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(English → Español) View originalTranslators: Text messaging is more accessible than ever and can be a powerful tool in direct community organizing.o131f6h9hs4hpx8gfp328mkz8qx2irix Is Text Messaging Right for Your Work?nhks86h20tbxxvmqpgl02487ww847gnk 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 → Español) 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 Securityilc1b2olye7iiukvmvmce5btr4tc74efBreakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security">Breakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Securityzpn08o8lv7kt5v8spono8jqbqcihtvyjBreakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: Photo courtesy of zebedee.zebedee2sxgl63qeq9lj0y5360efj1b9ch3srzk 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 Messaging51bo9d6f9girz1w6mz4iilp9cb4mj74fA Template for Calendaring Your Messaging">A Template for Calendaring Your Messagingz6bq3526cqt379mu47iuemwie423llyaA Template for Calendaring Your Messaging

(English → Español) 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%?afxdc69ymg9bq58of5wwaxjo48vzatjaAre Your Emails Skim? Or 2%?">Are Your Emails Skim? Or 2%?9nm48rtewo2ilbzeq4lkm6j2hll8qv9pAre Your Emails Skim? Or 2%?

(English → Español) 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.jb9ojsx8sjwdva1lzb0eyjlhoreg6r4f When it comes to email newsletters, skimmability […]

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(English → Español) 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 Processesv6cueia7giqhv3hyggb8fbhadr4ip5pbLooking at Communications Tools as Organizational Processes">Looking at Communications Tools as Organizational Processes4kxye5m2m1icenq8ddm33xkx84edzkouLooking at Communications Tools as Organizational Processes

(English → Español) 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 → Español) 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 Pagesin3ocow2ix7jfkjjq642wtvq8cda2tjaA Quick Note on Cross-Posting on Facebook Fan Pages">A Quick Note on Cross-Posting on Facebook Fan Pagesjqlmhv0u2tykoisebkjlxck4orqr6mbfA Quick Note on Cross-Posting on Facebook Fan Pages

(English → Español) 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.daj36kljl4n9dkv65z2r10zg77sn939d One feature […]

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