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  • Take the Quiz: Is the Member App a Good Fit for your Organization?

    Kate Hawkes  04 December 2018  0 comments
     
    Engage your members with our free mobile app for associations, clubs and nonprofits. Take the quiz to see if it suits your org!
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  • The Two Most Important Conversations We Had With Associations at ASAE

    Kate Hawkes  28 August 2018  0 comments
     
    Many of the associations we chatted with at the 2018 ASAE annual meeting had two issues in common - can your association relate? Here's what they told us, and the solutions we discussed with them.
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  • Tips for Improving Board Effectiveness

    Lori Halley  07 November 2011  3 comments
     
    Is your Board spending time looking back instead of moving forward? Here are some tips and resources to help improve Board effectiveness.
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  • 5 Options for Low-cost Event Publicity

    Lori Halley  04 May 2011  2 comments
     
    Here are some ideas for low-cost event publicity - as requested in our blog reader survey. By focusing on media relations, event calendars, your website, email and social media, even organizations with limited resources can promote events with little or no cost.
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  • Managing Volunteers and Expectations

    Lori Halley  15 April 2011  1 comments
     
    Many organizations struggle to harness the goodwill being offered due to lack of resources for effectively recruiting, training and managing potential volunteers. How can we close the gap between what volunteers are looking for today and how organizations are engaging these individuals?
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  • Membership Database Selection Part 1 - Defining Your Needs

    Lori Halley  16 March 2011  0 comments
     
    This is the first post in our 3-part blog series on membership database selection. This blog series is designed to help small organizations: identify your membership database requirements (Part 1); understand the options available (Part 2); and choose the solution that meets your specific needs (Part 3).
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  • Member Communications and Information Overload - Finding Balance

    Lori Halley  03 March 2011  0 comments
     
    One of our readers asked some great questions in a comment to a recent post about getting started with social media: What will people find interesting and useful? Will they find excessive messaging annoying? How does an organization find a balance? Since many membership and non-profit organizations may be asking themselves these very questions in terms of their member communications, we offered some ideas on how you can begin to answer these questions.
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  • Do You Partner with Other Nonprofits?

    Lori Halley  08 October 2010  7 comments
     
    By partnering with other nonprofits that share your cause, instead of competing with them, you can pool those limited resources for greater impact and give your supporters a clear call to action.
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  • Case Study: Austin Contact Center Alliance on Growing Member Community

    Lori Halley  26 March 2008  0 comments
     
    This months' case study looks at Austin Contact Center Alliance (ACCA) - a progressive business association out of Texas. They share their top 5 lessons in building and growing their community. We discuss how their organization evolved and how they...
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  • 14 Free or Cheap Photo Sharing Sites Perfect for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley  13 December 2007  16 comments
     
    Upload, edit, and share your photos with these 15 free or cheap photo sharing sites and tools perfect for a nonprofit of any size.
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  • Online Member Services Best Practices (Part 1 of 2)

    Lori Halley  18 September 2007  3 comments
     
    How do you interact with hundreds or even thousands of members and supporters worldwide - and with very limited resources? How can you improve member satisfaction, increase renewal rates and reduce the costs and time spent on member support? Today,...
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  • Top 10 cool, easy-to-use web poll and survey tools for your blog and website

    Lori Halley  06 September 2007  29 comments
     
    Polls are always a good way to get a conversation started with your website or blog visitors. Most of us have participated in polls on websites and blogs. Recently I also conducted a poll about our own blog asking readers about their most painful administrative...
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  • Communication is key to an effective web presence - an interview with Jim Milsom

    Lori Halley  23 August 2007  0 comments
     
    Jim Milsom, Unit Owner Riverplace One Hundred About Riverplace One Hundred Riverplace One Hundred is a Condominium Association, made up of 117 unit owners. About 60% of the owners actually live in other states and their Florida condo is a part time...
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  • Building an online community of club members: Interview with Lisa Dernick

    Lori Halley  07 June 2007  0 comments
     
    Lisa Dernick is the Hospitality and Special Events Chairperson for The Gulf Coast JRT Network , an affiliate club of the Jack Russel Terrier Club of America that brings together Jack Russel terrier owners located in the southeast region of Texas. In...
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