newspaper Shake-up Means for Associations

Associations Now

When Amazon founder Jeff Bezos bought The Washington Post , it sent a shock wave through the media industry. Then, in a move that shocked media watchers, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos purchased The Washington Post. Would your association’s newsletter become obsolete? (ht

Don’t Nickel-and-Dime Members: Ideas to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

.orgCommunity

Their new membership model includes unlimited access to certifications, online education, newsletters, industry analyses, and communities—the “ pay-to-play ‘extras’ in most association business models.”.

Where Memberships and Subscriptions Meet

Associations Now

What percent of your association’s members do nothing more than read your magazine and newsletters? What percent of your association’s members do nothing more with you than read your magazine and newsletters?

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Awesome Association Marcomm Jobs – Week of July 24

SocialFish

Communications Manager , Online News Association – The Online News Association, the world’s largest membership organization for digital journalists, is seeking a creative, enthusiastic Communications Manager to join our terrific team in Washington, D.C.

Study: Relationships and Storytelling Drive Advocacy Success

Associations Now

APCO’s third TradeMarks study looked at the perceived effectiveness of 50 trade associations in Washington, DC, based on surveys completed by 306 stakeholders and policy leaders: congressional staff, agency and regulatory groups’ public relations staff, and private-sector executives and constituents.

Hot Association Marcomm Jobs – Week of June 7

SocialFish

Webmaster/Graphic Designer , National Grants Management Association – The National Grants Management Association (NGMA), a growing membership association based in Washington, D.C., Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board !

Association Executives Tout Community’s Reputation During Fly-In

Associations Now

Follow up in your district, get to know their staff, get to know who runs the district, get to know their chief of staff in Washington, and keep sending notes and newsletters.

Monday Buzz: Google Glass, Giving Back

Associations Now

Google Glass has been put to good use by associations in the past, with the Washington Restaurant Association providing a good example of how the technology can be employed during a conference. The team behind one of the premier wearable tech offerings announces five nonprofit partners.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.6.17

Reid All About it

The New Jersey Society of CPAs (NJCPA) is using demographic and behavioral data to provide targeted, relevant content – newsletters, website content, and event marketing emails – to their members and community. DC Small Staff Association Brown Bag Lunch Group (Washington DC).

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.6.17

Reid All About it

The New Jersey Society of CPAs (NJCPA) is using demographic and behavioral data to provide targeted, relevant content – newsletters, website content, and event marketing emails – to their members and community. DC Small Staff Association Brown Bag Lunch Group (Washington DC).

Building and Protecting Your Association’s Brand Is Vital

SCD Group

Establishing a government relations office in Washington Enhancing public relations & member communications by adding a newsletter, a weekly leader letter and a broadcast news division. Today, the association has fewer members, less revenue and less clout in Washington.

Associations Unorthodox #5: Collaborate everywhere

Principled Innovation

Instead of concentrating their people in cubicles in Washington, DC, Chicago or New York, associations can equip and deploy staff professionals as part of the new mobile workforce, with the intent of nurturing more meaningful stakeholder connections at the most local level possible. S SERIOUS QUESTIONS ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER!

Social Media Benchmarking: Gauging Success for Project and Organizations in Global Health and Development

Beth Kanter

At last month’s Social Media Week Washington, DC 2013 , the SM4GH leadership team presented Benchmarking: Stop Comparing Apples to Potatoes. Another interesting find was the overwhelming use of newsletters and email correspondence as a means of communicating. Flickr Photo by Kevlar.

Marketing Resources for Associations and Small Businesses

Association Navigator

Washington Smart CEO has a guest column in the September issue by Lisa Dezzutti , CEO of Market Connections, Inc. Here are some good marketing resources for your association or professional services firm.

Supercharge Member Loyalty & Power Community Engagement

Spark Consulting

Run with the fact that you know that she’s a dedicated cyclist or he’s a Washington Nationals super-fan. You can ask people to suggest topics for your newsletter, magazine, blog, webinars, or conference, or vote on topics others have suggested, a la sxsw. “Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer.”.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.3.18

Reid All About it

Newsletters are immortal —and so is news of their death and rebirth,” says Dave Pell, who shares six tips for publishing excellent newsletters. He should know—he writes one of my favorite evening newsletters. Chapter Roundtable in Washington DC. Location: Washington DC.

Cheap and Cheerful Audience Analysis for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

We sometimes hear our clients reference their user stories in their day-to-day work like “well, this month’s newsletter is more for Josh or Sally than Maurice.” You could simply ask one question each month in a poll widget in your monthly email newsletter.

Awesome Association Jobs This Week – April 26

SocialFish

This position reports to the Chief, Public Policy & External Affairs and is based in n4a’s Washington, DC office. Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board !

How Two Nonprofits Use Social Media To Help Save Fish – #keepemwet #SaveMarinsCoho

Beth Kanter

They kicked off the campaign in their print newsletter and on webpage where they house the scientific reports why it is important to keep fish wet and solicited photos. Yvon Chouinard – Founder of Patagonia, flyer fisherman, rock climber, surfer and COHO ACTIVIST!

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DC Commission Considering Business Tax on All Employers

Associations Now

In a weekly public policy e-newsletter to members, ASAE stated that it was concerned that the commission was not aware of some local taxes that associations and nonprofits already pay and that such a tax specifically targeting nonprofits would affect many associations’ finances.

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