SSC Toolbox Social Source Commons Blog

Nonprofit Tech, Tools and Social Media

A program of Aspiration 
Aspiration 

Category Archives: Aspiration

Data: Your Most Important Tech Assetsbu7gsdmxda20buppjuo9wzjnap5nyj5Data: Your Most Important Tech Asset">Data: Your Most Important Tech Assetw47mx529e022xf3gcqbp0usks57q0p5nData: Your Most Important Tech Asset

(English → Français) View originalTranslators: 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: […]

Matt’s Tools for Putting Together an HTML Email Newsletter">Matt’s Tools for Putting Together an HTML Email Newsletter

(English → Français) View originalTranslators: Continuing the email newsletter support that started with Why HTML Email Newsletter Editors Suck, I put together a toolbox on Social Source Commons of tools that I use at Aspiration to create our HTML email newsletters.n5ouf96hvb9l6b9f8uo9j0l2nxmwewwr The Custom Description Text of each tool tells you a little bit about why […]

How Do You… Find… the People You Love?">How Do You… Find… the People You Love?

(English → Français) View originalTranslators: Thanks to everyone who took our survey for the new TechFinder’s rating system last week! So far, people seem to look for a middle ground between an easy and a detailed rating process. More than half of our survey-takers chose the simple 1-5 or 1-100 rating scale, and half of […]

How Do You Rate the People You Love?wqguxs26zxrbsz9ejvwukbjeyo2v556sHow Do You Rate the People You Love?">How Do You Rate the People You Love?qdxe8kgej7j50og1ik9nxup4izgaohg4How Do You Rate the People You Love?

(English → Français) View originalTranslators: Hey, I’m Caroline– I’m working with Aspiration this summer on developing the new Techfinder. In 2010, TechSoup Global and NTEN decided to retire their site TechFinder.org, passing the data on to Aspiration with an invitation to create a next-generation version. For much of the past decade, TechFinder served as a […]

Why Would Anyone Use That?qafjcdxe4i3szspemx0q7xwppvjb0vyhWhy Would Anyone Use That?">Why Would Anyone Use That?ultgap4j34ebxwynr409gvppuqkewmkhWhy Would Anyone Use That?

(English → Français) View originalTranslators: You’re creating ANOTHER social network?? Photo courtesy of doctabu9pzxgzbbmephh0blv3dum095t7ybkakk Here at Social Source Commons we see a lot of tools. Many of them are flash-in-the-pan or sputter out fast. What’s the problem? Organizations create tools and websites that no one uses. They tend to think in terms of the features […]

Ramping up a New Hire with Our Nonprofit Techfef96tpt535ogpuc3vwgicr8wm455webRamping up a New Hire with Our Nonprofit Tech">Ramping up a New Hire with Our Nonprofit Techtv7jrq5v0jfd27lnd1i435nz1z6tbzrvRamping up a New Hire with Our Nonprofit Tech

(English → Français) View originalTranslators: New Hire = Unicorns & Technological Infrastructureqoz87703rbuvgyki8w1kkwfi1bq63cmj 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 […]

Conversations Across Channelskjqrkulhec5kbxgktlu614vdcujji4asConversations Across Channels">Conversations Across Channelsbybdlyyc2effuzqv9j5j89z0rqtftksuConversations Across Channels

(English → Français) View originalTranslators: A couple of days ago, on the Aspiration Facebook3vu2q710cxzilru32te217l0y9d1eqe7 page, I asked if people thought it was cool and kosher to take screenshots of Facebook3vu2q710cxzilru32te217l0y9d1eqe7 comment threads and stick them into blog posts. The replies were varied and I encourage you to take a look at this screenshot of the […]

2010 #NPDev Summit Recap9vyc9erpjfum4sy6xay47bae25niqwvq2010 #NPDev Summit Recap">2010 #NPDev Summit Recapxi4hzd06ap2zgo7kbxngmj9w8las7uzv2010 #NPDev Summit Recap

(English → Français) View originalTranslators: 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.2njfk8qx8town0gijhmto1251ebu84j0 Some of the Great Orgs […]

Walking Through Organizing Your Online Channelsyepmcd7mgvvzhp81urmdm3lcno7wlkz9Walking Through Organizing Your Online Channels">Walking Through Organizing Your Online Channelsizo30ktd09n0pn0ef51w54rqk33dou8wWalking Through Organizing Your Online Channels

(English → Français) View originalTranslators: Aspiration recently did a training at the UC Berkeley Labor Center around online communications and I presented our Publishing Matrix as a way for these organizations to get a handle around the organizational processes/policies surrounding the myriad online channels that are out there.h1t0iufgj0eoarjd2n1jss7wylrqfvjm Those of you familiar with Aspiration’s Organizational […]

2010 Nonprofit Software Development Summit Dates Announcedy31s0x0is609v5rrhz61xlpi0vhz0y8p2010 Nonprofit Software Development Summit Dates Announced">2010 Nonprofit Software Development Summit Dates Announcedzn08n349ckral3jm1e32x3defauy3qyt2010 Nonprofit Software Development Summit Dates Announced

(English → Français) View originalTranslators: 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 […]

Connect with SSC


RSS Feed  Twitter  Facebook

Aspiration Publications