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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 […]

Data: Your Most Important Tech Asset

As much as we love tools here at SSC, we find that many nonprofits focus too much on them when thinking about their technology strategy and infrastructure. While tools are an important and necessary piece, it’s important that an organization focus on the more crucial piece of the technological equation: the data. When thinking about […]

How Do You Manage Your Passwords?

Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page. One issue that organizations often ask us about with exasperation is passwords. That necessary headache that everyone has a different way of managing badly. How do you manage them? Do you have a text document where they’re all listed? Do […]

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 […]

SSC Facebook: Marcia Marcia Marcia, etc.

With all of this talk about channels, focuses (foci) and conversation, the elephant in the room is the Social Source Commons Facebook page. Kind of the Jan Brady compared to the Marcia that is the Aspiration Facebook page, our SSC Facebook page just doesn’t get much play. While the Aspiration FB page is full of […]

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 […]

Open Source GIS, Negotiating and a Mad Lady Named Mimi

Another week at Social Source Commons, another set of great tools. Here are a few of the tools that picqued my interest as I watched them roll in from the SSC New Tools RSS Feed. Have any experience with these? Why not let us know what you think? Open Simulation Platform An innovative project from […]

Tool Tidbits 07.30.09

Facebook Redmine Basecamp Trac Intervals Loop11 Treejack Hello, SSC-ers! I thought you might be interested in a few posts about various tool-related topics. Let the tool education begin! Social Network Users Double in US Mashable‘s Adam Ostrow looks at Foster Research’s new report about American online behavior. About 1/3 of Americans visit social networks like […]

Feeds

We all know that you can pull feeds from Social Source Commons. Through RSS, you can be automatically notified for all sorts of changes from new users to new toolboxes. RSS feeds are a great way to get a wide range of updates from all over the internet together in one place. Similar to the […]

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