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Are You a Twitter Spammer?664vr36eesqlmidsnzj8j8s79rm1anm6Are You a Twitter Spammer?">Are You a Twitter Spammer?cqx9i3yxa623ss2xbhm8ilptlkr7gt3jAre You a Twitter Spammer?

(English → Deutsch) 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 → Deutsch) 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?dxmacl1mai15ygvw7a33mbbl1d69yk72How Do You Rate the People You Love?">How Do You Rate the People You Love?fzlr0snvcebppwnaa7in6c0izbkr2vh7How Do You Rate the People You Love?

(English → Deutsch) 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 Matrixhg2sw5zj7eeixoz8puudumsipg03zym7Keeping Track of Your Dashboard Feeds with a Listening Matrix">Keeping Track of Your Dashboard Feeds with a Listening Matrixgn9ib8jhhm76rtqg0b115caw3aqvy0c5Keeping Track of Your Dashboard Feeds with a Listening Matrix

(English → Deutsch) 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 Practicesovqpoi381wi5yvzh8ancthzrwrzf2xggTools to Introduce Online Communications Best Practices">Tools to Introduce Online Communications Best Practicesf9bb7mxlpgsi0fqro7yqh4kwsnatduyiTools to Introduce Online Communications Best Practices

(English → Deutsch) 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.fx2yqtcy0k7wvt3o9v019gf9scylwut2 As part of that effort, I put together some […]

Facebook Page vs. Group for Nonprofitsm8dryabkbx75q55ldxo6ri277qp6qou3Facebook Page vs. Group for Nonprofits">Facebook Page vs. Group for Nonprofits3g1icud0ln0ckbds6dvdkq2k22xfp7jjFacebook Page vs. Group for Nonprofits

(English → Deutsch) View originalTranslators: This post updated April 27th, 2012kp92faaevzl6mo2etq5kgelnp34y7eui At Aspiration, we often talk to organizations with questions about whether to set up a Profile9qzuwufz68929y0vhjoyh2vb5voas9ur, Groupfe5h4b5geiixkc99v5dtfrctusuksqfx, or Page90qbzxylxevtvnva0pv7htphu1l0k4xj on Facebook for their organization. I wanted to walk through some of the differences between these to help guide your Facebook set up.6mi8ukgzpibjrfvfn2sx77g1p354xwmt Define Your […]

Why Would Anyone Use That?22y6az6krojogn686royngk0tf2zq6ajWhy Would Anyone Use That?">Why Would Anyone Use That?wpg8mslsuhv0puxe6h2bj0s9x90ytknfWhy Would Anyone Use That?

(English → Deutsch) View originalTranslators: You’re creating ANOTHER social network?? Photo courtesy of doctaburw9hjfnokjjxbhq5abdmnz8yrtt23jtk 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 Managementegixnfhiffsjxjnop2bmtghd7919ckcgTools for Nonprofit Volunteer Management">Tools for Nonprofit Volunteer Managementc66ojijgpml79pvvij0amog91lq0sl2vTools for Nonprofit Volunteer Management

(English → Deutsch) View originalTranslators: Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page.wrdol9r6w2bzl3l530n0xukv29lfcnry 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:acipn466mx01x8er3te20jijmspqvjsv Expect Nothing. Be Happy with Anything.37rsebjsfjo418q01uknetvlhw6g40ix Volunteers […]

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

(English → Deutsch) 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 Sitewlqupe1dfh4sgn4m2a5lpg1j4o0mlt38Discover Who’s Linking To Your Site">Discover Who’s Linking To Your Sitevsellg3ap7xgbtutdrb9j71xh0qvkcb5Discover Who’s Linking To Your Site

(English → Deutsch) 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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