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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

Key Elements of a Successful Voting Event: #3 - Voting

by Jenn Barton, Marketing Director on Mar 26, 2015

You might be thinking, well duh, of course voting is a key element of a successful voting event. But just because you’re having an election or voting event, doesn’t mean members are going to vote. If only.

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Topics: Voting Tips and Best Practices

Key Elements of a Successful Voting Event: #2 - Notification

by Jenn Barton, Marketing Director on Mar 24, 2015

What’s the biggest election challenge for organizations like yours?

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Topics: get out the vote, email, promoting elections, social media, Increasing Voter Turnout

Weekend Reading from Votenet: March 20, 2015

by Jenn Barton, Marketing Director on Mar 20, 2015

Every Friday, we share the posts that captured our attention during the week. Today’s posts cover membership votes, board meetings, strategic thinking, workplace culture, change management, and morning routines. We hope you find them helpful, interesting, or thought-provoking.

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Topics: Weekend Reading

Key Elements of a Successful Voting Event: #1 - Nomination

by Jenn Barton, Marketing Director on Mar 19, 2015

We could have called the first element of an election or voting event by a different name because ‘nomination’ is just one process that must occur before every election. Nomination is the outcome of a much longer series of activities, but it’s the public event we most associate with elections.

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Topics: leadership, governance, nominations, volunteering, committees

The 5 Key Elements of a Successful Voting Event

by Jenn Barton, Marketing Director on Mar 17, 2015

When you and your colleagues discuss how to increase voter turnout for an upcoming leadership election, you probably start by talking about the marketing emails you’ll send to members. But, voter turnout is influenced by activities that occur long before your election is announced.

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Topics: Voting Best Practices, voting success, featured

Weekend Reading from Votenet: March 13, 2015

by Jenn Barton, Marketing Director on Mar 13, 2015

Every Friday, we share the posts that captured our attention during the week. Today’s posts cover organizational culture, technical talk, onboarding board directors, technology adoption, Twitter chats, and getting women on currency. We hope you find them helpful, interesting, or thought-provoking.

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Topics: Weekend Reading

Provide the Information Members Need to Care about Your Voting Events

by Shelja Purohit, VP Customer Relations on Mar 12, 2015

If someone on the street asks you to sign a petition about an issue you know nothing about, would you stop to sign it?

What if someone asks you to donate to a charity you never heard of, would you hand them your credit card?

No, I bet you wouldn’t. We don’t invest our time or money in things we know nothing about. If we are provided a quick and easy way to learn more, that’s a different story.

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Topics: Voting Tips and Best Practices, promoting elections, voter engagement, Increasing Voter Turnout

Why Multitasking Should Never Be a Skill on Your Resume

by Jenn Barton, Marketing Director on Mar 10, 2015

If you google ‘resume’ and ‘multitasking,’ you’ll see many job search sites that recommend putting ‘multitasking’ on your resume. Tsk tsk. Multitasking is an activity to avoid, not a marketable skill.

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Topics: productivity, workplace culture

Weekend Reading from Votenet: March 6, 2015

by Jenn Barton, Marketing Director on Mar 6, 2015

Every Friday, we share the posts that captured our attention during the week. Today’s posts cover online voting, antitrust news, workplace culture, motivation strategies, communicating with voters, leadership development, strategic planning, and snow insanity. We hope you find them helpful, interesting, or thought-provoking.

A story about patent trolls that hits close to home…The Electronic Frontier Foundation has taken up the cause of a photo hobbyist against a patent suit from “a company that claims to hold the rights to online competitions on social networks where users vote for the winner.” The defendant holds online vote-for-your-favorite-photo competitions. Come on, now. Hopefully, this suit will be quashed. (Paul McNamara, Network World)

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Topics: Weekend Reading

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