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Building a Society Archive

For some time now I’ve been looking for a way to make an area genealogical society’s quarterly article index available online. They have been in operation for more than 50 years so you can imagine that there’s much to index. One member spent…

Society Publishing

Electronic publishing is a win-win situation for societies large and small. Not only can you afford to offer both electronic and print editions of your publications to your membership, you can generate additional revenue by selling previous editions without the…

Google for Non-Profits

Google offers many tools for genealogy research, but there are also a number of tools that can improve society operations and support your membership. Even better, Google offers non-profit organizations an amazing array of tools for free or at highly-discounted rates.…

Projects: Personal Archives

Sometime back I sat in on a panel discussion of the future of genealogy. Most of the discussion revolved around technical advances and digital content being added at the large database sites. I was surprised that little was said about the impact…

Society Evernote: Organizing the Board

Evernote offers a number of features that can make life easier for your society’s board and staff. From streamlining board meetings to facilitating document reviews to providing an accessible information center, Evernote can help. To get started, you will need…

Society Evernote: Board Meetings

Evernote’s collaboration features make it a great tool to streamline a lot of board functions. By posting minutes, reports and proposals as notes then taking advantage of Evernote’s Work Chat function, board members can review, edit, ask questions and suggest changes…

Why Your Society Needs a Content Plan

In today’s society, managing public information means a lot more than press releases to local media and phone calls to your membership. In addition to the society web site, there are social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus…

Society PayPal

Does your society use PayPal? If not, why not? PayPal supports not-for-profit groups and has many tools that will extend your capabilities in any number of directions. So, just what can you do with PayPal? Collect membership dues. PayPal makes…

Easy Email Newsletters With WordPress

Recently a society decided they wanted to begin the move from a printed quarterly newsletter to an email newsletter. Not only was the printed quarterly quite expensive, it was unable to inform members about short-term deals and discounts. Since their…

Society Email

Does your genealogy society have email accounts for board members and staff? Why is this important? It maintains continuity as different people move in/out of positions within your society. When new people move into officer or staff positions, the outgoing staff…