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Twenty tactics for creating engaging online contentz7yvdlyxh9rhaea7bhvc7piw8rlea7g0Twenty tactics for creating engaging online content">Twenty tactics for creating engaging online contentyfnm96id9hk6nkjx5gk11hitlnc6aspzTwenty tactics for creating engaging online content

(English → Français) 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.kcku8ukg87wu8rb0rrpr157b8io9tjp3 ‘Cause its not always about you. […]

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(English → Français) 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?cgimjfj0vs6yxxzf4m8oywhg5eaac65e 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 → Français) 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.nyrghukeo7v8i8en417vrbojxxghmnkz The Custom Description Text of each tool tells you a little bit about why […]

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(English → Français) 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 Accountqxt43dqgra23gywvmvryymmn3lxgfe5wTips to Manage Your Online Identity Through Your Gmail Account">Tips to Manage Your Online Identity Through Your Gmail Accountshs382upb5cm7fn87aoihnb110tyjpw1Tips to Manage Your Online Identity Through Your Gmail Account

(English → Français) 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 → Français) 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 Messaging90h2sxh60z37hdp4s82cxi3ga5nwqjaqA Template for Calendaring Your Messaging">A Template for Calendaring Your Messaging886t6014spewc0xtl6rjrr3tniunp20oA Template for Calendaring Your Messaging

(English → Français) 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%?48wv6tb7cykznv5xsjfxagtbfejnzzotAre Your Emails Skim? Or 2%?">Are Your Emails Skim? Or 2%?uqsy4jq2ea7ncyk4tr9lsytwah0ndm6xAre Your Emails Skim? Or 2%?

(English → Français) 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.l438s5eu3dc6hkd0wfd2fjc7ahi4qjq2 When it comes to email newsletters, skimmability […]

Email Best Practice Questions on Answrdsejur0xv12u4sxda0goje1j05vencfrEmail Best Practice Questions on Answr">Email Best Practice Questions on Answr46znvwcs13c85c669xsjq1moxj6ayrysEmail Best Practice Questions on Answr

(English → Français) 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 Collaborationk4qogn43v5cjij1ebzl9urwuq4ympsozHow to Manage an Email Discussion List to Invite Collaboration">How to Manage an Email Discussion List to Invite Collaborationg0572447d7ovgf8gdi23yq8p1e16k3drHow to Manage an Email Discussion List to Invite Collaboration

(English → Français) View originalTranslators: Some Nonprofit Tech Discussion Listsiyh96qtyxns64f3uh57b7ostr7cbkc6t NTEN Discussen1k71qvixx34pg8pmlrs8cv7dzrg1xk NOSIfxska4t0smkv9fc6rcb1bi7lymyjsz3x Riders Techiyfznvx0z2742bpzub3rj6mwu80tbajk Riders Talk18nz8h0n99dwp13xw0tk2ghlkhgl5pow Open Translation Tools1jegb22ajxh6b9hdgq0bk7ubspwcy3tq 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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