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Graphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirtj6nbstmeq10pyc1viw67hpor4bdvqhs0Graphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirt">Graphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirt4zj9qnbj75t7exa4mk588myqqovf3peyGraphic 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.r2q0se1sow2ez137laiwyz6v71v4mdh4 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: 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: Text messaging is more accessible than ever and can be a powerful tool in direct community organizing.1tp71a1rx8rd1vo5li73hkvrw9j8peqg Is Text Messaging Right for Your Work?pzdu99r7600qvryk0meyfscal7oi7vdm 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. […]

Preparing Your Computer for Translation Purposesdq9ryulmr1po1c7g8vqaq4hn5iwbxsp1Preparing Your Computer for Translation Purposes">Preparing Your Computer for Translation Purposesepcyn28yy01ulnejl40grr347bq6oaatPreparing Your Computer for Translation Purposes

(English → Deutsch) View originalTranslators: Here at Aspiration, we love to use free open source software, so our go to office suite is LibreOffice. For those of you who do not know what LibreOffice is, it is basically the equivalent to Microsoft Office suite, but better because it is free!w7eigf4lhomcl0esfhkdh2lzmzpirwld I was recently doing some […]

How Can We Make SSC Toolboxes More Valuable for You?n8a112r8efdm0kvu2wzkk06wehg4atjnHow Can We Make SSC Toolboxes More Valuable for You?">How Can We Make SSC Toolboxes More Valuable for You?zds3vd6yh86hrsmi2mvfhkv5zte3u7wkHow Can We Make SSC Toolboxes More Valuable for You?

(English → Deutsch) View originalTranslators: Toolboxes on Social Source Commons are great. We love them. Users love them. They’re selling out shows on Wednesday nights. Amazing right? Well, I know that I’ve always had tweaks and changes that I’d like to make to the toolbox interface and I’m thinking that beautiful users like yourself might […]

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(English → Deutsch) View originalTranslators: Recently, a group of coders gathered together in Greenwich Village to put together tools to promote privacy, security and data transparency. This was the The Wall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend.iptmla1ekfdu85h2foz4prf7u2gms111 Aspiration was excited to be involved in such an important movement happening in tool development. You can see photos […]

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

(English → Deutsch) 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.smug6ya4vkg3y78dhwts3ycof9dh2ozk The Custom Description Text of each tool tells you a little bit about why […]

How Do You Manage Your Passwords?7ipt5wcl4v8g4lpl5ecjdp4wrwovhhnfHow Do You Manage Your Passwords?">How Do You Manage Your Passwords?3zzl8sb5hc15r3gff2g8y10nyb9k6l10How Do You Manage Your Passwords?

(English → Deutsch) View originalTranslators: Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page.mnc4kstwbp676livnr5qc26x8iun1yje One issue that organizations often ask us about with exasperation is passwords. That necessary headache that everyone has a different way of managing badly.vq7qitk4p2ta3xd8jhqthxfuw5790gdl How do you manage them?0m4w56ry6nxdtl9pee9xfdjodwxa7jdy Do you have a text document […]

Tools for Nonprofit Volunteer Managementw1vd6zglcjh4e0f4jhfkf46emuk4pksbTools for Nonprofit Volunteer Management">Tools for Nonprofit Volunteer Managementvrk4k10jmraar6ncdgmqqvoahoseo409Tools for Nonprofit Volunteer Management

(English → Deutsch) View originalTranslators: Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page.o8yc73xi6r6vp07objcrct4egzckl770 When nonprofits talk to us about taking on volunteers for major projects, Aspiration often plays the negative Nelly of the group. We believe that when considering a volunteer:sr39lu2jv7u40v2zw14i2hj6cmdvn0n5 Expect Nothing. Be Happy with Anything.s1c9ofmnnehw5myxy8tsl9ee2cbmgesz Volunteers […]

Hooray! Let’s talk Administration Tools">Hooray! Let’s talk Administration Tools

(English → Deutsch) View originalTranslators: 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 […]

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