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(English → Français) 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?w3dmpyjuhrvow75ee6wh4nkm2ekwy0zl (Hold up, if first you want to get caught up on “What is the Cloud?“? Read from Mashable or LearnFree.)pymoynegadk91ph4cpkkhfw6x023py64 Calling it “The Cloud” […]

Data: Your Most Important Tech Assetuhmpbnfai3suir227yb3b8l19r9cpnw9Data: Your Most Important Tech Asset">Data: Your Most Important Tech Asset2dpbtr84o5272aac5dlyyd5654j7gjv9Data: Your Most Important Tech Asset

(English → Français) 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%?vt06vzjd55dlcyjt9zhsemcmw0cuw3ahAre Your Emails Skim? Or 2%?">Are Your Emails Skim? Or 2%?jhot4gsuegmh6dtqon86vcc6lzj5xmy7Are Your Emails Skim? Or 2%?

(English → Français) 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.p6n0vci9ci1yn9ou4xol4vhp8m8n8ovo When it comes to email newsletters, skimmability […]

Are You a Twitter Spammer?3w25yfb3low2un2ukxgn6re830tvp4mjAre You a Twitter Spammer?">Are You a Twitter Spammer?nzjlmlxunjolllb85bd679k41gpcawvoAre You a Twitter Spammer?

(English → Français) 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 → Français) 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 Collaborationqr2teeilvhyqk7rjsip6wxft0ffd1s4iHow to Manage an Email Discussion List to Invite Collaboration">How to Manage an Email Discussion List to Invite Collaborationhnnweicyj1ql39htqf00210ywt88t730How to Manage an Email Discussion List to Invite Collaboration

(English → Français) View originalTranslators: Some Nonprofit Tech Discussion Listsewf1iex1j6f6zpswt771exq1zg8y2zd7 NTEN Discussalhc07uh4gkmzhnsjn3zh0smfnwwzp4z NOSI1pbhy8mp0a7pxt1nye7k5d12mbrjy8zp Riders Techjhjg1bobahczj1w3z3ec6mvrb169q4l0 Riders Talk7vzmo7vn9lykr7aku1ex3lhkb9ebgo3d Open Translation Tools8nql9afa1rlcdx6ie8mpmuusjhc29l87 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 Matrix9mx2t9rnx7bpy2g5lpii85oj7jstoqkoKeeping Track of Your Dashboard Feeds with a Listening Matrix">Keeping Track of Your Dashboard Feeds with a Listening Matrixi0i5udlz3q3jim7f1nsverr6lw2og51oKeeping Track of Your Dashboard Feeds with a Listening Matrix

(English → Français) 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 Practicesjd1ycfnek63mh76951btlzdr7en539bdTools to Introduce Online Communications Best Practices">Tools to Introduce Online Communications Best Practicesarm1c1y98pdz1rx1lhmo94fe29fivnswTools to Introduce Online Communications Best Practices

(English → Français) 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.a9t5qln9nllklc6zpivobe93cc2twvex As part of that effort, I put together some […]

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(English → Français) 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 Managementk84yeqsxwq23hsq07yfl7sgnpfxkx6i8Tools for Nonprofit Volunteer Management">Tools for Nonprofit Volunteer Managementg7w8h4rz96camshty41sa4cwdchq4rvaTools for Nonprofit Volunteer Management

(English → Français) View originalTranslators: Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page.nxfjiy5dswxe3654fmkuzt4xekb3j5bw 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:g9om9n0z3i3z85zdwn8xcmhzs6stam1g Expect Nothing. Be Happy with Anything.1atj5e5zag982jcoz4i63sfs6tcmcgi4 Volunteers […]

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