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Graphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirtjsizicoqiga92y454pamyq56929p7akgGraphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirt">Graphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirt43vehpvvhk2aijud8wrmo5x6uxqqkznfGraphic 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.ca0lbts5jjv121p7uexuz1i3o4hdrqpt 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.sfzdy0ybozpi98fx3bn7lc5p7spqm8t4 Is Text Messaging Right for Your Work?540ogtv8a9cfaiabcajm6w7rnhu60y2w 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 Purposes08c07reeqai6otoqi7zqk1wksz1qcnp2Preparing Your Computer for Translation Purposes">Preparing Your Computer for Translation Purposes1abyuy0ns5s7e9x3l4v9lj2ypew7efx6Preparing 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!lh6mlit40u2p2cbl0tj7pvwjydlxhsbt I was recently doing some […]

How Can We Make SSC Toolboxes More Valuable for You?t2hyhxuy8m0cgl42ti8ra7xz8mk8bsrvHow Can We Make SSC Toolboxes More Valuable for You?">How Can We Make SSC Toolboxes More Valuable for You?df7e7p0ukoxnbardg3ukthgkvrvypy4tHow 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.p5zk0xhz740hwfnxk9zqjbx3gswudujs 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.ik8q8ne0dlaerd2bkj52hjdevuw8xoh5 The Custom Description Text of each tool tells you a little bit about why […]

How Do You Manage Your Passwords?ghw9o2bsnh3ck098lzgxkmdqux39abchHow Do You Manage Your Passwords?">How Do You Manage Your Passwords?2aso4eigmlvv04hh7oyyb268yalt5jgyHow Do You Manage Your Passwords?

(English → Deutsch) View originalTranslators: Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page.8u57z7tj4axgnphh7p3gecnn1a71e2nc One issue that organizations often ask us about with exasperation is passwords. That necessary headache that everyone has a different way of managing badly.w373o41y8i47pqbpuihpvg8lney0av0x How do you manage them?aa8w6xyvtrr4p0ol2zdmfisn3l2xnk8o Do you have a text document […]

Tools for Nonprofit Volunteer Managementa5em67lh8woujfxawlx9il4opyzydsreTools for Nonprofit Volunteer Management">Tools for Nonprofit Volunteer Management9vlvka5filhjvloz7k4gubm12t7pctzbTools for Nonprofit Volunteer Management

(English → Deutsch) View originalTranslators: Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page.gg8ennkd6f3robs0gwhn05b5pdhxwf82 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:1zdc1wpddv9i0p5ujw9w9crhm1krhrq9 Expect Nothing. Be Happy with Anything.pdbioaw7ugw3pd1seb9zoaeal9rs5t7l Volunteers […]

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(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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