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Hemingway

Hemingway | Nonprofit Technology and Communication | Scoop.it

Online tool to help improve your writing

 

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Interesting looking tool to help you improve your writing. Would love to see what a desktop app might look like to make this more useful and part of a workflow.

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Click to Tweet | The easy, tweet about this link generator

Clicktotweet is the best, easiest and simplest way to promote and advertise your blog, website, business and stuff on Twitter.
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Great tool to generate a link to a prewitten tweet. For example, link the text "share this story" with a link that opens a prepoulated tweet to make it even easier for users to spread the word.

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Online Meeting Guide: Software And Strategy

Online Meeting Guide: Software And Strategy | Nonprofit Technology and Communication | Scoop.it

Modern videoconferencing services are easy to use, and available to nearly anyone with a computer or smartphone. The ability to connect and meet with people online means we’re no longer limited by geographical location. Furthermore, countless websites provide us with a wide variety of tools and resources for conducting meetings, planning and executing projects, and reducing the amount of printed paper traditionally needed to get things done.

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Useful guide with a lot of good information and range of resources that Nonprofits could use.

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A 12 Word Social Media Policy

A 12 Word Social Media Policy | Nonprofit Technology and Communication | Scoop.it
Continuing my "awesome finds on the interwebs" series this week, here is the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media's 12-word social media policy.
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Will it work? | Campaign Monitor

Will it work? | Campaign Monitor | Nonprofit Technology and Communication | Scoop.it

Ever wonder if what you do in your html emails will work? This is the jackpot for answering that. No need to be using Campaing Monitor either for this information to be useful.

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Measuring the Return on Engagement of Community Commitment

Measuring the Return on Engagement of Community Commitment | Nonprofit Technology and Communication | Scoop.it

Fantastic post looking at the deepest levels measurement around social media impact on community.

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How to measure Facebook Custom Tabs in Google Analytics with UTM Tags (Video Tutorial)

How to measure Facebook Custom Tabs in Google Analytics with UTM Tags (Video Tutorial) | Nonprofit Technology and Communication | Scoop.it

Great info and video looking at how to measure traffic to custom tab on a Facebook page usign Googel Analytics.

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How to set up a metrics program

How to set up a metrics program | Nonprofit Technology and Communication | Scoop.it

Fantastic tips for what your nonprofit can do to develop a metrics system and become a data-driven organization.

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The Role of Brand in the Nonprofit Sector (SSIR)

The Role of Brand in the Nonprofit Sector (SSIR) | Nonprofit Technology and Communication | Scoop.it

This is a somewhat lengthy blog post but it has great information and lays out a goof framework (IDEA) for implementing brand work to achieve greater impact.

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6 ways to tell your stories with data

6 ways to tell your stories with data | Nonprofit Technology and Communication | Scoop.it

Data is the new black. These days everyone is releasing it, visualizing it, aggregating it, and mashing it up. And for good reason. Data is so much more than a stack of numbers or a server filled with client outputs. It can justify the work that your organization is doing, help others understand why it is critical, and offer exciting new ways to motivate others to help solve the problems your organization is working on.

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Using Twitter for Volunteer Recruitment: Jersey Cares

Using Twitter for Volunteer Recruitment: Jersey Cares | Nonprofit Technology and Communication | Scoop.it
How can Twitter work for you? Do you need more volunteers? Jersey Cares recruited over 1,000 new volunteers using Twitter in just one month.
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ThinkUp: Social Media Insights Platform

ThinkUp: Social Media Insights Platform | Nonprofit Technology and Communication | Scoop.it

ThinkUp is a free, open source web application that captures all your activity on social networks like Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

 

With ThinkUp, you can store your social activity in a database that you control, making it easy to search, sort, analyze, publish and display activity from your network. All you need is a web server that can run a PHP application.

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From Social Commerce to Syndicated Commerce Brian Solis

From Social Commerce to Syndicated Commerce Brian Solis | Nonprofit Technology and Communication | Scoop.it

Today’s social media best practices will show you the marvels of creative marketing in social networks, the benefits of customer service on Twitter and blogs, innovations in co-created products and services, and insights into how to build a more engaged business (a.k.a. nonprofit).

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CSS Font Stack :: A complete collection of web safe CSS font stacks :: Web Fonts

CSS Font Stack :: A complete collection of web safe CSS font stacks :: Web Fonts | Nonprofit Technology and Communication | Scoop.it
The long awaited CSS font stack resource :: A complete collection of web safe CSS font stacks and web font CSS.
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What I like about this site is that it also shows you what percentage of MAC and PC users have this font on if oyu rollover the "info" button on each.

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PostBeyond | Social Media Management Platform

PostBeyond | Social Media Management Platform | Nonprofit Technology and Communication | Scoop.it
Increase your company's reach and amplify your content with PostBeyond's social media management platform & employee engagement tool. Sign up for free!
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Ineresting looking socal media tool to help larger organzations suggest approaved content for their interanl teams to be able to post to their personal networks.

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Optimization at the Obama campaign: a/b testing

A small glimpse into the a/b testing operation at the Obama campaign.
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Great brakdown of the process and steps taken in doing A/B testing and refining digital communication efforts to get better conversions. lesson can be applied to a wide range of efforts, not just campaigns.

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Content Curation Tools - by Robin Good

Content Curation Tools - by Robin Good | Nonprofit Technology and Communication | Scoop.it

Great mindmap of content curation tools. Very comprehensive

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Email marketing resources | Campaign Monitor

Email marketing resources | Campaign Monitor | Nonprofit Technology and Communication | Scoop.it

Great set of resources to help you plan, design and use email marketign for your nonprofit.

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Keep Your Analytics Data Safe And Clean

Keep Your Analytics Data Safe And Clean | Nonprofit Technology and Communication | Scoop.it
In this post we discuss a way to avoid bad implementations by putting into place a process that requires users to report on changes made to Google Analytics accounts.
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Create better content by working in pairs | UX Booth

Create better content by working in pairs | UX Booth | Nonprofit Technology and Communication | Scoop.it

Great tips and suggestions to help you create better content.

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Creating a Social Media Strategy: The Secret Sauce

Creating a Social Media Strategy: The Secret Sauce | Nonprofit Technology and Communication | Scoop.it

Great look at the recipe Debra Askanase usign in her  Social Media Strategy Secret Sauce

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10 Tips for Creating a Social Media Policy for Your Business

10 Tips for Creating a Social Media Policy for Your Business | Nonprofit Technology and Communication | Scoop.it
Policy. It can be a dirty word, especially in social media communities.Why?
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Social Media Cheat Sheet For Small Bussinesses

Social Media Cheat Sheet For Small Bussinesses | Nonprofit Technology and Communication | Scoop.it

Social Media Cheat Sheet For Small Bussinesses (and nonprofit folks): Click the image to enlarge: source: flowtown...

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Content Strategy Within The Design Process

Content Strategy Within The Design Process | Nonprofit Technology and Communication | Scoop.it
The first thing to understand about content strategy is that no two people understand it the same way. It’s a relatively new, and extremely broad, discipline with no single definitive definition.
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39 Beautiful Email Newsletter Templates | Vandelay Design Blog

39 Beautiful Email Newsletter Templates | Vandelay Design Blog | Nonprofit Technology and Communication | Scoop.it

Email newsletters are an important marketing and communication tool for many nonprofits. The appearance of your newsletter can be enhanced with an attractive design, but having a custom design isn't the only option.

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