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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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  • Q and A: Volunteer Scheduling, Time Tracking and Accountability

    Lori Halley 18 March 2011 10 comments
    Today we’re tackling some questions on tools and tactics for volunteer management that were asked in the most recent Wild Apricot blog reader survey. The reader questions fall into three areas: scheduling volunteers, tracking volunteer hours, and how...
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  • New Initiative to Engage Canadian Volunteers

    Lori Halley 14 March 2011 1 comments
    Two new volunteer websites - GetInvolved.ca & GetVolunteering.ca - are part of an initiative launched by Volunteer Canada and Manulife Financial. These websites offer information, resources and a Matching Tool to help Canadian volunteers and volunteer-seeking organizations.
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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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  • Are You Ready For the Volunteer Boom?

    Lori Halley 11 February 2011 8 comments
    There are 77 million Baby Boomers in the US and another 10 million across Canada. "Boomers" are generally well educated, wealthy and skilled individuals who have already proven their willingness to volunteer - with nearly a third of Boomers volunteering for formal organizations. But to take advantage of this "untapped resource of extraordinary proportions" organizations need to rethink how they attract and utilize Boomer volunteers.
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  • Tips for Building Productive Relationships with Your Leader Partner

    Lori Halley 09 February 2011 0 comments
    In this guest post, Trish Hudson, president of the Melos Institute, shares an approach she learned from her mentor, designed to forge strong partnerships each year with his leader partners. She presents four key focus areas that he incorporated into a special "expectations conversation" that not only helped get the year off to a great start, but also generated long-term productive working relationships.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sparked Helps Nonprofits Find Micro-Volunteers Online

    Lori Halley 10 November 2010 2 comments
    You’ve worked hard to build a social media fan base – but now what? For small nonprofits, it can be a real challenge to move those online supporters from "Like" to concrete action. Enter Sparked.com, the world's first micro-volunteering network!
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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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  • Three Questions That Mobilize Members to Volunteer

    Lori Halley 09 October 2010 4 comments
    This is a guest post by Trish Hudson, MPsSc. Trish is the president of the Melos Institute, an international think tank dedicated to finding new ways for associations to deliver more meaningful experiences for their members. Visit them at www.melosinstitute.org...
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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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