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5 Tips to Get Donations on Nonprofit and Charity Websites

To encourage donations, focus on answering potential-donors’ top questions and streamlining the donation process.
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Political parties would do well to follow these tips...

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How to cultivate winning writing habits

How to cultivate winning writing habits | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
Communicators who procrastinate writing requested copy or those who are coming up empty when seeking ideas for blog posts can turn things around with this infographic guide.
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Snapchat Makes Content More Discoverable: This Week in Social Media : Social Media Examiner

Snapchat Makes Content More Discoverable: This Week in Social Media : Social Media Examiner | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
Social media news and developments making social media marketing easier. (Updated Snapchat Discover feature, Twitter Insiders, Facebook video comments)
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There are now nearly 5 PR pros for every reporter

There are now nearly 5 PR pros for every reporter | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
As the PR field flourishes, journalists are becoming a vanishing breed. The current scale is more than double the ratio of 15 years ago. This analysis from Muck Rack shows pay levels reflect both trend lines.
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Bile, venom and lies: How I was trolled on the Internet

Bile, venom and lies: How I was trolled on the Internet | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
We have to create ways to distinguish between facts and falsehoods on social media.
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This is why we cannot just walk away from the comments section, allow the trolls to run wild and give up on civil public discourse. As much as it disgusts us, we must face this problem and not give way to hate, ignorance and violence on social networks. 

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Lean intranet content tactic #1: Get rid of the content you don't need | nonlinear enterprise

Lean intranet content tactic #1: Get rid of the content you don't need | nonlinear enterprise | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
Over time, your intranet has probably gotten filled with unwanted, untouched content. We explain how to use lean tactics to keep your intranet from becoming a hoarder’s haven:
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3 Reasons Why PR Is at the Heart of Marketing Collaborations - PRNewser

3 Reasons Why PR Is at the Heart of Marketing Collaborations - PRNewser | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
This is a guest post by Ron Young is the founder and CEO of Shocase.
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Disappearing Act: Twitter Pulls Share Counts From Tweet Buttons

Disappearing Act: Twitter Pulls Share Counts From Tweet Buttons | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
The removal of share counts, which Twitter announced in October and executed last week, surprises and frustrates some publishers.
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What does age reveal about the personalities of social media users?

What does age reveal about the personalities of social media users? | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
A study has found that it's actually the older generation who are more likely to be narcissistic when it comes to using Facebook.
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How to Report Live from Nonprofit Events Using Periscope

How to Report Live from Nonprofit Events Using Periscope | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
Nonprofit Tech for Good experimented with Periscope for live streaming for the first time during the 2015 Independent Sector Conference. Like all new tools there is a learning curve, but for nonpro…
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The Land That the Internet Era Forgot - WIRED

The Land That the Internet Era Forgot - WIRED | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
Traveling the highways of America's least connected state.
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8 out of 10 retailers will snub you on social media, report says - VentureBeat

8 out of 10 retailers will snub you on social media, report says - VentureBeat | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, I announced that there are up to 289 million unanswered complaints peppering Twitter annually.
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Vanishing Canada

Vanishing Canada | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
It’s not just the census. Ottawa’s been destroying research, wiping clean websites and deleting government records. How the attack on information threatens our economy, our reputation and what we know about ourselves.
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Leaders' debate sends parties' social media into overdrive - Politics - CBC News

Leaders' debate sends parties' social media into overdrive - Politics - CBC News | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
Social media has been a hotbed for political discourse throughout the federal election, with all three major parties having an active presence on Facebook and Twitter.
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31 facts that make a strong business case for video

31 facts that make a strong business case for video | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
If you can't convince your boss or executives that your organization should be producing videos, throw a few of these findings their way.
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The brilliance of Snapchat

The brilliance of Snapchat | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
This Snapchat is brilliant. It's the next big thing right here under our noses. You may have thought it was a passing Millennial-fancy but think again. The social app is gaining popularity with 25-34 year-olds. Marketers are calling the growth to 50 million users this year "startling." And they're wasting no time rolling out their revenue…
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7 Tips to Boost Event Attendance with Social Media Marketing

7 Tips to Boost Event Attendance with Social Media Marketing | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
No matter what type of event you're promoting, use these 7 tips to use social media to boost event attendance.
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How to Have Courageous Conversations - GovLoop

How to Have Courageous Conversations - GovLoop | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
It is important to maintain the following conditions to ensure that the courageous conversations lead us to a brighter tomorrow
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8 Twitter Lists You Should Be Using

8 Twitter Lists You Should Be Using | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
If you’re not sure what “Twitter Lists” even are, let’s start there.
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What Facebook’s new video hub means for PR pros

What Facebook’s new video hub means for PR pros | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
Communicators who have long relied on YouTube for sharing their brands’ content have a new choice with intriguing features.
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Reaching Maturity in Government Use of Social Media

Reaching Maturity in Government Use of Social Media | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
Today’s post is authored by Ryan Androsoff, along with contributions by Rodrigo Mejia Ricart, from the Digital Government team in the OECD Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Developm…
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Long-Term Exposure to Flat Design: How the Trend Slowly Makes Users Less Efficient

This behavior is analogous to the behavior of laboratory rats in operant-conditioning experiments: if a rat gets a food pellet at random intervals after performing a specific action, the rat will keep doing that action in the hope of getting fed again. Similarly, users have discovered that clicking elements that don’t have strong signifiers sometimes works. Like the lab rats, users will stick to random clicking as long as they get rewarded from time to time.
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Quebec adoptees use social media to find their origins - Toronto Star

Quebec adoptees use social media to find their origins - Toronto Star | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
Because adoption records in Quebec are confidential, adoptees are looking for answers on Facebook.
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Measurement: Know Your Goals AND Objectives

Measurement: Know Your Goals AND Objectives | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
You need to see both the forest and the trees when it comes to knowing what you want.
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Edelman ends work with coal producers and climate change deniers | Environment | The Guardian

Edelman ends work with coal producers and climate change deniers | Environment | The Guardian | Swing your communication | Scoop.it
World’s biggest PR firm says high risk clients threaten its reputation, following criticism for its work on behalf of fossil fuel companies
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