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Are You a Twitter Spammer?664pq5pbwppr8lhl2o3uuonvfto0vp6sAre You a Twitter Spammer?">Are You a Twitter Spammer?nsx6n9abbi22dm5i5hm551jcvicngx6uAre You a Twitter Spammer?

(English → 中文) 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 → 中文) 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?i0iejhxtdtrrxge2yciccmr9c61479cgHow Do You Rate the People You Love?">How Do You Rate the People You Love?cn0ycrckg4k4o65qgle686g0yih3a57cHow Do You Rate the People You Love?

(English → 中文) 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 Matrixm992scklwiwtsl862e5aahzywh9x53ciKeeping Track of Your Dashboard Feeds with a Listening Matrix">Keeping Track of Your Dashboard Feeds with a Listening Matrixi352esj7v1qmpyeokv2lcwqamorxfbyoKeeping Track of Your Dashboard Feeds with a Listening Matrix

(English → 中文) 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 Practices7fhxyleyq3bvlngu1bb6lrwlhs0udsbaTools to Introduce Online Communications Best Practices">Tools to Introduce Online Communications Best Practicesez9tp36h4hmuqwohobvn13aps24hhx9mTools to Introduce Online Communications Best Practices

(English → 中文) 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.g410sr6z2rzuuk7oowkjww9gdweraexh As part of that effort, I put together some […]

Facebook Page vs. Group for Nonprofitsaaytolj4a6mlraxdsyhp1kulo2z9whrxFacebook Page vs. Group for Nonprofits">Facebook Page vs. Group for Nonprofits7nutb1irsqyxpnmfugfj5i4gftjs7af5Facebook Page vs. Group for Nonprofits

(English → 中文) View originalTranslators: This post updated April 27th, 2012hd2s80ravm77hz5wvpnar8z11pfz9ozg At Aspiration, we often talk to organizations with questions about whether to set up a Profile635scpy23mlijcejdj92ba0zb1wga6e7, Group7n4qzd1tnhc09anvfx53tsnu8x8ecf4a, or Pageuy3xzk5e2qpl80rzqhr698nss9mzh8w1 on Facebook for their organization. I wanted to walk through some of the differences between these to help guide your Facebook set up.alel0q4ytsywwtwu316g4mpnhnc1msyn Define Your […]

Why Would Anyone Use That?smr1ky6xib7rkqii214rpqx4s2oly0uhWhy Would Anyone Use That?">Why Would Anyone Use That?mnvcxsl8q728mbowblu7le1zzq3xnkh0Why Would Anyone Use That?

(English → 中文) View originalTranslators: You’re creating ANOTHER social network?? Photo courtesy of doctabuurdgzewhgaatl80jcp5pvdznjehj3hgo 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 Managementvng3uekfmykb3qjzv0l2cfa2xiwmxofjTools for Nonprofit Volunteer Management">Tools for Nonprofit Volunteer Managementfm1b15prtxwznjr2qavre3ekza9zoo0uTools for Nonprofit Volunteer Management

(English → 中文) View originalTranslators: Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page.e81bdte7vtq1v0dws5n9g379ipd18nyd 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:5qi6uepiwryrmppzz8lzmmeat97jvw5r Expect Nothing. Be Happy with Anything.euussxy8smlcj12cvyo2az48he2nuezy Volunteers […]

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

(English → 中文) 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 Sitekukeaqst2nygtneehu1f8zio284zri22Discover Who’s Linking To Your Site">Discover Who’s Linking To Your Sitewzjz30pjnf9akdmjyjwr4jpfn1jfbvvxDiscover Who’s Linking To Your Site

(English → 中文) 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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