Blog posts and articles on Leadership, Social Media and Technology stories came out on top at AssociationJam.org this month, in terms of the numbers of submissions, views and reader votes, with Membership and Fundraising not far behind. By category, here’s a look at the most popular links submitted to “AJam” in September 2010:
What's Keeping You Awake At Night Part 1: AE's Riding Out the Current Economic Storm...But Bigger Clouds on the Horizon
Carol Anne Moutinho | Association Resource Centre (ARC) Blog
The first in a series of blog posts sharing “some of the juicier tidbits of wisdom” gathered by Carol Anne Moutinho from interviews with a number of respected association executives from across Canada.
It’s no surprise that association links in the Events category this month were concerned, for the most part, with reflections on the American Society of Association Executives annual meeting (ASAE10), which was held in Los Angeles in August. Here are the two stories that tied for top spot:
19 take-aways from ASAE Annual Conference
Network Media Partners | Connect
Connect’s blogger offers 19 lessons for associations gleaned at ASAE10, arranged by topic: social media, products, meetings, leadership, and workplace technology.
The New Conference Attendee
Peggy Hoffman | Mariner Management & Marketing
ASAE10 was notable for a number of reasons and one of them is a learning experience in and of itself. This year’s meeting really highlighted the new conference attendee.
Big Questions for Associations - Mass Customization
Elizabeth Weaver Engel | Thanks for Playing
How will we manage the change from a pre-set package of options to an individually negotiated exchange of value? This article is the third and final post of a three-part series, inspired by Big Questions from Jeff De Cagna.
10 Things to Consider Before Starting a Volunteer Recognition Program
HandsOn Network | HandsOn Blog
Answer these 10 questions to help your organization develop and implement an effective volunteer recognition program.
Why the future of fundraising is experiential
Jeff Shuck | Event 360
It seems that over the past several years, not a month has gone by without a new tool introduced to assist our fundraising efforts. From online fundraising portals and text messaging to streaming video and social media, the number of tools is literally growing faster than our ability to leverage them.
Will Social Media Sites Replace Websites?
Maggie McGary | Mizz Information
The definitive answer to "Do we still need websites" is YES, says Maggie McGary, reacting to the recent flood of news stories proclaiming otherwise: "Sites like Facebook, Twitter, etc are called "outposts" for a reason--because they're meant to be satellites to your brand's real asset: its website."
Dilbert's boss hires a social media manager
Scott Adams | Dilbert.com
10 Essential Tools for the Nonprofit New Media Manager on the Go
Heather Mansfield | Nonprofit Tech 2.0
The best new media managers, online community builders, bloggers, and activists will be connected and communicating with their supporters from anywhere, at any time when the need arises. Experiment with communicating and reporting with these 10 tools. 9/20 Update: “Make that 11 Essential Tools.”
Only Xers Care about Work/Life Balance
Eric Lanke | The Hourglass Blog
There is a reason why work-life balance concerns GenX more than it does Baby Boomers or those of the Milennial generation: "Boomers long ago figured out how to make their work their life. To an Xer, this means they sold out..."
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