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Getting to the Heart of Association Success

SocialFish

Both Maddie and I care deeply about the association community. We are setting out to design the future of work. So what will? photo credit ).

Is It Worth It? An ROI Calculator for Social Network Campaigns - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

April 25, 2008 | Lisa Neal I need help getting training on how to calculate ROI -- more for our client services and training programs. Thoughts?

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ASAE 2008 Here I come!

SocialFish

Here's my original schedule post. Here's a few others' - Jeff, Elizabeth , Jamie. You'll notice there's a wee bit of repetition, as we're all bloggers and therefore all going to blogger-related stuff!! Here's Lindy's nice post for first timers. So find us, and we will take you under our collective YAP Hostess wings and introduce you to everyone.

Thinking Differently in 2008

SocialFish

Everyone is posting New Year's resolutions, and learnings from 2007, but I have decided to be true to myself (hehehe) and do something different for my first post of 2008. To think bigger than I am, bigger than my association is. Which is actually the whole theme of this post. To challenge when necessary. can't wait to get started.

For ASAE members: Countdown to ASAE 2008

SocialFish

MADDIE'S TOP TEN THINGS TO PLAN TO DO AT ASAE 2008 (sort of in date order): - Ummmm. haven't registered yet? tsk tsk! Check it out here. Flight?

Check the nonprofit pulse.

SocialFish

Tags: associations social media Twitter

Convio 2008 Innovator Awards

Frogloop

Here are the results for the 2008 Innovator Awards: Advocacy campaign or program. Honorable Mention: National Parks Conservation Association. Each year, at the annual Convio Summit, Convio honors a few of their clients who have pushed the envelope with their online campaigns. Winner: Freepress for their StopBigMedia.com campaign.

Digital Citizen 2008

Beaconfire Wire

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to attend ForeSee Results ‘ Digital Citizen 2008 Summit.  I was only able to attend the first half of the event due to client meetings in the afternoon. One morning session was fairly sales-oriented. But the best session I was able to attend was Eric Peterson’s opening keynote.

Thank you Associations Now

SocialFish

Tags: blogging Associations Now

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Convio 2008 Innovator Awards - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

November 20, 2008 | Jordan Viator Copyright © 2008, Care2.com , Inc. Created a wall of 5,000 signers photos. All rights reserved.

Do associations need Community Managers?

SocialFish

Or, Social Media Managers: Do Associations Need Them? Tags: associations YAP social media community managers Check out this fantastic discussion on yapstar.org.

The Press Association: Bocelli charity video for download

AFP Blog

Blogs and associations

SocialFish

I'm really tired today, and feeling a bit sick, so I hope I am not missing the point(s) entirely, but I was reading bmart's post about blogs tied to association magazines, and Dennis McDonald's response , and I am not sure I get it. Tags: associations marketing blogging communications Per Ben's post: 1. You think so?

Got Your Ears On? How to Listen to Your Audience Using Social Media

NTEN

For associations and non-profits are wondering how to get in the game -- or how to figure out whether they should -- listening is the place to start. Maddie Grant and Lindy Dreyer, SocialFish, LLC. Social media is all the buzz these days. What does listening mean? Five Free Ways to Get Started. Set up Google Alerts. Don't worry. Start easy.

The Associated Press: Intel Quits One Laptop Per Child Program

AFP Blog

The Associated Press: Intel Quits One Laptop Per Child Program: "Intel Quits One Laptop Per Child ProgramBy MAY WONG – 10 hours agoSAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Citing disagreements with the organization, Intel Corp.

Association BloggerCon Painted Nails Challenge

SocialFish

And, here we go, not to be outdone, here is the womens' challenge ! and by the way, Ben, this was actually Lindy's idea.) or something.

Wild Apricot Updates October 2008

Wild Apricot Blog

Our blog provides ideas and advice to small non-profits — charitable organizations, professional and business associations, social and recreational clubs, student and alumni organizations, churches, online activists, communities, and many others. read more

My NTEN Chat 8/5/08

SocialFish

We discussed some really interesting things about how associations might manage "unofficial" groups of their members (YAP, anyone?) - the key is to be open, to encourage linking and communication, but ultimately to relinquish control. Last week, we had a truly awesome turn out for my NTEN Office Hours chat.

Yes but. more on "blogs and associations"

SocialFish

Thanks Ben, Lisa and Matt, for your comments on my last post about blogs and associations. but I'd want that separate and apart from Acronym. " And Ben's response: "Scott, ASAE & The Center is an inseparable part of the association management profession. In many ways it is like a proxy for the association management profession.

Tech Quick Take: MS Search Server 2008 vs Google Mini

Beaconfire Wire

Right now, we're in the midst of a website redesign that utilizes Search Server 2008. The search is fully integrated into the main website.

SocNets for Associations | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

Related Posts Web Usability for Associations: Designing for Your Members “Your privacy is very important to us&# Setting Technology Policies That Make Sense in a Web 2.0 05/26/2010: Don’t forget your content 05/24/2010: IE6 Is Dead. Long Live IE6! Survey your audience. app you’re thinking about installing? The future is now.

Authenticity is the new Cool and other lessons from my Pecha Kucha Session at ASAE 2008

SocialFish

ASAE & The Center 2008 San Diego) view presentation tags: discovery insights ideas story Jeff De Cagna and I conducted a session at ASAE using the Japanese presentation format Pecha Kucha , where the entire presentation is done using 20 slides (images only, minimal or no text) for a maximum of 20 seconds each (totaling 6 minutes and 40 seconds).

Crowdsourcing "Associations Now"

SocialFish

Associations Now is trying a crowdsourcing experiment for its May issue. Have you heard? Don't often see the kinds of articles you really want? Now's your chance to let them know. Here's what you need to do: November 1-30: Brainstorm article ideas! December 1-31: Vote! January 1-31: Check out the lineup! Start today!

Three ways associations can use Twitter

SocialFish

I posted the question "Any associations using Twitter? Use it for your e-learning programs: WOMMU - Word of Mouth Marketing Association's WOMMA University - twitter name: wommu Use it to build you conference buzz and for your real time conference communications: NTEN - Nonprofit Technology Network - NTC 08 conference - twitter name: 08NTC Do.

More Cool Association/Non-profit blogs

SocialFish

Bmart and Acronym recently listed some new association blogs. Super cool dude Bruce Hammond writes Insights from a Future Association Executive. Want to know what's in The Mind of a Future Gen Y Association Executive: Whatever That Means. ? Not new, but I really like David Patt's Association Executive Management blog.

LinkedIn and associations

SocialFish

Check out the sweet discussion on yapstar.org about the value of LinkedIn for associations. It was recently "suggested" to me that I should start posting questions on the Q&A on LinkedIn, connect to the people who responded, and then turn them over to our sales team. don't like this practice and I said that I would prefer not to do it.

Philanthropy and Nonprofit Top 25 List - December 2008

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Associated Press. American Heart Association. One note: Associated Press probably should have been included in the 2007 survey but for some reason, I didn’t. I compiled this list using the same methodology I used for  my October 2007 list. Unfortunately, I still can’t compile a list of nonprofits outside the US.

HSUS YouTube User-Generated Video Competition Grows List - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

What were the costs associated with facilitating the competition? March 4, 2008 | Carie This girl is on the ball! Almost free. Donors?

HSUS YouTube User-Generated Video Competition Grows List - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

What were the costs associated with facilitating the competition? March 4, 2008 | Carie This girl is on the ball! Almost free. Donors?

“Flipping your publishing model” in action

SocialFish

And the case study we looked at through the Virginia Associations of Realtors’ example ? The blog/newsletter strategy drives most of that, as you can see from the increase in blog traffic as a percentage of total site traffic for the last few years: 2008: 17%. Association Case Studies2009: 19%. 2010: 22%. 2011: 25%.

Wild Apricot updates November-December 2008

Wild Apricot Blog

Our blog provides technology-related ideas and advice for small non-profits - professional and business associations, clubs, charitable organizations, churches, activist groups and communities. Wild Apricot smart software simplifies life for people in associations and non-profits.

Traditional Strategic Planning Sucks part 1

SocialFish

Anyone notice that in this month's Journal of Association Leadership, there's a long article about traditional strategic planning - so traditional that, no offense to the authors, but I literally had to look at the cover to check I wasn't reading an old copy. thought to myself, WTF is this?? Who still does this? This is absolutely possible!

Wild Apricot - final updates for 2008

Wild Apricot Blog

Wild Apricot simplifies non-profit management for thousands of professional and business associations, clubs, charitable organizations, churches, activist groups and communities. About Wild Apricot Our blog provides technology advice for small non-profits.

More on PITV.

SocialFish

OR if anyone has a special skill when it comes to finding cool, fun, informative, and/or preferably but not necessarily association-relevant videos online. So apparently it works to call someone out. Jeff's making me an executive producer of PITV ! Whoo hoo! This is gonna ROCK. Get ready!

What Associations Must Know About Social Networking - Replay

SocialFish

What Associations Must Know About Social Networking Know your audience. Tags: associations social media Avectra Academy Catch a SocialFish live at Avectra Academy's Roadshow at ASAE's Ronald Reagan Building location this Thursday, October 23. It's free! Come hang out with us and get answers to your burning questions. Register here !

How Associations can use Facebook

SocialFish

I was getting ready to write a post on this subject (How Associations Can Use Facebook), and had a "pile" of bookmarked webpages all ready to read through, but Ben beat me to it !! So I am not going to reinvent the wheel. Instead, here's some good links, to add to those in Ben's post. Facebook's instructions here. Thanks!

Exec Briefing on Social Networking for Businesses and Associations

SocialFish

Executive Briefing: Social Networking for Businesses and Associations View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. while I am away. Enjoy!

Five Fears Associations Have about Social Media

SocialFish

Loss of control over your marketing messages; - how do deal with negative comments about you; - how to empower staff to speak appropriately for the association; - how to manage the time suck; - what if we build it and they don't come? You know what they are. What else you got? Come hang out with me and find out the answers.

Online Community Case Study: Illinois Park and Recreation Association's IPRA Online

SocialFish

I've been conducting some interviews for case studies of associations using social media, which will appear as part of the Association Social Technologies Survey , which is coming out very soon. have a lot more good stuff from IPRA and several other associations in my case study interviews - so keep an eye out for the full study.

What Associations Must Know About Social Networking

SocialFish

Word of Mouth for AssociationsIs your interest piqued? I'm doing a roadshow panel with Andy Steggles, Greg Fine and some other cool peeps for the Avectra Academy. We're doing one on Wednesday Oct 8 at Hotel Monaco in Alexandria, and another in DC at ASAE on Oct 23. It's free! Come hang out with us and ask us questions about this hot topic.