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  • 2011 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

    Lori Halley 17 January 2011 4 comments
    Is your organization one of the 49% of nonprofits who said they have no formal marketing or communications plan for 2011? If you are still developing your plan or are curious to see what other nonprofits are planning this year, you should have a look...
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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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  • Recalibrate Your Association Membership Renewals

    Lori Halley 06 January 2011 2 comments
    With the New Year comes a new renewal cycle. Are you confident that your renewal process will demonstrate value and deliver 80-90% renewal rates? Here is some food for thought on what Association members might be looking for this year and tips on renewal timing, frequency and communication strategies.
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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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  • 30 Great Podcasts for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 29 December 2010 6 comments
    You'll find inspiring and educational podcasts (in both audio and video) on every topic from social media and nonprofit technology to cause marketing and fundraising ideas. Check out these 30 great podcasts for nonprofits to get started!
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  • Can Online Functionality Increase Member Engagement?

    Lori Halley 20 December 2010 2 comments
    As the calendar year winds down many organizations are looking for time-saving online applications to help juggle the busy event, holiday and renewal period. But remember that your members are time-strapped too. As you review your existing or new online...
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  • 3 New Free Resources for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 02 December 2010 6 comments
    To help with your nonprofit’s year-end fundraising and strategic planning for 2011, here are three great new resources – two ebooks and an important research report – just released by leaders in the nonprofit sector, and all available without charge.
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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 Media, Video, and the Law

    Lori Halley 23 November 2010 0 comments
    Technology in the Arts has just released a well-researched and well-written review of the legal issues surrounding the use of video footage, Social Media, Video Footage, and the Law: What performing arts managers need to know . It’s a timely publication,...
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  • Mobile Tops 2011 Nonprofit Technology Trends

    Lori Halley 22 November 2010 2 comments
    A recent survey on Technology Trends for Nonprofits suggests that, compared to email and social media engagement strategies, nonprofits have a long way to go to tap into the fast-growing mobile audience.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Non-Profits Called to Explain Costs of Fundraising

    Lori Halley 23 September 2010 3 comments
    Can you imagine asking for $100, and telling your donor up front that $80 will go to the telemarketing company that interrupted his dinner, and only $20 to your non-profit? You know that it takes money to raise money for a cause. And your donors, for...
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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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