Community Manager Appreciation Day is here!  CMAD is 100% grassroots organized and groups around the world plan their own events, both online and in person.  The main place to find out what’s going on is on Twitter. And we have some new stuff to announce!

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The scoop on LinkedIn Groups

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It’s been a few months since I’ve sounded my regular alarm that LinkedIn Groups’ days are numbered based on the steady deprecation of the product’s functionality over the past few years…which doesn’t mean I’ve stopped thinking about this topic obsessively. 

So, where are we with LinkedIn’s boiled frog approach to the eventual demise of the Groups product functionality? Find out here.

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Mark Your Calendars for the Nonprofit Talent & Culture Summit!

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The Nonprofit Talent & Culture Summit, April 18-20, Washington, DC is an immersive event where nonprofit and association leaders discuss concepts and ideas for advancing their missions through their people. Attendees walk away with actionable plans for leading, transforming and inspiring their workforce. EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ENDS DECEMBER 31.

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[WEBINAR] How to build a culture of innovation 12/5

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Don’t just talk the talk about innovation – learn how to actually walk the walk in this engaging webinar.

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[Cool Infographic Friday] Influencer Marketing on Instagram

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I like this one because it’s a good reminder that the most effective influencers, for Instagram in this case, are the “micro influencers” -the “advocates” – people with smaller audiences but deeper relationships

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[Cool Infographic Friday] Tips for Great Storytelling

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Some really great reminders in this infographic about storytelling! Love this one.

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[Cool Infographic Friday] 51 Amazing Facts about WordPress

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We love WordPress, SocialFish is built on it, so couldn’t resist this one. Tip o’ the hat to WebsiteBuilder for sending this along. Photo by Joey Kyber on Unsplash

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Decode Your Content Marketing

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A master storyteller, Beebe established Marriott as the largest producer of travel lifestyle content in the world. Adele Cehrs is the author of Spike Your Brand ROI, and has more than 20 years’ experience in the marketing industry. Adele is a columnist for the Wall Street Journal and Inc. Magazine and has interviewed some of the most successful executives in the world. Join me in a day of awesome content marketing learning on November 7!

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10 Reasons to Attend SURGE 2017

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SURGE 2017 is an experiment in collaborative innovation. It is a free virtual summit running on November 7th-9th, was inspired by the association community, envisioned in conversations with people throughout the industry, and planned and created through teamwork and cooperation. The summit will consist of twelve pre-recorded sessions, with a highly participatory format so that attendees can engage together in deep learning opportunities. Association professionals from around the globe will assemble for exclusive access to the sessions and discussions, ready to learn, to listen, and to lend their ideas. Learn more here.

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How to Leverage Social Media to Maximize Your CSR Efforts

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As corporate responsibility has become more of a deal breaker with millennial shoppers (the biggest profit generators in the economy today), businesses are taking note.

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The Great AMS Shakeup and what to do about it

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Only association insiders have the existing relationships to understand the true implications of such a big corporate buy-out – and this is a small pond and word travels fast.

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