Mon.May 21, 2012

Winning at Pinning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: A few weeks ago, I asked folks on Facebook “ What Nonprofits Are Crushing It on Pinterest ?” ” and got a terrific list of examples.

Why Scoring Member Engagement Matters, Part 1


Here’s the latest post in our “INDUSTRY INSIDERS” column. Every Monday, we’ll be bringing you the inside scoop from several awesome association technology vendors and consultants who will share the insights they have gleaned from years of working in our association industry.

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Why cross-posting is a bad idea

John Haydon

You live in an age and place where technology allows us to increasingly automate countless daily tasks. But just because you can automate something, doesn’t mean it’s a good idea to do so. Especially if those tasks require tact.

Who Tweets For You?


Yesterday I received a seemingly simple question about Twitter handles from a member of our community--should an organization have a handle that directly represents the organization, or should staff tweet as themselves? As I thought about my response, it dawned on me how tricky an issue this can be. Really, it all comes down to your goals. Carol's Question: I have a question about social media, especially Twitter. Is it better to have key company executives tweet on behalf of the organization?

AIRS Conference: NextGen 2.11


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How To Define Your Organization's Purpose

Eric Jacobsen Blog

John Baldoni offers these tips in his book, Lead With Purpose , for how to define an organization's purpose. He suggests that you must ask three questions : What is our vision -- that is, what do we want to become? What is our mission -- that is, what do we do now?

Your (Free) Big Vision May/June 2012 Worksheet

Have Fun - Do Good

Hello Have Fun, Do Gooders! Here's your Big Vision worksheet (created by the hubs! ) for the next lunar cycle (May 20-June 19). You can download a PDF of it from Dropbox by clicking on this link: [link]. Tip: I email mine to the local copy shop, and ask them to print it on their super duper color printer. I write out my goals for the year, season, and lunar month with a Sharpie, and tack it to my home office bulletin board, so I can look at it often.

Prepared for Change

Connection Cafe

Author: Danielle Johnson-Vermenton. As we join the Blackbaud team, many things are staying constant. For example, our continued commitment to our clients. However other things are naturally changing and will continue to evolve as we form our new team. These last few weeks I’ve taken time to pause and reflect. How am I prepared for change? Can I be nimble and adjust? When thinking about your organization are you prepared for the unexpected? Do you have a change management plan?

Lame spam of the day: CitiBank Account Alert

Robert Weiner

This type of phishing scam is common as dirt, but this example is particularly lame. First, it includes the sections of CitiBank's standard notices that would normally include the account holder's name and the last 4 digits of the account -- but they're blank. Then there are some typos.

Texty Librarians Mobile-ize Support with Congressional Phone Calls

Mobile Commons

The American Library Association has developed a smart new way to reach supporters. They’re offering a text message alert system that will make it easy for people to take action on the library’s behalf. According to an article in The Digital Shift. Each month, subscribers will receive an estimated 2 to 3 text message action alerts from ALA’s Office of Government Relations.