Listserves part 2.


I'm not going to transfer my members all over to the new listserves one by one. Besides, I can do a group email to all via the database later on just to check whether everyone is on the listserves who wants to be. So I wake up at 3:30 this morning; my neck is cricked, one arm is totally dead, I'm lying in a weird "S" shape, sardined between my 18 month old and my hubby on the right, my 4 year old on the left, and at least one cat splayed across my ankles. And suddenly it hits me.

From Offline to Online and Back Again: The Bike Equity Network


From building a movement to groundtruthing an organization's policies, a listserv can be a powerful tool for a revolution within and beyond an organization. I am a big fan of email listservs. Advocacy listserv online community Organizational Culture ProgramAdonia Lugo. Creator. Bicicultures. They can be a great tool to bring together people virtually who will not cross paths in life. My first experiment with online networking was creating the Bicicultures list in 2012.

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On the [science/art?] of listserves.


So there was a short discussion on the ASAE technology listserve today about whether listserves ("listservs?" In my Memberclicks database, we get listserves included. However, we already had six L-Soft listserves, which cost us $300 per year, and I just got a notice of the annual renewal in October, so obviously I am thinking, "let's move everyone over to the free database ones!".

Web2.0 meets listserve? This is an embeddable discussion thread?

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NetCentric Advocacy: Listserves in Environmental Movement: Good Review

Network-Centric Advocacy

Main | DoGooderTV-Contest » March 23, 2007 Listserves in Environmental Movement: Good Review Here is another good report to read on the heart of all our years of listserve management and user contributed content in the listserve universe that predates web2.0 It provides best practices for establishing successful listservs and explores the parallels between this network of networks and newer online communities like Digg, YouTube, Flickr, and blogs.

5 Proven Tips for Building Your Nonprofits Email List


If visitors have to search around the tabs on your site, they may never find your listserve sign up. Social media is talked about so much that you probably think every other form of communication is dead (Ok, maybe your thinking isn’t that extreme). But that’s not the case.

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My Birthday Wish: Support My Fundraiser for NTEN

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Back in the old days, there was a very small community of peer that I could ask questions and learn from — we had a listserv! Today is my birthday! To celebrate, rather than eat cake, I’m fundraising for the Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network (NTEN).

Vinay Kumar joins the clump!


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Here's a great idea!


Just got this email from George Breeden at RSM McGladrey to the ASAE Technology listserve: ".the This is a great example of how to cross-fertilize ideas, and specifically of using tried and tested modes of communication (the listserves) to create value for new ones (the wiki), AND showing the value of the wiki to a wider audience through adding templates and resources. listserves creativity technology innovation wikis

Source Codes: The Most Useful Measurement Strategy You May Not Be Using

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Email, Facebook, posting to listserves, your website, direct mail—the list goes on and on. Source Codes: The Most Useful Measurement Strategy You May Not Be Using – Guest Post by Laura Quinn. You’re likely using more than one channel to communicate.

The Strategy of Web Superiority and Web Dominance of an issue.

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Online communications including websites, blogs, listservs and email tools are no longer tactical elements to be constituted and ignored to support traditional legal, program and fundraising strategies.

Case Study: How Human Rights Watch Leverages Employee Personal Brands on Twitter

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In addition, they have an internal listserv for support where staff share suggested tweets for new reports or new features or techniques on Twitter. There are no better champions for your organization’s communication’s strategy than your staff.

Facebook as a Financial Platform?

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Tips & Tricks from the Trenches

Connection Cafe

She is co-moderator of the popular community-led Nonprofit Salesforce Practitioners listserv and will be joining Convio’s Common Ground team as a full-time employee in January 2012. Author: Guest Blogger.

Training on your new database

Robert Weiner

A question was posted to a listserve for nonprofit techies looking for tips on training staff on a new database. I discussed training at a high level on page 13 of this chapter from CASE's Handbook of Institutional Advancement. Here are some more detailed rules of thumb: 90% of training is forgotten within the first 2 weeks if it's not put to immediate use. Not everyone can train. It's an art.

Why Associations Should Be Planning Their LinkedIn Exit Strategy


If you don’t already have a private community that’s members-only, consider launching one–or even a listserv if you’re not ready for a full-fledged community yet. Ah, LinkedIn…where would my blogging be without your Groups feature?

NetCentric Advocacy: Frappr! Group Location Awareness

Network-Centric Advocacy

Group Location Awareness New free tools for small and large groups mapping people on a listserve, yahoo group, etc. Group Location Awareness New free tools for small and large groups mapping people on a listserve, yahoo group, etc. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

Are you a community manager?


How do you transition into your new community from listserves? Are you an association/nonprofit community manager (or association exec with community management newly thrust upon you?).

Groups: A Review of Five Platforms to Build Community


If your group would make for an active and participatory email listserv, it will probably work as a group too. If your organization is focused on building community among your activists and donors you’ve probably had to choose an online group tool. But which platform is best for your group? Some nonprofits like the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation are using platforms like the new Facebook Groups to foster ongoing discussions with their members.

Why Do We Interpret Art and Science So Differently?

Museum 2.0

Thank you to the ISEN listserv for helping spark this post, via the controversy over Richard Dawkins' denigrating remarks about informal science. A genius has just created a major body of work. Her work is monumental in her field, but her achievements are somewhat opaque to the general public.

Attention #NPdataNerds: Report back from the first-ever Do Good Data Conference

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To learn more and stay in the loop with Data Analysts for Social Good, you can join the LinkedIn group and subscribe to the listserv.

Five Steps to Successful Crisis Communications

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Note From Beth: I remember back when Hurricane Katrina struck, I saw a post to the Museum ListServ that said “ Chuck Patch Is Not Dead.” Flickr Photo by Rob Howells.

Some Little Known Faith-Based Technology Resources

Tech Soup Blog

Church Technology Listservs. I’ve been following the discussions on the Unitarian Universalist techie listserv and it’s a great information sharing group. Another is the ChurchMgmtSoftware listserv.

Online Community: Old School Still Rulz | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

Words that Work » Online Community: Old School Still Rulz Posted Monday, March 26th, 2007 at 8:49 am by Eric (25 posts) Here at Beaconfire, we’re as excited as anybody about Web 2.0 — but the good-old-fashioned listserv is the online community of choice for those with serious activist inclinations, at least environmental activists.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Organizational Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We’re going to start a listserv and take some initial steps to become our own combination of learning community and support group. Photo by Aaron Schmidt.

Should You Ever Delete Donor Records?

Tech Soup Blog

Here is a compilation of responses to the same question from the APRA's listserve, PRSPCT-L : "I would consider any data valuable when it can be utilized for predictive analytics or to build a case for trends.

Is your Organization Capable of Unorthodox Thinking?


Out of the approximately 120 topics on ASAE’s Executive ListServe in one month, none dealt with the strategic dimensions of an issue or the customer. The New Competence of the Knowledge Age.

Source Codes: The Most Useful Measurement Strategy You May Not Be Using | Beth’s Blog

AFP Blog

Email, Facebook, posting to listserves, your website, direct mail—the list goes on and on. Source Codes: The Most Useful Measurement Strategy You May Not Be Using | Beth’s Blog : "Source Codes: The Most Useful Measurement Strategy You May Not Be Using – Guest Post by Laura Quinn You’re likely using more than one channel to communicate. How do you know which of those channels is actually driving people to donate, register for an event, or even sign up for your eNewsletter?

Controlling data entry

Robert Weiner

A member of the PRSPCT-L listserve (for prospect researchers) asked "What do other institutions do to regulate or “police” data entry work, specifically when you have multiple users with authority to make updates?". It's a tough problem. Here are a few approaches (other than locking down data entry): Policies. You need clear data entry standards. Security. You need to control who can make changes and what they can change. Training.

Private Community Management – #cmgrhangout


What are some ways associations can convert listserves into communities?

Tech Planning Tips for Every Nonprofit or Library

Tech Soup Blog

Use a template : Ask your state library if it has a template, or ask other librarians if they have a template you can use by way of a listserv (such as ARSL) or Facebook group. Does the thought of creating a tech plan for your organization seem overwhelming? A mysterious process? Something that you've been meaning to do, but just keep putting off? Never fear, the incredible tech planners are here to help!

How to Launch Your Nonprofit Website

NonProfit Hub

Email listserv signup. Before you welcome the world to do business with your nonprofit, you need to make sure your front door is ready to welcome all visitors. Doing so doesn’t mean going out and purchasing a wreath, a fancy door mat or a fancy brass knocker.

November Member Round-Up: Data satellites, women in nonprofit tech, and horrifying your middle school teacher


AASP''s listserv, Fundsvcs, won the grand prize in the 2013-2014 LISTSERV Choice Awards. Check out the latest news and good reads from your fellow NTEN Members: Go ahead, risk horrifying your old middle school teacher. M+R shares 6 Rules for Online Writing that just might shatter some old grammar rules. Congratulations to NTEN Member Partner, Association of Advancement Services Professionals (AASP) !

Help Us Help You: Austin-area service opportunities wanted for the 15NTC


Skype, Google Hangout, listserv) Virtual opportunities can begin ahead of the conference If you''re a 15NTC attendee looking to volunteer while in Austin, you can sign up for an opportunity here.


Are Memes Really Just Slacktivism?


As nonprofit strategist Ted Fickes said on a nonprofit listserv, “the ice bucket challenge has been going on for a while now among golfers and many others donating to the charity of their choice, law enforcement groups raising money for police charities, etc.”

Meme 18

Association Social Media: American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)


Other sources include quality items shared from other social media feeds, such as veterinary practices, specialty groups, and other veterinary associations; and items found through our environmental scanning efforts (alerts, listservs, etc.).

No Social Interactions

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Hat tip, Katrin Verclas - NTEN Discuss listserv (yes I still read listservs When I suggested to Nancy White that she set up a facebook profile for her dead dog tigger in an old photograph, she told me I needed a break.

Seven Must Read Posts This Week


Listserv and online groups for association executives often see discussions titled, “Should we kill our online member community?” Here are seven posts I wanted to flag for you as being of particular interest. Enjoy!

TechSoup Volunteers During Data Center Move

Tech Soup Blog

A call went out over a combination of listservs and social media channels asking local nonprofits and libraries to share their most pressing needs and dirtiest jobs with TechSoup via video or text.

TechCamp for Organizers

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via an email from Dirk Slater posted to Rider-News listserv. comes TechCamp for Organizers brought to you by Progressive Technology Project. Looks like a tad more structured than barcamp