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Are You a Twitter Spammer?gmwgu9jipv65peah99a0mu1kdpgj7j6dAre You a Twitter Spammer?">Are You a Twitter Spammer?s9w05jyqanz0x3059ync0vqbxidz8v0rAre You a Twitter Spammer?

(English → हिन्दी) 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 → हिन्दी) 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?qj3vbzy9gwzi0ks8ykwpldtsqhkq1esiHow Do You Rate the People You Love?">How Do You Rate the People You Love?4w0effgvgybcyxhshkciot3n0q4avogqHow Do You Rate the People You Love?

(English → हिन्दी) 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 Matrix6wfvegeohhzfm07u6mhik9c4a0ihrl7nKeeping Track of Your Dashboard Feeds with a Listening Matrix">Keeping Track of Your Dashboard Feeds with a Listening Matrixdf796gopduafsrxhc41ii3rr3b5me95hKeeping Track of Your Dashboard Feeds with a Listening Matrix

(English → हिन्दी) 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 Practiceso8r9a8as3tu2i50i8stzh8ftus86lzzzTools to Introduce Online Communications Best Practices">Tools to Introduce Online Communications Best Practicesdo6dls3ema98ysovonr5yqr2ahv8xds0Tools to Introduce Online Communications Best Practices

(English → हिन्दी) 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.q9geq9jx6vi9c0yrsb7k50eg8ijheofv As part of that effort, I put together some […]

Facebook Page vs. Group for Nonprofitstst93jy27nsa8k5k2m8i4t8v378wtlzdFacebook Page vs. Group for Nonprofits">Facebook Page vs. Group for Nonprofits3v928aclryr1p6qztk2qbbksamfuj3wcFacebook Page vs. Group for Nonprofits

(English → हिन्दी) View originalTranslators: This post updated April 27th, 2012w3vmxy0c6xzv5jf7hq824obdzssuv3wi At Aspiration, we often talk to organizations with questions about whether to set up a Profileewegnxm6zruy61rrq3p4vsp9zkzs53r9, Group7m9ax60uxh3nme1pyy8brphwyjxvk9si, or Page19cmsstigvyje758307pbqu2gs7buorm on Facebook for their organization. I wanted to walk through some of the differences between these to help guide your Facebook set up.dffnshkqck8gpc87jv3mgbw6qb2r8hub Define Your […]

Why Would Anyone Use That?856crt79q4z4ssxjg477rzatlhc8x84vWhy Would Anyone Use That?">Why Would Anyone Use That?zxdotz2oj9umnpm2owupgqtkl8mydcf2Why Would Anyone Use That?

(English → हिन्दी) View originalTranslators: You’re creating ANOTHER social network?? Photo courtesy of doctabu8wzgk24enbdff6q56rofl0lee3zbgwmf 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 Management7r4ddwp6c71876rojxmleputsuaqv5ltTools for Nonprofit Volunteer Management">Tools for Nonprofit Volunteer Management7vfvt0soa0f2vpgm496f939bsjhw0x5xTools for Nonprofit Volunteer Management

(English → हिन्दी) View originalTranslators: Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page.hb1ch39sz52p54y7kvki8119x0ejc5xk 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:vwodjypa709rzrrbk6t2t80fhk0bv2yh Expect Nothing. Be Happy with Anything.o8fgrn2ei4yb38ljiphn60uzc5hj40oj Volunteers […]

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

(English → हिन्दी) 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 Siterz4q5h9pumja4kaowqkuawbww0hxxt7fDiscover Who’s Linking To Your Site">Discover Who’s Linking To Your Siteliqjicp0kjfs6oh3occu73yr48wa6wwiDiscover Who’s Linking To Your Site

(English → हिन्दी) 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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