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April 28, 2016
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#SocialEmployee Spotlight: @CrystalCoLisaB

Social media is a powerful tool that has completely changed the digital marketing landscape. Today, businesses and organizations can share their message with thousands of individuals in one click or tap of a button. And social employees are leading a charge in bringing this powerful movement to the business world. At Onsharp, we love celebrating the individuals who excel in this. Lisa Borgen is a social employee doing a great job, which is why she’s in this week’s #socialemployee spotlight.
April 27, 2016
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4 Things to Add to Your May Content Calendar

May is right around the corner, which means we’re super close to summer. Whether it’s starting to enjoy the warm weather or enjoying different events of the season, May is an exciting time. Making the most of this time for your business starts with strategically-timed content marketing. And with so many different companies competing for the attention of your audience, it’s essential you hit people with smart, targeted messages.
April 21, 2016
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#HighFiveFriday to @CCRIMoorhead

At Onsharp, we get excited when businesses use social media to contribute to conversations happening in our local community.  We love seeing little moments being shared that give people a clear and meaningful understanding of what an organization or business is all about – whether that moment is focused on culture, mission, expertise, or more.
April 21, 2016
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Tips for Building Your Network on LinkedIn

I’m just old enough to remember a time in my career when my list of professional connections was a Rolodex of business cards. I remember periodically flipping through the cards. “Not sure where they went,” I would think as I tossed out cards of folks who had moved on to other opportunities. One of the things I love about social media, especially LinkedIn, is the ability to stay continuously connected through career transitions. It makes our networks more robust and creates new possibilities as paths intersect in new and interesting ways.
April 20, 2016
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@RDOICAdam Shares His Experience as a Social Employee

At Onsharp, we love when people use social media to grow professionally, build relationships, and achieve goals – and that’s why we offer social employee training. We followed up with Adam Gilbertson, who recently completed our social employee training, and asked him some questions about how his new role as a social employee has impacted his job at RDO Integrated Controls. Read on to hear what he had to say about his experience. 
April 14, 2016
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#SocialEmployee Spotlight: @UnitedWayHunter

Social media is a powerful tool that has completely changed the nonprofit landscape. Today, organizations can share their message with thousands of passionate volunteers and supporters in one post. And social employees are leading the charge in bringing this powerful movement to the business world.
April 13, 2016
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Website Terminology: The Most Common Terms Defined

If you’re developing a website for the first time, there’s a good chance most of the terminology you come across will be pretty foreign to you as you get started. This can be confusing; especially if you’re working with a development team who knows what every term means.
April 7, 2016
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#HighFiveFriday to @MarchOfDimesND

At Onsharp, we love seeing little moments being shared that give people a clear and meaningful understanding of what an organization, individual, topic is all about. Each week, we feature a person or group using social media to make an impact. This week’s #HighFiveFriday goes to @MarchofDimesND for their great use of Twitter to help fulfill their mission.
April 7, 2016
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Prepare to Engage on Social Media at Your Next Event

Attending an event is social in nature. Not only will you have opportunities catch up with old connections, but you’ll also get to meet new people and engage in meaningful discussions with those around you. And with event social media, you can add a whole new level of engagement – especially at conferences, training sessions and other industry events. This type of engagement can improve the value of time spent at these types of events.
April 5, 2016
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4 Things to Add to Your April Content Calendar

April is here, which means Spring is upon us (or it should be)! Whether it comes to starting to get ready for summer plans or finally cracking down on that spring cleaning, April is an exciting time. But with so many different companies competing for the attention of your audience, it’s essential you hit people with smart, targeted messages. That starts with strategically-timed content marketing.
April 4, 2016
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The Importance of Testing Your Website

So you built a brand new website. Great job! But what if as soon as you launch it, you get a text from a close friend saying you have a huge spelling error on the homepage? Or even worse – what if your images look grainy and no one can see them, or your website doesn’t look right on a mobile device?
March 31, 2016
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#SocialEmployee Spotlight: @UNDNathanR

Social media is a powerful tool that has completely changed the way we keep in touch with friends, share our passions, and showcase our jobs. And the social employee team at the University of North Dakota are leading the charge in bringing this powerful movement to the world of higher education. At Onsharp, we love celebrating the individuals who excel in this. One individual doing an exceptional job is Nathan Rees, who’s in this week’s #socialemployee spotlight.
March 31, 2016
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9 Time-Saving Tools for Content Marketing

At Onsharp, we use a lot of different tools when it comes to making project management, collaboration, and content development for content marketing faster and easier. There are a lot of great tools available, but here are a few of our absolute favorite.
March 30, 2016
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Get Started on Website Content with These 4 Best Practices

Coming up with content for your website is an art form of its own. Unlike print materials, website visitors prefer to skim your text and quickly make decisions based on what they see. So how do you make sure the content on your website gets visitors to stick around? And if you’re starting from scratch, how do you make sure your content has a lasting impact for both visitors and search engines? Read on for 4 key best practices to keep in mind as you work on your web development project.
March 24, 2016
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#HighFiveFriday to @MPRnews for Using Instagram to Tell Stories

At Onsharp, we love seeing little moments being shared that give people a clear and meaningful understanding of what an organization, individual, topic is all about. So each week we choose a feature a person or group using social media to make an impact.
March 24, 2016
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Be a #SocialEmployee: Identifying Tweetable Moments

“We do not remember days, we remember moments.” – Cesare Pavese You’ve created your professional Twitter account. You’re ready to be a social employee. You’ve sent a few tweets. You’ve shared some articles you think your connections might be interested in. You’ve tweeted at an event. Now what?
March 18, 2016
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How Do Images Impact My Website?

As the old saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” The same is true when it comes to images on websites. First time visitors quickly form impressions of your site to determine whether they want to stay on or leave it, which is why having images that accurately represent your brand, products, and services is so important.
March 17, 2016
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#SocialEmployee Spotlight: @CCRIJody

Social media is a powerful tool that has completely changed the way we keep in touch with friends, share our passions and do business. Social employees are leading the charge in bringing this powerful movement to the nonprofit world. At Onsharp, we love celebrating the individuals who excel at this. One individual doing an exceptional job in her organization is Jody Hudson, who’s in this week’s #socialemployee spotlight.
March 16, 2016
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Make the Best First Impression with Your Nonprofit’s Website

First impressions are always important. And for a nonprofit, your online presence might be the only true interaction potential donors have with your organization. A well designed and user-friendly site that engages potential donors, volunteers and decision makers can have a big impact on your success.
March 10, 2016
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#HighFiveFriday to @GoBellBanks for Sharing Community Moments

At Onsharp, we get excited when businesses use social media to contribute to conversations happening in our local community.  We love seeing little moments being shared that give people a clear and meaningful understanding of what an organization or business is all about – whether that moment is focused on culture, mission, expertise, or more.