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(English → Deutsch) View originalTranslators: Text messaging is more accessible than ever and can be a powerful tool in direct community organizing.y88rot9wowj64zwvengh6sjbk2lj5e0u Is Text Messaging Right for Your Work?skzcfim0z079rg93u64212wvy639wdpf 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 Hubstr8mvswm6gt4dfz3me5c2rz2x6d7pxz9Engaging Network Hubs">Engaging Network Hubsf241t4lr53l5b18crlnvt7rlj1esl63qEngaging Network Hubs

(English → Deutsch) 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 Securityenkb26kubpy2h32tve153arrddbd2ka6Breakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security">Breakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Securityiu3hkkakxxb8rk9aaxetvuzv33bblipuBreakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security

(English → Deutsch) View originalTranslators: Photo courtesy of zebedee.zebedeep8umfrpsvod3mxl9xgtlys8sowmh5ohl 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 Messagingyd8rrnd852svsqslxjjcmroz41b0uqqiA Template for Calendaring Your Messaging">A Template for Calendaring Your Messagingx2f058x6fslkmvja8z80yiochv1assygA Template for Calendaring Your Messaging

(English → Deutsch) 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%?r66t37vekzvjzcx3jpncp3o7fotxnos5Are Your Emails Skim? Or 2%?">Are Your Emails Skim? Or 2%?vhk811211351eynu6enuyjgojjbzivd4Are Your Emails Skim? Or 2%?

(English → Deutsch) 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.0s94p7h2ydebhrt22621uxda9hwn8pqz When it comes to email newsletters, skimmability […]

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(English → Deutsch) 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 […]

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(English → Deutsch) 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-Scratchersz639bsib0vhzkztpsx0c5zvl74045jyvTwitter Policy Head-Scratchers">Twitter Policy Head-Scratchers67en2aauertzpq0cyelu4trp0w5sa7w6Twitter Policy Head-Scratchers

(English → Deutsch) 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 Pagesevnkxzqk7d0wtwkhrjkmnnxha3o3bjcfA Quick Note on Cross-Posting on Facebook Fan Pages">A Quick Note on Cross-Posting on Facebook Fan Pagess923kg8ppfcq9rrjbkigr48ckcqnnu26A Quick Note on Cross-Posting on Facebook Fan Pages

(English → Deutsch) 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.2drszqw8422nu9cih2kui3qtomqoi7mb One feature […]

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