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Graphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirtt7mgvc6w3tapj3kl8baljmsrib2zljg5Graphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirt">Graphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirtf0ivupvj2f3qz7audirlakk956k1hs2mGraphic 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.ssxzafcyaxfv6r1ky4cqo548ovghcs6u 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.mf0f1axlp112o7bqto275pe1fgd5k2aw Is Text Messaging Right for Your Work?i16zl5v3xe8miv5dt0taqxv80iiz4zdc 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 Purposeshs9lwc6kwougjhdenvfz8r7xnq3bpcvxPreparing Your Computer for Translation Purposes">Preparing Your Computer for Translation Purposessfr5p43ahy5ar6kk5kat4aw5qizr8n6rPreparing 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!068hd36hcd9szobsug9qm6akwjwzdu23 I was recently doing some […]

How Can We Make SSC Toolboxes More Valuable for You?a61zbexm7xtod6n0frokpg45bjkr0x50How Can We Make SSC Toolboxes More Valuable for You?">How Can We Make SSC Toolboxes More Valuable for You?wzxwar4rn1l7bse91yo3xew5fd2udmrzHow 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 Toolsw4yuquj0jtivs83y80jmlut5wqh0ke57Wall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Tools">Wall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Toolsa484b90keaakx8uai65tpo7wk4369i1aWall 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.ekdkudgi4wzs8ybuxjm03nz9ryb8x832 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.819cyvx0fqnpoxoq1mvc0rcdy4kbgsyf The Custom Description Text of each tool tells you a little bit about why […]

How Do You Manage Your Passwords?p2g6xx33gph4qy7n2fj6f79g6qyx5cslHow Do You Manage Your Passwords?">How Do You Manage Your Passwords?j7y89pit2ibgh5gb25e0t8hp92ww775gHow Do You Manage Your Passwords?

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page.8j5j8yszsi2dt4p49qev4t09h9cej8nh One issue that organizations often ask us about with exasperation is passwords. That necessary headache that everyone has a different way of managing badly.g5hn6h2pod7yqfkh6ghg9pqpoxpj0917 How do you manage them?4ixbtc92ngukgmyy1e0275vj6nfl8c12 Do you have a text document […]

Tools for Nonprofit Volunteer Managementn6gmti0qzmq1gajkyzbgatyjrayz7m2kTools for Nonprofit Volunteer Management">Tools for Nonprofit Volunteer Management9hcj9vovg81kwdrblosh0881vmy1kc5jTools for Nonprofit Volunteer Management

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page.baiev209pbbp7er81z2lanz7yewp0n51 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:h12a1zq5b00g8g3foaxc8q1n10l4dxzk Expect Nothing. Be Happy with Anything.qnexh0iv7vnj6rgal0jxema28oy8uyua 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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