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Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pagesdab9ds7hi0dhdv5s1hiud6dfnc4g1se4Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages">Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages7pja966cdzb2psqvke3yahwvfvgnd1ubDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages

(English → Dansk) View originalTranslators: (Check out part one of this project here! )sg62tooaap3w1ilxvadp4tj3gped9sur 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 […]

Text Messaging for Grassroots Community Organizingermsgmeeji06qw41v5n9jmb7escd9o9eText Messaging for Grassroots Community Organizing">Text Messaging for Grassroots Community Organizingqw4urwt4matiy3b7ccile5hxy38ar028Text Messaging for Grassroots Community Organizing

(English → Dansk) View originalTranslators: Text messaging is more accessible than ever and can be a powerful tool in direct community organizing.c65h2qbckgubg2xzvkcrboynr8syxxnz Is Text Messaging Right for Your Work?niektfofc1jdkjs7bliuogap4uan5vuj 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 Purposesip4l6pxxebeln7i5f2qxf30gqtyots21Preparing Your Computer for Translation Purposes">Preparing Your Computer for Translation Purposeseowdrmwzrs6aapaz78c41fw8epjuivgmPreparing 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!cepfiv8h1smhntwaheo98xje3o2xrlmu I was recently doing some […]

Data: Your Most Important Tech Assetuetrvlj20lsjptseh5d85987ycwrms47Data: Your Most Important Tech Asset">Data: Your Most Important Tech Assetdys809mbkgj2x91rk199nrd2d8q86jcaData: 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 Toolskdik9drieo7ghc0ezqqxvw1puofa606gWall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Tools">Wall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Tools036bnytgovi4tzrmb7fl75jkpj52njeeWall 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.k7gqd3tnnq6fpst6ba2w8cz0wuwfz0a9 Aspiration was excited to be involved in such an important movement happening in tool development. You can see photos […]

Facebook Page vs. Group Post Updatedawbva6lr446jdxfnna4e4iw6x4kc4wp5Facebook Page vs. Group Post Updated">Facebook Page vs. Group Post Updated79pefmld460dta5pot28qhp27vnvy7wwFacebook Page vs. Group Post Updated

(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” 🙂9cetifq2kbha5jjg4tpnp0w6ioaeerwd 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.gcum0wrjismvc31lmkm55lwkbtgvzrc6 The Custom Description Text of each tool tells you a little bit about why […]

Using Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofitslizzxx4pykoxak2r03dh48b276hvzadUsing Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofit">Using Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofitwwwfga49olupdwtbe8mw8k0u7l7kr8fdUsing 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 Securityl7mleafxvtoc7qkkhlqesfisqecaz8xbBreakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security">Breakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Securityn58b30lrlsi0rjs5cui3u3nbtp8o9qjmBreakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security

(English → Dansk) View originalTranslators: Photo courtesy of zebedee.zebedeec3dm1jpsmarcaqh3wwquaie6cgisnlcp 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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