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Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pagesznnw3it4sj0exnesiwxydhk4mry7h5q6Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages">Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages8i7zmmmhyka9ypm2xb7r12mqhl71p1onDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages

(English → Français) View originalTranslators: (Check out part one of this project here! )pur70g7siu6t6k724ir5nqhbyx24nms2 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 Emaile075ocynvugz61urolus1m2h7k2cufjzResources: How to Protect your Email">Resources: How to Protect your Email5esrpyrh1vqupk3140n57qm4lgcpluihResources: How to Protect your Email

(English → Français) 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 Organizing6rxv1p3yg2dx7mxgo4b1sqdzzj7yj27fText Messaging for Grassroots Community Organizing">Text Messaging for Grassroots Community Organizing7beb7vo70ynygl6t9i7ksr1cfykx4uy2Text Messaging for Grassroots Community Organizing

(English → Français) View originalTranslators: Text messaging is more accessible than ever and can be a powerful tool in direct community organizing.5yc4bkve6fhgnsx1jffxxkphymtbidke Is Text Messaging Right for Your Work?e27q934319m12lawf5iikxfe4a5wgvwk 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 Purposes0ysol2w3qipabg7nyo7ntasunge6epy5Preparing Your Computer for Translation Purposes">Preparing Your Computer for Translation Purposesc298fcbctb1mkogugx207uh38sc5zkb1Preparing Your Computer for Translation Purposes

(English → Français) 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!l06kqbd5k3vkrue2l67uembqnshg9vsk I was recently doing some […]

Data: Your Most Important Tech Assetavyvue1tuscc5ut7vv7l8v44a0kbitqiData: Your Most Important Tech Asset">Data: Your Most Important Tech Assettyfuz34le64evs32yr4m9wsjqxyslmz5Data: Your Most Important Tech Asset

(English → Français) 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 Toolst33r2akwmp3jec91s7q2kge93tyyrt0bWall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Tools">Wall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Toolspkvjnp1fhndqju0djdb95asi9705yeveWall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Tools

(English → Français) 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.pcgjnkv85y5q2hxmxvu8mo7cbdgrd6vs Aspiration was excited to be involved in such an important movement happening in tool development. You can see photos […]

Facebook Page vs. Group Post Updatedww0sby7pwtqvbga2v8attblltp38t4lfFacebook Page vs. Group Post Updated">Facebook Page vs. Group Post Updated5s3wu3jjkd18dijdt6lnhgpq8lw33j2yFacebook Page vs. Group Post Updated

(English → Français) 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” 🙂89hchr383p4u289oov6rnmyd3ouhwcju Take a look at our updated chart below and click on it to get […]

Matt’s Tools for Putting Together an HTML Email Newsletter">Matt’s Tools for Putting Together an HTML Email Newsletter

(English → Français) 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.yvjqlqrxrwdgkahoutlsll2glb333b5r The Custom Description Text of each tool tells you a little bit about why […]

Using Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofiti8lkdrv8inra2px3ae30dbtzbg0fm66vUsing Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofit">Using Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofitmjhztlkwhsktib6dxl41n950yuj1jytwUsing Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofit

(English → Français) 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 Security16r1m78pdku8451oroju6qwbjpap81f0Breakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security">Breakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Securityszgw6vkm6p7qh2q6hg6cuzw1jf2fo577Breakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security

(English → Français) View originalTranslators: Photo courtesy of zebedee.zebedee6a35t4af4x4pa17y1s09wvy5idx3hn7e 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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