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Association Jam: Top Links for November 2010

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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:

Membership

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.

Events

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.

Leadership

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.

Volunteers

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.

Fundraising

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.

Social Media

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.

Technology

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.

Other

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?

If you’ve got a stand-out blog post, article, presentation, video, or other online resource to help associations and non-profits be more effective, we invite you to submit your links to AssociationJam.org and vote for your favorites. Follow @associationjam on Twitter to see which stories make it as #ajam front page news!

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Posted by Rebecca Leaman [Curious Apricot]
Published Thursday, 25 November 2010 at 8:01 AM
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