Electoral Reform Society (ERS) got creative to make its Twitter links informative and personal. Here, ERS’s Digital Communications Officer shares the step-by-step process so any organisation can follow its lead.
JMG Solutions built a “Super Importer and Exporter,” also known as the “SIE.” This Raiser’s Edge plug-in allows for one-click access to your Engaging Networks information via an application programming interface, or “API,” that Engaging Networks makes available.
We set up a form field that is invisible to human users, who will therefore never populate it. But the field is visible to spambots, which will populate it. This gives us a way to differentiate between human users and spambots. We also just added a custom validator to the form field; one that checks that it is still empty when the form is submitted. If the field isn’t left empty, then our software smells a rat (detects a spambot) and blocks the submission!