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Graphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirtsiv3leytx4i6n4fl1zfhp6l888n2k4o2Graphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirt">Graphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirtdt91kq5yw8b7kq5tn6wzylw8clnmxcr1Graphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirt

(English → हिन्दी) 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.cfj2ytbhldfdpensdgh4k4p705j5nkhq 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 → हिन्दी) 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.7yaizqqo68romn5o428mx3o891dfpe6m ‘Cause its not always about you. […]

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(English → हिन्दी) 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! […]

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(English → हिन्दी) View originalTranslators: Text messaging is more accessible than ever and can be a powerful tool in direct community organizing.k9pyrg74t1yhnecjebz32nayc0vd3i4e Is Text Messaging Right for Your Work?0pnp3f7ft1mdvtpb5lhic4xmzn4e9n70 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. […]

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(English → हिन्दी) 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?fa0wloprcuocztyan3nrpdns5elep17v (Hold up, if first you want to get caught up on “What is the Cloud?“? Read from Mashable or LearnFree.)0bnchfdsjac3tpbm9lgjg1432kortwpj Calling it “The Cloud” […]

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(English → हिन्दी) 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 → हिन्दी) View originalTranslators: Have you been thinking about how to get people to care about the information you are putting online?7bx6j3zqzkhwmb8ycac48wqgdxd5t16r 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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(English → हिन्दी) 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: […]

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(English → हिन्दी) View originalTranslators: One of the biggest complaints we get from nonprofits as they mature in their online communications is that creating properly-functioning formatted (i.e. HTML) emails in their email blaster is a pain in the @$$. The trouble is that having regular email blasts as an organization is seen as a baseline […]

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(English → हिन्दी) View originalTranslators: Social networks were not invented for ease of organizational use. Individual accounts… Attached to personal networks… New Year’s Photos seen by all… Cats and Dogs LIVING TOGETHER. Many a sticky situation has arisen from the organization using tools designed for individuals to try to get actual work done. Then trying […]

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