The Association Blog: News and Resources for Association Executives

Social Media Marketing, Your Website and Other Association News

Posted by Allison Reilly on Aug 27, 2014 8:00:00 AM

What is your organization's purpose? The new trend in the association and non-profit world is to identify the organization as a "for purpose" organization, because "non-profit" just sounds awkward. No other industry or for-profit business identifies themselves in a way that describes what they aren't. Instead, they talk about what they are and what they stand for. This week's Association Debrief includes articles that will help your association communicate your purpose to the rest of the world, whether it's through social media, online marketing, or through a media or donation pitch. Your association isn't about not making money. It's about something much greater, and it's that much greater something that gets people to become members and donors.

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Topics: public relations, social media, marketing for associations, member recruitment, recruiting young members, association marketing

Organization Management: Association Events and Funding

Posted by Allison Reilly on Apr 24, 2014 8:00:00 AM

In our last edition of Bright Association Press, we focused on member recruitment and retention. Although these two topics are critical for an association's success, an association also needs to be well-run and coordinated so members don't feel they are a part of something that is, well, falling apart. In this edition of the Bright Association Press, Andy Campbell, director of programming with the Columbus Metropolitan Club, discusses his involvement in organization management, particularly with association events, association funding, sponsor management, and more.

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Topics: funding, public relations, sponsormanagement, association events, managing association events