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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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  • Membership Database Selection Blog Series

    Lori Halley 11 March 2011 0 comments
    One of the issues facing small membership organizations identified in our Blog Reader Survey was finding ways to better manage membership databases. So in response, we’re creating a blog series to help organizations identify your membership database requirements; understand the various options available; and help you determine the best solution for your specific needs.
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  • Non-profits Are You Listening?

    Lori Halley 09 March 2011 0 comments
    Many small non-profits and membership organizations are wondering how to get started with social media. As we noted in an earlier post, Is Social Media a Waste of Time for Your Association, if you are new to social media, you should start by listening.
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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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  • Association Jam - Top Links for February 2011

    Lori Halley 24 February 2011 0 comments
    In February, blog posts and articles on Social Media, Membership, Volunteers, Leadership and non-profit communications (listed under "Other") were the top rated links on AssociationJam.org. Here's a look at some of the most popular links submitted to Association Jam in February, 2011 by category:
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  • Social Media Round-up

    Lori Halley 07 February 2011 2 comments
    Through our Wild Apricot Blog Reader Survey and comments to recent posts, we're hearing that our blog followers want more information on social media for membership and non-profit organizations. So we thought we'd offer a "Round-up" of Wild Apricot blog posts that might be helpful for organizations just getting started with social media.
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  • The Internet's Role in Creating and Sustaining Groups

    Lori Halley 04 February 2011 1 comments
    The Social Side of the Internet - a new survey report from the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project - is a must-read for membership or volunteer-based organizations. The report confirms that "the internet is now deeply embedded...
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  • Association Jam: Top Links for January 2011

    Lori Halley 28 January 2011 3 comments
    In January, the top rated links on AssociationJam.org were for blog posts and articles on Membership, Volunteers and Fundraising, with Technology and Social Media not far behind in the votes tally. There were also some highly rated marketing-communications...
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  • 9 Questions For You - Wild Apricot's Blog Reader Survey

    Lori Halley 14 January 2011 0 comments
    What type of information will help small membership, association and non-profit organizations thrive in 2011? We're asking our blog readers to tell us by completing our online Reader Survey.
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  • Using a Content Strategy to Promote Your Organization

    Lori Halley 13 January 2011 5 comments
    Content Strategy is a term that is popping up more and more often in the business world. In a guest post, Ja-Naé Duane defines content strategy and shares her advice on how to promote your cause, association, non-profit or member organization using a content strategy.
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  • Is Social Media a Waste of Time for Your Association?

    Lori Halley 10 January 2011 8 comments
    Are your members, volunteers or potential donors using social media? The answer is YES - research confirms even 20% of adults 50-64 use social networking daily. While social media campaigns can be time consuming and/or expensive, you can start small and set simple, specific and achievable short term goals.
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  • Association Jam: Top Links for December 2010

    Lori Halley 30 December 2010 1 comments
    In December, a Social Media blog took the top spot in the links tally at AssociationJam.org. Given the season, it wasn't surprising that Fundraising articles were also popular in the links voting. There were also a few interesting articles and blog posts on Leadership, Events and Volunteers. Here's a look at some of the most popular links submitted to Association Jam in December, 2010 by category:
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  • 2 More Free Non-Profit Resources

    Lori Halley 21 December 2010 0 comments
    Here are a couple of interesting resources that might be helpful for organizations working on Fundraising or member/donor communications plans for 2011: Nonprofit Tagline Database and Storytelling for Nonprofits - How to craft stories that inspire donors.
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  • Association Jam: Top Links for November 2010

    Lori Halley 25 November 2010 0 comments
    Blog posts and articles on Membership and Leadership led the links tally at AssociationJam.org this month, in terms of the numbers of submissions, views and reader votes, followed by Fundraising and Social Media , among other topics of interest for...
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  • Association Jam: Top Links for October 2010

    Lori Halley 26 October 2010 4 comments
    Blog posts and articles on Technology , Social Media and Leadership stories came out on top at AssociationJam.org in October 2010, in terms of the numbers of submissions, views and reader votes, with Fundraising, Volunteers and Membership not far behind.
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