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Best of Association Jam: Association Links for February 2010

Lori Halley 26 February 2010 0 comments

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Leadership and Membership management stories were the hot topics at AssociationJam.org this month, in numbers of submissions, views and votes. The Social Media category remained very active, followed closely by Technology and Fundraising. Interestingly, however, submissions to the Volunteers category dropped off significantly in recent weeks. Here’s a look at the most popular “AJam” links, by subject category, for February 2010:


Scarlet Letters of Association Management
Judith Lindenau | Off Stage

In an economy based on “free”, it’s important to re-think what it is that constitutes association saleability.


New technology for old challenges
Stephen Nold | Event Tech Blog

What will social media in 2010 offer for the events industry?  More integration of great tools, increased attendee interactions, smarter event technology helping buyers connect with suppliers, relationship building that benefits all parties involved, and innovation filling the gaps when customer expectations are not being met.


Acronym: The new work of governing
Jeff De Cagna | Acronym

The time has come to change our view of governing from a wanting yet necessary evil with which associations must cope, to a driver of value creation and a source of genuine strategic advantage.


The Limits of Celebrity Endorsement in Volunteer Engagement
Robert Rosenthal | onPhilanthropy

We know why people respond to certain cause-based messages, what kinds of opportunities they’re looking for, and what their expectations are about getting involved with a nonprofit. Unfortunately, we also know how often they drop out before making a commitment.


If You Can Order at Starbucks, You Can Ask for a Gift
Dave Sternberg | Board Life Matters

In other words, your fundraising request should be “just right.” There are no magic words. Just make a compelling and heartfelt case and you will be surprised what you get in response.

Social Media

How to organize tweeting staff in a natural disaster
Timo Luege | Social Media 4 Good

Four different approaches for how you can organize your tweeting staff in a natural disaster or any other big emergency.


Web 2.0 Buzzword Generator
Paulo Ordoveza | What was the question?

Every industry has its own special jargon, and if you’ve spent any time around a social media consultant or IT department lately… this should bring a few laughs. The display changes every time you reload the page.


Top Ten 2010 Trends: Mobile Technologies
Jeff De Cagna | SmartBlog Insights

Jeff De Cagna follows up on his Top Ten 2010 Trends for Associations with a series of posts in which he discusses two related trends, and their implications for associations. The focus of this first post is mobile technologies.


18 Tips for Delivering a Memorable Presentation
Alyssa Gregory | SitePoint

Whether you’re pitching a new client, teaching a class or speaking at a conference, there may come a time when you need to prepare for and deliver a knockout presentation. And if you’re taking time to get out there and present, you want it to be memorable…in a positive way.


What's your Association story?

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!

Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot]

Posted by Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot]

Published Friday, 26 February 2010 at 2:39 PM
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