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Association Ideas: New Blog for Professional and Business Associations

Lori Halley 17 June 2010 1 comments

Association IdeasWildApricot.com is excited to announce the launch of a new blog – Association Ideas @ Wild Apricot – an expert resource specifically for small association leaders. Its focus is on the challenges faced by volunteer and small-staff organizations such as membership recruiting, event management, and how technology is changing the role of associations.

Association Ideas provides association management volunteers, professionals and board members with valuable knowledge and resources about the best solutions to addressing the day-to-day challenges of managing a small association. 

Some of the topics you’ll see covered include:

  • Membership management challenges
    • Recruiting new members – techniques, promotion, how to communicate the value of joining an associations
    • Administration of membership, such as dealing with renewals
    • Communicating with members – what are the best ways to do this, dealing with an association where not all members are online
  • Event challenges
    • Value of events to associations
    • Event management – tracking registration, attendance, following-up etc.
  • Association website challenges
    • Why you need a website, what's the value of a website to an organization?
    • Your website and social media – what's the importance of your website vs. your Facebook/Twitter/other social media presences
    • SEO basics – how do people find you if Google can't?

Association Ideas is the third blog with which Wild Apricot serves its growing community of associations and non-profits organizations:  Non Profit Technology @ Wild Apricot (this blog!) provides plain tips and advice to help not-for-profit organizations make the most effective use of technology, while Behind the Scenes @ Wild Apricot is a weekly look at the development of new features and improvements to Wild Apricot's membership website software.  Wild Apricot also maintains Association Jam, an online community portal for people in professional and business associations to share ideas.

As with Wild Apricot’s other online resources, Association Ideas welcomes your ideas, suggestions, and comments, as well as expert guest bloggers to share their ideas and experiences. Just visit http://associations.wildapricot.com/blog to leave a comment, or drop a note to “Noisy Apricot” Jay Moonah at jay@wildapricot.com.

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

Posted by Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot]

Published Thursday, 17 June 2010 at 4:12 PM


  • seema said:

    Saturday, 16 October 2010 at 3:50 AM

    nice blog

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