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Weekend Reading from Votenet: April 17, 2015

by Jenn Barton, Marketing Director on Apr 17, 2015

Every Friday, we share posts that captured our attention during the week. Today’s posts cover crowdsourcing, voter participation, leadership candidates, election promotion, productivity, and Instagram. We hope you find them helpful, interesting, or thought-provoking.

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Topics: Weekend Reading

Volunteering: An Antidote for Busy Member Stress

by Shelja Purohit, VP Customer Relations on Apr 16, 2015

Why do the busiest people seem to accomplish the most in life? You wonder how they balance their work, home, social, and civic lives without seeming stressed out.

As usual, science provides the answer. This week, I discovered two studies that may explain this superwoman or superman phenomena. And, most importantly for you, the studies hint at the messaging you can use to convince your members that, yes, they actually do have time to volunteer despite what they're feeling.

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Topics: Associations, leadership, engaging members, volunteering

Could Your Grammar Be Costing You Votes?

by Jenn Barton, Marketing Director on Apr 14, 2015

If we take the time to open and read an email, our attention and time better not be wasted. We expect the people who send us emails to put care and effort into writing them, otherwise it’s a signal that they don’t respect our attention and time.

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Topics: promoting elections, email marketing

Weekend Reading from Votenet: April 10, 2015

by Jenn Barton, Marketing Director on Apr 10, 2015

Every Friday, we share the posts that captured our attention during the week. Today’s posts cover crowd decision-making, change management, Millennials and the future of business, governance and stakeholders, nonprofit overhead, and staff meetings. We hope you find them helpful, interesting, or thought-provoking.

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Topics: Weekend Reading

An Eternal Question: What Have You Done for Me Lately?

by Jenn Barton, Marketing Director on Apr 9, 2015

Could the behavior of ancient Israelites and modern voters have something to teach us about the renewal decisions of members?

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Topics: Associations, Voter Behavior, engaging members, voter engagement

“Catch and Release” Increases Voter Turnout for Your Organization’s Elections

by Megan Henkels, Director of Client Services on Apr 7, 2015

The biggest election challenge for associations and other membership organizations is low voter turnout for leadership elections and other voting events. That’s why we devote so much of our energy to studying and sharing science-based tactics that increase voter turnout.

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Topics: voter turnout, Voting Tips and Best Practices, Science of Voting, Increasing Voter Turnout

Weekend Reading from Votenet: April 3, 2015

by Jenn Barton, Marketing Director on Apr 3, 2015

Every Friday, we share the posts that captured our attention during the week. Today’s posts cover persuasion, member needs, association technology, leadership challenges, productivity and the ASAE Annual Meeting. We hope you find them helpful, interesting, or thought-provoking.

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Topics: Weekend Reading

Key Elements of a Successful Voting Event: #5 - Certification

by Jenn Barton, Marketing Director on Apr 2, 2015

The expectations for an election or voting event is that the process is fair, the turnout is high, and the results are trusted by voters and other stakeholders—it’s an election of integrity.

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Topics: voting integrity, security issues, voting technology, Voting Tips and Best Practices

Key Elements of a Successful Voting Event: #4 - Tabulation

by Jenn Barton, Marketing Director on Mar 31, 2015

Anyone who’s ever conducted an old-fashioned paper ballot election might still visibly cringe if you mention the words “tabulate ballots” to them. Memories of counting and recounting and counting again—that’s the stuff of nightmares.  

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Topics: voting integrity, voting technology, Voting Tips and Best Practices

Weekend Reading from Votenet: March 27, 2015

by Jenn Barton, Marketing Director on Mar 27, 2015

Every Friday, we share the posts (and puppies) that captured our attention during the week. Today’s posts cover volunteer and leadership recruitment, nonprofit scarcity thinking, prioritizing technology, self-improvement, and launching associations. We hope you find them helpful, interesting, or thought-provoking.

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Topics: Weekend Reading

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