Association Jam: Top Links for September 2010

Lori Halley 28 September 2010 1 comments

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Blog posts and articles on Leadership, Social Media and Technology stories came out on top at AssociationJam.org this month, in terms of the numbers of submissions, views and reader votes, with Membership and Fundraising not far behind.  By category, here’s a look at the most popular links submitted to “AJam” in September 2010:

Membership

What's Keeping You Awake At Night Part 1: AE's Riding Out the Current Economic Storm...But Bigger Clouds on the Horizon
Carol Anne Moutinho | Association Resource Centre (ARC) Blog

The first in a series of blog posts sharing “some of the juicier tidbits of wisdom” gathered by Carol Anne Moutinho from interviews with a number of respected association executives from across Canada.

Events

It’s no surprise that association links in the Events category this month were concerned, for the most part, with reflections on the American Society of Association Executives annual meeting (ASAE10), which was held in Los Angeles in August.  Here are the two stories that tied for top spot:

19 take-aways from ASAE Annual Conference 
Network Media Partners | Connect

Connect’s blogger offers 19 lessons for associations gleaned at ASAE10, arranged by topic: social media, products, meetings, leadership, and workplace technology.

The New Conference Attendee
Peggy Hoffman | Mariner Management & Marketing

ASAE10 was notable for a number of reasons and one of them is a learning experience in and of itself. This year’s meeting really highlighted the new conference attendee.

Leadership

Big Questions for Associations - Mass Customization
Elizabeth Weaver Engel | Thanks for Playing

How will we manage the change from a pre-set package of options to an individually negotiated exchange of value? This article is the third and final post of a three-part series, inspired by Big Questions from Jeff De Cagna.

Volunteers

10 Things to Consider Before Starting a Volunteer Recognition Program
HandsOn Network | HandsOn Blog

Answer these 10 questions to help your organization develop and implement an effective volunteer recognition program.

Fundraising

Why the future of fundraising is experiential
Jeff Shuck | Event 360

It seems that over the past several years, not a month has gone by without a new tool introduced to assist our fundraising efforts. From online fundraising portals and text messaging to streaming video and social media, the number of tools is literally growing faster than our ability to leverage them.

Social Media

Will Social Media Sites Replace Websites?
Maggie McGary | Mizz Information

The definitive answer to "Do we still need websites" is YES, says Maggie McGary, reacting to the recent flood of news stories proclaiming otherwise: "Sites like Facebook, Twitter, etc are called "outposts" for a reason--because they're meant to be satellites to your brand's real asset: its website."

Fun

Dilbert's boss hires a social media manager
Scott Adams | Dilbert.com

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Technology

10 Essential Tools for the Nonprofit New Media Manager on the Go
Heather Mansfield | Nonprofit Tech 2.0

The best new media managers, online community builders, bloggers, and activists will be connected and communicating with their supporters from anywhere, at any time when the need arises. Experiment with communicating and reporting with these 10 tools. 9/20 Update: “Make that 11 Essential Tools.”

Other

Only Xers Care about Work/Life Balance
Eric Lanke | The Hourglass Blog

There is a reason why work-life balance concerns GenX more than it does Baby Boomers or those of the Milennial generation: "Boomers long ago figured out how to make their work their life. To an Xer, this means they sold out..."

 

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Posted by Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot]

Published Tuesday, 28 September 2010 at 1:44 PM

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Comments

  • Jessica Kirkwood said:

    Friday, 01 October 2010 at 8:07 AM

    Thank you so much for including HandsOn Blog!

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