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Text Messaging for Grassroots Community Organizing

Text messaging is more accessible than ever and can be a powerful tool in direct community organizing. Is Text Messaging Right for Your Work? Short Message Service (SMS) can be an effective method for communicating and interacting with a relatively large audience of supporters in a direct and engaging way. Despite their reputation for being [...]

Pain, Passion, Fame, and Fun

Have you been thinking about how to get people to care about the information you are putting online? As you begin the process to engage people in the offline or online world, you have to figure out how your messaging reaches the people you care about by tapping into what they actually really care about. [...]

Engaging Network Hubs

One of the best ways to take advantage of social networks is to realize that they work just like in-person social networks. Well. Maybe not JUST like in-person social networks. There isn’t much handshaking going on, but the underlying strategies and mutual back-scratching of in-person relationships and network-building are still there. One tactic to broaden [...]

Skype Recording Tools

Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page. As a nonprofit tool, Skype is in a lot of organizations’ back pockets. Easy international (and domestic) calling, low rates and a simple interface make it a great communications tool. One glaring hole was the fact that there is no [...]

SSC Facebook: Marcia Marcia Marcia, etc.

With all of this talk about channels, focuses (foci) and conversation, the elephant in the room is the Social Source Commons Facebook page. Kind of the Jan Brady compared to the Marcia that is the Aspiration Facebook page, our SSC Facebook page just doesn’t get much play. While the Aspiration FB page is full of [...]

Musings & Rumblings on Twitter vs. Facebook

FeatureComparisons Following Character Limits @ Functionality Streams Additional Content Searches Conversations Forwarding Content Idealware recently introduced a great tool for nonprofits thinking about using Twitter and Facebook for organizational communications. The tool is a great introduction to some of the differences between the two services and where they may be useful. I wanted to pile [...]

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