Association Jam: Top Links for August 2010

Lori Halley 02 September 2010 0 comments

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Blog posts and articles on Leadership and Social Media topped the active topics at AssociationJam.org last month, in terms of the numbers of submissions, views and reader votes. Events came in close behind, as association professionals were all geared up for ASAE10. Fundraising, Membership, Technology, and Volunteers were tied for third in activity level.  Here’s a look at the most popular links submitted to “AJam” in August 2010:

Membership

Questions to Ask Your Members as You Transition to Mobile
Jeff Hurt | Midcourse Corrections

From the ASAE 2010 education session “Engage Your Members Using Mobile Devices” on the state of mobile devices and associations, Jeff Hurt shares Jeff De Cagna's list of questions to ask your members as your association considers moving to mobile.

Events

Has ASAE Lost Its Mojo?
Maddie Grant| SocialFish

"I wish it was more about us – about the association execs who are your members – and less about you, ASAE the faceless organization that wants our money and our time."

Leadership

Big Questions for Associations - Intimacy v. Privacy
Elizabeth Engel | Thanks for Playing

Association innovator Jeff De Cagna posed some Big Questions for Associations back in March. Association blogger Elizabeth Engel runs with the second - "How will we balance members' need for greater intimacy with privacy concerns?" - in part 2 of a 3 part series.

Volunteers

Making Life Easier for Your Association Volunteers
Jay Moonah | Association Ideas @ Wild Apricot

"Leadership is understanding people and involving them to help you do a job." - Admiral Arleigh A. Burke

Fundraising

Tactics - Step 4 in strategic communications planning for nonprofits
Gayle Thorsen | IMPACTMAX

Tactics - the important final step in a 4-part series on DIY strategic communications planning for nonprofits.

Social Media

Facebook Questions and Your Nonprofit
Tom Dawkins | Small Act

Facebook has borrowed another successful feature from LinkedIn Answers, Yahoo! Answers ,and Mahalo.com (all of which allow members to ask and answer questions, building a collaborative, searchable repository of knowledge and opinions) and this week is gradually rolling out its own Q&A platform: 'Facebook Questions.' What does this mean for nonprofit organizations? Another way to engage your community!

Fun

Unsuck It
Mule Design| Unsuck-It.com

"Open the kimono"? "Ping me"? "Bucketize"? "Eat your own dog food"? If you've ever been mystified by jargon you encounter online or in meetings, this website can help.

Technology

Demystifying Nonprofit IT Adoption and Innovation
Jane Meseck | Microsoft Unlimited Potential Blog

Microsoft has just released a new paper, Demystifying IT Adoption and Innovation in the Nonprofit Sector, that offers a simple framework to help nonprofit leaders develop their own vision and plan for adopting IT innovations.

Other

Why Diversity Issues Are Hard
Jamie Notter | Get Me Jamie Notter

What makes diversity such a hard problem to solve? "It's not only the fact that it is system-wide and very complex," Jamie Notter explains, "it also has built in protection mechanisms."

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Published Thursday, 02 September 2010 at 12:41 PM

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