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Twenty tactics for creating engaging online contenthuzhsnmee0r67bkg70647ej8yfk39nagTwenty tactics for creating engaging online content">Twenty tactics for creating engaging online content3nvxrzbjdn1pnxt8u765fcc9ks3o5wxyTwenty tactics for creating engaging online content

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: Do you ever find yourself asking “What’s the point of it all?” when creating content for the vast universe of the web? Don’t let your content fizzle out. Instead, consider using engagement asks to get your audience involved in the work you’re writing about.r0vuyjeddgr6b1ptifppqhvvvrp1qf57 ‘Cause its not always about you. […]

Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages3guyxqpqh05hoa8bzjzjfoabwmuqk1ldDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages">Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pagesprqwe2edy5x0mwhkmqhkol2bizuaf9puDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: (Check out part one of this project here! )4ezgkgmo6erlqh3ia2t2s3o6eyt5aqc5 We’re getting closer to launching our webpage for nonprofit learning resources, designed for anyone concerned with using and making decisions about technology for social change. We appreciate all who shared helpful feedback on our digital page mock-ups. Now, we’ve brought these […]

Developing New Tech Projects, Part I: User Testingqghjslw36s8k8ud8gewi8rxznwj1a0nqDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part I: User Testing">Developing New Tech Projects, Part I: User Testingwi9f136m251lvm3dmwg0p4bly7o7x63kDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part I: User Testing

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: We’ve been working on something that we’re pretty excited about—a new part of our website that gathers all of our training resources in one place. It hasn’t gone live yet, but we’d love to share our progress and get your feedback on this page mock up as we move forward! […]

Text Messaging for Grassroots Community Organizingamxe89n4b9jzv8yxp1cqginx6n5h75l7Text Messaging for Grassroots Community Organizing">Text Messaging for Grassroots Community Organizingwfbc6lcsteu0tcp6tquqpygybink3wppText Messaging for Grassroots Community Organizing

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: Text messaging is more accessible than ever and can be a powerful tool in direct community organizing.9o9i31082qa30lkw3l67hmubk2ok5e84 Is Text Messaging Right for Your Work?pl7rei0j2rgh8iwoucm39kzzo6f29iao 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. […]

Tools to Introduce Online Communications Best Practicesgnqjdwd86h4z8fhtdiqhzpcqn0dok73rTools to Introduce Online Communications Best Practices">Tools to Introduce Online Communications Best Practices2y4ybrkvnmw0o17jhp7zp4m7rcu8ee67Tools to Introduce Online Communications Best Practices

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: We spend a lot of time here at Aspiration and here on the SSC Blog talking about online communications best practices, trying to help nonprofits and social justice organizations find ways to use technology cheaper and more effectively for their missions.06t8i6hfy0sni1xz4ixk8n3fic0sfj65 As part of that effort, I put together some […]

Why Would Anyone Use That?kt3g3c0ywa5nmphp4nmymz47motl80djWhy Would Anyone Use That?">Why Would Anyone Use That?1js7ze2e6igbydpxy3t5yqllzj1u7klzWhy Would Anyone Use That?

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: You’re creating ANOTHER social network?? Photo courtesy of doctabu6do1k6hth1vy4y0h7ye7s3heibb18354 Here at Social Source Commons we see a lot of tools. Many of them are flash-in-the-pan or sputter out fast. What’s the problem? Organizations create tools and websites that no one uses. They tend to think in terms of the features […]

Discover Who’s Linking To Your Site3oj9av1ht70a13sxhtnxyaebpu6ziricDiscover Who’s Linking To Your Site">Discover Who’s Linking To Your Sitem808xk58dkabs11b27kyhbk7m81gl19yDiscover Who’s Linking To Your Site

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: Being the social media geek that I am, I sometimes forget not everyone knows the little tips that have become second-nature to me when I set up RSS feeds to search for social media mentions of our organization. Leading a Building a Social Media Dashboard seminar last week at the […]

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