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  • Best of Association Jam for July 2010

    Lori Halley 27 July 2010 0 comments
    Blog posts and articles on Fundraising, Leadership, and Membership topped the active topics at AssociationJam.org this month, in terms of the numbers of submissions, views and reader votes, while the Volunteers, Technology, and Social Media came in almost as strong. Best of all, you’ll find a number of brand new faces here, among the excellent content submitted to and voted up in “AJam” through July 2010.
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  • Wild Apricot News: Small Business Advocate Radio Interview with Tera McHugh of the Association of Women Entrepreneurs

    Lori Halley 26 July 2010 0 comments
    If you enjoy networking and the benefits of staying connected and informed, perhaps you'd should consider launching your own networking group and bringing in a new revenue stream as well? If the only thing holding you back is knowing where and how...
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  • Facebook’s New ‘Like’ Button Features

    Lori Halley 25 July 2010 4 comments
    Facebook has just added 3 new features to the ‘Like’ button that hold a promise of greater connectivity and better analytics. Not unusual for Facebook, the release came on a weekend, so no real chance yet to thoroughly explore the bells and whistles...
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  • Behind the Scenes @ Wild Apricot: A Dagwood Sandwich of a Week

    Lori Halley 23 July 2010 0 comments
    How a making a sandwich is like developing software, how the A-Team is like our users, and how two pages can help you get ready for two huge new features.
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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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  • Social Media Contests a Big Risk for Small Non-Profits?

    Lori Halley 22 July 2010 11 comments
    A tweet or status update is so easy to publish – and “Please vote” is such a small favor to ask of your social network. It’s just a quick click, right? But as Chris Brogan points out, in The Problem with Social Only Nonprofit Campaigns,there’s a cumulative effect of all those social media requests.
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  • Best Practices for Contest Campaigns: AGC Lessons Learned

    Lori Halley 21 July 2010 2 comments
    Results of a detailed evaluation of the 2009 America’s Giving Challenge competition have been released in the “must-read” 2009 AGC Assessment and Reflection Report. The best part? Lessons learned can be replicated by other non-profits, both for contest campaigns and for general social media outreach.
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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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  • Movie Mondays for Fundraisers

    Lori Halley 19 July 2010 0 comments
    Movie Mondays is a free weekly series of video interviews with fundraising professionals – a mix of practical tips, in-the-trenches experience, and creative ideas to help you meet all kinds of fundraising challenges.
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  • Free PDF Converter Keeps Your Clickable Links

    Lori Halley 15 July 2010 7 comments
    The ability to retain hyperlinks when you convert documents to PDF format has been missing from most of the free or low-cost web-based PDF tools to date. Finally, here’s a free online document converter that can keep those clickable links working in your PDFs. Thanks to Donnie Maclurcan of ProjectAustralia for the tip on this useful free tool!
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  • What's Your Non-Profit's Content Marketing Strategy?

    Lori Halley 14 July 2010 0 comments
    Six out of 10 professional marketers are spending more on content marketing in 2010, for the third year in a row. The rise of blogs and other social media makes online content creation a growing focus for non-profit sector, too. Why? Because content marketing works.
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  • Behind the Scenes @ Wild Apricot: Simple things, new features, new Apricots

    Lori Halley 14 July 2010 0 comments
    In this Infozone, we talk about how hard it is to avoid the noise in day to day life, and how we at Wild Apricot try to make it easier to do what you have to do so that you can do what want to do. Also - there's a new apricot on the tree.
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  • 4 Fabulous Ideas for Your Association Networking Event

    Lori Halley 14 July 2010 1 comments
    While certain websites have co-opted the term 'social networking,' there's still a big opportunity in booking some real-life face time. Holding networking events can be a terrific way to provide value to the members of your professional association...
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  • 8 Quick Quizzes for New Volunteers

    Lori Halley 12 July 2010 5 comments
    Volunteers will stay longer and work better for your non-profit organization if you can match their personalities and passions with appropriate tasks. Could a simple quiz help you to ensure your volunteers are matched up with the kind of work they'll enjoy for the long haul?
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  • Wild Apricot News: Mississippi Ocean Enthusiast Launches www.MSGulfSpill.com for Information, Resources about BP Gulf Coast Oil Disaster

    Lori Halley 09 July 2010 0 comments
    Toronto, ON July 8, 2010 -- Residents and business people in the towns affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil drilling disaster can now visit the Unofficial Mississippi Deep Water Horizon Resource ( http://www.msgulfspill.com ) to get information...
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