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Are You a Twitter Spammer?7f62fhw0721wz6lol6uafh8i2d77qu3oAre You a Twitter Spammer?">Are You a Twitter Spammer?jk6mqrt8avd88wtu3wq5t0f9n6n5spx1Are You a Twitter Spammer?

(English → Italiano) 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 → Italiano) 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?vx6w15w89yuartb7yt0v6wfsrn9k93kvHow Do You Rate the People You Love?">How Do You Rate the People You Love?hq1bzikd8kmb7e1x20hvetpadh94ma5tHow Do You Rate the People You Love?

(English → Italiano) 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 Matrixwjlrdgcgb7a872j0ytcpi15go4d1ggv2Keeping Track of Your Dashboard Feeds with a Listening Matrix">Keeping Track of Your Dashboard Feeds with a Listening Matrixnut3xm7dmcnq2hq06lzp6tnoou5rvk69Keeping Track of Your Dashboard Feeds with a Listening Matrix

(English → Italiano) 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 Practices823bhb7ro7c8wyiclhnjbyu7msrvcyfbTools to Introduce Online Communications Best Practices">Tools to Introduce Online Communications Best Practicesw3v7qbha1k681p8hry7j9aqtxlvizldmTools to Introduce Online Communications Best Practices

(English → Italiano) 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.qk8b3x7bigf7g2hn7vvffkjyiubucdjs As part of that effort, I put together some […]

Facebook Page vs. Group for Nonprofitsa35fz1zvga99dpkrlzgv2uhrrwupgt7gFacebook Page vs. Group for Nonprofits">Facebook Page vs. Group for Nonprofitsz5xbq1reuokr1hswsg1v06wdk7hclg5aFacebook Page vs. Group for Nonprofits

(English → Italiano) View originalTranslators: This post updated April 27th, 2012ux3gk3yaha79tjaiexkpqc9hq59egqf1 At Aspiration, we often talk to organizations with questions about whether to set up a Profile4zh5xxpdhyje96krnpdcz6zy2jv13xux, Group2a1nsf8rm2sgahu97tpwsa28b0mgxs9q, or Pageacxbkse7f1n0hugrinvyfn49j933biub on Facebook for their organization. I wanted to walk through some of the differences between these to help guide your Facebook set up.6ngrvuuyxhgy9vkg4s2x491m6l7hdef9 Define Your […]

Why Would Anyone Use That?y8ub2n6e5x94fjmxi3zh1w8xmwkh4mvtWhy Would Anyone Use That?">Why Would Anyone Use That?adtvef3mqp2y58c2hscbfffo7phfnz6oWhy Would Anyone Use That?

(English → Italiano) View originalTranslators: You’re creating ANOTHER social network?? Photo courtesy of doctabu9zu4yzklfdkbwzw5ucqljwqu0v32i80i 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 Managementpb2xi3o5b4rjzg8yjjqo5fiqsbe62byhTools for Nonprofit Volunteer Management">Tools for Nonprofit Volunteer Managementvdcb93y6o0kj4px27js6mswu4l0u7zwtTools for Nonprofit Volunteer Management

(English → Italiano) View originalTranslators: Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page.gangiaxc9em1r5ws9rfnqpclbxaxvma1 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:fm8hvtyqe1vlag7stds72uxw2f1uphpu Expect Nothing. Be Happy with Anything.nm6buwr0xh2ti50vzy8w8ukfufdub6vp Volunteers […]

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

(English → Italiano) 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 Siteytemcltbc7s32qjezvxyyf7h6hf3rrvgDiscover Who’s Linking To Your Site">Discover Who’s Linking To Your Sitexj2c85uqlwlred9lstll85ocit4c79kvDiscover Who’s Linking To Your Site

(English → Italiano) 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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