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What Do You Wish You Had Known About Email Blasting Tools?33wmgto556k1ec3n1w7gct1xfuvi0dutWhat Do You Wish You Had Known About Email Blasting Tools?">What Do You Wish You Had Known About Email Blasting Tools?xqdo9lleqzdv5jtc143a8dqo06sz27opWhat 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.m42z7vdg1jzspstrnzik9qwh3y191l8d The Background0pqi9payrvoujf4d5armcfdn4h5jkhra 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 → 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.”0bsiknmg4tciay2przrojw4rpf9ap0zf 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.ye0i6r62z3lww921l1tzid89oaqvgxv4 Nonprofit professionals are working in an world of extremely diverse topic areas […]

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(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 Organizationsb0uu0lj11cmlzpbtimdyt3ycxkefidmkToolbox for Smaller Nonprofit Organizations">Toolbox for Smaller Nonprofit Organizationsdgxk7bnvqsg9j0ieddm4tqjtgt897cobToolbox for Smaller Nonprofit Organizations

(English → Français) View originalTranslators: Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page.v3ic3u8r8scdbmjm44j7l9khgqrukfc5 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:92sm69pt38mjy3sfvrmv6ke733thph5p […]

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 mithadrielj0ix71hhaoeqshomamof1tux37ixcewm 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 Lexicon2j1dby7smk0cjzqyfasz59yrk4ckipvbTranslating Your Site with Worldwide Lexicon">Translating Your Site with Worldwide Lexiconjnccq2sa1dvnohwwh3baymcpiti64xdeTranslating Your Site with Worldwide Lexicon

(English → Français) View originalTranslators: Photo courtesy of Shawn Econof2eg474gf5el73q4asuoykm88g0sv121 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 Appsj4xak78xkakep9w2qs2wgqd09oqao38xA Toolbox of Free and Open Source Web Design Apps">A Toolbox of Free and Open Source Web Design Apps82cfdrj039y05d2f64h1fpopotbbygzwA 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.wwd3sufs58bzwxrhg17y3nyfv9dfodib First […]

Digital Asset Management Platformsppnphqzgh7lh0lpqltlctznwfqz6mb41Digital Asset Management Platforms">Digital Asset Management Platforms1cn9ajwpkzeu9bxek1zp81uni1fn6ogxDigital Asset Management Platforms

(English → Français) View originalTranslators: Photo Pile Image courtesy of Orin Zebest5n88nf6ao6nksu3j6spw730up3cmg4gb 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. […]

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(English → Français) View originalTranslators: An example of CAPTCHAsbnocpqd9ilg7bqu6jbm68uv5pep86or 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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