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Text Messaging for Grassroots Community Organizingg2ydqe4pxd0nsd049cvz6qne7vgmc7mjText Messaging for Grassroots Community Organizing">Text Messaging for Grassroots Community Organizingqu5ps2y4qhd55ap4z41zu0n4pm7d9uxqText Messaging for Grassroots Community Organizing

(English → हिन्दी) View originalTranslators: Text messaging is more accessible than ever and can be a powerful tool in direct community organizing.xaf9n5sqjkig552ejdrqk9c5rg58h934 Is Text Messaging Right for Your Work?q4ncwc5tco619mwmzdxbxj774j4f779o 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 Hubso2r3bf666gwfj586di5mum145phgvah9Engaging Network Hubs">Engaging Network Hubs8jctintivxr3lyxs89wadsnm7zub4a22Engaging Network Hubs

(English → हिन्दी) 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 Security5og90mlogj7eccfipgpga2mi6kyp2hryBreakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security">Breakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security7njz7cq05i1kw5mm27hmt8q08ut2tgtqBreakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security

(English → हिन्दी) View originalTranslators: Photo courtesy of zebedee.zebedee72vz9huljapsaespqdz9yo5pvh0o28sz 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 Messagingxlwhud6hoj5kjxdo9iiirmxkxquabu8yA Template for Calendaring Your Messaging">A Template for Calendaring Your Messaging6hzlvhjbclfx3z4z7xtdxs17t4n64990A Template for Calendaring Your Messaging

(English → हिन्दी) 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%?tu9czhw62ttlxc8ossbdj3ogyfkhagyuAre Your Emails Skim? Or 2%?">Are Your Emails Skim? Or 2%?k8ugi4818v3ggehy8pl8pqrlubcc2vfdAre Your Emails Skim? Or 2%?

(English → हिन्दी) 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.bkcu482f9s42ybsq1o1apchdutqwd53f When it comes to email newsletters, skimmability […]

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(English → हिन्दी) 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 Processesgyrbzcgfgdpjd7576660syf9vqikq56wLooking at Communications Tools as Organizational Processes">Looking at Communications Tools as Organizational Processesziqrmjk6hqy235w2q221ayl4r4u0awwzLooking at Communications Tools as Organizational Processes

(English → हिन्दी) 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-Scratcherscq1t4o6o4qko7ubbf5bils38rmodcpjeTwitter Policy Head-Scratchers">Twitter Policy Head-Scratchersyjxq2idblcc65gkkjuticpvqwh6xqgneTwitter Policy Head-Scratchers

(English → हिन्दी) 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 Pagesidwm75p62psz4hnqltupegbggi6viwhqA Quick Note on Cross-Posting on Facebook Fan Pages">A Quick Note on Cross-Posting on Facebook Fan Pagesz3kvl78muf35gnwfwaje86autcwmzgpoA Quick Note on Cross-Posting on Facebook Fan Pages

(English → हिन्दी) 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.z75nyqt0cezrqqwmmiwyy7sg9pv6rhag One feature […]

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