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Announcement: Social HubSite Partners with PANO to Provide Cloud Solution to Power Committee Collaboration

Press release details below: HARRISBURG, PA – The Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) recently announced a partnership with Harrisburg-based firm, Phase 2 Solutions, to provide Phase 2’s Social HubSite platform to PANO member organizations across the state. The cloud-based solution is designed specifically to meet the needs of nonprofits to help boost productivity, empower […]

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Choosing the Right Platform to Get Your Committee Members to Respond

I talk with non-profit leaders every single day and ask the question, “What is one of your greatest challenges with committees?” One of the answers I get just about every time is getting committee members to respond. This is a major issue considering that, for most non-profit organizations, committees are the driving force behind achieving […]

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Committee Projects? Get More Done in 8 Easy Steps

The thought of what I’m about to bring up brings dread to the chairs of many committees. You’re in a meeting and someone comes up with a great idea. In the beginning, you’re excited, you see the potential and you can’t wait for it all to fall into place. Then you step back. You realize […]

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How to Write a Simple, Effective Fundraising Plan

Research has shown that one of the top indicators of fundraising success in a nonprofit organization is whether or not the organization has a fundraising plan.  It doesn’t matter what’s in that plan, simply having one leads to more effective fundraising, period.  This is because any plan, even a sub par one, will promote proactive […]

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The One Step You’re Missing that’s Critical for Increasing Usage Rates

All new initiatives can come with some form of frustration, this is especially true when it comes to trying to get your members – even key players – involved in a new online community or with a new product. It makes sense. People are busy. They have a lot to do, and over the past […]

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A Headache-Proof Way to Schedule Meetings with Members

Whether your part of a committee, department or team, you know how much of a pain scheduling meetings can be. You know how it goes. You send out a calendar invite to say 10 people that should be in your meeting. You get notified every time someone RSVP’s, however the problem is some of the […]

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Why Your Membership Management System is Just the Beginning

How do you keep your membership active? How do you manage who’s in, who’s out and what’s coming next? If you’re like most associations, it all starts with your membership management system. Before the digital revolution, associations were responsible for keeping books, for tracking everything by hand, for calling members and sending letters when appropriate. […]

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Interview w/ Chad Barger: How to Avoid Meetings & Maximize Those You Can’t

Non-profits need to be extremely careful when it comes to how they allocate their time and resources. Too many times, non-profits get stuck in unnecessary staff meetings or email strings that take away from valuable time with potential donors. Knowing how to decided when meeting are necessary, and, when they aren’t, can been the difference […]

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How to avoid ‘reply-by-all’ email hell and be more productive with your members

Problem: Solely relying on email as a form of communication with your membership causes an incredible inefficiency and increases the likelihood of miscommunication making it harder to achieve your mission. Situation: Reply by all email hell. We’ve all been there. If you’ve served on a committee of any kind, I’m sure you can relate. Email […]

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How to increase revenue by offering affiliate members an exclusive publishing opportunity

Problem: Associations have a hidden gem that can open up revenue streams quickly, but usually fail to exploit it. Situation: I’ve been a member of many associations in the past and really struggled with the concept of dropping 1K+ on a booth at a conference or sponsoring an event on top of whatever membership fee […]

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