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Text Messaging for Grassroots Community Organizing

Text messaging is more accessible than ever and can be a powerful tool in direct community organizing. Is Text Messaging Right for Your Work? Short Message Service (SMS) can be an effective method for communicating and interacting with a relatively large audience of supporters in a direct and engaging way. Despite their reputation for being [...]

Preparing Your Computer for Translation Purposes

Here at Aspiration, we love to use free open source software, so our go to office suite is LibreOffice. For those of you who do not know what LibreOffice is, it is basically the equivalent to Microsoft Office suite, but better because it is free! I was recently doing some work in Spanish. If you [...]

Hooray! Let’s talk Administration Tools

Matt asked me to take a few lines and discuss the tools I use in my role in Operations here at Aspiration. We agreed the best way to get that ball rolling was to build out a toolbox in SSC highlighting them. And not surprisingly to those that read this Blog regularly, he thought there [...]

Toolbox for Smaller Nonprofit Organizations

Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page. Recently, Charise Van Liew of fuseDC put together a toolbox entitled Toolbox for Smaller Nonprofit Organizations that was filled with tools that fuseDC recommends to, you guessed it, smaller nonprofits. fuseDC describes their organization as: fuseDC is a cost-free, interactive [...]

A Toolbox of Free and Open Source Web Design Apps

Embedded below is a toolbox that I put together on Social Source Commons of tools that I use when working on websites that Aspiration manages (Aspiration, Social Source Commons, SSC Blog & Answr). I wanted to show you how easy it is to create a narrative with a toolbox. First Sign In, then go to [...]

Tools to Mobilize Knowledge

Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page. There is so much information related to social justice and nonprofit organizations floating around the internet just waiting to be plucked from research obscurity and be used by an organization that can affect real lives. BUT who’s going to pull [...]

Community Platforms for Nonprofit Orgs

Community Platform photo courtesy of paulsynnott Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page. Recently, on the NTEN Discuss List, someone posted a question, looking for platforms that could work as community sites for members to chat, share documents, and just generally connect. This sparked a variety of [...]

Modules for a Better World

Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page. I wanted you all to check out a new toolbox one of our users put together to the right. Kathryn Benedicto recently created a toolbox of Drupal modules that she finds particularly useful. What is a “module” you ask? Modules [...]

2 New Tools and a Toolbox on SSC

As we get more and more great New Tools added to Social Source Commons, we like to shout them out and see what our illustrious users think. So take a gander and let us know what tools are lighting up YOUR toolbox. Collabtive is a hosted, project management tool that is presented as an open [...]

Fun with SSC Toolboxes

We all know that on Social Source Commons it’s super simple to create a toolbox by clicking on “Create toolbox” in the green “My Toolboxes” sidebar in the “My Toolboxes” tab. I mean, just look at all the Community Toolboxes SSC users have created! But you may not have realized some of the different things [...]

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