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(English → Dansk) View originalTranslators: Text messaging is more accessible than ever and can be a powerful tool in direct community organizing.kefnc5f9b8gykoyjc5o6l1tnr3job1tm Is Text Messaging Right for Your Work?gzk6eidr13n0vtrnuyx8o7atbnnhuxv1 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. […]

Engaging Network Hubsjmge9wk7kr9u1vlgrjtf9ifgl68uoqkxEngaging Network Hubs">Engaging Network Hubsp58a0euqgnku64b2fjdy8ctlwgvhbe0rEngaging Network Hubs

(English → Dansk) 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 Securityxafsj2wm02x688ho5ff38g4dx6go4xkrBreakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security">Breakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Securityj3s8hw2rho765tqfrmw3zdwv0jfqg44qBreakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security

(English → Dansk) View originalTranslators: Photo courtesy of zebedee.zebedeeyv4gc8bb2h1ekrtodknr9frxhqj9bpw0 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 Messagingxrqkyphidrrjcbmft4gu70lexb58toshA Template for Calendaring Your Messaging">A Template for Calendaring Your Messaging124iw27oue23sxd6gcydhyeg27otqgyhA Template for Calendaring Your Messaging

(English → Dansk) 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 […]

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(English → Dansk) 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.k68klbyfvoqsajyibtluy6r9lxtt4z6e When it comes to email newsletters, skimmability […]

Email Best Practice Questions on Answr8h21to5t66lng3ey09q672i869liteusEmail Best Practice Questions on Answr">Email Best Practice Questions on Answrcsggsivgnawowp5pnzq7gjt9b5ml7ohaEmail Best Practice Questions on Answr

(English → Dansk) 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 Processesqosnixi59hzshgjcmzq4k6cvbdon2hgiLooking at Communications Tools as Organizational Processes">Looking at Communications Tools as Organizational Processesetyaqw84hs85bub9imgziead0aue2yk6Looking at Communications Tools as Organizational Processes

(English → Dansk) 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 […]

Twitter Policy Head-Scratchers2pqyef1gypdzokmgz0focmk50s3e6pnyTwitter Policy Head-Scratchers">Twitter Policy Head-Scratcherstltkfkvbm9nu84vqxgq108naw6w9gm40Twitter Policy Head-Scratchers

(English → Dansk) 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 Pages0g8h2bww3z02ozdm4az6h5pj34dianj0A Quick Note on Cross-Posting on Facebook Fan Pages">A Quick Note on Cross-Posting on Facebook Fan Pageskwb69j1p9fb8psk7h1qu0sa03w6t0m3aA Quick Note on Cross-Posting on Facebook Fan Pages

(English → Dansk) 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.o24p1nmjxgf5cvulfli76zevxdlp32ci One feature […]

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