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Twenty tactics for creating engaging online content4kk2xx1ftsj1ji58mo5qh2tb0pc81tvvTwenty tactics for creating engaging online content">Twenty tactics for creating engaging online content8vyzesqlaxt2hmwzrd59qimu53vtx2ivTwenty tactics for creating engaging online content

(English → 中文) 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.cpomngnoca6nkct53egazkmcakpbap3c ‘Cause its not always about you. […]

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(English → 中文) 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?vywdmjp80vo37nf4pc9qn6dm2pd8f8y0 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 → 中文) 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.zrz47avv15uzp3u2q840zdfbpwho4yjt The Custom Description Text of each tool tells you a little bit about why […]

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(English → 中文) 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 → 中文) 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 […]

Managing Multiple People Doing Online Communicationsig6azw43h0dxh85eq2snj77qpna8qsgzManaging Multiple People Doing Online Communications">Managing Multiple People Doing Online Communications9c9ei1yx525sisw6oi308csdm133jqgiManaging Multiple People Doing Online Communications

(English → 中文) 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 Messagingi0fk3diguxtza9r5e23j24q5vp1ilnsuA Template for Calendaring Your Messaging">A Template for Calendaring Your Messagingehoupshi7v3oxriz5qoq6gle133oa9neA Template for Calendaring Your Messaging

(English → 中文) 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 → 中文) 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.7mflzfxi70bjouvzyg8hs25zeac2satq When it comes to email newsletters, skimmability […]

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(English → 中文) 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 → 中文) View originalTranslators: Some Nonprofit Tech Discussion Listsfsk7l77puex3f5w1zp8sxyzmplnzvjg1 NTEN Discuss0t7nzyc81clc91rc2601nmffm87aydxp NOSI4cu3vphq89932x4n5osavtv8iwr4iped Riders Techkrsuooh2qaxiauzfxf9p6aixnij56uhg Riders Talkkkjbrr160z2afkuvz4zh71dmd8zdh93s Open Translation Toolslurtcd3tsop1ja8biu7qptpb3gx4s594 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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