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Graphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirtn4my4d8gp4x9vzif8litf3twf0htpbi3Graphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirt">Graphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirth94if5n7axqlm68lpbdnb5050te9robyGraphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirt

(English → Français) 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.oo3h90x9jty4lk2ufzfor9fs1sk6x3fb The first was simple: how could I support free and open software and produce the kind of visual graphics I’m used […]

Resources: How to Protect your Emailvcys6ds5243xwqwz8dd0ev4gy3gwkam5Resources: How to Protect your Email">Resources: How to Protect your Emailuud051w8m1jedmj432agrvh1164xuq0fResources: How to Protect your Email

(English → Français) 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 → Français) View originalTranslators: Text messaging is more accessible than ever and can be a powerful tool in direct community organizing.zpsx5rp3lwz029qqtls33uavhinplp4b Is Text Messaging Right for Your Work?fnr7zq7e3e5fs63h3criebyjlnf89u7f 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 Purposesjewbpvzuq5v70763ggga8j4ktfrudnumPreparing Your Computer for Translation Purposes">Preparing Your Computer for Translation Purposesu1we0nekax62rwery6b4mkbbeqosfhozPreparing Your Computer for Translation Purposes

(English → Français) 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!r0it2scgzhsx1868m2wfl6un6l3r4fgl I was recently doing some […]

How Can We Make SSC Toolboxes More Valuable for You?63x810cd2c94hkmndsj2fnaxx6pufl8bHow Can We Make SSC Toolboxes More Valuable for You?">How Can We Make SSC Toolboxes More Valuable for You?5t4yxlwbuk2bc8vd7q7q8esta0x4e5h9How Can We Make SSC Toolboxes More Valuable for You?

(English → Français) 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 → Français) 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.snr3ns88xgmzmkj4qc69ef2tqtou67uo 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 → Français) 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.vn3pw24abl9oioyx2v9uh1rbldlde84z The Custom Description Text of each tool tells you a little bit about why […]

How Do You Manage Your Passwords?l0zgawwvwcoyxeu44jx27lr2px9v0gtbHow Do You Manage Your Passwords?">How Do You Manage Your Passwords?hz88vsdf9tynke4xdpi8swmtutu162odHow Do You Manage Your Passwords?

(English → Français) View originalTranslators: Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page.lf9my3vg4e28b8h3dbzajpzfjg4wjmlv One issue that organizations often ask us about with exasperation is passwords. That necessary headache that everyone has a different way of managing badly.t0lqwm55087bp2byr1kco2pco4yii4f2 How do you manage them?rkxr6j4ed6t3mm8i9xo4hexfqe9nil80 Do you have a text document […]

Tools for Nonprofit Volunteer Management4mzqnye2yv85ekld0ufmbji6fknmnwpiTools for Nonprofit Volunteer Management">Tools for Nonprofit Volunteer Management0l8hpuumtbhci2uorh0seucekf69ay01Tools for Nonprofit Volunteer Management

(English → Français) View originalTranslators: Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page.1xqu3znqgbvs9oqoqqfpzmupp0y3s9bj 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:p7arred5k020spkdv0afx7e4bln0nj52 Expect Nothing. Be Happy with Anything.u2qfer2hj4pm0vyc8ys1v51gatv2um5f Volunteers […]

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

(English → Français) 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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