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Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pagesztkonozzqm41ruiofcteuhpkjr6mw92lDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages">Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages34y4lj647rxkpy8f11tx3xh25moo90o2Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages

(English → हिन्दी) View originalTranslators: (Check out part one of this project here! )8w54y2i4jij4vq9ps4fb4emsypzaf32e 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 → हिन्दी) 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 → हिन्दी) View originalTranslators: Text messaging is more accessible than ever and can be a powerful tool in direct community organizing.fi7wqrgi70jg2nqru3isj6zgpe0yw0h1 Is Text Messaging Right for Your Work?lsrsxo6wb7q7362yzdvjza1wsh7v8aak 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 Purposespd105p0cao457orxbdqujeeppi6w66llPreparing Your Computer for Translation Purposes">Preparing Your Computer for Translation Purposesys43occ7g7w0q8i8stj7pjhuleh9y3kmPreparing Your Computer for Translation Purposes

(English → हिन्दी) 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!14rge6dd1h7jad22g096t4cgty0al6jd I was recently doing some […]

Data: Your Most Important Tech Assetyejlh2yhklw5nscmjrfpnh1jwliivgakData: Your Most Important Tech Asset">Data: Your Most Important Tech Assetxm7uv40xctpbiylcuqmez81f9xqacii0Data: Your Most Important Tech Asset

(English → हिन्दी) 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 Toolsx62dut3teoj1vs8nufjwk9skj9jgd0j0Wall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Tools">Wall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Tools1hyat6syvtc2bezezm1xt7l3omj1qr6iWall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Tools

(English → हिन्दी) 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.rddeqlxhwyr5ruriavnhyhrdegcs5j1n Aspiration was excited to be involved in such an important movement happening in tool development. You can see photos […]

Facebook Page vs. Group Post Updatedl0gsxk4szjq111vartos8tmeuxl21kucFacebook Page vs. Group Post Updated">Facebook Page vs. Group Post Updatedce1wgpy45l0wll42pqzneg71qbdgthuvFacebook Page vs. Group Post Updated

(English → हिन्दी) 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” 🙂xjs27i2i2psw7eo1vy4nkh8yey8fjcp7 Take a look at our updated chart below and click on it to get […]

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(English → हिन्दी) 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.u36s27ovbrv44y61cwv9tyivft9lt6ge The Custom Description Text of each tool tells you a little bit about why […]

Using Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofitb0hd3suizua5ic5o52v8q1u18b4knx4pUsing Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofit">Using Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofitsqo3gvex9jlbczdvy0kej9tw24bb3gbmUsing Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofit

(English → हिन्दी) 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 Securityd3x82xm5kaa2yg0rzywiqhfayygsy812Breakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security">Breakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Securityhwtnisbs1f32w1q0m5ejhx7alcgccg5kBreakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security

(English → हिन्दी) View originalTranslators: Photo courtesy of zebedee.zebedeekxjqibieu6zw8rd8korbd2sx9pja1owc 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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