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(English → Afrikaans) View originalTranslators: Text messaging is more accessible than ever and can be a powerful tool in direct community organizing.381pqmcry0j85ur6r4kmz9e4xum0vfdo Is Text Messaging Right for Your Work?1ozy1lu2gjqndrmg1wjjs8kt2ye113ht Short Message Service (SMS) can be an effective method for communicating and interacting with a relatively large audience of supporters in a direct and engaging way. […]

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(English → Afrikaans) View originalTranslators: One of the best ways to take advantage of social networks is to realize that they work just like in-person social networks. Well. Maybe not JUST like in-person social networks. There isn’t much handshaking going on, but the underlying strategies and mutual back-scratching of in-person relationships and network-building are still […]

Breakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Securitygy8s1enod51sffkqxcrgru6mk9bor6tyBreakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security">Breakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security294809cbcsttdjbi2krhiaz5p4u9nxygBreakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security

(English → Afrikaans) View originalTranslators: Photo courtesy of zebedee.zebedeezoe2pzpuz8wbzi05s33xkj5yv2s2ke39 Ending any relationship is hard. Creating a standard set of processes can ease the pain of the schism. When a marriage ends, there are legal filings, transfer and division of property and the surrendering of keys and changing of locks to ensure security. When an employee […]

A Template for Calendaring Your Messagingd971vylcsieid4hiss1kh7eu4sazy9k2A Template for Calendaring Your Messaging">A Template for Calendaring Your Messaging1xv63xut1bndqi9x6f9ffxdvtqyrg8p8A Template for Calendaring Your Messaging

(English → Afrikaans) View originalTranslators: One of the best practices often overlooked by many “I’m spinning too many plates on long skinny poles” nonprofits is calendaring out the messaging your organization is going to send ahead of time. Akin to flossing, calendaring your messaging ahead of time is something that organizations think that they should […]

Are Your Emails Skim? Or 2%?y5p951kxah623huysy4ycqhvxvdmaioyAre Your Emails Skim? Or 2%?">Are Your Emails Skim? Or 2%?nbvxd0bx29fxxwmd7mvusgzwnbkxs0t6Are Your Emails Skim? Or 2%?

(English → Afrikaans) View originalTranslators: The first rule of email messaging as an organization is that no one reads emails. People skim emails. Making your email blasts as skimmable as possible is the best way to get your point across to the people you are trying to reach.gly0ouamrn9pymmpctjkaor5mkq9sqiy When it comes to email newsletters, skimmability […]

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(English → Afrikaans) View originalTranslators: There have been some great questions around email communications submitted and answered on our sister (beta) site Answr and I wanted to throw up (?) a quick blog post to highlight a few of them. Answr is a site dedicated to questions and answers around nonprofit online communications (focusing mainly […]

Looking at Communications Tools as Organizational Processesf14cr8nvz8vsfk6x6d8j7wwmks600925Looking at Communications Tools as Organizational Processes">Looking at Communications Tools as Organizational Processes43x80qfwd4pb2te2vvtj79b9e4cp6hk1Looking at Communications Tools as Organizational Processes

(English → Afrikaans) View originalTranslators: We spend a lot of time on this blog and on the interwebs in general talking about the Good that software tools can do for an organization. Whether it’s a tool that makes collaborative editing easier or a piece of code that automates a repetitive task, software has the possibility […]

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(English → Afrikaans) View originalTranslators: There are many questions to ask yourself when putting together a policy for your organization’s Twitter account and Aspiration and Social Source Commons are asking them. Because of the casual, disposable nature of Twitter’s medium, organizations may think that they don’t have to pay as strict attention to it as […]

A Quick Note on Cross-Posting on Facebook Fan Pagesl6k3nu3hg5sbugii3qhu1nmmi0elplv0A Quick Note on Cross-Posting on Facebook Fan Pages">A Quick Note on Cross-Posting on Facebook Fan Pagesynud88j1bk1ihfrtcvkilyzd4eg8v56kA Quick Note on Cross-Posting on Facebook Fan Pages

(English → Afrikaans) View originalTranslators: Many organizations use Facebook as their primary social network (as opposed to Twitter, LinkedIn or MySpace). We have a Facebook page for both Social Source Commons and Aspiration on which we periodically update our statuses in addition to the resources that we push out through our Twitter page.cm0c0t29x3dw1znp40kex909q6c1ex5g One feature […]

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