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Nonprofit Technology Conference Session Hot Picks! #18NTC

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Are you going to the 2018 Nonprofit Technology Conference (#18ntc)? You may have heard that session voting is open. Here’s a quick roundup of some great sessions – please vote for these if you love them as much as I do! How did I choose them, you ask?

Culture Eats Association Innovation for Breakfast Too

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I’m speaking at.orgCommunity’s “ Solutions Day ” in just a few weeks in Chicago, and I’ll be sharing some exclusive data around this innovation question and how associations are showing up in the data (and dealing with it in real life). You won’t want to miss it! Register here.

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7 Steps for Finding Work/Life Balance While You’re Trying to Save the World

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By Meico Marquette Whitlock. ——-. You’re deeply committed to your organization and doing whatever it takes to make life just a little bit easier for your members and the community you serve.

How to Generate Association Revenue Through Grants – It’s Easier Than You Think

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By Amy Gitchell, GrowthZone AMS. “We We need to do more fundraising and generate more revenue.”. It’s a familiar refrain of organizations of all types and sizes. A commonly overlooked solution to the challenge is to seek funds for specific programs and projects by applying for grants.

Awesome Association Marcomm Jobs – Week of July 24

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Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital. .

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The Great AMS Shakeup and what to do about it

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With the current shakeup in the association technology space with the merger of Abila, YourMembership and Aptify , association executives are left to wonder what will happen to services and products–not to mention their long-term relationships with their existing AMS partners–as a result.

3 Ways Social Media Changed This World for the Better

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It’s somewhat in trend these days to keep talking about how social media actually made us lonely. We keep sharing examples and funny memes on how people used to meet each other in person and these days everyone just keeps staring into their phones.

LinkedIn Groups: What you Need to Know Now

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If you read this blog, you know I tend to be sort of a glass-half-empty kind of gal. I prefer to think of myself as a realist rather than a pessimist, but hey–someone has to be the downer, right?

How to Promote a Cause on Facebook

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The integration of social media in marketing has changed the game forever. Pushing a more socialized agenda by allowing for greater user participation is doing wonders for cause promotion, in particular.

How-To Video: Help! I Need a Viral Video

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I was part of a team that filmed a series of short how-to videos with 5:00 Films & Media as they prep for their first #MMCCon. I’ll be posting a few of the videos for you here in the run up to the conference – because these guys are awesome and they really know their stuff. Enjoy!

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Cool Nonprofit Jobs This Week – May 24

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Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital.

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Cool Association Social Media Jobs This Week – March 2

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Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital.

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How-To Video: Any Video is Better than No Video, Right?

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I was part of a team that filmed a series of short how-to videos with 5:00 Films & Media as they prep for their first #MMCCon. I’ll be posting a few of the videos for you here in the run up to the conference – because these guys are awesome and they really know their stuff. Enjoy!

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5 reasons nonprofits have an advantage when it comes to social media

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This post originally appeared on Mizz Information. ———-. If you read [Mizz Information], you already know I have a tendency to skew kind of negative on things.

How the Internet Works (Infographic)

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A fun reminder. Because cats in hats. Cool Infographic Friday

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Marketing, Membership and Comms Association Jobs – June 27

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Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital. .

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Special Announcement

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As you all know, I am now fully immersed in startup land with WorkXO and our culture analysis and culture change work.

The Value of Nonprofit Mentors in 2017

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The nonprofit sector is a strong and vibrant community full of people willing to help each other out. And now more than ever, it’s important to come together and work as allies and mentors. The value of being mentored seems pretty obvious: new skills, confidence, friendship, etc.

Boomer Bootcamp!

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Message for SocialFish readers from my friend Shira Harrington – please share if you know anyone who might be interested!

Mark Your Calendars – SUMMER SOLSTICE 2017

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Come to The Solar Foundation ’s seventh annual Summer Solstice event on June 22, 2017 in Washington, DC! SUMMER SOLSTICE 2017. Hogan Lovells, LLP, 555 13th St NW, Washington, DC. June 22. 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Join us at The Solar Foundation’s 7th annual Summer Solstice!

Know Your Culture, Show Your Culture: The Authenticity Project #MMCon

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Powerful video requires authenticity. Authenticity is rooted in alignment between your internal culture and your external communications. It’s not about being cool , but about being what’s core to you and your organization. And then, about being able to talk about it in a trustworthy way.

STUDY: The Business Impact of Online Communities

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How do organizations track the impact of their online communities? How do they measure expenditures, revenue, and cost savings? How do they link the community to competitive advantage?

This Week’s Awesome Association PR and Communications Jobs – March 16

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Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital.

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9 Tools to Address Various Aspects of Visual Marketing

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Visual marketing has been growing steadily throughout the years now. These days readers expect to see visual content when they land on a blog post. Few people enjoy reading a wall of text. Content marketing will not work unless you engage in visual marketing. Here are a few tools to help you!

12 Advanced Google Tricks

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Came across this awesome article by Larry Kim. One to bookmark! Implementation Industry Insider

Solutions Day 2017 – It’s All Here!

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Digital business isn’t a sideline anymore.

6 Social Tools to Use Immediately After You Hit “Publish”

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You have invested in that content. Your awesome team was involved. You all have edited, polished, and (finally!) published it. Time to sit back, relax, and wait for the views. Right? Um, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but your work isn’t done.

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Hot Association Membership and Marketing Jobs this week – January 26

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Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital.

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How To Video Series: How Do I Know If My Video Is Any Good?

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I was part of a team that filmed a series of short how-to videos with 5:00 Films & Media as they prep for their first #MMCCon. I’ll be posting a few of the videos for you here in the run up to the conference – because these guys are awesome and they really know their stuff. Enjoy!

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Introducing an Awesome New Podcast About Workplace Culture

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So perhaps I am biased, as the Culture Chat podcast is my podcast I have started producing over at WorkXO, but it really is awesome and I want to share it with you. Here’s a list of the episodes so far.

How to leverage social media to target local users and build brand awareness

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It’s no secret that social media’s strength lies in the user data that it offers to marketers looking to better target their campaigns. . Sites like Facebook and LinkedIn are goldmines of user data!

The Secret to Better Web Writing

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It might not be what you expect. Last week I had the pleasure of teaching the Principles of Digital Writing to a group of content creators at a scientific society. And now you get to learn the secret I revealed to them.

You Have More Content than You Realize

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This is a guest post by Chris Scavo, Digital Marketing Strategist at Informz. This is the first in a series of posts with great advice about content marketing. Look out for the next posts in the series! ————-. Generating content can be an arduous task.

How to improve collaboration in the workplace

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Here’s the latest recap of Jamie’s culture-related posts over at AssociationSuccess.org. Last month, his writing focused on collaboration – one of the culture markers we measure in the Workplace Genome. The Dark Side of Collaboration.

Include Is a Verb: Moving from Talk to Action on Diversity and Inclusion

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By Elizabeth Weaver Engel, MA, CAE, CEO and Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting. Association executives know that the Millennial generation, which will soon be the majority of our workforce and membership base, is the most diverse generation we’ve ever had in the US.

How to Bring Your Business Blog to the Next Level

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Guest post by the awesome Ann Smarty. —————-. Your business blog is a failure. You get your team publish something there once in a while but you still have hard time justifying the cost of maintaining it. But you keep updating it because all your competitors have blogs.

Do You Know the Value of Your Website?

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This post originally appeared on the Tanzen Blog. —— Recently I had a short Twitter conversation about whether valuable and important are equivalent when it comes to websites. carriehd value=importance, surely? Tracy Playle (@tracyplayle) February 15, 2017.

Social Media Stress is Real

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This post originally appeared on Mizz Information. Today, APA released the second part of their annual Stress in America™ report , which focuses on something that’s super real for me and, according to the report, 86% of US adults: social media stress.

8 Tips for Social Video Storytelling

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Amy DeLouise is a video director-producer who specializes in telling real people stories that help nonprofits and companies tell their brand story. Her new book is The Producer’s Playbook: Real People on Camera (Focal Press). 1 – Tell a Story.

Hot Association Marcomm Jobs – Week of June 7

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Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital.

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