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(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.arkojkuypum6w6j7dte8jr87imwz72y8 ‘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?jluhwe4emyifinz0rkrsyfxhlbo4vq64 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.j0dcqkfwb08dhj4l4j3l9zkz1yq7gvhq 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 […]

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(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 […]

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(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%?orb7fxiji5qey80kjaskrtddak1wrc16Are Your Emails Skim? Or 2%?">Are Your Emails Skim? Or 2%?8tao33mbki0g76symp83bc2aq0yfv5uuAre 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.4miprpqjzcizka5luw6219tv5ep3zq0t When it comes to email newsletters, skimmability […]

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(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 […]

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(English → Français) View originalTranslators: Some Nonprofit Tech Discussion Listsildiq2i28837ebkh8dojbvm6vrn807i9 NTEN Discuss878mo4ssmlqsb5xc4l94zruljficipvg NOSIp5ow03s4mmxp23anxv9ktrjbp3bwpeh4 Riders Techktpp0wpj7dk5kvo15tnzwtkvn9yuk3qv Riders Talklmy6lz95h2owpljgoivrw2wkuhe2dhcp Open Translation Tools3e6nn3tsrrtotbfw77kiwt8rkoba5vgz 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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