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(English → Dansk) View originalTranslators: Recently, we had a conversation with an organization who was getting pressure to use a closed tool called Jimdo rather than the open-source tool, WordPress for their web site. Jimdo seemed easier and quicker and they wanted to know what we thought about it. Here’s a couple points that we […]

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(English → Dansk) View originalTranslators: 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 […]

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(English → Dansk) View originalTranslators: Photo courtesy of zebedee.zebedee8lwk684v04rlx7zdr8llhvlgy23cf1ed Ending any relationship is hard. Creating a standard set of processes can ease the pain of the schism. When a marriage ends, there are legal filings, transfer and division of property and the surrendering of keys and changing of locks to ensure security. When an employee […]

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(English → Dansk) View originalTranslators: One of the best practices often overlooked by many “I’m spinning too many plates on long skinny poles” nonprofits is calendaring out the messaging your organization is going to send ahead of time. Akin to flossing, calendaring your messaging ahead of time is something that organizations think that they should […]

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(English → Dansk) View originalTranslators: The first rule of email messaging as an organization is that no one reads emails. People skim emails. Making your email blasts as skimmable as possible is the best way to get your point across to the people you are trying to reach.udhxlb5jv7692vxdiuykhtno0hmiuv7f When it comes to email newsletters, skimmability […]

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(English → Dansk) View originalTranslators: Recently one of the organizations that we work with had their account suspended on Twitter. The situation looked something like this. The organization started tweeting about a video/petition. No biggie, right? Well, they started to tweet at people (putting the @username at the beginning of the tweet). A lot. And […]

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(English → Dansk) View originalTranslators: There have been some great questions around email communications submitted and answered on our sister (beta) site Answr and I wanted to throw up (?) a quick blog post to highlight a few of them. Answr is a site dedicated to questions and answers around nonprofit online communications (focusing mainly […]

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(English → Dansk) View originalTranslators: Some Nonprofit Tech Discussion Listsghvkquqfzalwf9zwc56ufli2a3sm15g8 NTEN Discussboevr55c229bf1uakmlai6jn8aykxcpz NOSI7vg6rhk95uwrguq7slzplq3qoi3ic3y9 Riders Techq56nuk3ex1ji2jl4uspzl0fewp1r4y3k Riders Talko34e5jlpf27xshyw4joefz3l1ubsbm6p Open Translation Toolswpzjl2vxbecj8turisszluc1706xanjx 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 […]

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(English → Dansk) View originalTranslators: We, like a lot of other people, love using a “listening dashboard” like Netvibes to listen to the social web. It’s free, pretty easy to put together and it does all the work for you of tracking down when your name or organization has been mentioned online. Fun stuff. The […]

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(English → Dansk) 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.ql5akmpytw5v8bqzng4jvgfnhv7oufpa As part of that effort, I put together some […]

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