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(English → Italiano) 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?0chdphduj2qqwmbjldmrwd2fldr0nend (Hold up, if first you want to get caught up on “What is the Cloud?“? Read from Mashable or LearnFree.)efne8tabqwxa7qlmkncayjhkmdb949n9 Calling it “The Cloud” […]

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(English → Italiano) 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: […]

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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.ax3aujkwcuhr4zifoqfzmj08g5oorobs When it comes to email newsletters, skimmability […]

Are You a Twitter Spammer?625nz6wb8lxi48u5e21o6juvwdp8dsuaAre You a Twitter Spammer?">Are You a Twitter Spammer?y8yqkeaaotuma0gdd61avfr7ihgvglh4Are You a Twitter Spammer?

(English → Italiano) 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 → 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 […]

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(English → Italiano) View originalTranslators: Some Nonprofit Tech Discussion Listsolsy9nsakg9mwjrttbulv22sl49zwc2a NTEN Discussmi8p34a32hx14z33lkc0okqhq8jikh5x NOSI57lxp9vagr4f1kxqwmdeoxh9jsflh2kd Riders Tech3417i8dlzaburia0odvt0fngpfp46qo0 Riders Talku8ebys5bv5yg6bnd2mge5svedl2rn8j7 Open Translation Toolsf9j9cjau12mp070o53q5vytprrmlq2iv 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 Matrixlll3i0wlg0wlresx261irpnv0kgw4r6gKeeping Track of Your Dashboard Feeds with a Listening Matrix">Keeping Track of Your Dashboard Feeds with a Listening Matrixa5ehriomcep3fnzkqnli811hbvkj9e4aKeeping Track of Your Dashboard Feeds with a Listening Matrix

(English → Italiano) 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 Practicesdbwb17g1jxofnrsdr1k7b7lgdzxl3xr6Tools to Introduce Online Communications Best Practices">Tools to Introduce Online Communications Best Practicescjlkxr0zbmz3hw022h8v4x2tpbmt1yy3Tools to Introduce Online Communications Best Practices

(English → Italiano) 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.5rivor061d2efb3zbnhl3s9vps0lin7e As part of that effort, I put together some […]

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(English → Italiano) 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 Managementpc3wk5wtjho5xl73vs2puqndcd7swl6bTools for Nonprofit Volunteer Management">Tools for Nonprofit Volunteer Managementyq5ila86p0gig5ywbpv21v8i990o61ovTools for Nonprofit Volunteer Management

(English → Italiano) View originalTranslators: Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page.n8tincr82alt044961ht1b6sjqwq4qkh 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:gll3w2nvdfsenmzi536efmkdfvwheqtl Expect Nothing. Be Happy with Anything.mun0lzvrzmzmpnbp9v15vp4sjgmeri54 Volunteers […]

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