So, you’ve finally got it….that thing that wanna-be entrepreneurs dream about and fight for all their lives…an incredible, original and viable business idea. You’ve done the research, crunched the numbers and wowed your friends with your amazing idea. You’re ready to hit the start-up market, full speed ahead. Only thing you need is…an investor. How do you find someone willing to give you the push you need to get up and running?

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Defining Engagement One Year On: A Case Study

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Will you be at #ASAE16? Join me, Joe Vallina and Natasha Bethea of the American Nurses Association on Sunday at 2 pm in room 155E of the Salt Palace where we’ll be sharing progress on our massive engagement project.

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Don’t Fear the Peer: 6 Tips for Nonprofits Exploring Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

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New to peer-to-peer fundraising? There’s nothing to fear! DonorCommunity has 6 tips for nonprofits who want success.

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8 Best Practices for Online Communities

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When I conduct an online community audit, to help organizations figure out why their community might not be as active as it could be, I start by explaining my philosophy around online communities.

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You may be scoring the wrong engagement metrics

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I wrote a post over at AssociationSuccess.org that you may find interesting, in which I share a couple of stories about my personal engagement with some organizations…

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Dear HR: Do You Really Want A Seat at the Table?

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Our people get the work done, and HR has embraced the job of making sure we have people in place, and then making sure we don’t get sued when we have to fire some of them. That’s not about growth. It’s about keeping up, and maybe not sliding backwards, but it’s not about growth.

So how do you make it about growth? That’s precisely what we are going to discuss in our next WorkXO Webinar with our partner, QuestionPro (join us August 10!). And I’m sure you’re not surprised to learn that our answer will revolve around organizational culture. It is very possible to turn your culture into your growth engine. But you have to do it right, and there is no one in the organization better trained and prepped to lead that effort than HR.

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Mark Your Calendars for AMSFEST DC!

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This is an event for all association types that are interested in learning more about association tech and how we can use tech to propel our organizations forward. The ideal attendee will be an association executive who is the project leader or has a role in the AMS selection or implementation process.

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Perfecting Peer-to-Peer Fundraising: 10 Social Media Best Practices

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Peer-to-peer fundraising relies on your supporters as they connect with their networks organically. Incorporating social media into P2P fundraising can amplify your fundraising efforts and tap into your supporters’ extended networks. After all, social media is a significant aspect of…

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8 Best Practices for Online Communities

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When I conduct an online community audit, to help organizations figure out why their community might not be as active as it could be, I start by explaining my philosophy around online communities.

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You may be scoring the wrong engagement metrics

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I wrote a post over at AssociationSuccess.org that you may find interesting, in which I share a couple of stories about my personal engagement with some organizations…

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Dear HR: Do You Really Want A Seat at the Table?

Thumbnail image for Dear HR: Do You Really Want A Seat at the Table?

Our people get the work done, and HR has embraced the job of making sure we have people in place, and then making sure we don’t get sued when we have to fire some of them. That’s not about growth. It’s about keeping up, and maybe not sliding backwards, but it’s not about growth.

So how do you make it about growth? That’s precisely what we are going to discuss in our next WorkXO Webinar with our partner, QuestionPro (join us August 10!). And I’m sure you’re not surprised to learn that our answer will revolve around organizational culture. It is very possible to turn your culture into your growth engine. But you have to do it right, and there is no one in the organization better trained and prepped to lead that effort than HR.

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Mark Your Calendars for AMSFEST DC!

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This is an event for all association types that are interested in learning more about association tech and how we can use tech to propel our organizations forward. The ideal attendee will be an association executive who is the project leader or has a role in the AMS selection or implementation process.

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