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Are You a Twitter Spammer?xvpbs8902lwc72gf1r41khysq6i7nrjbAre You a Twitter Spammer?">Are You a Twitter Spammer?px54xhoj4ed36pjdaqyarhapx375crxsAre You a Twitter Spammer?

(English → Français) 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 → Français) 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?urewlorzu10alcgvdy7oiq832g3zc58wHow Do You Rate the People You Love?">How Do You Rate the People You Love?3nzh4skcikan4wpnteijovtqgbwd42qxHow Do You Rate the People You Love?

(English → Français) 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 Matrixstmzo9eni4ij6a99c1bctvr49nah7kuqKeeping Track of Your Dashboard Feeds with a Listening Matrix">Keeping Track of Your Dashboard Feeds with a Listening Matrix77i0b7eai6cw4ogteka6xt3hjfdj2ek0Keeping Track of Your Dashboard Feeds with a Listening Matrix

(English → Français) 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 Practices9cei9kocx8cv9sd3udl06w7ifdf35hn4Tools to Introduce Online Communications Best Practices">Tools to Introduce Online Communications Best Practicesnqa1viogxa78p6kneekcsd1dqnhozacdTools to Introduce Online Communications Best Practices

(English → Français) 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.q2tjs2nrztsl76gyfk45ss32n72dujoa As part of that effort, I put together some […]

Facebook Page vs. Group for Nonprofitslapau33na3oedcxi4hybgybkd9iuieruFacebook Page vs. Group for Nonprofits">Facebook Page vs. Group for Nonprofitssbhn33v66ghw035nsg0bws76o2nhnko5Facebook Page vs. Group for Nonprofits

(English → Français) View originalTranslators: This post updated April 27th, 20124yx68tibj5ayg4r2o5192e898h71jfde At Aspiration, we often talk to organizations with questions about whether to set up a Profilefl7l7zzr53bl33xvv05voay73dvpkvxp, Groupvxs31hims725me8dw3hehd1ztc33dpuy, or Pagepjufembsblfjeptdjozs1wdnt3djnmt3 on Facebook for their organization. I wanted to walk through some of the differences between these to help guide your Facebook set up.jy7zbphdwl2n3mjxgt5goq41eetqqjsz Define Your […]

Why Would Anyone Use That?1ncdx7p42afdmh2dkh0138dukeoupqdhWhy Would Anyone Use That?">Why Would Anyone Use That?3lf24ycxrr9j6sayxqapmdzc46i7g7g9Why Would Anyone Use That?

(English → Français) View originalTranslators: You’re creating ANOTHER social network?? Photo courtesy of doctabuuwjzz9vrv1izolvsm6ekafshrunaq9lb 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 Managementqba6rxexo7rissgzkw7zc5e7r2t613chTools for Nonprofit Volunteer Management">Tools for Nonprofit Volunteer Managementm7opvdwko9lu85nilxnbyl7k1tc8dejqTools for Nonprofit Volunteer Management

(English → Français) View originalTranslators: Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page.ekeigmoub4j0uram4iry31zkpcsevf90 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:uicr9lo5s5pxk65dd98cv0m8ugjx12cm Expect Nothing. Be Happy with Anything.qpe29elkdxcu2fi93pmrgk5ar46te91u Volunteers […]

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

(English → Français) 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 Site360devzuy1bhb07xfi860ffwosvu4uzxDiscover Who’s Linking To Your Site">Discover Who’s Linking To Your Siteebhfpnw3ju4ck7flf84iwgm59lsao7ttDiscover Who’s Linking To Your Site

(English → Français) 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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