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Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pagesycqkcxvzmmc1tsjvgc5j675t0xawaw9yDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages">Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages25mzsskm49mk9wamkj52xngcnsbho5wgDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages

(English → Afrikaans) View originalTranslators: (Check out part one of this project here! )nrlc911jydxr9hm3g8m8uc86mg2av5b8 We’re getting closer to launching our webpage for nonprofit learning resources, designed for anyone concerned with using and making decisions about technology for social change. We appreciate all who shared helpful feedback on our digital page mock-ups. Now, we’ve brought these […]

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(English → Afrikaans) 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 → Afrikaans) View originalTranslators: Text messaging is more accessible than ever and can be a powerful tool in direct community organizing.kvd3ft1wjo7a2lgl5say3hc3nh5j438e Is Text Messaging Right for Your Work?shp7vctlwiuwzetg1ivjqukjtm0o23kl 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 Purposesoj48t0zl2iuawjey2okt6mdtyx0j499jPreparing Your Computer for Translation Purposes">Preparing Your Computer for Translation Purposes2jw0wff5wy4gj1nabu6h9frl4bl7aum3Preparing Your Computer for Translation Purposes

(English → Afrikaans) 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!r04vzbyoioko4aiky0x4rkas23j634dl I was recently doing some […]

Data: Your Most Important Tech Asseth45ktdwwbxxu4p4vzss8y7ux0u144ubcData: Your Most Important Tech Asset">Data: Your Most Important Tech Assethcctqygcln9jzvd3bahftzvuwpaxmg3tData: Your Most Important Tech Asset

(English → Afrikaans) View originalTranslators: As much as we love tools here at SSC, we find that many nonprofits focus too much on them when thinking about their technology strategy and infrastructure. While tools are an important and necessary piece, it’s important that an organization focus on the more crucial piece of the technological equation: […]

Wall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Toolslodhwe1g2w5b4p4dqx136h065cdb5ybhWall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Tools">Wall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Toolsu2y2x0dt8xxo5rvn6duyummb1866gws1Wall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Tools

(English → Afrikaans) 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.na8poeylzcv61n2awvayd651a3ho8hcm Aspiration was excited to be involved in such an important movement happening in tool development. You can see photos […]

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(English → Afrikaans) View originalTranslators: Hi Folks, just wanted to let you know that we’ve updated our Facebook Page vs. Group blog post to match current, April 2012 reality, knowing full well that it will change after I hit “Publish” 🙂hohl92ej1p0av4ppgwjyw8hf8lp72g1a Take a look at our updated chart below and click on it to get […]

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(English → Afrikaans) 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.acl8j2kx8w4ho92ydl0lk8yu447tmc3m The Custom Description Text of each tool tells you a little bit about why […]

Using Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofitkxefq3ywqf39t5g0zk9si8k8f41yjj6tUsing Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofit">Using Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofit15lo4nzuimwynb68siygcg24sy9p0kxrUsing Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofit

(English → Afrikaans) View originalTranslators: Recently, we had a conversation with an organization who was getting pressure to use a closed tool called Jimdo rather than the open-source tool, WordPress for their web site. Jimdo seemed easier and quicker and they wanted to know what we thought about it. Here’s a couple points that we […]

Breakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security31nlwmopjpj45wgpdlhjyur58zdypf5iBreakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security">Breakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Securitycf8ox90j7qbhofohtisd3zca3unbgu4iBreakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security

(English → Afrikaans) View originalTranslators: Photo courtesy of zebedee.zebedeetg0qyozifihltxa8d61gwa1b2382syfc Ending any relationship is hard. Creating a standard set of processes can ease the pain of the schism. When a marriage ends, there are legal filings, transfer and division of property and the surrendering of keys and changing of locks to ensure security. When an employee […]

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