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Are You a Twitter Spammer?16cvx2729yaor4g857vviq9yaajg0iisAre You a Twitter Spammer?">Are You a Twitter Spammer?dtbxrdmauq41it6w5fqpwrypv3yx2vu5Are You a Twitter Spammer?

(English → Afrikaans) View originalTranslators: Recently one of the organizations that we work with had their account suspended on Twitter. The situation looked something like this. The organization started tweeting about a video/petition. No biggie, right? Well, they started to tweet at people (putting the @username at the beginning of the tweet). A lot. And […]

How Do You… Find… the People You Love?">How Do You… Find… the People You Love?

(English → Afrikaans) View originalTranslators: Thanks to everyone who took our survey for the new TechFinder’s rating system last week! So far, people seem to look for a middle ground between an easy and a detailed rating process. More than half of our survey-takers chose the simple 1-5 or 1-100 rating scale, and half of […]

How Do You Rate the People You Love?eanpo08ppzzxnfbnb4shwuyawap0bonfHow Do You Rate the People You Love?">How Do You Rate the People You Love?a6jqaz8bp0bq3s07cn9shs9m61q14ht5How Do You Rate the People You Love?

(English → Afrikaans) View originalTranslators: Hey, I’m Caroline– I’m working with Aspiration this summer on developing the new Techfinder. In 2010, TechSoup Global and NTEN decided to retire their site, passing the data on to Aspiration with an invitation to create a next-generation version. For much of the past decade, TechFinder served as a […]

Keeping Track of Your Dashboard Feeds with a Listening Matrixu3ntoiuqlvuw46qm9z6doqoldsg9w75gKeeping Track of Your Dashboard Feeds with a Listening Matrix">Keeping Track of Your Dashboard Feeds with a Listening Matrix57md0a9h66nqcvgsq72pkrctg4v7fjgbKeeping Track of Your Dashboard Feeds with a Listening Matrix

(English → Afrikaans) View originalTranslators: We, like a lot of other people, love using a “listening dashboard” like Netvibes to listen to the social web. It’s free, pretty easy to put together and it does all the work for you of tracking down when your name or organization has been mentioned online. Fun stuff. The […]

Tools to Introduce Online Communications Best Practices7emwlix2nyvn1k1esmxfd1sp9l3ng3zdTools to Introduce Online Communications Best Practices">Tools to Introduce Online Communications Best Practicesoifw0402k9qgplpcdgh9pf7oqsasku2zTools to Introduce Online Communications Best Practices

(English → Afrikaans) View originalTranslators: We spend a lot of time here at Aspiration and here on the SSC Blog talking about online communications best practices, trying to help nonprofits and social justice organizations find ways to use technology cheaper and more effectively for their missions.bp5b5y59hbqnjrrg17nc9lagazo8br8c As part of that effort, I put together some […]

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(English → Afrikaans) View originalTranslators: This post updated April 27th, 2012qajfoiplhudco6idyiiavmijsee08oro At Aspiration, we often talk to organizations with questions about whether to set up a Profiler4p94cp1q941ivvi2f3zz8xnkhmx23nk, Groupiisvnyjdwswe1emsicvunuhsgcwsbhmj, or Pageawx87fqnix8s4kqfl4s8gyqb95j4tfqt on Facebook for their organization. I wanted to walk through some of the differences between these to help guide your Facebook set up.9ywna4ssemk94rui9kk7eiaumgt46sp5 Define Your […]

Why Would Anyone Use That?cbr56h1cq3y49b4wxhjg5v5jr9scsu0vWhy Would Anyone Use That?">Why Would Anyone Use That?cxkmm34u5wuxwbsc0b3ahrkj8ghzw31yWhy Would Anyone Use That?

(English → Afrikaans) View originalTranslators: You’re creating ANOTHER social network?? Photo courtesy of doctabup8no7y19xuh7oupt3tvhpbwrhc9knkm2 Here at Social Source Commons we see a lot of tools. Many of them are flash-in-the-pan or sputter out fast. What’s the problem? Organizations create tools and websites that no one uses. They tend to think in terms of the features […]

Tools for Nonprofit Volunteer Managementp451j4trmw6558cwyspazvj8xys48ofoTools for Nonprofit Volunteer Management">Tools for Nonprofit Volunteer Managementeofxa43t0r0oszkin9abypxd89favud0Tools for Nonprofit Volunteer Management

(English → Afrikaans) View originalTranslators: Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page.pxx0y3oinx5k95e07vxnxrfacigah6nw When nonprofits talk to us about taking on volunteers for major projects, Aspiration often plays the negative Nelly of the group. We believe that when considering a volunteer:q3sq2qrpk7cg7r86ixh1xn7lo2vwf93v Expect Nothing. Be Happy with Anything.o1qhv7r029idfo3ga6zh95vat7of3fpi Volunteers […]

Creating “Share This on Facebook/Twitter” Links">Creating “Share This on Facebook/Twitter” Links

(English → Afrikaans) View originalTranslators: Recently, someone asked me how to put together a link in HTML that, when clicked, took the clicker to their Twitter page with a tweet already filled in. She basically wanted an easy way to let people share her newsletter. I was putting this little color-coded guide together for her […]

Discover Who’s Linking To Your Sitebdfboo71j9jz7zumsb1bu9n272mmlt0mDiscover Who’s Linking To Your Site">Discover Who’s Linking To Your Sitefgjq7myba2yr9tgbf6p32fr9i31eqf7vDiscover Who’s Linking To Your Site

(English → Afrikaans) View originalTranslators: Being the social media geek that I am, I sometimes forget not everyone knows the little tips that have become second-nature to me when I set up RSS feeds to search for social media mentions of our organization. Leading a Building a Social Media Dashboard seminar last week at the […]

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