Column originally published in the Tallahassee Democrat, September 2017 on Notes on Non Profits (http://www.tallahassee.com/story/life/causes/2017/09/10/find-new-ways-invigorate-your-organization/647385001/)
Question Posed to the Column:
“Many nonprofits are membership based and rely on dues and conference revenue to survive. For example, I am active in a national association about to celebrate its 35th anniversary. Our membership is aging out and young professionals are not joiners. And as travel funds disappear, they do not attend conferences anymore. I know this is a universal concern for many professional organizations. Your thoughts and advice?” Continue reading Find New Ways to Invigorate Your Organization
Posted by Callie Walker, MemberClicks
People join associations for a number of reasons – professional development, networking opportunities, certifications and ongoing education, etc. But regardless of why they join, there are a few underlying expectations people have of your association – things they expect you to adhere to, regardless of size or industry. Continue reading 4 Things Your Members Expect from Your Association
By: Matt King
Summer is upon us. It is a time for sun, sand and fruity drinks by the pool. However, as the June and July months come to a close, we begin to relive the frightening moments leading up to last year’s Hurricane Hermine. We are seeing storms starting to form in the Atlantic. The City of Tallahassee is instructing its citizens on where to fill up sand bags. Our minds start racing as we plan for the worst. Continue reading Preparing for Disaster
By: Lesli Sullivan
Online social networking has given us a new way to build connections for career management. It can also be a trap for self-induced embarrassment. Despite the importance of being professional online, research has shown that too few people heed the expert’s advice and it is costing them jobs. Continue reading Social Media Professionalism
By: Shelly Joines
Earlier this year I was planning a wedding and wrote on how similar it can be to your next large meeting in terms of branding and marketing through social media. This blog shares those previous tips of unique and consistent ways to get started if you’re feeling under creative and overwhelmed.
But now that I have that massive event under my belt, I’m on the other side of the tunnel and looking back it doesn’t seem so hard. In fact, I’ve learned about several other ways to incorporate social media and how to keep guests connected during the event! As always, I’m sharing low cost solutions with non-profits in mind. Continue reading Under Creative and Overwhelmed
By: Blake Dowling
I had a 25 person Association that we work with ask me last week why I did not let them know about the scam “boss phishing.” That’s when an organization receives an email pretending to be from the boss of a company asking accounting to send money ASAP to an account. Continue reading Cyber Threats
By: Kim Barclay
In this fast paced world and carrying our life on a mobile device, it is no wonder that information we try to convey or share isn’t often read with the attention it truly requires. I think most of us have experienced the frustration of sending an email with important information, and have those recipients not follow directions or ask questions that were answered in the original email.
I have been struggling to find a way to politely relay to the readers, “PLEASE READ THIS EMAIL WITH YOUR FULL ATTENTION AND SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN!” I think I have developed a technique over the years that seems to be working. Continue reading Did you READ the email?