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Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pagesril7qw8758oq4oxvcdvp1rac0qaiyv8gDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages">Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages0e6a9jj2b9y3n7onasn27dcze3kd8spyDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages

(English → Dansk) View originalTranslators: (Check out part one of this project here! )czjc4levw27en8wwm96kr5e6ic9senjh 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 → Dansk) 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 → Dansk) View originalTranslators: Text messaging is more accessible than ever and can be a powerful tool in direct community organizing.l0ie8ji21tcy0hyknt712b9cs3kuqmc2 Is Text Messaging Right for Your Work?hp1pqcehmlzd09tgu94hmvaw8a7smtlt 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 Purposes31qyggh57lv5lrd7g9i5i8nes0g28f21Preparing Your Computer for Translation Purposes">Preparing Your Computer for Translation Purposeszijrkdgqlj6c8ank8fmc4lkogf29ykynPreparing Your Computer for Translation Purposes

(English → Dansk) 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!s4gcknv2mtusxsp5hx0poqyg2ea75lon I was recently doing some […]

Data: Your Most Important Tech Assetkcl5gpy0nsuhq6ja6wuue94s74vrqbs0Data: Your Most Important Tech Asset">Data: Your Most Important Tech Assett868htadtbmcr8s3mbnp2e7e3inmiqr1Data: Your Most Important Tech Asset

(English → Dansk) 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 Toolshl8sk9o45r1t9o8ldmiy4wyuajxwfr3mWall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Tools">Wall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Toolsino9px9v64stzmzyfiehmwlpof9cz0t7Wall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Tools

(English → Dansk) 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.yh610kzunfp5yfpmyrna2nxjptu4oaqc Aspiration was excited to be involved in such an important movement happening in tool development. You can see photos […]

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(English → Dansk) 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” 🙂o7sh8pef6cp3qa0k2rcm7ojaw1mpu239 Take a look at our updated chart below and click on it to get […]

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(English → Dansk) 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.fxqms5k28gelyhbvyefjojrbtvyhfeyk The Custom Description Text of each tool tells you a little bit about why […]

Using Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofitbc01ybiln7qx2lb1beaa1xb465m5xdazUsing Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofit">Using Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofita26sde22fx14erjr5dzhvobi1icgwf1xUsing Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofit

(English → Dansk) 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 Securitykcc19i3c954zybth4mq8id83bz1e1jhcBreakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security">Breakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security9a9512wxslz3wxztkx5cgc1s8mmwteqtBreakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security

(English → Dansk) View originalTranslators: Photo courtesy of zebedee.zebedeevnvci0o40xe7gfyymzbecmvfeswrbq1w 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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