Resources of the Association Community

Smooth The Path

Here are some generous folks who have done the curation for you, connecting you with free resources, conversations, and education. Join us and find new resources, meet new people, and have conversations about important topics.

It Takes Resources

Eric Lanke

Another lesson for me this week that demonstrates how a strategy without the resources to support it is a recipe for failure. What resources are those? But the need for resources almost always extends beyond just dollars.

3 Hidden Resources for Your #GivingTuesday Campaign


Here are three of our favorite hidden resources – and yes, we hope you’ll share the secret with others! Sometimes, finding resources doesn’t have to mean scrambling for more budget, setting aside other priorities, or hiring more staff. Guest post by Jenna Sauber, CauseVox. ————–.

Our Favorite 2016 Summer Community Resources

Higher Logic

We compiled a list of some of our favorite resources to keep you updated while you bounce around the summer months. No, this isn’t your standard reading list -- in fact, very few of these resources are actually blogs or books. Great Community Resources (Twitter List).

25 meeting management resources revealed

Aaron Wolowiec

During that event, we asked both planners and suppliers alike to share with us their favorite resources (e.g., Aaron Wolowiec facilitates an “Ask the Experts” panel during the 2013 Michigan Meetings Expo.

3 Marketing Resources for Association Planning


The GrowthZone Marketing Toolkit is a collection of three critical resources developed specifically for association professionals. The post 3 Marketing Resources for Association Planning appeared first on GrowthZone.

Resources for Small Staff Associations


This is a list of free or cheap web, social media, marketing and design resources that I presented in my session, 20 Tools to Help You MacGyver Your Small Association’s Communications, at YourMembership Xperience 2016. This post originally appeared on Mizz Information.

3 Design Thinking Facilitation Resources for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter's Blog

This post summarizes a few resources. 3 Design Thinking Facilitation Resources for Nonprofits and Philanthropy. While I highly recommend them, it is a commitment of time and resources. More recently, Luma has launched an online platform called “ Luma Workplace.”

Small, But Mighty: A Resource for Small Nonprofit Leaders

Beth Kanter's Blog

Small, But Mighty: A Resource for Small Nonprofit Leaders by Debra Natenson and Karen Walker. Strategically, this decision made a lot of sense because undertaking the work of the PI requires significant resources, which are often unavailable to smaller organizations.

Association Staff and the Marriage of Strategy and Resources

Eric Lanke

I had another experience this week that helped reinforce the important role that association staff must play in successfully marrying strategy to resources. The reason we applied for the federal grant was we didn't have the resources necessary to execute the program on our own.

Talking About Resources at the Board Table Is Hard

Eric Lanke

Their goals are bigger than their resources. And if we respect the talents and dedication of our staff, then let's give them goals they can actually achieve with the resources that they have. But I'm not sure why.

Social Learning Resources


I unfortunately missed my favorite Twitter chat last week, #swchat (Social Workplace Chat) but I always read the accompanying summary blog post and check out the resources.

Revenues, Expenses, and Assets.Oh My! Canada's Premier Association Financial Benchmarking Resource is Here!

Portage Group

This report is your number one resource for Canadian financial benchmarking data to understand how your association stacks up across a multitude of detailed metrics related to revenues, expenses, liabilities, assets.and a whole lot more.

Enhance Your Career Resources through an Internship Module

Association Adviser

Incorporating a new career development tool such as an internship module on your online career center helps position your association as the premier resource within your industry or profession. Do you remember searching for internships while in school or as a freshly minted graduate?

Fall Planning Resource Round-up

Wild Apricot Blog

Here''s a round-up of resources to help with fall membership planning. From member and volunteer recruitment, to refreshing your website or communications – we''ve got you covered with helpful guides, articles and blog posts. membership events Volunteers

New Year Planning Resource Round-up

Wild Apricot Blog

Here is a list of resources to help you get your organization (e.g., member renewals, events, volunteer recruitment, website and much more) off to a good start in 2015. membership-technology

Association Resources - The ARC - a blog & resource

Portage Group

New Infographics Resource From Idealware

Wild Apricot Blog

Here''s an overview of a new resource from Idealware that can help you understand when and how to use infographics. infographic

Resource: The Social Media Toolkit for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter's Blog

The Skills Platform and Zoe Amar have created the Social Media Toolkit to aid professionals within the charity and third sectors. I’m thrilled to have contributed a chapter. There are many guides to digital and social media. From Dummies guides to video tutorials, it’s all out there.

3 Hidden Resources for Your #GivingTuesday Campaign


Here are three of our favorite hidden resources – and yes, we hope you’ll share the secret with others! Sometimes, finding resources doesn’t have to mean scrambling for more budget, setting aside other priorities, or hiring more staff. Guest post by Jenna Sauber, CauseVox.

Resources for Measuring What Matters

Beth Kanter's Blog

I’ve been curating resources on nonprofit measurement over on Scoop.It, with eye towards collecting useful material related to social media and social impact measurement. The resource also includes some case studies.

Resource: The Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Playbook

Beth Kanter's Blog

I am thrilled to share The Emerging Leaders Playbook. It offers a comprehensive guide for emerging leaders and their mentors to help them make sense of the changing nature of leadership.

Sexual Assault: Resources for Families and Tips for Self-Care

Beth Kanter's Blog

This blog post references rape, sexual assault and harassment, but also offers suggestions on how to reach out for help, resources for talking with children and self-care tips. Sexual Assault: Resources for Families and Tips for Self-Care.

Volunteer Recruitment Resource

Wild Apricot Blog

Here's a new volunteer recruitment resource that offers tips and secrets from volunteer managers. Volunteers

Non-profit Report & Resource Round-up

Wild Apricot Blog

Here's a roundup of resources, reports and guides for non-profits and membership organizations. We've included overviews of Facebook's Non-profit Resource Centre, two reports on mobile use and a Nonprofit Guide to Internet Marketing.( nonprofit Non-profit research Resources social mediaread more ).

Leadership Resources For Sale

Idea Architects

When you've been consulting and speaking as long as I have you tend to stockpile some resources that never get put to use with clients. The complete bundle of new diversity, team development, innovation, and other leadership resources would cost $1732.95

Move Your Association from Community Resource to Community Leader

Smooth The Path

Tap into your innovators and watch your association move from community resource to community leader. The post Move Your Association from Community Resource to Community Leader appeared first on Smooth The Path. Which members are most important to the health of your association?

Video For Good - Tips and Resources

Wild Apricot Blog

If you''re thinking about getting started with video for good, here are some tips and resources. nonprofit Video

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New Playbook Resource: How To Engage Alumni

Beth Kanter's Blog

A playbook is an online resource that is basically knowledge capture around a specific practice or type of program. Using the Playbook, participants were able to get up to speed quickly and not waste time or resources.

Let’s Start with Human Resources

Jamie Notter

In about a month, I will have the privilege of delivering the keynote address at Impact99 , a small conference for human resources professionals taking place in Toronto. But I’m nervous because in Humanize, we do get up in the face of Human Resources a bit.

Done With Dull! - a blog & resource

Portage Group

Google+ Resources for Nonprofits


All the Google + Links - GREAT list of resources about G+. This presentation from V3 Integrated Marketing’s Shelly Kramer and Community Organizer 2.0′s ′s Debra Askanase for the SocialFish Think Tank Summer Series focused on best practices for using Google+ for campaigns and advocacy. The presentation delivered real world tips on how to develop your G+ profiles/pages and how to build and leverage your networks.

Photoshopping Without Photoshop: Resources for Association Marketers


Thankfully, there are a few free resources available that will at least help with the basic functionality you would get out of Photoshop. Many association marketers have told us they wish they had a tool like Photoshop so they can put together stunning newsletters and promotional images, and quickly make simple edits to graphics. But unfortunately, a Photoshop license is an expense that most associations will forego - especially if it’s not a tool that someone will use frequently.

We’re in the History of Community Management Resources!


A few highlights in the infographic below, but check out the full list with resource links here – [link] – which includes Open Community (remember that?)

Share resources across your multi-chapter association


Administrators of multi-chapter associations can easily create and share a collection of resources and content with their chapters using simple and efficient website tools. Here are three ways that associations can leverage an AMS to share resources.

5 Free Resources for Association Pros


Association professionals, you work tirelessly every day to make your industries better (often with very few resources and an abundance of setbacks). That said, we want you to know that there are plenty of resources out there designed to help you accomplish your mission.

Done with Dull! - a blog & resource

Portage Group

DelCor’s Guide to ASAE’s 2018 Associations @ Work + Additional Resources


ASAE’s Associations @ Work business conference attracts association professionals seeking in-depth knowledge about association management, human resources, finance, and fundraising. Here’s our list of can’t-miss sessions and additional resources.

Tips For Appreciating An Essential Resource – Your Volunteers

Wild Apricot Blog

Just in time for National Volunteer Week, we''ve developed a new resource - a Volunteer Appreciation Guide - to help with volunteer recognition planning.

Focus on Volunteers - a blog & resource

Portage Group