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Keeping Track of Your Dashboard Feeds with a Listening Matrix

We, like a lot of other people, love using a “listening dashboard” like Netvibes to listen to the social web. It’s free, pretty easy to put together and it does all the work for you of tracking down when your name or organization has been mentioned online. Fun stuff. The magic is all in finding [...]

Ramping up a New Hire with Our Nonprofit Tech

New Hire = Unicorns & Technological Infrastructure Aspiration recently had the pleasure of welcoming a new employee, Misty Avila! This is awesome, we love her and everyone is holding hands in the unicorn and rainbow fields. Flash to the next day when Matt has to ramp her up to Aspiration’s technology practices. As you may [...]

2010 #NPDev Summit Recap

This past Wednesday wrapped up the 2010 Nonprofit Software Development Summit in Oakland, CA and, let me tell you, it was a pretty sweet time. There were a lot of amazing people, projects and energy that came together and truly made it a community event. Some of the Great Orgs in Attendance: Progressive Technology Project [...]

Special Event Hashtag for Resource-Routing

Aspiration just got back from Barcelona, Spain working with Mozilla to put on the 2010 Drumbeat Festival around the intersection between Open Education and the web. It was a blast filled with people from around the world, Serrano ham and a lot (possibly too much) Spanish espresso. One of the things that we helped with [...]

2010 Nonprofit Software Development Summit Dates Announced

Have you heard of Aspiration‘s Nonprofit Software Development Summit? It is THE place to connect with other people just like you who care about software and technology in the nonprofit sector. Let me emphasize that. Connect. With PEOPLE. This is not the place to sit down in a room and listen to a keynoter talk [...]

Building a Social Media Dashboard with Netvibes

With all of this talk about Social Media Dashboards, I thought I would condense Aspiration‘s Building Your Own Social Media Dashboard slide deck into a blog post to show you how easy it is to start monitoring social media outlets for what you care about. What the hoozeewhatsit is a “Dashboard”, anyway? A dashboard is [...]

2009 Nonprofit Software Development Summit

This past week, Aspiration put on the 2009 Nonprofit Software Development Summit in Oakland, CA. It was pretty incredible. 80+ people involved in social change, nonprofit tech and software development coming to one place to not just listen to a couple of keynoters speak, but to listen to each other. Thought-provoking conversation, new tool showcasing [...]

Online Communications Publishing Matrix Tools

We nonprofit geeks over at Aspiration, the mama organization for Social Source Commons have recently begun working in Social Media for our organization. While this new world can be big, scary, haphazard, constantly changing and full of scary critters, there is a lot of potential value that nonprofits can gain by engaging the different audiences [...]

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