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(English → Italiano) View originalTranslators: Text messaging is more accessible than ever and can be a powerful tool in direct community organizing.ga1yhf99tfmvc5wwjox3kh52gve8z9u5 Is Text Messaging Right for Your Work?mklu6cznfmb3uoqloyaci2pzjh35tj56 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 → Italiano) 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 Securitydxb3debfl9jlnrg59vj3t7c5dddb2na6Breakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security">Breakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Securityzq6itqzk2vu4luovv103j5mnz7cuxudmBreakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security

(English → Italiano) View originalTranslators: Photo courtesy of zebedee.zebedeefw1p79d9unoe9jbh30hu6u8w4b2ro2st 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 Messagingbqy1j19xragvoaqa15283ewpcos9dlhfA Template for Calendaring Your Messaging">A Template for Calendaring Your Messaging0a9xs11hn6seckgx855rl9buozyx2thsA Template for Calendaring Your Messaging

(English → Italiano) 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 → Italiano) 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.l9tix450gxpetom43jojhgcy5tq1a3vl When it comes to email newsletters, skimmability […]

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(English → Italiano) 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 Processestrpcqizxhl3jp5u238ay0rl7me9ib2dvLooking at Communications Tools as Organizational Processes">Looking at Communications Tools as Organizational Processes74lvugh1hnxd4iimmq8r3pw1vmsimu1kLooking at Communications Tools as Organizational Processes

(English → Italiano) 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 → Italiano) 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 Pagesmfwd461mrq5zqb346vk4c5ldhuie2r3fA Quick Note on Cross-Posting on Facebook Fan Pages">A Quick Note on Cross-Posting on Facebook Fan Pagesq7sa2iqr8uyh5etds21nklvc270gfh6wA Quick Note on Cross-Posting on Facebook Fan Pages

(English → Italiano) 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.5tsf3422z0qdn8vlk4q0rf2kkd96vqgr One feature […]

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