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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 [...]

How to Manage an Email Discussion List to Invite Collaboration

Some Nonprofit Tech Discussion Lists NTEN Discuss NOSI Riders Tech Riders Talk Open Translation Tools Email discussion lists or listservs (name comes from a specific piece of software called LISTSERV), while increasingly overshadowed by social networks, can still be a great way for a like-minded community to carry conversations and discuss issues online. Originally, discussion [...]

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 [...]

Community Platforms for Nonprofit Orgs

Community Platform photo courtesy of paulsynnott Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page. Recently, on the NTEN Discuss List, someone posted a question, looking for platforms that could work as community sites for members to chat, share documents, and just generally connect. This sparked a variety of [...]

Shout-Out to DigiActive

A couple of days ago, (April 10, 2009 at 12:22am to be exact) Frederick Noronha posted a great little peek at Social Source Commons on DigiActive. DigiActive is “…dedicated to helping grassroots activists around the world use the Internet and mobile phones to increase their impact. Our goal is a world of activists made more [...]

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