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Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pagesqt60rws25grrgbsj0nv9rrkf120kxcteDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages">Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pagesy57d3imqt17jpavlqu5j8darll3zvfwkDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages

(English → Français) View originalTranslators: (Check out part one of this project here! )zb2i8ygge221v6vt0szt2fp6ep1fbhj0 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 → 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 […]

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(English → Français) View originalTranslators: Text messaging is more accessible than ever and can be a powerful tool in direct community organizing.4dlgcobl99zfrvw371idzja12nm7tjun Is Text Messaging Right for Your Work?lb1qnnbxsb5d0b9eza0ba1y8qafq07yb 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 Purposesusr3j1cpqv6etzbu68vqs4gemjmbmor6Preparing Your Computer for Translation Purposes">Preparing Your Computer for Translation Purposesgl4ihv1cozgx9ljltfv8i1qw7emvzdc5Preparing 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!5kdck92wapf5vcfdglme1os46p2uso4n I was recently doing some […]

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(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: […]

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(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.kk79osm96mamg48rpy4kgnmcrqcs7yti Aspiration was excited to be involved in such an important movement happening in tool development. You can see photos […]

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(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” 🙂7ejihmervh1n389oy4o0dvv6gyl667d3 Take a look at our updated chart below and click on it to get […]

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(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.3jbhs9g1hg3qpetynp2z4oqhuyngsbsm The Custom Description Text of each tool tells you a little bit about why […]

Using Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofit102dnm0vzl6l2z204muai4zo5674wleoUsing Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofit">Using Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofitxhun71hwt1fa7zbbvaxh3xufs19sk687Using 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 Security5wjvocngusacr2ipc5tfbo4q5zboxlmsBreakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security">Breakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Securityetmzpgha0t2pbna0t3ms0b7v2dm27imcBreakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security

(English → Français) View originalTranslators: Photo courtesy of zebedee.zebedeed5xopgc46h6ygim4zf9htvquyz3k4dm8 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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