Social Media: A Marathon, Not a Sprint

Association Adviser

It was a fantastic gathering of some sharp and creative minds who work in gaming, digital marketing, software, Web design, and social media. One session covered the steps needed to become a social media hero. Your fans own your social media channel.

The Best of Association Social Media 2014


Lindy’s happily ensconced at ICF working on some really awesome public health projects. who guest posted for us here over the year, and in particular the awesome startup founders who shared their Cool Social Tools with us: Small World Labs. So here we are, in a new year.

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What are Your Non-Profit's Goals for Social Media?

Wild Apricot

For every hour your non-profit invests in social networking, an hour is lost to other projects that might further your cause more effectively. How can you know if social media is the best possible use of that time, unless you’ve first figured out what you want to achieve? Tags: Non-profit technology nptech Social networking Non-profit Communications social media

Social Media and Peer-to-Peer Fundraising: 5 Predictions


It seems like there’s something new every day — and in the world of peer-to-peer fundraising, that “something new” is almost always social media-related. Social influencers will influence peer-to-peer fundraising trends. But now, you can be your own social media analyst.

Social Media Measurement: Hi Impact Task #6


lySocial media measurement is your insurance policy coverage for opportunities and unanticipated events. While social media strategy lays out a road map for your success, no one can plan for everything. That’s why social media analytics are so important.

Association Social Media Jobs – Marketing/Communications November 3


We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , digital and technology. Here are the latest communications and marketing jobs from the SocialFish job board !

Top Association Social Media Jobs This Week – February 9


We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital. We are a nonprofit organization that believes that technology is a powerful enabler for social change.

Millennial-friendly meetings: Bring on the couches and big screens

Aaron Wolowiec

All this aside, while millennials crave technology, they still value face-to-face meetings – albeit with a different flare – and understand the importance of networking, according to a new report by Skift and Meetings Mean Business. Gen Y wants event apps and social media platforms.

8 Things a Nonprofit Leader Really Needs to Know About Social Media Marketing


It’s not uncommon for nonprofit executives to be hesitant about using technology, especially since technology is constantly changing. Technology has changed the very basic notion of communication entirely. It’s no different with technology.

Hot Association and Nonprofit Social Media Jobs This Week – April 5


We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital. Must be a strong writer, with demonstrated competencies in public relations, social media marketing, and promotional content.

Mizz Information: Social Media Software + Silos Redux

Mizz Information

Social Media Software + Silos Redux. The big thing these days is social media software–everyone wants to get into the game. Whether it’s social media monitoring, social media management, social CRM, community platforms, social media measurement, the bottom line is that every company seemingly wants a piece of the social media pie. Vocus added social media monitoring.

Goodbye e-learning

Aaron Wolowiec

So when I came across “Association Learning + Technology 2014,” a recent report by Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele , founders of consulting firm Tagoras , imagine my delight! Young or old, technology has redefined the way we learn and work. The point is: Don’t be afraid to taste technology.

Social Media Roundup: Trello, a Tool Worth Trying

Associations Now

Managing a project can get confusing or even painful with the wrong tools. Perhaps this meetings pro might be able to get you on the right track with this tip in today’s Social Media Roundup: Set Up Your Board.

Lunchtime Links: Social Media Isn’t Just for Young People

Associations Now

A new report says older people increasingly use social media to connect online. It’s no secret that younger generations rely on social media to communicate with friends and connect with the causes they care about.

Social Media Roundup: Recapture Your Audience’s Attention

Associations Now

Plus: A technology-based scavenger hunt could give your next big meeting a dash of pizzazz. Hints on insightful input you can provide, and more, in today’s Social Media Roundup: “Now What Was the Point of That?”.

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. Social media integration.

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. Technology is no longer a siloed department. Common association technology mistakes. Technology success stories.

Association Social Media: National Business Officers Association (NBOA)


——————— In today’s interview, we’re talking to Melissa Zinder, Manager, Social Media & Online Initiatives at the National Business Officers Association! 5) Have you done any social media campaigns?

Social Media Roundup: The Potency of Expert Reviews

Associations Now

Find out in today’s Social Media Roundup. So for every bit of effort put into e-newsletters and social outreach, remember that an endorsement from an opinion leader or a write-up in the traditional press could yield even greater rewards. (ht

Membership Marketing Blog: Fundraising with Social Media

Membership Marketing

Fundraising with Social Media. In the March edition of Associations Now , Andrew Lang highlights a social media success story titled Tweeting for Dollars. ” The program he highlights is run by Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) using Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn posts to request donations to fund scholarships for their annual conference. Labels: Social Media. There is no doubt that social media efforts can be a challenge.

There’s an app for that

Aaron Wolowiec

Next year promises to deliver exciting new mobile technology, so when planning digital strategies, associations should consider mobile apps and websites, said Kim Harwood, president of Results at Hand Software. And users can easily integrate apps into their social media platforms.

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Akilah Institute for Women: Social Media Workshop

Beth Kanter

After the ACE leadership training, I had the opportunity to spend a day in Kigali. I volunteered to do a Social Media and Professional Networking workshop for second year students at the Akilah Institute for Women. Akilah workshop. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

Notes About Mobile, Digital Trends, and Social Media Leadership from Knight Digital Media Center Workshop

Beth Kanter

Last week I was in Chicago to facilitate a session as part of Knight Digital Media Center’s Digital Strategy for Community Foundations and Nonprofits workshop. 3: Social Networking. He said that photo sharing is really social grooming.

Social Media, Networks, and Data in Patient Healthcare Networks

Beth Kanter

Stefani gave an overview of health care technology trends and some projects that Google is working on. Google” project has been described by some as a disruption of medical information. Click for Twitter Transcript.

What to Do When Your Members Hate Technology


Maybe they’re less experienced with web-based technology. More Members Are Using (and Enjoying) Technology Than You Might Think. First, why do you think your members will hate your new technology? 4 Tips to Convince Members to Love Your New Association Technology.

Five Conference Technology Mindsets

Velvet Chainsaw

Meeting professional face a tall technology order today. More conferences are placing a high priority on using technology that not only improves the attendee experience, extends its reach, and streamlines processes, but fits into their organizations’ overall digital strategy.

Social Media Roundup: Social Highlights from Springtime Expo 2013

Associations Now

Also: how one exhibitor’s booth mixed fun floor activities with social media presence. Some social highlights from the show, and more, in today’s Social Media Roundup: Lessons to Learn. I love HD Technology because brings images to life. — Projection (@ProjectionInc) May 16, 2013. How do you get booth visitors to project their love for your product? Projection Inc.,

What I’m Reading

Spark Consulting

If “real innovation is always the outcome of ongoing discourse among a small group of innovators who truly understand the importance of what they’re working on,” what does that mean for open innovation projects ? Tips for using social media as part of your crisis communications plan from the SocialFish blog. “…after forty years of intensive effort, the work-life frontier looks grim ” (ouch). What do you believe ?

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A Year’s Worth of Blog Topics Ideas

Wild Apricot

Tags: Non-profit technology nptech Best practices Blogging Non-profit Communications project management social media content

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FACT: Using social media will help you attract Millennials.


I was invited to speak about social media to the Business and Professional Women's Foundation 's National Employer Summit last week, at which they brought together "leading employers and innovative workplace strategists to discuss and learn about pioneering practices". but the idea that everyone wants to get into the social space was a given. And she was going to see how they could learn from that and embrace social media for their organization.

Review: When Millennials Take Over

Spark Consulting

Menlo Innovations , a software firm that is so transparent about information that they’ve invented their own resolutely low-tech project management system so that every person knows exactly what every other person’s top priorities are and where they stand on achieving those goals.

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DelCor’s Guide to the 2018 ASAE Technology Conference


ASAE’s 2018 Technology Conference & Expo ( #asaetech18 ) is packed with sessions led by industry experts that will provide valuable information about current technology trends that you can take back and put into action in your own association. Project Management & Strategy.

Technology Assessments and Association IT: Part 2


WHAT 2 YEARS OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENTS REVEAL ABOUT ASSOCIATION IT: Infrastructure & Management. 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. What are the most common technology issues for these associations? Develop a project portfolio management process. Next steps: Determine how many projects are in your backlog.

Fight the Jumbles: The Dangers of a Convoluted Project Management Path

Associations Now

That’s why clear, well-considered project management is so important to your strategy. That’s where project managers come in. When Project Management Works. When Project Management Flops. Creating a project is a risk.

Social Media, Networking, and African Women’s Leadership Training in Rwanda

Beth Kanter

I was honored to be a trainer as part of the launch of the ACE Leaders Project, a program developed by the Institute of International Education Sub-Saharan Regional Office and supported by the Packard Foundation. The project is under the visionary leadership of Cheryl [.]

Reads of the Week: October 26, 2012

Reid All About it

Yes, I know all kinds of very important people go on and on about STEM, but now, a STEM to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and humanities, and mathematics) movement is emerging. Then, check out the symbolist collection in the Google Art Project.

48 No-Brainer Tools Every Marketer Needs

Higher Logic

Tools, technology, and coffee keep us running. Trello and Airtable are two good project management software tools you can use to help keep those plates in the air. Some social platforms will have a built-in feature to shorten your links, but if not, Bitly is a nice little tool.

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Social Media Roundup: The Roots of Online Collaboration

Associations Now

Collaboration online has evolved from baby steps with the 1969 “terminal” to today’s social platform boom. Social platforms have come a long way since AIM was, like, the biggest thing ever. More details in today’s Social Media Roundup: Ripens with age.

What Makes Community?

Spark Consulting

” The technology was neither intuitive nor sophisticated. People have to care, about each other, about the topics being discussed, about sharing knowledge, about learning from each other, about projects they’re working on together. ” If you have it, there’s a good chance your online community will make it, even in the absence of a manager or a strategy or a communications plan or even adequate technology.

From the Corner Office: Gifford Briggs, LOGA

Association Adviser

Social media is a great tool for connecting with non-members, i.e. prospective members, in your industry. Technology and social media is not going away. Most of the big projects, and permits for those big projects, were issued years in advance.