Each week we search for, filter and bookmark posts and articles of interest to non-profits and membership organizations and serve them up through Apricot Jam. Here are 5 of the top posts we've found this week.
You can check out all of posts we’ve bookmarked on the “Latest Posts” page, or visit the section pages noted under the selected post.
Idiot’s Guide to Compelling Value Propositions Anna Caraveli | The Demand Perspective
Anna Caraveli offers a great example of a compelling and powerful value proposition and outlines five principles and guiding questions by which "anybody in the world –human or animal–can construct compelling value propositions."
Read this and other posts in the Membership section of Apricot Jam.
What Are We Accomplishing and How Do We Know?
Amy Luckey | NTEN
Amy Luckey asks: "What does your organization do?" That is a question most nonprofit folks can answer pretty easily. We have our elevator pitches ready to go. "What is your organization accomplishing?" Now that's a different question, one that's not as simple to answer for most of us. It's also one that is increasingly being asked by potential donors big and small."
Read this and other posts in the Leadership section of Apricot Jam.
So You Want Bloggers at Your Next Event?
Julius Solaris | Event Manager Blog
Bloggers are among the most sought after attendees at events. Why is it so and how do you get them to attend your event?
…Despite all the positives about getting a Twitter, Youtube, Facebook or Pinterest power-user to attend or report about your event, nothing beats hosting bloggers.
Read this and other posts in the Events section of Apricot Jam.
How to Use LinkedIn for Nonprofit Fundraising
Geri Stengel | Ventureneer
Geri Stengel suggests: "LinkedIn isn’t some stodgy place where people post their resumes. It’s a no- to low-cost database that is a rich source of information about potential major donors, board members, employees, and strategic allies. "
Read this and other posts in the Social Media section of Apricot Jam.
Volunteer Handbooks: A Simple Guide
Tobi Johnson | Tobi's Nonprofit Management Blog
Tobi Johnson reminds us: "Volunteer Handbooks are a key foundational risk management strategy. They can help protect your volunteers, clients, and agency from unintended harm by providing guidelines for acceptable conduct. They’re also a great resource for volunteers when they have questions about a policy or process they may have forgotten or missed during orientation."
Read this and other posts in the Volunteers section of Apricot Jam.
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