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Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pagesjeh75hczxrphf8tuboma8rk51w2czd09Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages">Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pagesn7d4lu05wwz0cuj3fdmtz6cn6q2ec34qDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: (Check out part one of this project here! )9689o1i70t6g207x8tr9gi3edx1ke2nd 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 Email8mgbffzel1u5e0dg4ikw6mtpipmi7ha5Resources: How to Protect your Email">Resources: How to Protect your Emailocn2bzjcdq5tqn36xgrkhvs2c1tr5ihkResources: 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.8z7blbnyrtelfnwhsae2wj4txrfxib3g Is Text Messaging Right for Your Work?jbyeuiik2x2o25qqrt35suzdtwf5sab2 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 Purposes1e2n6apzdgtvcr2eitoq4adetrcunumePreparing Your Computer for Translation Purposes">Preparing Your Computer for Translation Purposes57gknme4tllw9da5mi58upnveluez2puPreparing 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!xjkxjzvxn2lit12g7hrsq4kjvgb366ou I was recently doing some […]

Data: Your Most Important Tech Assetcqyd008pkg2minhiu6nuqha6hmbvmquoData: Your Most Important Tech Asset">Data: Your Most Important Tech Assetvsxu67chmtun8l9ef32v90y2ejou7ilsData: 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: […]

Wall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Toolsyfhnwm8ekv5ky8u5y873d2wxy5xh20dqWall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Tools">Wall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Toolszhylkaco4qwloo3i1434w3lbdksyma4cWall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Tools

(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.v8v56f1gl3iuwxngu4uu5t2u0k6rzp5k Aspiration was excited to be involved in such an important movement happening in tool development. You can see photos […]

Facebook Page vs. Group Post Updated7dn3el0mjvluru0fl8lqr58paxkjbuq9Facebook Page vs. Group Post Updated">Facebook Page vs. Group Post Updatedb6i0vfp900wcpy9oqxl9ik18fa2lp2cqFacebook Page vs. Group Post Updated

(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” 🙂j1c4ohyszgl23deyyk6yl6xor3907gbh 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.82c92xmsn6j3tugqdrkwcnogwva5klii The Custom Description Text of each tool tells you a little bit about why […]

Using Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofith7krk7dxz8o7ffm84hky9hpvo3agqbkyUsing Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofit">Using Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofitgx8ig9edrxhv9kuxfx9m27oq0who6uqcUsing 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 Securitycpyolao67vi4lhcoxms8gfabc155ixtkBreakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security">Breakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Securityd6jds0bzwuta4ajqrujeg1v9vsyhqdctBreakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: Photo courtesy of zebedee.zebedeex8w3ou11ug33j14xr5yns1b6aq91esz2 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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