From the Trenches

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If you're an organization that relies on LinkedIn groups as your online community platform, now is probably a good time to start crafting your exit strategy. Read More

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Are you considering hiring a fundraising consultant? Before beginning your search for the perfect consultant, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with the hiring process. Read More

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WorkXO and 5:00 Films are partnering to explore the intersection of culture and video in a new project: Know Your Culture, Show Your Culture: The Authenticity Project. WorkXO will help you quantify and understand your organization’s unique culture, and 5:00 Films will help you put it to work attracting new fans, both members and employees. Exciting!! Join us at #MMCon at Booth 617 to learn more! Read More

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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. Read More

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Today, APA released the second part of their annual Stress in America™ report, which focuses on something that’s super real for me and, according to the report, 86% of US adults: social media stress. Apparently, I’m not the only one who is a “constant checker”–someone who constantly or frequently checks their email, texts and social media accounts…and it’s driving us insane. Yikes. Read More

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How do organizations track the impact of their online communities? How do they measure expenditures, revenue, and cost savings? How do they link the community to competitive advantage? To get answers to these critical questions, Leader Networks conducted a survey of nearly 300 marketing and community leaders that resulted in The Business Impact of Online Communities Study. Out of the participants, 34% work at Associations. Read on to get the details. Read More

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For eight years, the Community Roundtable has dug deeply into the strategies, operations and tactics behind the most successful communities in our annual State of Community Management reports. Each year, we reshape and reimagine the survey, and I can say without hyperbole that this will be the best, most informative State of Community Management ever.* Why the asterisk? That's you. We need your help. Read More

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Just a few links I thought you should see. Enjoy. Read More

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"imagine my surprise when I read a post about the 12 not-so-great realities about nonprofits and social media and my immediate thought was “Ok, yes, some of these are true, but there are a lot of great things about nonprofits and social media.” Who am I now, an optimist? Apparently." Read More

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Jamie Notter moderated a great panel with a group of smart Millennial association execs recently for Association Success. The idea was to talk with them, rather than about them... Read More