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What Do You Wish You Had Known About Email Blasting Tools?ejn3uwi5ts54zhyxv3ztvh1y5nvo3ce8What Do You Wish You Had Known About Email Blasting Tools?">What Do You Wish You Had Known About Email Blasting Tools?9civst0kbdnd5si96cfj9fzh1ipqla6lWhat Do You Wish You Had Known About Email Blasting Tools?

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page.v69hdo3mvmdwuheaqgge09jkmco9kwx6 The Backgroundjgtekltizbj5d08zd9bnyu3hqfdof68p Stop. Put down the Outlook. Emailing a billion people (or just 25 or so) through your Outlook BCC line can put you on a spam list faster than a whozeewhatsit flegs a bongersnaf. […]

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(English → Español) View originalTranslators: In a pretty embarrassing snafoo (snafu?), our Desert Island Tool Email Blast, sent through Vertical Response, addressed many of our members as “NULL” rather than “Friend.”39624utyseoqak9bvv9l57sajd8hl24e This, of course, is a fail for mail merge, or when information from an address book (in our case, SSC users’ first names) is […]

What’s Your Desert Island Tool?">What’s Your Desert Island Tool?

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: Those working in nonprofits and other NGOs use a ton of software everyday. Just look at the New Tools coming into Social Source Commons! I’ll give you a nickel if you’ve heard of half of ’em. A NICKEL.t0q5c5rk3euqjnvv72tjbkt3maf5wr3f Nonprofit professionals are working in an world of extremely diverse topic areas […]

Twitter Policy Head-Scratchersirm9yr1ubhm0p51rd268gkg216n8dcilTwitter Policy Head-Scratchers">Twitter Policy Head-Scratcherszzt0uc3s3pfpkbsh61eeatgye1ejcfr1Twitter Policy Head-Scratchers

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: There are many questions to ask yourself when putting together a policy for your organization’s Twitter account and Aspiration and Social Source Commons are asking them. Because of the casual, disposable nature of Twitter’s medium, organizations may think that they don’t have to pay as strict attention to it as […]

Toolbox for Smaller Nonprofit Organizationsixl4nxs54ne3o4gskgjn7vrl60jn0cg9Toolbox for Smaller Nonprofit Organizations">Toolbox for Smaller Nonprofit Organizationsxs05rwsa47rf4hocmzi0tckzysl7v6oiToolbox for Smaller Nonprofit Organizations

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page.54aa1e3tvxpgzik6f2mz6kudgxxyfzra Recently, Charise Van Liew of fuseDC put together a toolbox entitled Toolbox for Smaller Nonprofit Organizations that was filled with tools that fuseDC recommends to, you guessed it, smaller nonprofits. fuseDC describes their organization as:e49ojhw4ewf78qe94ok8v3jyrhaimqzq […]

Who Owns Your Org’s Facebook Page?">Who Owns Your Org’s Facebook Page?

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: Baby Shocked After Finding Out Facebook Privacy ChangesImage courtesy of mithadrielms3fehcaxfyhdnmaqm6evks4ogdoy49b Facebook has been pretty lame lately. If you’ve been living under a rock, go check your privacy settings and cry. Then, angrily tweet or update your status saying how you should leave Facebook. But don’t. You can’t. A lot […]

Translating Your Site with Worldwide Lexiconsk07n50mgtmq2xrm6wy2334hu2o8hkq0Translating Your Site with Worldwide Lexicon">Translating Your Site with Worldwide Lexiconmh8rj0gzta2dxdv88t160wnyn41gcb7pTranslating Your Site with Worldwide Lexicon

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: Photo courtesy of Shawn Econoiekbp45tr59bb7sx68u4m7us5d889f7h In our continued quest to make our blog more accessible (see Social Media and Accessibility), we’ve added Worldwide Lexicon to the SSC Blog! What is Worldwide Lexicon, you ask? Well, dear friend, Worldwide Lexicon (or WWL as the cool kids say) is a great way […]

A Toolbox of Free and Open Source Web Design Appso75w4gl2tu70lnyfvgqpjelwnf0leb7sA Toolbox of Free and Open Source Web Design Apps">A Toolbox of Free and Open Source Web Design Appsoztl5prs5f9qoryh9tbxd59ofo3ugnouA Toolbox of Free and Open Source Web Design Apps

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: Embedded below is a toolbox that I put together on Social Source Commons of tools that I use when working on websites that Aspiration manages (Aspiration, Social Source Commons, SSC Blog & Answr). I wanted to show you how easy it is to create a narrative with a toolbox.jso4c028argrccejc7cfbjo5ltwzqdtz First […]

Digital Asset Management Platforms34ooq1l2m3bibhlwivg24lnu7ro3plujDigital Asset Management Platforms">Digital Asset Management Platformss5zkh1vl0h40yrt1oc1k3gjg0jsruradDigital Asset Management Platforms

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: Photo Pile Image courtesy of Orin Zebestayr0wjqtj1kwl6dofy9wiuhjglif4s14 First of all, if you aren’t receiving the NTEN Discuss newsletter as a nonprofit techie, then you should get on that asap. Great conversations and resources from people that know exactly what it’s like to be the accidental techie at a nonprofit organization. […]

Social Media and Accessibilitya5skfbk3xv5oidl5rhr7oe7b5625inejSocial Media and Accessibility">Social Media and Accessibility7jpl29k8ff01zqt7ti9kbd07gznqez4bSocial Media and Accessibility

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: An example of CAPTCHAr45b2goayqyqxjj7vx7oo08f9w1mgs5x We here at Social Source Commons Blog recently got an email asking us to reconsider our use of reCaptcha for spam management on our blog. reCAPTCHA is a tool that uses the CAPTCHA technique to verify that the person requesting to interact with the site (post […]

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