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Salsa Weekly Highlight: Snappy new update messages

by Leslie Hall

Image: An update message in your Salsa headquarters

(From this week's Weekly Highlight email. Click here to sign up to receive it in your inbox every Wednesday!)


It's the "Salsa Weekly Highlight," your quick hit on what's new in Salsa to help get the most out of your online program. As always, you can find plenty more news, updates, and conversation throughout the week on

You may have already noticed that we've added slick new update messages, like the image at right, in the Salsa headquarters.

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Use Tagging and Widgets to Share Jobs in the DemocracyInAction Community

We're regularly asked by our user organizations about sharing job opportunities with one another. DIA isn't a job board and we don't aspire to be or Democratic GAIN. On the other hand, it's a fairly natural fit -- a community of organizations with some similarity in outlook and needs, sometimes including specific familiarity with our platform. So we don't want to maintain an employment database or add unfunded mandates to our shop, but it makes sense to let people share. What to do? A couple of weeks ago, we asked for some input on the DIA Support listserv. You're looking at the result. The item at right is a simple web widget to which anyone can publish a job in the DIA community and which anyone can use to keep up with those jobs. I've seeded it with a few of DIA's own jobs,* and a couple others among our user groups that I happened to know about. It's not meant to be comprehensive -- the point, in fact, is that it's meant to be community-generated. Anyone can add to it. This is a bit of an experiment for us: we'll have to see if people actually choose to use it. But experimenting with widgets is darn cheap to do.

For Employers

To add a job, just tag any job posting page anywhere with a or Ma.gnolia social bookmarking account using the tag "diajob" (without the quotes). That's it! It may take a couple hours to hit the stream. You can remove postings by deleting your bookmark or by removing the tag from your bookmark. We're asking people to observe the convention of titling these posts:
Job Title, Organization (Location)

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