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Salsa Highlight: Targeting by party or committee using Actions 3

by Jason Z.

Greetings!

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 SalsaCommons.org.

With the 2011 Salsa Community Conference coming up next week, we're looking forward to showing off all kinds of highlights. As we expand our capacity, there'll be much, much more to come in the year ahead.

One of our favorite features has to be the Actions 3 tool. It's just the latest iteration of Actions, but it rolls in some new bells and whistles, including one that ought to be a big hit ...



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Salsa Weekly Highlight: Keep Actions Fresh with Alternate Content

Greetings!

It's the "Salsa Weekly Highlight," your quick hit on what's what 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 SalsaCommons.org.

Last week, we illustrated targeting advocacy messages to Congress.

Salsa's Action tools have another great feature to help keep those advocacy messages fresh: Alternate Content blocs which allows your page to suggest different messages every time someone completes it, making them less generic to their recipients.

Image: The Alternate Letters button in Salsa Actions


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Salsa Weekly Highlight: Salsa Actions for a new Congress

Greetings!

It's the "Salsa Weekly Highlight," your quick hit on what's what 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 SalsaCommons.org.

The start of an odd-numbered year means the start of a new legislative season: a great time to take a look at Salsa's Action tools. Federal and state legislative contact data is up-to-date with new representatives, so your supporters can send district-matched constituent advocacy messages with confidence!

Today, we'll show how to make "thank-and-spank" Actions where different lawmakers get different types of messages -- praising them for supporting your bill, or criticizing them for voting against it, for instance.

Image: Creating a Multi-Content Targeted Action

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Salsa Weekly Highlight: Personalized Email Triggers

by Adam Rosenberg

Greetings!

It's the "Salsa Weekly Highlight," your quick hit on what's what 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 SalsaCommons.org.

We recently highlighted Salsa's tools for personalizing thank-you pages with the name of your donor or supporter after s/he takes action.

Today, we're going to translate that same trick to the automated Email Triggers your action pages launch.

Personalized Email Triggers

I hope you're already using Email Triggers widely to thank your supporters when they join, give, register, or take action on your Salsa pages.

When someone likes you that much, why settle for "Dear Supporter"? Personalized greetings like "Dear Adam" show the recipient that you care.

Image: Personalized Email Trigger sent to a donor

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Salsa Weekly Highlight: Personalized Thank-You Pages

by Leslie Hall

Greetings!

It's the "Salsa Weekly Highlight," your quick hit on what's what 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 SalsaCommons.org.

We're often asked about how to make acknowledgment messages to supporters as personal as possible. So the focus of this week's highlight is personalized thank-you pages using Salsa's merge fields.

Personalized Thank-You Pages

Thank-You Pages are a special type of Salsa content intended for use as a custom redirect from your other action and donation pages.

You can have these pages deliver personalized messages like "Thanks, Leslie!" in two easy steps.

Image: Personalized Thank-You Page text

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Salsa Weekly Highlight: Sharing tool launched for social media

by Leslie Hall

Greetings!

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 SalsaCommons.org.

We're very excited to announce the launch of Salsa's new sharing tools to extend your impact on social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

Image: Posting a Salsa page to Facebook with the Salsa Sharing tools

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Salsa Weekly Highlight: Use 'archive' tag to keep unwanted data out of your way

by Leslie Hall

Greetings! (and Happy Halloween!)

Image: The 'archive' tag in SalsaIt's the "Salsa Weekly Highlight," your quick hit on what's what 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 SalsaCommons.org.

We're often asked about options to keep old campaigns, donation pages, events, and other aging Salsa data out from underfoot.

After all, it's a pain to pick through long lists of historical actions just to get the few ongoing ones you need to see. And you don't want to delete them outright and lose their data.

Solution: just archive them.

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Salsa Weekly Highlight: Avoid Composing in MS Word

by Leslie Hall

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

Greetings!

It's the "Salsa Weekly Highlight," your quick hit on what's what 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 SalsaCommons.org.

This week, I just wanted to remind you to avoid copying and pasting from Microsoft Word into Salsa (and probably into most any other online design tool you might use).

I know, I know. It looks like it should work. Lay out page in familiar Word interface, copy, paste it into web page or email blast. Easy, right?

Unfortunately, appearances are deceiving in this case.

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Salsa Weekly Highlight: Keep Actions fresh by rotating content

by Leslie Hall

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

Greetings!

It's the "Salsa Weekly Highlight," your quick hit on what's what 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 SalsaCommons.org.

Congress reconvened this week, and I thought we'd take the opportunity to spotlight a few of the cool bells and whistles available with Salsa Actions.

This week: one neat little feature to keep your supporters' advocacy messages to decision-makers fresh.

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Salsa Weekly Highlight: Using Salsa Built-In Reports

by Leslie Hall

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

Greetings!

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 SalsaCommons.org.

This week's feature is one that I hope you've been making use of already: Salsa's expanded menus of built-in reports. My favorite thing about these system reports is that you can grab copies for your own headquarters, and customize them to your needs!

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