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Twenty tactics for creating engaging online content3uo3ccdeqgsisir8ws98d8y7xiwja3w3Twenty tactics for creating engaging online content">Twenty tactics for creating engaging online content75k0apk1ok207lzh0zqqln8pjuv3mtzkTwenty tactics for creating engaging online content

(English → Deutsch) 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.222x4ylcf2arp98wtbpf8rssjw84aup2 ‘Cause its not always about you. […]

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(English → Deutsch) 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?dk0vxump0v4s5rsxepdgj3ouf58jk33o 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 → Deutsch) 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.oeeir4kdf1mpthe0l3b8c5onenioxz4c The Custom Description Text of each tool tells you a little bit about why […]

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(English → Deutsch) 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 → Deutsch) 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 → Deutsch) 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 Messagingzxpljg593w93uk71jj8minr17cht4pcuA Template for Calendaring Your Messaging">A Template for Calendaring Your Messagingjzoko4rimr0m20ge4xnnjofw4ru96h2fA Template for Calendaring Your Messaging

(English → Deutsch) 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 […]

Are Your Emails Skim? Or 2%?6nbyahth2u5v3972gqx8frq5xp3v9rh6Are Your Emails Skim? Or 2%?">Are Your Emails Skim? Or 2%?sg7w9c0njzywjvgb3yxropj5k24y5hloAre Your Emails Skim? Or 2%?

(English → Deutsch) 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.rqlw5i5mkdu5hxwxt8rym9j5y72hqmz7 When it comes to email newsletters, skimmability […]

Email Best Practice Questions on Answrxg7st502glwhii23ibu7na1z2tpk5fjsEmail Best Practice Questions on Answr">Email Best Practice Questions on Answrj9kp9h67f7ohflab4hb7dptz6563hmmqEmail Best Practice Questions on Answr

(English → Deutsch) 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 […]

How to Manage an Email Discussion List to Invite Collaboration697wn45g3a2vzo81jvc0ntno9iz36ez2How to Manage an Email Discussion List to Invite Collaboration">How to Manage an Email Discussion List to Invite Collaborationak3tlgul2ecefsha6kbid8g6edhoj4kjHow to Manage an Email Discussion List to Invite Collaboration

(English → Deutsch) View originalTranslators: Some Nonprofit Tech Discussion Listsb6r16u4xb19h67vy60p5aap4jive1a42 NTEN Discuss7dtcpnjuxtwf7zrdxhmlddr7i8jvgied NOSIfz5z56b2s510mb4pbp7o180m5ddhe0rk Riders Techyrwypsu72uoarjh5cewyjhubvls87edv Riders Talkzjmxadfuc1bjdrv3w3382r7i3t9z0t0p Open Translation Tools4fk3y946ung53xa2a14c08ud32h1qf1l 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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