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Twenty tactics for creating engaging online contentm4rgd3yhl5k5fmul11xcshjsahtzm93zTwenty tactics for creating engaging online content">Twenty tactics for creating engaging online contentv0ukw7ru97c0zoldhy7og44f7d3dw6kiTwenty tactics for creating engaging online content

(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.p2s3jdf3jta1ndyoyu95vwy9w5t4mmo1 ‘Cause its not always about you. […]

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(English → Dansk) View originalTranslators: Are you trying to set up a “Tweet This” link in your email newsletter but it keeps looking funny or not including all the text?1sbrrf4q4d6pv0m43vc1fb9w3x8msrqk Last year, Matt wrote one of Social Source Common’s most popular blog posts that details Creating “Share This on Facebook/Twitter” Links. The post includes what […]

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(English → Dansk) View originalTranslators: Continuing the email newsletter support that started with Why HTML Email Newsletter Editors Suck, I put together a toolbox on Social Source Commons of tools that I use at Aspiration to create our HTML email newsletters.r1h4czsundpw6fb9rt15pb11b42qbo1s The Custom Description Text of each tool tells you a little bit about why […]

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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 […]

Tips to Manage Your Online Identity Through Your Gmail Account4d735vx3lxispj8ukc493xnreyow5bn0Tips to Manage Your Online Identity Through Your Gmail Account">Tips to Manage Your Online Identity Through Your Gmail Accountjchvq9enfeazuj0obi8yprj0kurlcw0lTips to Manage Your Online Identity Through Your Gmail Account

(English → Dansk) View originalTranslators: As an Americorps VISTA, I am forbidden from taking a second job while serving my year here with Aspiration. In an effort to possibly win some money or other free things, I have found myself registering with a few online survey companies. Understanding that their legitimacy and security may not […]

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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 […]

A Template for Calendaring Your Messagingagjwek2qrgy9kiq503dio40xmzgij76jA Template for Calendaring Your Messaging">A Template for Calendaring Your Messaging6xbohzjsmwqy7izhsrh7ryw7sejpqb2mA Template for Calendaring Your Messaging

(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.9t2xi0wykbsv00y1zecdsrz9d0u6edoe When it comes to email newsletters, skimmability […]

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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 Listshtyrue8dlh61w0o0ilgsb39jw4w6hw7p NTEN Discussiztzg1t20rdft30nb5iobh0t76asfh4n NOSIliyxuaykpp17nzdzentgkohnmcvmiu5u Riders Techkgxo5ryw787mdfp9oesvdn4trz556hqg Riders Talkak9tla8lllc7s8k3kmvg10drfnzr50k6 Open Translation Toolsqz72wr8w230306fdcduutgzxj889s4m8 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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