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5 Things Volunteers Love to Hear

5 Things Volunteers Love to Hear

Volunteers are the backbone of most organizations. They help with fundraising, administrative tasks, and word-of-mouth marketing. Sure, they tend to do it out of the kindness of their hearts, but it’s still important to make them feel appreciated.

In addition to a simple “thank you,” here are five things we guarantee your volunteers love to hear:

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You Might Be An Association Professional If…

Association professionals, you’re one of a kind. You have your own unique set of challenges and love to meet others like yourself. In fact, you might be an association professional if… 

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Navigating the Choppy Waters of Online Member Engagement

Ok, we’ll say it: Online member engagement is hard. You have a website and you have a social community…but what are you supposed to do next? How do you really leverage the full potential of those platforms?

Well, we can help. We’re here to break down the top four engagement platforms (websites, social communities, social media, and emails) and provide you with a few best practices for each.

Take a look!

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Get Your Game Face On! Four Lessons Associations Can Learn from Football

Football season is upon us, and for many fans (including myself), it couldn’t come soon enough. But while football season is wildly entertaining, there are also many important lessons that associations can learn from the game. Take a look:

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6 Sure-Fire Ways to Step Up Your Organization’s Social Media Game

Navigating the social media landscape may not require a big budget, but it does require some time and effort. Need help playing the field? Here are six sure-fire ways to step up your organization’s social media game:

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Futurist Thoughts

Recently, I’ve been listening to audiobooks by Jules Verne and H.G. Wells on my way to and from work, and they were the first thing that came to mind when I saw that there was a “How to Think Like a Futurist” session at ASAE Annual this year.

Sheryl Connelly was absolutely wonderful, and she gave me a view into how the great authors of the past must have predicted the things that they did, and how everyone can use the same theories to be a little better prepared for what may come in their own lives. 

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The Nonprofit Guide to LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a powerful, yet often overlooked, business tool for nonprofits.

Now you may already have a personal LinkedIn account, but does your organization have one as well? If not, it should! You see, LinkedIn has a unique set of characteristics that can really take your organization’s social media presence above and beyond.

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Event Planning Basics – A Checklist

So you’re planning a big event, huh? Well don’t stress! We already know it’s going to be great!

But easier said than done, right? We know. So to help you feel a little more at ease, we’ve put together a checklist for event planning success:

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Meeting Formats That Wake and Wow Attendees

Raise your hand if you’ve ever (almost) fallen asleep during a meeting? Hey, we’ve all been there. But meetings are a critical part of your organization’s success, and if you really want to keep members engaged, it’s important to add a little “oomph” to those gatherings.

At #ASAE15, Kristin Clarke, CAE, of ASAE, taught us how to do just that. She presented several alternative learning formats to wake and wow meeting attendees. Take a look!

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MC Talks to Association Leaders: Brandon Robinson, CAE

Let me tell you about Brandon…

With my brief interaction with him, I can tell he is a go-getter and I’ve enjoyed getting to know more about his passions and what makes him tick. He has an impressive association management background with over ten years of experience. Brandon is Vice President – Association Management at Eisenman & Associates, an AMC based in Richmond, Va. Brandon’s main client is the Virginia Society of Association Executives (www.vsae.org). He currently serves as the Vice President of Professional Development & Communications. On a personal note, Brandon resides in Richmond with his family, Lauren, Ella Lew and Emerson.

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5 Things Volunteers Love to Hear

Volunteers are the backbone of most organizations. They help with fundraising, administrative tasks, and word-of-mouth marketing. Sure, they tend to do it out of the kindness of their hearts, but it’s still important to make them feel appreciated. 

In addition to a simple “thank you,” here are five things we guarantee your volunteers love to hear:

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