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Graphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirtbt7mssrqfxduztm8i0gz4ihloojdrunsGraphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirt">Graphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirt9jwvodbopno0bhcfbh45y9hzi0958wd8Graphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirt

(English → Français) 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.n87ir5vtrnk8o4kdra3zidm6x7wbe0zr The first was simple: how could I support free and open software and produce the kind of visual graphics I’m used […]

Twenty tactics for creating engaging online contentw2c3ricp6p7o88m4rzlcrf4pclnbqfncTwenty tactics for creating engaging online content">Twenty tactics for creating engaging online contenthv707viuntzpntuvvo2czue7fx4dl5qsTwenty tactics for creating engaging online content

(English → Français) 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.z5ooc133cu46nhwjagfvlzor5zs7q8tf ‘Cause its not always about you. […]

Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pagesg8gaq3t5a906raojm71timxq0vc3jypqDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages">Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pageskjuqpx1tswtp8wfbrx1ur38959v7y7c8Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages

(English → Français) View originalTranslators: (Check out part one of this project here! )pdyctrje91gwrk750ubzhzgfw8luexit 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 […]

Resources: How to Protect your Emailqb9kekr6l3qbwcd5dotu9rgm0qvm24hjResources: How to Protect your Email">Resources: How to Protect your Emailpjxbs4bmdajh8zld64ij30y0d23w1ophResources: How to Protect your Email

(English → Français) 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 […]

Developing New Tech Projects, Part I: User Testingit5y6jefo8p3tye12pyhjhvih7145cqdDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part I: User Testing">Developing New Tech Projects, Part I: User Testingrlub8oqtzvj2nvk1sg3yo8v7gxscjx00Developing New Tech Projects, Part I: User Testing

(English → Français) 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 Iif9zeb35fpmgty6ca725pktuu3zrgwbpThe Listening Cycle, Part I">The Listening Cycle, Part Iu2rkq30v0igtk6wityg04414xgfqjao4The Listening Cycle, Part I

(English → Français) View originalTranslators: Beyonce wants you to listenso7wt98lxajmqixsoupo023p5xuh09yi Image source:youtube.comdpucpivl476d2valrtge880i12eakkwn 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 […]

Trust in the Cloudv1t3s7095lfpazweqct7dawbs22sgk72Trust in the Cloud">Trust in the Cloud4xw7tbc4t4pktjn7osmk2fzg6gvo9zp3Trust in the Cloud

(English → Français) 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?8dxzr0kpnrufkxvz8r2bv7yeckoixnzv (Hold up, if first you want to get caught up on “What is the Cloud?“? Read from Mashable or LearnFree.)6te9k02i5sjuaupr01jqpollh6y1lblh Calling it “The Cloud” […]

Social Media Toolkit Released by Greenliningda67xtqiumn5f3d75eb04yrrsizsyvt2Social Media Toolkit Released by Greenlining">Social Media Toolkit Released by Greenliningu0uftwaglcfb983wgc0of7r4nco1ewjzSocial Media Toolkit Released by Greenlining

(English → Français) 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 […]

Crash Course in Online Activism7umyuv8s919i4k5rexz8392ka3o6g3ueCrash Course in Online Activism">Crash Course in Online Activismlbw8f9obmh1o9kwlnlkf6kxafz9b4oogCrash Course in Online Activism

(English → Français) View originalTranslators: Are you creating an online campaign with a group of young folks? Are you interested in becoming an activist?byr5ya16e9ly6huy424o1rqnr3mpwkiy If you have an important story to share online, start here!onagy3glhjqepr8ccj1lmua8pa9nbs9q Watch the video to get a 3 minute e-Advocacy crash course, What is e-Advocacy?3mkrjif5uh0lurhomp5s765hwpcb0v4t, produced by Jennifer Dueñas from the […]

Pain, Passion, Fame, and Funo1x2234bschkhuj3tlu7lx5pofe4ca6qPain, Passion, Fame, and Fun">Pain, Passion, Fame, and Funu37gb3euo7sj4lr8z2e6j9isg708yx3jPain, Passion, Fame, and Fun

(English → Français) View originalTranslators: Have you been thinking about how to get people to care about the information you are putting online?ue7enps0kjfcvuhr3rdfxoglsmyhkpm5 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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