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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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  • 6 Web Tools to Help Small Organizations Thrive

    Lori Halley 28 December 2010 4 comments
    This is a guest post by Ja-Naé Duane, artist, creative economist, social media strategist and a faculty member at Northeastern University. Ja-Naé is also CEO of Wild Woman Entrepreneurs, Ja-Naé Ventures, Co-founder of the Massachusetts Artist Leaders Coalition, Founder of The Leaders and author of "How to Start Your Business with $100."
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  • 6-Year Online Giving Study Helps Nonprofits to Fundraise More Effectively

    Lori Halley 08 December 2010 0 comments
    Network for Good and TrueSense Marketing have just released a landmark study of “the online giving experience” between 2003 and 2009. The Online Giving Study looks at $381 million in donations made to 66,470 different nonprofits through the nonprofits’...
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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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  • Social Games for Nonprofit Marketing

    Lori Halley 18 November 2010 2 comments
    Thanks to mobile access, waiting for appointments and commuting time have become prime time for your nonprofit's supporters to catch up on news, to connect with friends, and to play online games... a lot of games. How is your cause going to compete with Farmville?
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  • 10 Highly Successful Social Media Habits for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 02 November 2010 5 comments
    Ventureneer and Caliber gathered data from 891 nonprofits to learn what's working and what's not, and to develop “best practices” for social media marketing. The results are detailed in a 44-page report, "Nonprofits and Social Media: It Ain't Optional," that's free to download and CC-licensed to share.
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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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  • Fundraising and Marketing Twitter Chat for Small Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 13 October 2010 0 comments
    If your nonprofit is a small "one-person shop" - you're doing it all, alone - then social media can be your best friend. That's why Pamela Grow has organized #smNPchat, a weekly Twitter chat designed to help small nonprofits with fundraising and marketing questions.
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  • 9 Research Reports for Non-Profit Fundraisers

    Lori Halley 05 October 2010 1 comments
    Veteran fundraisers know that the better your non-profit organization can understand your donors (and potential donors), their motivations, and their patterns of giving, the more effective your fundraising efforts will be. But it’s rare that a small...
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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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  • Save Twitter Time with Paper.li Daily News

    Lori Halley 09 September 2010 8 comments
    If you don’t have the time (or patience) to wade through a constant stream of Twitter updates, looking for items of use and interest among the chit-chat, here’s an efficient and easy-on-the-eyes way to get on-topic tweets.
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  • Are You a “Networked Nonprofit”?

    Lori Halley 07 September 2010 6 comments
    Maybe you've already picked up a copy of The Networked Nonprofit: Connecting with Social Media to Drive Change, by Beth Kanter and Allison Fine – but perhaps you’re still wondering if the book can help a small nonprofit like yours? The answer is, Yes! Networking is not just for the "big guys" out there.
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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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  • 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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