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Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pagesl82ym3dw3rufhn08q2vrxawohlcv7zuiDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages">Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages71yd3y212wmgf98hvrvs6qp7mguxl8ziDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: (Check out part one of this project here! )m5dxjz8hvj06z17vh5ee0zvmz48ff6ar 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 Emailat6tmo7yutnqdrjuq09e2d3fuvh54tp4Resources: How to Protect your Email">Resources: How to Protect your Emailtar0twusirzex28x2ri2ki7ev4bzcs9wResources: How to Protect your Email

(English → Español) 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 → Español) View originalTranslators: Text messaging is more accessible than ever and can be a powerful tool in direct community organizing.2iy875sucd32f6u81z0xeetsx31io8yg Is Text Messaging Right for Your Work?qs05dk0qykrbg75f6rdouhv7i68f0i9h 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 Purposesny2xmm2fnpbo7y1zi9mwiga4wu3laf9oPreparing Your Computer for Translation Purposes">Preparing Your Computer for Translation Purposesm58607lcfxmu1ma6b8a2bo9096avryh3Preparing Your Computer for Translation Purposes

(English → Español) 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!0cgkx1prf3hdnzw15qg0yj5rzg336vuw I was recently doing some […]

Data: Your Most Important Tech Assetee9dhznqd3320sfhu61nao7ahyh21vr5Data: Your Most Important Tech Asset">Data: Your Most Important Tech Assetyvu26paj22fq2l427xabubar0qux9ctxData: Your Most Important Tech Asset

(English → Español) 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: […]

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(English → Español) 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.9n3n613m7w7yvkz2pnuaurs22a390s9z Aspiration was excited to be involved in such an important movement happening in tool development. You can see photos […]

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(English → Español) 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” 🙂9rqcjcpip46bn1z7c7wjwkaldbc4refr Take a look at our updated chart below and click on it to get […]

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(English → Español) 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.5f9iryljhsiq5vee3rgvmw5mhhuwnbwi The Custom Description Text of each tool tells you a little bit about why […]

Using Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofit79azo0kb1slmnwa84x0o4a7be1x40k7xUsing Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofit">Using Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofitjvrkhsz14lwyd3zdm4eiztd1ycb1jeisUsing Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofit

(English → Español) 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 Security6haltuzaydh24guye6li2yr6oqe37ia3Breakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security">Breakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Securityaos9bq7z23c7ufiwtpx5t0yrvxujpeopBreakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: Photo courtesy of zebedee.zebedeebb816kk5bj1at1x6nq86u09x3j93asbb 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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