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  • Best of Association Jam - Association Links for June 2009

    Lori Halley 02 July 2009 0 comments
    In the spirit of " 30 Great Links for Associations ," here are some of the most popular blog posts, articles, presentations, and other web resources submitted to AssociationJam.org in June 2009 — one hot link from each topic category: Membership ,...
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  • 30 Great Links for Associations

    Lori Halley 02 June 2009 3 comments
    We've rounded up 30 of the most useful and interesting stories filed at AssociationJam.org in the past month, just a sample of the resources for associations you’ll find at the portal site. It was quite a challenge to pick out just 3 links in each...
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  • Associations and Non-Profits Share Knowledge at AssociationJam.org

    Lori Halley 23 April 2009 0 comments
    There’s an incredible wealth of information online for member-driven associations and donor-dependent non-profits, but sorting through it all can be quite daunting. That’s where AssociationJam.org comes in — a new way for managers and staff, consultants, volunteers and board members to share their best information and learn from one another.
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  • Motivating Your Volunteers: Needs, Barriers, and Psychology 101

    Lori Halley 22 January 2009 8 comments
    Finding ways to reward and motivate volunteers is a perpetual challenge for nonprofits. We can create opportunities to volunteer that meet the needs of our supporters, or we can remove the barriers that keep them from volunteering. Ideally, we’ll do both - but removing the barriers must come first, if volunteer activities are to compete for time and attention in a busy world.
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  • Wanted: New Blood for an Aging Nonprofit Sector

    Lori Halley 15 January 2009 2 comments
    As our population ages, so does the membership of most nonprofits and associations. We know that, intellectually, yes, but the real impact can sneak up on an organization: One day, you’re humming along just fine — and the next, planning a major event,...
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  • Reddit to Rally Volunteers for Needy Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 22 December 2008 0 comments
    Last year, social bookmarking site Reddit partnered up to raise over $3,000 for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF.org), a non-profit selected by the website’s users to benefit from the fund-raising drive. This year, they’re trying something different...
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  • Volunteer Design and Technology Help for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 05 November 2008 4 comments
    While many useful sites aim to bring together volunteers with nonprofits in need of help, a recent trend seems to be toward job-specific matches. Technology and design help, in particular, are becoming easier than ever for nonprofit organizations to...
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  • How Do You Thank Your Volunteers?

    Lori Halley 06 October 2008 5 comments
    Thank you. It’s a powerful pair of words, and that simple statement of appreciation, spoken one-on-one, can go a long way to tell volunteers how much their work is valued — but you want to do more. A special effort or long-term commitment, in particular,...
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  • Tech Support for Free and Open-Source Software

    Lori Halley 20 August 2008 0 comments
    This is the third part of our series on free and open-source software and the resources to help your organization make the most of what FOSS has to offer. When you need to know the meaning of a word, you flip open a dictionary. It’s a trusted authority....
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  • Help a Reporter — Get Free Media Exposure

    Lori Halley 20 May 2008 4 comments
    When your spokesperson is interviewed on the TV evening news, that's air time worth far more than most nonprofits could hope to afford as an advertising purchase. And when your organization is quoted in the press, that lends an air of credibility that you just can't buy at any price. Advertising is telling your own story. Publicity is when someone else tells your story for you. And there's no question which type of communication packs the biggest public relations punch.
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  • Recruit New Volunteers Online and Celebrate Volunteer Week 2008

    Lori Halley 25 March 2008 0 comments
    April 27 - May 3, 2008 is National Volunteer Week in both Canada and the United States. The heightened awareness of volunteerism that goes along with such a campaign offers a golden opportunity to celebrate your existing volunteers — and to recruit new volunteers to your organization. Here are a few ideas of how your nonprofit might use the internet to take full advantage of Volunteer Week — and we'd love to hear your ideas, too!
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  • Manage Your Nonprofit's Human Resources Online With Zoho People

    Lori Halley 15 March 2008 2 comments
    Zoho, best known for its suite of free productivity and collaboration online tools, a direct competitor to Google Apps, has just launched Zoho People , a free online Human Resources Management Application. It's designed for small and medium-sized businesses,...
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  • Opening Doors for Younger Volunteers

    Lori Halley 04 March 2008 2 comments
    An aging population means that most nonprofit groups are working with an ever-shrinking pool of donors and volunteers. Are we making the most of those people who are available to volunteer, and willing to donate their time, energy, and resources to...
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  • Volunteering is Fun

    Lori Halley 04 January 2008 1 comments
    Copyright, Grantland Enterprises; www.grantland.net . Used with permission. May not be reproduced in any format.
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  • Survival in the nonprofit world

    Lori Halley 25 October 2007 0 comments
    Copyright, Grantland Enterprises; www.grantland.net . Used with permission. May not be reproduced in any format.
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