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  • A Reminder to Steer Your Supporters

    Lori Halley 23 May 2011 2 comments
    To direct traffic to your website or social media outposts, do you motivate with specific benefits and offer clear directions?
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  • Non-profit Report and Resource Round-up

    Lori Halley 02 May 2011 2 comments
    Here is a brief review of five recently published research reports, white papers, e-books and guides that might be of interest to non-profit and membership organizations.
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  • Top Association Jam Links for April 2011

    Lori Halley 22 April 2011 0 comments
    Here are the top-rated blogs and articles that appeared on Association Jam in April.
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  • Engaging News and Views

    Lori Halley 08 April 2011 0 comments
    Here are some blog posts, articles and updates that Membership and Non-profit folks might find engaging and informative - including updates to Facebook's Questions and Google's plans for social search options.
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  • Free Non-profit Reports and Resources

    Lori Halley 05 April 2011 0 comments
    Here is a round-up of recently released reports and resources available free of charge that might be of interest to non-profit and membership organizations. This post offers an overview of NTEN's eNon-profits Benchmark Study and 2011 Social Benchmarks Report and Idealware's Donor Management System Workbook.
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  • Best of Association Jam - Top Links for March 2011

    Lori Halley 25 March 2011 0 comments
    Here’s a look at the most popular links on Association Jam in March 2011 - where blogs or articles on events, leadership, volunteers and social media received the highest number of votes from the visitors to AJam this month.
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  • Is Your Organization LinkedIn Yet?

    Lori Halley 21 March 2011 4 comments
    While LinkedIn has mainly been used by individuals for networking or career development, it might be time for non-profits to consider a presence on LinkedIn. With more than 90 million members in over 200 countries and updated social sharing and company page features, LinkedIn might want to include it as part your organization's social media mix.
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  • Non-profits Are You Listening?

    Lori Halley 09 March 2011 0 comments
    Many small non-profits and membership organizations are wondering how to get started with social media. As we noted in an earlier post, Is Social Media a Waste of Time for Your Association, if you are new to social media, you should start by listening.
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  • Membership Marketing Resources

    Lori Halley 07 March 2011 1 comments
    Here are three free resources that offer food for thought for membership and non-profit organizations in your marketing efforts. For membership organizations that want to better understand relationship building - or breakup; the power of content; or if you simply want to hear what other nonprofit communicators have to say on these topics, we've identified a report that outlines what drives engagement through email, Facebook and Twitter; a white paper on why marketing is content; and a Guide to Nonprofit Marketing Wisdom.
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  • Member Communications and Information Overload - Finding Balance

    Lori Halley 03 March 2011 0 comments
    One of our readers asked some great questions in a comment to a recent post about getting started with social media: What will people find interesting and useful? Will they find excessive messaging annoying? How does an organization find a balance? Since many membership and non-profit organizations may be asking themselves these very questions in terms of their member communications, we offered some ideas on how you can begin to answer these questions.
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  • Association Jam - Top Links for February 2011

    Lori Halley 24 February 2011 0 comments
    In February, blog posts and articles on Social Media, Membership, Volunteers, Leadership and non-profit communications (listed under "Other") were the top rated links on AssociationJam.org. Here's a look at some of the most popular links submitted to Association Jam in February, 2011 by category:
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  • Cast a Wider Net for New Nonprofit Members

    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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  • Social Media Round-up

    Lori Halley 07 February 2011 2 comments
    Through our Wild Apricot Blog Reader Survey and comments to recent posts, we're hearing that our blog followers want more information on social media for membership and non-profit organizations. So we thought we'd offer a "Round-up" of Wild Apricot blog posts that might be helpful for organizations just getting started with social media.
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  • The Internet's Role in Creating and Sustaining Groups

    Lori Halley 04 February 2011 1 comments
    The Social Side of the Internet - a new survey report from the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project - is a must-read for membership or volunteer-based organizations. The report confirms that "the internet is now deeply embedded...
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  • Leverage Your Social Influence to Raise Money

    Lori Halley 02 February 2011 1 comments
    Raising money can be an arduous task. As a small member-based or non-profit organization, you know that it can feel like pulling teeth to find the funding necessary to reach your goals. This guest post by Ja-Naé Duane, explains how you can leverage your social networks to raise money.
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