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Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pageslpw6v6offfloeqq7vd5ks4bzy9l7qwc2Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages">Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pagesxud86gln0qe0ngyvdl1eooi813i6s96gDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages

(English → Deutsch) View originalTranslators: (Check out part one of this project here! )vqs6gbb2boczcbqsjb4svlffaawdtvce 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 Emailug9q9bdepl6xtjsrzompmzzx5se1x74iResources: How to Protect your Email">Resources: How to Protect your Email1014jbnf3yhggs0v56p73bw1g3173d3uResources: How to Protect your Email

(English → Deutsch) 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 → Deutsch) View originalTranslators: Text messaging is more accessible than ever and can be a powerful tool in direct community organizing.ffajcap1uavh92e2riryg3r275aahgln Is Text Messaging Right for Your Work?8r1mlzkm5d22djqs7ifitd4l29908wa7 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 Purposes7u0bdkz7jpn52faqncazab696q0p3ca1Preparing Your Computer for Translation Purposes">Preparing Your Computer for Translation Purposes1z0wpuwf4ih0t50fnk6c7vwjrkfoo74fPreparing Your Computer for Translation Purposes

(English → Deutsch) 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!4b2hdci69n7hb4ov6e9qlf15jn2o2oww I was recently doing some […]

Data: Your Most Important Tech Asset9fdzstffxuuuyjkihu8jffi2nsna91q8Data: Your Most Important Tech Asset">Data: Your Most Important Tech Assetvqre9om3wz5dxnb942qkodt3soov5adrData: Your Most Important Tech Asset

(English → Deutsch) 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 Tools04wyggdcs3rpxme2ef2o8itaboiyxojoWall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Tools">Wall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Toolsf4682dcxnk1ek46e6lowcu72i2m54bf9Wall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Tools

(English → Deutsch) 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.z07ou3w8wlbh2omx8w1xvbz7x3s895gy Aspiration was excited to be involved in such an important movement happening in tool development. You can see photos […]

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(English → Deutsch) 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” 🙂5vvrwbq1jzhkdogqz7gfu6jnap7gtzwo Take a look at our updated chart below and click on it to get […]

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(English → Deutsch) 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.urd1fix57z59vzjrmzni5yt9ba1cwo2g The Custom Description Text of each tool tells you a little bit about why […]

Using Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofitzkkh2neow1mcxfii5ql1ch5up2swpxkeUsing Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofit">Using Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofit2dxe0hltcoevd0qqsf21kefubesy15nuUsing Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofit

(English → Deutsch) 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 Securityqug6q8839cc7cpcp9plalhf88lo0fibwBreakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security">Breakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security9akdfydxxs6vwi2amyvy4507rdid6he6Breakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security

(English → Deutsch) View originalTranslators: Photo courtesy of zebedee.zebedeezkaay1rt5nucy28srirh2kjr34w6999y 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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