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Are You a Twitter Spammer?by1e91ohhuv8hzk4wnjgfvinmjr5rlnsAre You a Twitter Spammer?">Are You a Twitter Spammer?uw4myrbsnbodis9pqwtmgil45alhz27kAre You a Twitter Spammer?

(English → Español) 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 → Español) 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?q5hm9fx6bted6pui67j228v64mlvepyuHow Do You Rate the People You Love?">How Do You Rate the People You Love?od6v6zz43ipk1v2qzo78wyd2hzb4drosHow Do You Rate the People You Love?

(English → Español) 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 TechFinder.org, 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 Matrix2yiklu650lw2f8gu8i9nul3y0gsn2d1vKeeping Track of Your Dashboard Feeds with a Listening Matrix">Keeping Track of Your Dashboard Feeds with a Listening Matrixwkh5enlv3vpwoxohqqngpmro2roklpc7Keeping Track of Your Dashboard Feeds with a Listening Matrix

(English → Español) 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 Practicesagw1px2gcvkqtnng737mpnjqc2frllalTools to Introduce Online Communications Best Practices">Tools to Introduce Online Communications Best Practicesmz0c290r2rypv8tch6y3mu5k19t3aognTools to Introduce Online Communications Best Practices

(English → Español) 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.ubur25muza32aj5xlxodj2xhup6h7azs As part of that effort, I put together some […]

Facebook Page vs. Group for Nonprofitsible907igwgydv3paudo7zi3fwloaw6jFacebook Page vs. Group for Nonprofits">Facebook Page vs. Group for Nonprofitspuvsi1z1casg05buhtg6ouw7q78cx3mdFacebook Page vs. Group for Nonprofits

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: This post updated April 27th, 2012pnces0lakj7a7axgzyyuy6kgn6r6ca5r At Aspiration, we often talk to organizations with questions about whether to set up a Profilet4gnjpt8xoh1idtc9nvlmtsdalqjcq1v, Groupffcli20weta2gz23wdd4d9lwxh9480od, or Page1qas0r3hb2n5fqp7oeg7spkbhslpcsf4 on Facebook for their organization. I wanted to walk through some of the differences between these to help guide your Facebook set up.magez251ca6drw0yj5mg2d7i4m8yygga Define Your […]

Why Would Anyone Use That?2ssswe6wco0433cq3v8qrpahzb6haf33Why Would Anyone Use That?">Why Would Anyone Use That?wf9c7o34xgtgua1wk231n8gp2llxtregWhy Would Anyone Use That?

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: You’re creating ANOTHER social network?? Photo courtesy of doctabus6rkflchi5otkww9qnxt1gk20d0vc3ru 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 Managementn03qpzib0aefgcjssehtxbxy6ia51k7fTools for Nonprofit Volunteer Management">Tools for Nonprofit Volunteer Management9tg5nb6yhxpfdgsjf3ytoq7ysdspxsswTools for Nonprofit Volunteer Management

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page.b71xyv88hdtffqxfqpyq6u3iuoiodnnf 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:94ho9u7jhezb4or7iyxnyb86yarpjaqj Expect Nothing. Be Happy with Anything.stuedhsqeooqk9lctiz2hphhsdobhwo0 Volunteers […]

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

(English → Español) 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 Sitepncgwemcanblqnyzhbtosh8en35c73inDiscover Who’s Linking To Your Site">Discover Who’s Linking To Your Sitety8vv9bi9amm6979mjtp1fifry5flcm4Discover Who’s Linking To Your Site

(English → Español) 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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