Sunday, December 18, 2011

6 Great Posts for Association & Nonprofit Executives

The holidays often can provide time to catch up on reading.

Here are very insightful and thoughtful posts and articles that are good reads for association management and nonprofit professionals. Some are geared at the for-profit world so you will need to substitute “nonprofit” as you read and think about the commentaries.

Hope you have time to review these. And, please share what you are reading as it pertains to nonprofit and association trends and ideas.

Associations Year End Checklist
It is the end of the year ... what do you include in your year-end checklist? Bounce it off this list from Andy Freed.

Tweeting without Fear: How Three Companies Have Built Their Twitter Strategies
Some good examples here from the for-profit world. See how they might impact associations and nonprofits. The cornerstone to all three: monitoring what is being said about them and responded in real time.

Content Marketing: How Far Do You Open the Kimono
This is an awesome (and fun) presentation on content marketing. Good stuff for associations.

Cynthia D’Amour on Leadership and Life » I Wanted to Stay a Member  
Wonder where your members are going? Check this out. Really good feedback Cynthia. Some lessons we call can learn.

9 Ways To Convince The CEO To Use Social Media and Enter The 21st Century
The CEO can set the stage for your association or nonprofits use of social media. How is your CEO on social media? By the way, I’ve used #1 a couple of times during my communications audit reports. If you don’t show up on Page 1 of a Google search for your key words/services, you don’t exist.

“You Are What You Publish:” 16 platforms for associations & nonprofits 
How could I not include the most popular SCDdaily blog from the last week?

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