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What Do You Wish You Had Known About Email Blasting Tools?96ivedrgazm914068nwuxc2mvsmu95s8What Do You Wish You Had Known About Email Blasting Tools?">What Do You Wish You Had Known About Email Blasting Tools?l3qxsq8bng2ve1lar2zxb4ljnag03eqfWhat Do You Wish You Had Known About Email Blasting Tools?

(English → Français) View originalTranslators: Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page.kicl04x3ndwc8hg28iou415hmuh6iqjt The Background36pt490akn38nkspjk88nxw9xed9gtg9 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. […]

Dearest NULLtjoc1g6bmill4w29rki01h2gzeeatmdcDearest NULL">Dearest NULLa9ckf08rw8e9y2ah2j6pv82cbrmjsoksDearest NULL

(English → Français) 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.”om9uatjd01fee7wrv69905bncrnoepmt 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 → Français) 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.9nx58jckw7968tnmne0iqtqvm7w4vwqu Nonprofit professionals are working in an world of extremely diverse topic areas […]

Twitter Policy Head-Scratcherswyowx08j1eabtd08czkklupvffiof8e1Twitter Policy Head-Scratchers">Twitter Policy Head-Scratchersstkfjg85jg55rq7adi0w7siqp628rilaTwitter Policy Head-Scratchers

(English → Français) 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 Organizationsgrnu1l4wakzyrjxfzy4ky7klospzt5xzToolbox for Smaller Nonprofit Organizations">Toolbox for Smaller Nonprofit Organizationsk2irzga2r7ahpn6omnllp5ulsn8jowizToolbox for Smaller Nonprofit Organizations

(English → Français) View originalTranslators: Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page.7zqawu8vl4592o2oelbcpln0pqrnkupi 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:6xokqtqo25t5smxg6csq0ksotuio8ha4 […]

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

(English → Français) View originalTranslators: Baby Shocked After Finding Out Facebook Privacy ChangesImage courtesy of mithadrielvnpaw2udga0diznlrixcsq6hbinnso6e 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 Lexiconn72n7ua103vqfg2hbsbnoe9h2n74pf12Translating Your Site with Worldwide Lexicon">Translating Your Site with Worldwide Lexicon90yk66h6z7ord1b8xhb6xb1z70p7knnkTranslating Your Site with Worldwide Lexicon

(English → Français) View originalTranslators: Photo courtesy of Shawn Econo8y8qp0mbn20kr1afccnfkmdrpucxyd9x 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 Appso7l5b8lv3aq75kyujxg02hrrpe75y66cA Toolbox of Free and Open Source Web Design Apps">A Toolbox of Free and Open Source Web Design Appsf0ahvwyaexlp0hndaq3i9q90pnzdethjA Toolbox of Free and Open Source Web Design Apps

(English → Français) 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.lwvi6xi36n9ltzw2z2av709kp7v5uuq6 First […]

Digital Asset Management Platformsu7e40enzbuxhsn31jns671faffo7dcpyDigital Asset Management Platforms">Digital Asset Management Platforms33z81jzuhdpctpcthllje6ifttylo96hDigital Asset Management Platforms

(English → Français) View originalTranslators: Photo Pile Image courtesy of Orin Zebestcjt7u62ozq9vh5lncjk0mbq53jkj3jt6 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 Accessibilitytrnyud4om7mkeetnavzlk6f9dfdt21plSocial Media and Accessibility">Social Media and Accessibilityj5q1dzyir8weegjf8s9fqs0v99mnbx5lSocial Media and Accessibility

(English → Français) View originalTranslators: An example of CAPTCHApq5f38xny68f4gll6rdwmx865wnkt4m9 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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