Blog posts and articles on Membership and Leadership led the links tally at AssociationJam.org this month, in terms of the numbers of submissions, views and reader votes, followed by Fundraising and Social Media, among other topics of interest for associations and nonprofits. Here’s a look at the most popular links submitted to Association Jam in November 2010, by category:
Association Horn-Tootin' and Why Being Member Driven is Only Half the Battle
Carol-Anne Moutinho | Association Resource Center - ARC Blog
Setting and implementing a member-driven strategy is one thing, but it’s only half the battle. The other and often overlooked other piece of the puzzle has to do with communication.
A Nine-Step Process for Enriching Extreme Conference Networking
Dave Lutz | Trade Show News Network
Some of the best conference and trade show take-aways come from informal dialogue. You can multiply the frequency and ROI of these conversations by doing a few simple things.
Two submissions were voted up into a tie for top spot in Association Jam’s Leadership category this month:
Yoda Had it Wrong
Jeffrey Cufaude | Idea Architects
When did "trial and error" become "do perfectly or fail"? We need to restore the discipline of "trying a lot of stuff and see what works" if we hope to invent more positive futures in/for associations. That Angry Moment
Kerry Stackpole | Wired 4 Leadership
American voters had their angry moment in November 2010. It was an object lesson in the failure of leadership.
5 Ways To Treat Nonprofit Board Burnout
Kevin Monroe | XFactor Consulting
Your board is too important to the life and health of your organization to allow burnt out members to remain and have a cancerous affect on others. Direct action is needed.
Why Major Gifts Fundraising is Like Hosting a Dinner Party
Mazarine Treyz | Wild Woman Fundraising
Do you ever wonder how to start a major gifts program? Wonder no longer. This guest post by Cassie Gruenstein will help you start your program THIS YEAR, and help your nonprofit make money quickly.
5 Staggeringly Simple Ways to Create Custom Facebook Landing Tabs
Jay Baer | Convince & Convert
Unless you can get people to click your “like” button, your Facebook strategy will be as limp and lifeless as Matt LeBlanc’s post-Friends career. Using a custom landing tab increases conversion rate by 100% or more in almost every case.
10 Pages Every Charity Website Should Have
Devin Mathias | More Donors Blog: Through Nonprofit Eyes
This story looks at 10 (+ one bonus) pages every charity should have on their website – plus some best practice examples with screenshots.
Essential Rules for Writing Better Nonprofit Copy
Joanne Fritz | About.com: Joanne's Nonprofits Blog
The modern reader wants informal, not stilted corporate-sounding prose. This is as true of potential donors and supporters of good causes as of the general reader.
Do you have something to say to Associations?
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