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Graphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirtp1wgmij3ns21t7vtmwlz3mxoom50amjqGraphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirt">Graphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirtmfszryj85twvrk2d6x1to38ifvpj4w8gGraphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirt

(English → Deutsch) View originalTranslators: Less than two weeks into my role at Aspiration, I was granted an enormous challenge: design the 2014 Aspiration t-shirt. From this high-profile task emerged a series of challenges.um0x5edf6wr6dotjfatlnhhv71bpkqg4 The first was simple: how could I support free and open software and produce the kind of visual graphics I’m used […]

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(English → Deutsch) View originalTranslators: Do you ever find yourself asking “What’s the point of it all?” when creating content for the vast universe of the web? Don’t let your content fizzle out. Instead, consider using engagement asks to get your audience involved in the work you’re writing about.udayopm4iy0vz3t05897jtnh54whjmi4 ‘Cause its not always about you. […]

Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pagesonj3jpeomjy9l12jl451dja30rrb0hhfDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages">Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pagessyx0h2kt3nra1nts7t5jmh2344rewqleDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages

(English → Deutsch) View originalTranslators: (Check out part one of this project here! )mh90ivc2tlixosja3m6ni4nmyfvc7sck We’re getting closer to launching our webpage for nonprofit learning resources, designed for anyone concerned with using and making decisions about technology for social change. We appreciate all who shared helpful feedback on our digital page mock-ups. Now, we’ve brought these […]

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(English → Deutsch) View originalTranslators: With great honor, Aspiration gets to join Jack and Jamila from Palante Technology Cooperative for a session on “PGP Encryption for Our Movements” at the Allied Media Conference in Detroit on June 19-22, 2014. The AMC is a “collaborative labratory” where activists, techies, artists, and educators create and share transformative […]

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(English → Deutsch) View originalTranslators: We’ve been working on something that we’re pretty excited about—a new part of our website that gathers all of our training resources in one place. It hasn’t gone live yet, but we’d love to share our progress and get your feedback on this page mock up as we move forward! […]

The Listening Cycle, Part Idom5n2dj18cujbrhu1zu9v81uuulg4ukThe Listening Cycle, Part I">The Listening Cycle, Part Ihg0k3ej60vnczwhqg8ychaijxpcntbx0The Listening Cycle, Part I

(English → Deutsch) View originalTranslators: Beyonce wants you to listen1bifkx64qlerg593ol0mzoi4713hkwdb Image source:youtube.comu690tm18jpkc2m4bnmopcgv6l5lpbu3v The listening cycle has been co-written by Dirk Slater from Fabriders. Dirk has two decades of experience supporting social justice movements and is a nice guy to boot. You can find him on Twitter @fabrider. You can also find the version of this […]

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(English → Deutsch) View originalTranslators: Are you considering using the Cloud at your nonprofit organization? What are some implications of the use of the Cloud for nonprofits and social justice movements?8623lwd8ds46fbbip5uwioa3i84li10g (Hold up, if first you want to get caught up on “What is the Cloud?“? Read from Mashable or LearnFree.)wgmirtl40htfgvn8cyqnhacjmccjwcdi Calling it “The Cloud” […]

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(English → Deutsch) View originalTranslators: We admire JC and Braelan, the good folks over at the Greenlining Institute in Berkeley. Today, we want to share out their newest publication, The Art of Listening: Social Media Toolkit for Nonprofits. The strategy guide is filled with social media strategies and tactics to really build a foundation for […]

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(English → Deutsch) View originalTranslators: Are you creating an online campaign with a group of young folks? Are you interested in becoming an activist?iewsv2tsn594qzeklm7rpjcg9w388lbg If you have an important story to share online, start here!lfjq9tfbu3fekvrdomh1x7ba6kojbysm Watch the video to get a 3 minute e-Advocacy crash course, What is e-Advocacy?ahbmitpu8g9w75g0dlkjekpezctpy4qz, produced by Jennifer Dueñas from the […]

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(English → Deutsch) View originalTranslators: Have you been thinking about how to get people to care about the information you are putting online?iuh6u3ztxe7yrf7yjo2zjraslksn95jh As you begin the process to engage people in the offline or online world, you have to figure out how your messaging reaches the people you care about by tapping into what […]

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