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(English → Dansk) View originalTranslators: Less than two weeks into my role at Aspiration, I was granted an enormous challenge: design the 2014 Aspiration t-shirt. From this high-profile task emerged a series of challenges.q7ysmosahgyitvgf20we5aznr87wrw27 The first was simple: how could I support free and open software and produce the kind of visual graphics I’m used […]

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(English → Dansk) 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.tg2229vozdwemelii0v6zhfyijzxwdxf ‘Cause its not always about you. […]

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(English → Dansk) 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! […]

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(English → Dansk) View originalTranslators: Text messaging is more accessible than ever and can be a powerful tool in direct community organizing.ha1gbp8h9o43moh7eqa1yjo1cp23ykl6 Is Text Messaging Right for Your Work?0ywoxcb6oytz2stv8scxhfycoazpf6j5 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. […]

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(English → Dansk) View originalTranslators: Are you considering using the Cloud at your nonprofit organization? What are some implications of the use of the Cloud for nonprofits and social justice movements?wp5v02sj6qy5vuwleplw7pvao997eqh0 (Hold up, if first you want to get caught up on “What is the Cloud?“? Read from Mashable or LearnFree.)rssfkf8je3n7phq7v0uyadbgqtczf40w Calling it “The Cloud” […]

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(English → Dansk) View originalTranslators: We admire JC and Braelan, the good folks over at the Greenlining Institute in Berkeley. Today, we want to share out their newest publication, The Art of Listening: Social Media Toolkit for Nonprofits. The strategy guide is filled with social media strategies and tactics to really build a foundation for […]

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(English → Dansk) View originalTranslators: Have you been thinking about how to get people to care about the information you are putting online?gz5vlvwhh998bpfaqxwqy52f503jyow5 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 […]

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(English → Dansk) View originalTranslators: As much as we love tools here at SSC, we find that many nonprofits focus too much on them when thinking about their technology strategy and infrastructure. While tools are an important and necessary piece, it’s important that an organization focus on the more crucial piece of the technological equation: […]

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(English → Dansk) View originalTranslators: One of the biggest complaints we get from nonprofits as they mature in their online communications is that creating properly-functioning formatted (i.e. HTML) emails in their email blaster is a pain in the @$$. The trouble is that having regular email blasts as an organization is seen as a baseline […]

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(English → Dansk) View originalTranslators: Social networks were not invented for ease of organizational use. Individual accounts… Attached to personal networks… New Year’s Photos seen by all… Cats and Dogs LIVING TOGETHER. Many a sticky situation has arisen from the organization using tools designed for individuals to try to get actual work done. Then trying […]

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