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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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  • Is Your Nonprofit Losing Members? Maybe It’s Not You

    Lori Halley 21 October 2010 4 comments
    Busy modern lifestyles mean limited time for volunteer and membership activities after work and family obligations. Nonprofits know this, and have been re-tooling their programs, offering more “value” to recruit and retain members. But there’s another reason why your membership may be declining: your other members.
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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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  • Association Jam: Top Links for September 2010

    Lori Halley 28 September 2010 1 comments
    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,...
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  • Why SEO? A primer for association and non-profit web sites

    Lori Halley 17 September 2010 6 comments
    This is a guest post by Keith Holloway. Keith is the founding partner of BetterMail.ca , an engagement campaign software company that operates a consulting division completely focused on search marketing and Wild Apricot is a (happy!) client of BetterMail.ca....
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  • Association Jam: Top Links for August 2010

    Lori Halley 02 September 2010 0 comments
    Blog posts and articles on Leadership and Social Media topped the active topics at AssociationJam.org last month. Events came in close behind, as association professionals were all geared up for ASAE10. Fundraising, Membership, Technology, and Volunteers were tied for third. Here are the most popular links at “AJam” in August 2010.
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  • What Kind of Volunteer Are You? Take the Women's Day Quiz

    Lori Halley 25 August 2010 0 comments
    In a recent post on their blog, Piasecznyr PR very kindly quoted our post about making life easier for volunteers, and linked in turn to a great quiz from Women's Day . It's ten simple questions that help you identify the kind of volunteer work you...
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  • Want to grow your membership? 10 great articles from AssociationJam on how to grow faster with better communication

    Lori Halley 23 August 2010 0 comments
    Everyone wants their association to grow. Your desired growth might be increased membership, but it might also be outreach for donations, engaging volunteers, or other types of growth. The problem is, how do you communicate to current and potential...
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  • Making Life Easier for Your Association Volunteers

    Lori Halley 16 August 2010 0 comments
    "Leadership is understanding people and involving them to help you do a job." - Admiral Arleigh A. Burke Volunteers are the backbone of many associations. In many cases volunteers are also members, and they are there to help the organization so it...
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  • 3 (more) Search Engine Writing Tips for Associations

    Lori Halley 06 August 2010 0 comments
    Search engine optimization (or SEO for short) is, simply, the process of making it easier for people to find you in search engines such as Google. Associations can benefit greatly from doing a little SEO work on their website, since getting more traffic...
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  • 4 Questions to Ask Before Using Free Software for your Association

    Lori Halley 30 July 2010 0 comments
    For small associations or for any organization with a tight budget, the idea of getting free software can be very appealing. But 'free' should always be taken with a grain of salt. Using something that you don't have to pay for upfront can cost you...
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  • Best of Association Jam for July 2010

    Lori Halley 27 July 2010 0 comments
    Blog posts and articles on Fundraising, Leadership, and Membership topped the active topics at AssociationJam.org this month, in terms of the numbers of submissions, views and reader votes, while the Volunteers, Technology, and Social Media came in almost as strong. Best of all, you’ll find a number of brand new faces here, among the excellent content submitted to and voted up in “AJam” through July 2010.
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  • 5 Ideas for Recruiting New Members to your Association

    Lori Halley 23 July 2010 0 comments
    Recruiting new members has always been a challenge for associations. And with time and money tighter than ever for many, it's arguably never been harder to get those new folks through the door. Here are a few ideas to help you find those fresh faces:...
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  • Does your association marketing focus on minutiae or on benefits?

    Lori Halley 21 July 2010 0 comments
    A recent post on the ASAE Acronym blog by Scott Briscoe looked at marketing on a shoestring budget for small associations. One of the points that stood out to me was "Heavily Promote Member Only Benefits." I like how Scott put it, that your members...
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  • Small staff and volunteer association websites benefit the most from modern association management software (AMS) systems

    Lori Halley 08 July 2010 0 comments
    A recent article from by Meredith MacMillan from Association Media & Publishing entitled " Managing Web Content with a Small Staff " hit on a number of great points about the online presence of smaller associations, but I thought her tip about...
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