SSC Toolbox Social Source Commons Blog

Nonprofit Tech, Tools and Social Media

A program of Aspiration 

Category Archives: Tools

Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pagesggdvallg4r6j49dkp7lwtg7rhokqzqx5Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages">Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pagesad3fogktz845hoh5846i79r7r8yfchvcDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages

(English → Italiano) View originalTranslators: (Check out part one of this project here! )lh50oa2nmmdxu85gtcumtdix8ly8lg8w 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 Emailjvwmsifl5ya3z9k44m9rihkcfy67tmm3Resources: How to Protect your Email">Resources: How to Protect your Email2xv2foju7tk47ptz70n90hq7cv05wdupResources: How to Protect your Email

(English → Italiano) 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 Organizingdx32c08slwam9beaze7lgpss1ml5wb70Text Messaging for Grassroots Community Organizing">Text Messaging for Grassroots Community Organizingp1346an0673yijmyh4lyc9014y0lz6jfText Messaging for Grassroots Community Organizing

(English → Italiano) View originalTranslators: Text messaging is more accessible than ever and can be a powerful tool in direct community organizing.1d2ptt84efkd8h72ghoq1467lavwqvvh Is Text Messaging Right for Your Work?ztjh4a8fwyqayfkcqro5c3teqxnxe1g3 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 Purposescpnkgo74293bh371l7w2ehitzkl6qnusPreparing Your Computer for Translation Purposes">Preparing Your Computer for Translation Purposesrofd226px7vi4lyvcd090bflnh6vfrqwPreparing Your Computer for Translation Purposes

(English → Italiano) 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!2k0nl3q9b2mowpi1080ue7h41q0j6nfy I was recently doing some […]

Data: Your Most Important Tech Assetktpt430hwo1yzua2fdakbwksth1esh32Data: Your Most Important Tech Asset">Data: Your Most Important Tech Assetld7s9rnqy2t0pa2yirq3ufrp9fwxw9v8Data: Your Most Important Tech Asset

(English → Italiano) 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 Toolsztckulct2vx0hv1gx5zdwx5te2fmjjg8Wall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Tools">Wall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Toolsvbncx0bvytppmwbs7u3l0skl3hjuq6dcWall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Tools

(English → Italiano) 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.e4r2lwndl3saxkdrs144n6t8hzoehqql Aspiration was excited to be involved in such an important movement happening in tool development. You can see photos […]

Facebook Page vs. Group Post Updatedb0fhnqpxgmfrh5p44hg1ifm8za8r3co5Facebook Page vs. Group Post Updated">Facebook Page vs. Group Post Updatedxbswmkwkfr79xrgd8nyk8veq358ch2s5Facebook Page vs. Group Post Updated

(English → Italiano) 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” 🙂k5h21di2qrr8isqvda90lbcv1tcfelsp 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 → Italiano) 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.tmnonvptjj3htpd2b3j6kwv3ntlfqspa The Custom Description Text of each tool tells you a little bit about why […]

Using Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofitbkz96hfy7nj18ld84925i08s0czg42e5Using Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofit">Using Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofitfvv65ull69bkoo3grykn8xjalohihshmUsing Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofit

(English → Italiano) 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 Securityuxwmeatychjl5fczx5wl9w4h2yx7bttvBreakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security">Breakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security52d67287faufwmk5fdrfnfs7m9bnc548Breakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security

(English → Italiano) View originalTranslators: Photo courtesy of zebedee.zebedeelq9vk34w826qksp8nb959megrv1k4c2f 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 […]

Connect with SSC

RSS Feed  Twitter  Facebook

Aspiration Publications