6 Posts Look Back and Forward To Offer Insight For 2014

Lori Halley 10 January 2014 0 comments

Before you say a final farewell to 2013, it’s good to take stock of what we’ve learned from the previous year to help us make the most of 2014.  So this week’s Apricot Jam link round-up includes six posts that offer observations and “can’t miss” insight from 2013 as well as predictions and trends to watch for in 2014. 

As you plan for the New Year, these posts have got you covered with: membership marketing and non-profit round-ups; an infographic demonstrating “The Year in Social Media”; web design trends to watch - as well as help in “Taking a Flying Leap into 2014."

Observations, review and round-ups from 2013

2013 Membership Marketing Observations 

Tony Rossell (Membership Marketing Blog) tells us: 

At the end of the year, many bloggers present their trends for the year.  I am not going to be so bold, but I will share some observations of what I have seen and discussed with dozens of membership professionals over the past 12 months.

Rossell outlines 5 key trends from 2013, including: “Growth of Online Marketing and Growth of Data Analytics.”

Our Top Nonprofit Marketing Posts of 2013

Caryn Stein (Network for Good - Non-Profit Marketing Blog) suggests:

As 2013 winds down, we’re looking back on what topics were most popular on the blog.  From online trends to donor communication tips, here are some of our top posts from the past year.

112 Nonprofit Blog Posts, Articles, and Stories From 2013 You Can’t Miss

Madeline Turner (npENGAGE Blog) tells us:

It’s been quite the year. And if the collection of fundraising ideas, resources and highlights below are any indication, a lot has happened in the nonprofit industry over the past 365 days.

… As we prepare for our leap into 2014, let’s learn from 2013′s ups and downs – triumphs and flops – and make this next year one for the record books.

Turner offers a round-up of 112 blog posts with ideas, tips and information for non-profits on everything from “2014 is the Year of the Blog”, to “Six Ways Buddy the Elf Can Help You Reach Millennials”.

Infographic:  The Year in Social Media

Mike R (MobileMarketingWatch) tells us:

Another year in social media history is about to enter the books. But as we reflect on 2013, it’s evident that it was a monumental year for social media in myriad ways.

To punctuate that point and put the impressive data into perspective, Digital Insights has produced a terrific new infographic that presents all the 2013 Social Media stats you could hope for and more.

What’s in store for non-profits in 2014?

Nonprofit Blog Carnival:  A Flying Leap Into 2014

Joanne Fritz (Nonprofit.About.com) hosted the December Nonprofit Blog Carnival and introduced it by saying:

Surprise! We're publishing the December Nonprofit Blog Carnival in January. I figured most of us are just too busy during December, so I waited until we were all back to our desks and focused on the New Year.

The theme of this Carnival is "The Nonprofit Ride in 2014 - Scary or Fun?" I invited a wide range of approaches and, consequently, rounded up an assortment of predictions, reviews of 2013, and best practices for the New Year.

This round-up offers amazing insight and ideas from 15 non-profit bloggers.

5 Web Design Trends to Watch Right Now 

Allyson Kapin (Rad Campaign) asks:

Is your organization embarking on a website redesign in 2014? Here are five design trends to consider.

This post offers details on trends (such as “Simpler Navigation”, “Bye Bye Sliders?”) to watch and case examples.

Want more non-profit and membership links?

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

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Posted by Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot]

Published Friday, 10 January 2014 at 8:30 AM

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