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Top 5 Laudable Links: Best Advice, Membership Spring Cleaning and More

Lori Halley 03 May 2013 0 comments

Here’s a round-up of our favorite non-profit and membership links that we’ve bookmarked on Apricot Jam this week. 

Nonprofit blog carnival: Your 25 pieces of best advice

Katya Andresen (Katya's Non-Profit Marketing Blog) hosted the April Nonprofit Blog Carnival (“a mix of contributions from bloggers and readers on a shared theme”), and asked:

 What was the one, best piece of professional advice you ever got and why? How has it transformed your work?

The response was “incredible” – 25 pieces of advice in all, including: “Don’t show your underwear”; “Don’t take it personally”; and “Be Your Authentic Self.” 

Check out Katya’s post to read all 25 submissions!

Spring Cleaning Ideas for Membership Pros 

Joe Rominiecki (Associations Now) suggests: 

Get rid of that “we’ve always done it that way” smell with these four ideas for refreshing your association’s membership tactics. 

To help, Rominiecki offers “four quick ideas for refreshing your membership tactics, with perspectives (some oldies, but goodies) borrowed from a few smart association thinkers”.

Quick Findings on Membership Dues Increases

Tony Rossell (Membership Marketing Blog) tells us:

Once again in our 2013 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Research, we investigated the practices around increasing membership dues rates.

...From our research the lesson has been pretty consistent over time that most associations can easily implement modest dues rate increases without adversely impacting their membership.

The Changing Role of Conference Education

Jeff Hurt (Velvet Chainsaw’s Midcourse Corrections) asks:

In a world where information is everywhere, do people really want to pay for registration, airfare, lodging and expenses to access more information at a conference, even if it’s information from their colleagues?

… Why are so many meeting professionals and conference organizers still focused on delivery of content, data and information? What do conference organizers need in order to create education sessions that help attendees make sense of the information?

10 tips for crafting engaging tweets 

Valerie J Wilson (Socialbrite.org) reminds us:

Tweets are a fantastic way to draw kindness and attention to a cause that matters. The key is to engage with your audience and to get them to respond. The more followers you have, the stronger your brand and awareness will be. The goal is for your followers to collect their posse and join efforts to create an even bigger impact.

Wilson offers 10 helpful tips to “gain fellowship and followers” on Twitter, including:

  1. Establish your objective
  2. Make it personal

Want more non-profit and membership links?

These are just a taste of the Delicious collection of membership and non-profit posts and articles we’ve bookmarked on Apricot Jam lately. You can check out the latest posts on topics such as: Membership, Volunteers, Communications, Events, Social Media, Leadership and Fundraising.

We hope you'll visit Apricot Jam often to check-out the latest posts or subscribe to our RSS feed.

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

Posted by Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot]

Published Friday, 03 May 2013 at 8:30 AM
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