Pokemon Go… Love it or hate it or ignored it, it had an impact on, of all things, the stock market.

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Four Untrue Myths of Association Innovation that Stop Us in Our Tracks

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Association professionals say their association is not innovating because they are under-resourced, they don’t have the right ideas or don’t know how to prioritize between a bunch of great ideas, or the association’s stakeholders (leadership, staff, board, members) fear risk. These are challenges for sure, these are even the challenges the most innovative associations have had, but these challenges are not insurmountable. They should not be stopping us in our tracks. In fact, dig in and what we find are a handful of myths, myths uncovered in the 2016 Association Innovation Research Study, that are holding us back.

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Association Social Media Jobs

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The SocialFish job board is live! Please share this with your friends and colleagues and employer and anyone else you know who might be looking for a job or looking to hire? We focus on jobs in social media, marketing, communications, PR, advocacy, digital and technology.

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[Cool Infographic Friday] Top 5 Fundraisers for Fall School Fundraising

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School fundraising ideas might give some food for thought for any fundraising.

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27 things CRM can do for you

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“People working in the field of sales and marketing might be familiar with CRM or Customer Relationship Management software. However, if you are one those people who are new to this technology, and want to learn more about it before you can integrate it into your business, then this article is for you.”

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Treat Digital Like Real Property

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Your website, e-commerce platform, blog, social media channels, and email marketing system are all types of digital properties. They will last for a long time with proper maintenance and improvements over their lifetime.

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Three Engagement Myths, Busted.

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ICMYI – in case you missed them, here’s a selection of Jamie’s posts on Association Success from August, each “busting a myth” about engagement.

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6 Ways to Engage Nonprofit Volunteers

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Volunteers – they are the lifeblood of associations and nonprofits.

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The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm

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“There is a symbiotic relationship between education (acquisition of knowledge and skills), employment (economically rewarded activity) and living a “good life” (an ethical, spiritually rewarding existence as individuals and as a collective). After all of the research we have done, we believe the current system may have been sufficient for the 19th and 20th centuries, but not the 21st. We can do better.”

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Do You Have the Right Volunteer Culture?

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Imagine a volunteer workforce that really knew what it was getting into when it signed up, where their routine behaviors were carefully aligned with what drives the results of the whole organization, and where their experience as volunteers actually matched what they were promised as they were recruited. Suddenly the traditional staff versus volunteer battles would go away, because you’d all clearly be part of the same culture.

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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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