Blog posts and articles on Fundraising, Membership, and Social Media topped the active topics at AssociationJam.org this month, in terms of the numbers of submissions, views and reader votes. Here are the most popular links for May 2010 in each “AJam” category – Membership, Events, Leadership, Volunteers, Fundraising, Social Media, Technology, Other, and Fun:
What Would Reverse Innovation Look Like in Your Not-for-Profit?
Carol-Anne Moutinho | Association Resource Center
Reverse Innovation and why we can all take a lesson from General Electric by focusing on keeping things simple in our NFP's while continuing to deliver value and meaning.
Two submissions are tied for first place in the Events category:
Ten Quick Ways to Invigorate Board Meetings
Jan Masaoka | Blue Avocado
Board members invest a tremendous amount of time and energy at board meetings. A few simple changes can often make that investment pay off in important ways.
Conducting Webinars to Engage: The Good, The Bad, and The UGLY!
Fran Simon | 140+: In the Moment
You’ve probably attended a webinar or two. You may have thought: “I can do that!” You’re right, you can! But, there are some key considerations...
Calling association leaders – please help with our new blog!
Jay Moonah | Wild Apricot News
Are you a small association leader interested in sharing your thoughts and stories for the new Wild Apricot association blog? Read on!
The Nine Basic Rules for Volunteer Recognition
Tricia Thompson | HandsOn Blog
Here are 9 rules for volunteer recognition ... and a worksheet to download to help with planning your volunteer recognition strategy
Case Study: Fundraising & Social Media
Kacy Macswell | Macswell House Blog
I turned 30 in March and decided that I wanted to mark this occasion by holding a fundraiser to build a clean water well. I had planned to use lots of different avenues to raise money including social media. I was shocked at how the vast majority of my donations came from my online connections. This case study shows how offline connections facilitate social media donations.
The View from 20,000 Fans (I Refuse to Say Likers)
Maggie McGary | Mizz Information
How an association got to 20,000 fans on Facebook and some insights on the ROI of a Facebook Page.
Your IT Manager is your New Best Friend
Judith Lindenau | Off Stage
This is the 5th in a series of articles about IT managers and their role in building organization capacity. This blog is a dialogue between an IT person and an association manager as they discuss the job description, personal qualities, and funding of this increasingly important association staff member.
Handling Information Overload
Elizabeth Weaver Engel | Thanks for Playing
We're inundated by a lot of information these days. PILES of information. Association blogger Elizabeth Weaver Engel offers some tips for managing the flow without losing your mind.
Video: Norwegian Association of the Blind
Funny, creative advertising that gets the point across in Norway for the Association of the Blind:
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