Winning the Internet

Friday Linx: Bromail edition

After a great run, the Winning the Internet blog has been retired. However, you can still keep in touch with New Media Mentors here.

Friday Linx is a recurring feature on our blog. We’re aiming to bring you a collection of links worth a read and cute cat video to ease you into the weekend. Well, the cats are on strike this weekend. So we bring you Jon Stewart instead. Below you’ll find items on Code Academy, Communications, Email, Benchmarking reports, and the best meme to hit the Internet this week.

Onto the links!

If you haven’t heard about Code Academy it’s something that’s a must if you’re an online organizer. You can’t be effective if you’re not conversant in basic HTML and CSS. And you can be a real asset if you’re capable of getting a microsite online without hiring a design firm. Best of all, it’s free! Check out this post Sunlight Foundation wrote on it.

Kivi Leroux Miller has penned an article for NTEN’s latest journal called 5 Communications Myths Non-Profit Executive Directors Believe. Any of these sound familiar?

epolitics has released their How campaigns can use the internet to win in 2012 ebook. If you sub out “candidate” for “organization” a lot of this is still good advice.

I’m of the opinion that there’s pretty close to no valid reason to be doing a “newsletter” any more. Kivi isn’t so partisan on that front, but she does have a good guide on what it takes to make the change.

There were several benchmarking reports that came out this week. Melissa’s done a roundup of those and added a little detail, check it out.

This wins the Internet for the week, refresh it obsessively.

About Raven Brooks

Executive director of Netroots Foundation and Netroots Nation.

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