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Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pagesxuz47wankjueb5b52ges8awp2z09q9idDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages">Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pagesj5vjn9hajn5eq91wp5ebzqp76u0tlzmuDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages

(English → हिन्दी) View originalTranslators: (Check out part one of this project here! )wkcboozl4oxyukohlsdpo2wbjq2aiio4 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 Emailf2pwnxdf6zzsi9e3d1th97mdzuppfcekResources: How to Protect your Email">Resources: How to Protect your Emailbkz6qucz1fa0nroy57x7vjjnortv4ha6Resources: How to Protect your Email

(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.79sdstgdsrrrgwkncwd55rdj6q1i5jx3 Is Text Messaging Right for Your Work?3uyecowu0mgbsjvrc8n89ytprs5upghi 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 Purposesc1kup55v38hplqc0t5j0kst1sq561nz3Preparing Your Computer for Translation Purposes">Preparing Your Computer for Translation Purposesqic4a24xg69w883b2tn7olpsg58cprc6Preparing 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!bejueda4r6uvtr8a7xb33jaqhbkilz1m I was recently doing some […]

Data: Your Most Important Tech Assetom9a4b4m0hf9ef0dt1axc77xk7cvhyxvData: Your Most Important Tech Asset">Data: Your Most Important Tech Asset5cyj1w6kspqyq39l5ii4oy7bg326ziouData: 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 Toolsvvvqduvx9r3xmauyd8jv3hmkjg7dsitdWall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Tools">Wall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Tools9cn0hqczmpd4aa4bnw6k7bjcpdb20npzWall 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.pyuach3lv7yqdc7equm55b6dxgbkgarw Aspiration was excited to be involved in such an important movement happening in tool development. You can see photos […]

Facebook Page vs. Group Post Updated9ilmx1ssa3zeq0m335fre5ve2x7vveauFacebook Page vs. Group Post Updated">Facebook Page vs. Group Post Updatedskkl28v1cy9fzywgnktaf61a0u2uyojgFacebook 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” 🙂zdeq73iaai73mwqvss0fzr9vwrdau9qk 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 → 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.727t7cekxfa0ru9hepvr3m4ihnhkyyrv The Custom Description Text of each tool tells you a little bit about why […]

Using Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofit5psxnc0kbt2a1iun656x0x4i2ffthbsdUsing Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofit">Using Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofitcrlbevs37pwao9ksunryzs1neqkh5h98Using 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 Securityrqqgoc1i0i6gyv8iaofiic0excgi46dmBreakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security">Breakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Securityvjmw5786h5gzwzz9xdx19stfk7ylzwhlBreakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security

(English → हिन्दी) View originalTranslators: Photo courtesy of zebedee.zebedee8z4hl0o02f2pwe74jza7gwjwthwj6ar4 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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