INBOUND Conference: A Sample Agenda for Customer Marketers


Gary Vaynerchuk. Anna Kendrick. Alec Baldwin. 4 days, a dozen high-profile headliners, and so many sessions it will make your head spin. Customer Relationship Management Customer Marketing HubSpot Tips

Associations and Social Media in 2014: An Interview with Amy Sample Ward of NTEN

Association Mavens

Amy Sample Ward is the thought-leading CEO of NTEN , where the nonprofit technology community meets. The post Associations and Social Media in 2014: An Interview with Amy Sample Ward of NTEN appeared first on Association Strategies, Association Videos | Association Mavens.

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Always the Last to Know: Sample Size Calculator

Spark Consulting

Sometimes you actually need to survey a representative random sample of people and get statistically valid results. Enter the Riley Research Associates Sample Calculator. As they point out, sample bias is only one potential bias. Ever do a survey? (Of Of course you have – you’re an association professional.).

Failure is good: it's about learning. Mistakes are bad execution

Jamie Notter

On Tuesday, Maddie and I presented at the Blogworld New York conference, along with Amy Sample Ward from NTEN. Consulting. Speaking. About. Contact. Generations. Humanize. Books: Jamie Notter. Leadership insight.right when you need it. Failure versus Mistakes. Posted June 7, 2012. in Change , Humanize , Learning - 7 comments. Tweet. It was fabulous to present with Amy. She told great stories about how NTEN actually puts into practice a lot of the ideas we express in Humanize.

Free content sample from the PMCP


Not for long, but there’s still time to register for the Private Community Management Certificate Program , worth 8 CAE credit hours! Registration is filling up fast, but there’s still time to secure your spot! Not fully sold?

How to publish a book and why you should care

Aaron Wolowiec

Here you can also access a variety of free downloads, tests, templates and sample contracts.

Sample Invocation Policy for Associations

AE on the Verge

An association exec recently posted a sample ecumenical Invocation Policy on a listserve, that could be useful for others. Here it is: "It is the policy of (insert association name) that if a prayer is used to open a (insert association name) meeting or event that it be a broad, inclusive invocation of faith that unifies rather than divides on the basis of religion and does not express a preference for one religion over another.". association management tips

Webinar: How to Humanize Your Nonprofit

Jamie Notter

I was going to blog about next week’s FREE Avectra webinar on how to Humanize your nonprofit (featuring not only me and Maddie, but also Amy Sample Ward from one of our favorite, and most human, organizations: NTEN)… but Maddie beat me to it.

[Cool Infographic Friday] The evolution of SEO


Read a free sample chapter and please help us spread the word! Tip o’ the hat to Keyword Eye and Wyzowl. —————— ( photo credit ). —————– When Millennials Take Over is launching!

[Cool Infographic Friday] How #Millennials View Work


Get a sample chapter here. Love how this infographic debunks some of the crap said out there about Millennials. As does our book. Are you a Millennial? We want YOU to be part of our ongoing research related to When Millennials Take Over. Participate in our survey and let your voice be counted.

I’m Celebrating NTEN on #GivingTuesday (Dec. 3rd at 9 am PST) – Join Me and NTEN CEO Amy Sample Ward

Beth Kanter's Blog

Join me for a chat on #GivingTuesday, December 3 at 9:00 am PST on my LinkedIn Influencer blog with NTEN CEO, Amy Sample Ward. Join me for a chat on #GivingTuesday, December 3 at 9:00 am PST on my LinkedIn Influencer blog with NTEN CEO, Amy Sample Ward.

Sample Strategy and guidelines for Group/Affinity Services

Trade Association CEO Blog

Sample Strategy and guidelines for Group/Affinity Services. Sample Strategy and guidelines for Group/Affinity. Trade Association CEO Support. The role of association CEO is diverse and whether youre a volunteer or a paid staff executive director this blog is the starting line for concepts and ideas to solve your leadership challenges. The Role of Association CEO.

Why Online Communities Still Aren’t a Top Business Strategy (And How to Change That)

Higher Logic

The Community Roundtable’s State of Community Management 2016 report, derived from a sample of 339 community professionals, discovered that “half of best-in-class communities regularly track activity, behavior change and outcomes, compared with just 19% of the overall sample.”

Help Us Promote Community Manager Appreciation Day January 23


Here is the promo kit , chock full of sample Tweets, Facebook posts, and a longer form blog post that you can use to help us get the word out. Can you help us promote Community Manager Appreciation Day?

Fresh Links on Apricot Jam

Wild Apricot Blog

Here is a sampling of the freshest membership and non-profit links we've bookmarked on Apricot Jam this week. Fundraising membership events Volunteers Apricot Jam leadership social media

Margin of Error - Here's a quick rule of thumb to the question: "What's the best sample size?"

Experts in Membership Marketing

An often asked question is "How many responses do I need to get on my survey to make sure that it is valid?" Jeff Tranguch, Research Analyst with MGI, prepared a very quick email to one of my clients on precisely this today. A really bright guy, I wanted to share it with you because of its simplicity and brevity. Here it is in his words. "As As you can see, the number drops as you approach 1000 responses.

SXSW: What Social Media Analytics and Data Can’t Tell You

Beth Kanter's Blog

Alexandra gave an overview of the methodology offered by her company, Vision Critical , and some insights they have learned from combining a survey data from large sample with appending actual social media usage. Our sample was combined US and Canada populations).

Is Small Data the Next Big Thing?

Higher Logic

And what if your organization simply doesn’t have the resources or sample size to conduct these types of experiments? Most people aren’t skilled woodworkers -- but almost anyone can build an IKEA dresser. That’s how intuitive the company’s design and instructions are.

Delivering Member Value through Association Sponsored Research

Membership Marketing

Here are samples of how one association has gained national attention by sharing their findings from member polls on critical healthcare issues. Whether you serve members in a trade association or individual membership association, value is something that members want to receive from you.

Psychological Association Portal Offers APA Style Guidance

Associations Now

The portal hosts hundreds of learning sources, including video guides and tutorials, the full Publication Manual , quizzes, sample papers and references, and sample tables and figures. If you want to look at what an empirical paper should look like, you can click on the sample paper.

Recruit the Whole Person

Spark Consulting

It’s easy to dismiss this finding: small sample size, people with different (possibly less individualistic) cultural backgrounds, in the limbo land of being a grad student, where you’re no longer an adolescent, but you’re maybe not quite fully an adult yet either.

Association’s New Database Puts Anatomy Under a Virtual Microscope

Associations Now

The American Association of Anatomists is pooling together the virtual microscopic samples of research facilities around the country with its new Virtual Microscopy Database. Researchers approved for the program will be expected to share their anatomical samples with others taking part.

Everything You Need To Know About Online Community Management


Each session comes with a sample document, template or plan that you can adapt for use at your organization. DON’T BE LEFT OUT! JOIN THE 150+ ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVES WHO HAVE TAKEN THIS PROGRAM!

Community Dream to Reality: Top Five Ways to Prove Value to Executives

Higher Logic

BONUS: Check out these great templates for sample community business, budget and revenue model planning. ( If you want to live the community dream, you’re going to need executives on your side.

What Is the ROI of Your Culture?

Jamie Notter

If you're interested in this offer, email Maddie ( ) to see a sample Culture Book and get the ball rolling on getting the ROI of YOUR culture. Quick poll: do these statements accurately describe your organization?

Conference Lessons You Can Learn From Apple

Velvet Chainsaw

Customers Want To Sample The Product. Step three is visiting a visual showcase to sample the product. Step four is sample the merchandise. How do you allow potential attendees to sample the product?

What If Everyone Could Facilitate?

Idea Architects

In far too many organizations, facilitation is still seen as something done by an external consultant or internal manager or leader instead of a core capacity and contribution that everyone should be capable and confident of making. I want to change that.

Membership Hack: Workshop Essentials

Associations Now

Typically, workshops take place two to three months after instruction, and Rubalcava says members are encouraged to bring samples of their work for critiquing by hired instructors. The Utah Nonprofits Association does more than just train its members.

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Volunteer Engagement 2.0: Pre-Order Your Copy Now!

Beth Kanter's Blog

Other esteemed contributors include: Jayne Cravens, Aria Finger, Holly Ross, Amy Sample Ward, Joe Waters, Scott Henderson, Meg Garlinghouse, Robert Eggers, and Greg Baldwin.

MarComm Makeovers

Thanks For Playing

Mitch and I and a panel of experts (aka the Brown Bag attendees) will provide on-the-spot analysis and advice for the samples you bring to help improve your marketing and communciations efforts. Is your magazine frumpy? Is your blog out-of-date? Are your social media efforts mismatched? Join me and Mitch Arnowitz ( Tuvel Communications ) at MGI (623 N. Washington Street) for the November Alexandria Brown Bag on Thursday, November 15, at 11:30 am.

Study: Nonprofits That Follow BBB Standards Raise More Money

Associations Now

His analysis [PDF] showed that charities in the national sample that adhered to the 20 BBB WGA standards raised roughly 8 percent more in fundraising revenue; in the Metro New York sample, charities that met all the guidelines reported a 13.5

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Associations Live: Cash Management & Reserves

Associations Live

Have a formal investment policy - Sample Investment Policy , Sample Investment Policy #2 Check on bank and credit card fees - where can you save? skip to main | skip to sidebar. Associations Live. Connecting MSAE members and a world of ideas! Monday, December 27, 2010. Cash Management & Reserves. Top Three Takeaways from the Financial Networking Group Meeting - 10.3.10

Associations With Engaged Communities Have Higher Retention Rates

Mizz Information

From the report: “ The renewal rates for engaged organizations sampled for this analysis were consistently higher than the industry average renewal rates cited by MGI. If you read this blog, you know I’m obsessed with two things: associations and community management.

7 Reasons Associations, Chapters AND Members Love Auto-Renewal Membership Plans

Chapter Chat

And that’s just a tiny sample of the booming subscription market. Is it time for your association to become part of the subscription economy? Many of your members and your membership prospects are consumers of the subscription economy.

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Hello, Perfect Community Manager - Are You There?

Higher Logic

Let’s say you did the research and crafted the perfect job description for this new position, thanks to samples like this one from Online Community Results. Are you looking to hire a community manager for your online community? You’re not alone. In fact, the search is on.

Good Advice Isn’t Easy

Jamie Notter

Maddie and I did a webinar yesterday along with Amy Sample Ward from NTEN.

All you need to know about organic reach on Facebook


Sample laugh out loud quote: “Is organic reach dropping because Facebook is trying to make more money? Short version: Sigh. This situation only hurts nonprofits.

11 Must Reads for Every Community Manager

Higher Logic

This is just a sampling of all the great resources that are out in the world of online communities. The internet is awash in resources and it can be overwhelming. Between blogs and books, Twitter feeds and LinkedIn influencers, it’s hard to know where to start for good community resources.

Three Things Your Association Can Learn from the Birchbox Model

Associations Now

Once a month, subscribers to the sampler service find a pink box on their doorstep full of sample-size beauty products to test. “By sampling products before purchasing, we help consumers buy the products and brands they know are the best fit for their needs, with confidence.”

Protech Associates Creates “Tier 1 Support on Steroids”

Higher Logic

They also shared best practices for how to market a new community to drive user adoption and participation, including sample welcome letters we could send to new members and how-to documentation that users could download. Based in Columbia, Maryland, Protech Associates, Inc.