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  • Top Links on Association Jam for May 2011

    Lori Halley 02 June 2011 0 comments
    Here’s a look at the most popular links on AssociationJam.org for the month of May, 2011. This month, the top-rated blog posts and articles were in the membership, social media, volunteers, and events categories.
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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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  • Top Association Jam Links for April 2011

    Lori Halley 22 April 2011 0 comments
    Here are the top-rated blogs and articles that appeared on Association Jam in April.
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  • A Thank-you Can Be Powerful

    Lori Halley 18 April 2011 3 comments
    Did you know that thanking volunteers can increase their engagement? In this post we suggest that instead of holding a "thank-a-thon" once a year, you develop on-going volunteer recognition plans.
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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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  • Harnessing Volunteer Power

    Lori Halley 13 April 2011 3 comments
    Volunteers can transform communities and they are the lifeblood of many associations, non-profits and clubs. But many organizations struggle to effectively recruit, train and manage their volunteer base. This post offers some ideas, suggestions and resources that might help you get started in developing your organization’s volunteer management strategy.
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  • Best of Association Jam - Top Links for March 2011

    Lori Halley 25 March 2011 0 comments
    Here’s a look at the most popular links on Association Jam in March 2011 - where blogs or articles on events, leadership, volunteers and social media received the highest number of votes from the visitors to AJam this month.
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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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  • Cast a Wider Net for New Nonprofit Members

    Lori Halley 14 February 2011 3 comments
    Hooking new members for your nonprofit takes the right bait, offered patiently and repeatedly, not to mention the challenge of landing them when you do get a bite! But the best tools and most canny tactics won’t be effective if you’re casting for new members in a fished-out pool.
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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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