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Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pagespxzqxldkrgvxw5ek9974zsc8k3xjpdt5Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages">Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pagesbqundg278lnfurntwg75q8587zfllmfnDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages

(English → Afrikaans) View originalTranslators: (Check out part one of this project here! )1p3os4iaywm9kdv7ea0a7p3hruz68030 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 […]

Resources: How to Protect your Emailqhinya30lvdu82eisbtt7xvgr1shgmmxResources: How to Protect your Email">Resources: How to Protect your Emailusw2wmb5l0ov7posf1cdzwo0xfc2vw9gResources: How to Protect your Email

(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.qz3hxrimeql2h76mzeoa4ldg1y78oe94 Is Text Messaging Right for Your Work?ofj8qq0fw99z74jw9mnoekh4nkhqtiu8 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 Purposeszgzevubr80q8dmiahistx66grlmssgdiPreparing Your Computer for Translation Purposes">Preparing Your Computer for Translation Purposesef8oyqaa3y0e0mr485vhjz2pfz6ggjpkPreparing 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!nv5hapc3c9dc7sqcef0uqrvucibs8epm I was recently doing some […]

Data: Your Most Important Tech Assetrw5246fzcada60ltw5rqu8hpd4qeu22bData: Your Most Important Tech Asset">Data: Your Most Important Tech Assetv71i20m4tx6tm3ck1v9qlna8ii9zpapbData: 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 Toolsssv73a5yu78rrmm2jdg0gw0wor80opp6Wall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Tools">Wall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Toolsw3rmjmt3bbiso7cb52g0ptaesm721xsnWall 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.r2ypknz9izhraq1tevzhxaf8qxnmlyp3 Aspiration was excited to be involved in such an important movement happening in tool development. You can see photos […]

Facebook Page vs. Group Post Updatedlqo7ofq0pxtm4g22g22aoh61exkjfnvqFacebook Page vs. Group Post Updated">Facebook Page vs. Group Post Updatedz7yz9c732elcrycwqqpzabkb2voq4sruFacebook Page vs. Group Post Updated

(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” 🙂35iwn3907s25jm55l0nanmluw6aye3x8 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.fa8q3tl83fhjvk8zuyuktrn9tg5wog1u The Custom Description Text of each tool tells you a little bit about why […]

Using Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofita4xw3z1307zs7llfz86rhnvrsvklu2yvUsing Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofit">Using Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofitboevr55c229bf1uakmlai6jn8aykxcpzUsing 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 Securityzldr3xnl9zwqwae44z53qeb6tezzl34bBreakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security">Breakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Securitygtk0zi61j77f8gmbxxu9j5a1o7o8j4uqBreakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security

(English → Afrikaans) View originalTranslators: Photo courtesy of zebedee.zebedeevwi38nfxhj3kpf6gct1ulybb0722k3u5 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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