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Trust in the Cloudz3rp9oxn2m2wqw79ukhcvtqq1kt3udvjTrust in the Cloud">Trust in the Cloudtihq51wixl0h3btvdh2g9mrot3o96maqTrust in the Cloud

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: Are you considering using the Cloud at your nonprofit organization? What are some implications of the use of the Cloud for nonprofits and social justice movements?xschmbws3zyw4i61e16pe978u0b897gw (Hold up, if first you want to get caught up on “What is the Cloud?“? Read from Mashable or LearnFree.)3keea84p7o45mk081b1fuuqnxl0nlh9e Calling it “The Cloud” […]

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(English → Español) View originalTranslators: As much as we love tools here at SSC, we find that many nonprofits focus too much on them when thinking about their technology strategy and infrastructure. While tools are an important and necessary piece, it’s important that an organization focus on the more crucial piece of the technological equation: […]

Are Your Emails Skim? Or 2%?8z55wazgigvbp7vjjfzc6hknxirqxk0wAre Your Emails Skim? Or 2%?">Are Your Emails Skim? Or 2%?4zgfh7ziwxniu8neb4lkauhg4xvy6pf1Are 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.l4yoxwmkkwlw3m16s99dqiv0lertchln When it comes to email newsletters, skimmability […]

Are You a Twitter Spammer?vu53lveyo0rpf06iiwn5v8oblpfpjjp4Are You a Twitter Spammer?">Are You a Twitter Spammer?4q8o408abj12ykfbybgzjcrxzk7ksf7nAre You a Twitter Spammer?

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: Recently one of the organizations that we work with had their account suspended on Twitter. The situation looked something like this. The organization started tweeting about a video/petition. No biggie, right? Well, they started to tweet at people (putting the @username at the beginning of the tweet). A lot. And […]

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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 […]

How to Manage an Email Discussion List to Invite Collaboration3katjuq2m0o9pa7q0jhjvu6091c9313xHow to Manage an Email Discussion List to Invite Collaboration">How to Manage an Email Discussion List to Invite Collaboration0f6c6sp6mki35neajkxdhthvjawsxcsnHow to Manage an Email Discussion List to Invite Collaboration

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: Some Nonprofit Tech Discussion Lists7k4vt5j28u1llqb0q31t5tgigrkvpl7m NTEN Discusskao6bygit4o14j7fykg9rw03eh8cmtyx NOSIl2wnej0m3sbaqq2uh95hqnbsl5n2v627 Riders Techy9xyecej62g7riyq7pjftpvc1csz9vay Riders Talkm4v3184e562th7c7knkjs6ioj31jhztu Open Translation Tools5wm34bnixc7llx854d9saxuvrsg9svfn Email discussion lists or listservs (name comes from a specific piece of software called LISTSERV), while increasingly overshadowed by social networks, can still be a great way for a like-minded community to carry conversations and […]

Keeping Track of Your Dashboard Feeds with a Listening Matrixdpce0vt1zuv7y13vj1xvvbfyzchx5lu9Keeping Track of Your Dashboard Feeds with a Listening Matrix">Keeping Track of Your Dashboard Feeds with a Listening Matrix4z1r2j6gah87aysvrbku1lfog386l75gKeeping Track of Your Dashboard Feeds with a Listening Matrix

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: We, like a lot of other people, love using a “listening dashboard” like Netvibes to listen to the social web. It’s free, pretty easy to put together and it does all the work for you of tracking down when your name or organization has been mentioned online. Fun stuff. The […]

Tools to Introduce Online Communications Best Practiceshze2tpuqfhw0y1p518r1acw6901lsiy0Tools to Introduce Online Communications Best Practices">Tools to Introduce Online Communications Best Practices3aaha11ve4oidmxv6f81i9n5vuim5piyTools to Introduce Online Communications Best Practices

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: We spend a lot of time here at Aspiration and here on the SSC Blog talking about online communications best practices, trying to help nonprofits and social justice organizations find ways to use technology cheaper and more effectively for their missions.6hegm415h4p7okig1o86541jgpseztww As part of that effort, I put together some […]

Facebook Groups: Banished to the Archiver7wz6zwirk8de82y5x1avn6j0oxfvjfdFacebook Groups: Banished to the Archive">Facebook Groups: Banished to the Archive13hlp3qdx3iqgtb9lvu5kasoxl8bozffFacebook Groups: Banished to the Archive

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: A couple of days ago, one of the organizations we work with emailed me to ask about what it meant that Facebook was going to “archive” their Group. Apparently Facebook is doing a major push for old groups to upgrade to the new Groups format that they’ve developed while getting […]

Tools for Nonprofit Volunteer Managementg8dzb0cj2trh4l1jxhwswsevl27ekyzrTools for Nonprofit Volunteer Management">Tools for Nonprofit Volunteer Managementv49iyyc5kvlsky8lhhcmiqppdtrxeqozTools for Nonprofit Volunteer Management

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page.q0jvardi3cwswqx0byvpmewiz3g1xu4e When nonprofits talk to us about taking on volunteers for major projects, Aspiration often plays the negative Nelly of the group. We believe that when considering a volunteer:2uagjgqmwg3di8r89yja06r2c7fqoabg Expect Nothing. Be Happy with Anything.qmcv8vyiins4j9lxvrxig9bhfs45125h Volunteers […]

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