If in doubt, leave it out | Weekly Roundup
- We all know jargon is the enemy of good writing, but avoiding it isn’t easy. Melinda McKee explains how her organization cut down on the insider-language over on Kivi Leroux Miller’s Nonprofit Communications blog.
- Recent research from web usability consultant Jakob Nielsen shows cutting out unnecessary words is even more important when you’re writing content that will be read on a mobile device.
- If you’re thinking about starting a blog for your nonprofit (or if you manage your nonprofit’s existing blog), check out Roger Burks’s great advice on how to create, manage, and evolve a successful nonprofit blog.
- Struggling to stay on top of your organization’s Twitter feed? Lindsay Oberst’s run-down of the best Twitter dashboards for nonprofits will have you streamlining your tweets in no time.
- And, last but not least, a useful recap of best practices for customizing your Facebook page from Krysty Petrucci at Social Media Today.
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