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  • Fresh Ideas for Member Development

    Lori Halley 05 December 2011 0 comments
    If you are brainstorming member development ideas for the new year, here are a few tips and fresh approaches to consider.
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  • Can You Turn Objections Into Opportunities?

    Lori Halley 27 June 2011 0 comments
    Here are some thoughts on handling objections, prepared for this month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival. We reached out to our Wild Apricot blog readers to find out what objections they hear when trying to raise funds or recruit new members and how they respond.
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  • New Initiative to Engage Canadian Volunteers

    Lori Halley 14 March 2011 1 comments
    Two new volunteer websites - GetInvolved.ca & GetVolunteering.ca - are part of an initiative launched by Volunteer Canada and Manulife Financial. These websites offer information, resources and a Matching Tool to help Canadian volunteers and volunteer-seeking organizations.
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  • Cast a Wider Net for New Nonprofit Members

    Lori Halley 14 February 2011 3 comments
    Hooking new members for your nonprofit takes the right bait, offered patiently and repeatedly, not to mention the challenge of landing them when you do get a bite! But the best tools and most canny tactics won’t be effective if you’re casting for new members in a fished-out pool.
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  • Is Your Nonprofit Losing Members? Maybe It’s Not You

    Lori Halley 21 October 2010 4 comments
    Busy modern lifestyles mean limited time for volunteer and membership activities after work and family obligations. Nonprofits know this, and have been re-tooling their programs, offering more “value” to recruit and retain members. But there’s another reason why your membership may be declining: your other members.
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  • Three Questions That Mobilize Members to Volunteer

    Lori Halley 09 October 2010 4 comments
    This is a guest post by Trish Hudson, MPsSc. Trish is the president of the Melos Institute, an international think tank dedicated to finding new ways for associations to deliver more meaningful experiences for their members. Visit them at www.melosinstitute.org...
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  • 5 Ideas for Recruiting New Members to your Association

    Lori Halley 23 July 2010 0 comments
    Recruiting new members has always been a challenge for associations. And with time and money tighter than ever for many, it's arguably never been harder to get those new folks through the door. Here are a few ideas to help you find those fresh faces:...
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  • Does your association marketing focus on minutiae or on benefits?

    Lori Halley 21 July 2010 0 comments
    A recent post on the ASAE Acronym blog by Scott Briscoe looked at marketing on a shoestring budget for small associations. One of the points that stood out to me was "Heavily Promote Member Only Benefits." I like how Scott put it, that your members...
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