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Graphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirtcj72bula5jqi9r417pao6oxx5y1rxmf0Graphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirt">Graphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirt7yx4q82o0164m78n95va3izdyhxybee8Graphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirt

(English → Español) 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.s4bnrz621u2lzz1czmu097oqjqj36top 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 → Español) 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 → Español) View originalTranslators: Text messaging is more accessible than ever and can be a powerful tool in direct community organizing.qwf25gyiokmxmg4jxf4mhii22ezq8v6o Is Text Messaging Right for Your Work?j865e5s3goa0qfgsdfa6cavlxzygytv8 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 Purposest5nv7vew76q6xiexfzkqbu656ntjp6v8Preparing Your Computer for Translation Purposes">Preparing Your Computer for Translation Purposesfg1b58l16t1pd45o2ok92ah5a1cllxhqPreparing Your Computer for Translation Purposes

(English → Español) 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!tg723t5zj3xi7uha60l0dq9ue0lp0zhk I was recently doing some […]

How Can We Make SSC Toolboxes More Valuable for You?18owraqnwi0zwt8iuwkxdlm8jizf4ndvHow Can We Make SSC Toolboxes More Valuable for You?">How Can We Make SSC Toolboxes More Valuable for You?s4r0af2031bdyezbtcvakq8ehwsbw3wfHow Can We Make SSC Toolboxes More Valuable for You?

(English → Español) 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 […]

Wall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Toolsmnrxxdr9veu5ozdj6j3gqck4hd9ck21xWall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Tools">Wall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Toolsqg5cwpgeuj5o43lbbqlh0sv548sfytnfWall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Tools

(English → Español) 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.oie5494916g8h7fjbsn1fsctfxyhu7h9 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 → Español) 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.qjrl8z5t41vue7fyk85jt7953lomscg9 The Custom Description Text of each tool tells you a little bit about why […]

How Do You Manage Your Passwords?z62wr39we72i0fzbys94w1xza90wp4meHow Do You Manage Your Passwords?">How Do You Manage Your Passwords?eouod09h96u86xqnqzvuiwu9zo4lwrj1How Do You Manage Your Passwords?

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page.yz7hdslreibrl9vfjvub8ak5fsa95a8u One issue that organizations often ask us about with exasperation is passwords. That necessary headache that everyone has a different way of managing badly.cor9dl0pzay7lj8trt88bcl7vhx6jzzl How do you manage them?5mvm3ruq5s2mw5mcgh2oohjnm8x05qc0 Do you have a text document […]

Tools for Nonprofit Volunteer Managementinwtgn4tmwuc5npq9nvt4fgzvti5lo1uTools for Nonprofit Volunteer Management">Tools for Nonprofit Volunteer Management9jhxy9g5sx4p7pg1qlootl2maptjw4kwTools for Nonprofit Volunteer Management

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page.qby25vrlxh62o8pagkki6t7l1euvj1gz 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:orwbyc9eezuzw6kk8b1whsc9oi4vooj3 Expect Nothing. Be Happy with Anything.cmtzlpgqdlh2lugj391ix9h359ufw9jy Volunteers […]

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

(English → Español) 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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