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How to Organize Your remote Employees

How to Organize Your Remote Employees Working alone from home, day after day takes discipline.  Granted you can get up and move when you want to, make something to eat or munch all day,  let the dog out, wash the dishes, even sneak in some TV time. On the working side, you may find yourself reading more emails than normal and spending valuable time sorting through email conversations to find the one you need to answer. You still have deadlines and then there are the online meetings you have to get dressed for.  To make life easier, from the email

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Should You Decide Between Social Media and Email Marketing

Should You Decide Between Social Media and Email Marketing The Nonprofit Advantage with Social Media Free Social Media Sites for Nonprofits – When running a nonprofit organization, don’t you agree that free is always attractive. Especially when you are working with a tight budget.  First of all Social Media, as part of your marketing mix, should complement your virtual ads, website and Facebook presence.  Social Media essentially gives all nonprofit organizations no-cost marketing potential without limits. Here is an article you might consider reading, How to Increase Sales Using Social Media,   However, Social Media does not get the job done alone – 

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“Discussion Lists” the Only Communication Tool Before Social Media

“Discussion Lists” the Only Communication Tool Before Social Media As a non-profit organization, communication between all departments and volunteers is key. Timely and accurate communication can be tricky, as members may be spread over the United States and unreachable the same time you’re not.   So, just how do you effectively communicate with your group when your organization members are not in the same room, or in the same City or Country? You might consider Group Messaging, but what about the different time zones and the information they will miss if they weren’t there at the beginning of the conversation. Facebook®?

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not By Invitation Only – Because You Can Never Have Enough Subscribers.

not By Invitation Only – Because You Can Never Have Enough Subscribers. Even with the many different social tools available, email is still the number one choice for online communications.  Email becomes a more valuable tool when this communication is between smaller groups, like committees and project planning teams.  These groups typically include individuals that are interested, not only in the main subject but also in specific issues that support it. One such organization that has found email discussion lists an essential tool for planning events is the Old Mill Museum located in Dundee Michigan The Old Mill Museum, a

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Have you heard? AOL recently changed their email acceptance policy – and it could affect you!

Have you heard? AOL recently changed their email acceptance policy – and it could affect you! Dear Dundee Internet, What’s “uncategorized failure” all about? My posts– or, it seems, posts from anyone else using AOL–aren’t appearing in my inbox and weren’t yesterday. What’s up? Thanks for your assistance, Mr. Edwards ———————- Dear Mr. Edwards, It appears that AOL has followed Yahoo’s lead and has implemented a DMARC p=reject policy.  This breaks all mailing lists worldwide for anyone using a yahoo.com, and now aol.com, From: addresses. AOL, recommends changing the list parameters like this: “For mailing lists, also known as listservs,

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Are there rules when you want to put your two cents in this Discussion List?

Are there rules when you want to put your two cents in this Discussion List? Discussion Lists are based on a group of people of like interests, using email to “discuss” their interests among one another. They are online communities without boundaries. Unlike the traditional announcement list, the discussion list facilitates two-way communication among its members as members can read all posts to the list and can reply to the topic at hand. Internet etiquette for email discussion lists covers acceptable online behavior for group communication: from ones manners to one’s action.  In fact, members or subscribers of most discussion

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Pardon me; can you pass your email without all the trimmings?

Pardon me; can you pass your email without all the trimmings? On a properly configured discussion list an unsubscribe footer is always included, usually at the bottom of the post. The unsubscribe footer is unique to each user and should never be included in a reply. Need to trim List members who are unaware of proper list etiquette may respond to a discussion list post by merely replying, inadvertently copying all the previous footers in the said discussion thread.  Therefore, the List Admin should educate their discussion list subscribers to trim their replies as a courtesy to the other subscribers. 

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Converse with Discussion Lists to Keep A Head

Converse with Discussion Lists to Keep A Head “Statistically speaking there is research that supports the fact that list subscribers worldwide, in comparison to the largest online communities such as FaceBook far outnumber all social network users”  The first computer  Chat System was introduced in 1974.  Did you know that CompuServe offered the first online chat room (a CB Simulator) in 1980?  Chat allowed real time conversations to take place between many computer users; so popular at its inception, 30 years later it’s still widely used.  It seems people enjoy real-time online conversations, and spontaneous discussions having the option to

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8 Must have Features for Your Discussion List

8 Must have Features for Your Discussion List Most discussion lists take the form of an online community of people brought together to discuss specific topics of interest.  Discussion lists normally have several options, such as moderated list to digests options.  Here are 8 features that your discussion list service provider  should include: Web interface for your members Membership security Fast text searching for all archives Multi-lingual Universal list server commands No Spam Supports several moderating models Create unlimited number of lists on the fly- billed for one service Want to know more?  Visit Dundee Internet Services Discussion list hosting

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