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October 2014

Early voting – promotion, participation and pressure

Posted by Tim Madsen

When you’re in the U.S. around election season, it’s hard to escape the ads on television, radio, in your mailbox, your email inbox and more. Recently, early voting Read More…

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17
October 2014

Using Technology to Increase Election Efficiency

Posted by Rhiannon McLane

While many organizations still effectively use paper ballots, the trend is moving towards online and mobile participation methods. Why? Because advances in voting technology are making elections more Read More…

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8
October 2014

Quit Wasting Money on Your Election

Posted by Rhiannon McLane

Staff time, resources, election budget – your organization makes a significant investment in voting. With all the time and money going into your election process, you should be Read More…

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1
October 2014

Are You Providing A Truly Mobile Voting Experience?

Posted by Rhiannon McLane

Nearly 60 percent of American adults use a smart phone and more than 40 percent use a tablet device. More than 60 percent of adults with cell phones Read More…

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15
September 2014

Using Geo-Spatial Mapping to Improve Your Election

Posted by Rhiannon McLane

How often have you started reading a report only to end up skimming most of the entire wordy document? While reporting contains valuable information, it can often be Read More…

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8
September 2014

Five Ways to Optimize Your Association’s Website for an Election

Posted by Rhiannon McLane

Associations aren’t the same as for-profit businesses, of course. But when associations look to the most successful business websites for inspiration, they’ll find five important elements a website Read More…

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22
August 2014

Increase Communication for Maximum Election Participation

Posted by Rhiannon McLane

Just like any other organizational event, elections must be promoted. Letters and phone calls are nice, but those alone are not enough to maximize participation in your election. Read More…

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11
August 2014

Voting that Gives Back – Encourage Election Participation with Donations!

Posted by Tim Madsen

Voting is a right, a privilege, an obligation, an honor. For many, voting is reward enough in itself. For others, it can take an extra nudge in the Read More…

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4
August 2014

We Win! Encourage Election Participation with Chapter Contests

Posted by Tim Madsen

Who doesn’t like healthy competition? Countless studies have been done on the positive role competition can play when trying to motivate people. Member-based organizations can capitalize on this Read More…

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23
July 2014

How to encourage member election participation? Prizes!

Posted by Tim Madsen

“As for me, prizes are nothing. My prize is work.” – Katherine Hepburn Perhaps if we could all star in classic movies, we’d feel the same way Ms. Read More…

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