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Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pageseummi5iptxv8b296rzywc1efewrp7rdcDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages">Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pagesv2aueqk5lmow6qzely5kosebrrhyotl9Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages

(English → Italiano) View originalTranslators: (Check out part one of this project here! )9paqusupeobpo0uixgmaxkoe1p097f77 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 Emailb92tzm7a14g6fynoo4fa2bbu6uqwuadwResources: How to Protect your Email">Resources: How to Protect your Email2n5w08inpnq0y0wg41qmqfdy2q09mobeResources: 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 […]

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(English → Italiano) View originalTranslators: Text messaging is more accessible than ever and can be a powerful tool in direct community organizing.39q0x5qs58vwvw9oh1pgl4la5197pmwj Is Text Messaging Right for Your Work?sjawm2yo9fk5wg3vmu38kqn8r4h5kfr2 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 Purposesdnklc3sm8wg20g9vyby14uiknng6hajkPreparing Your Computer for Translation Purposes">Preparing Your Computer for Translation Purposeshygjsfhrp1r3g2im30y2vatksigqv152Preparing 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!nx43vhlvc4n90ph02c3nodocsc17fqqs I was recently doing some […]

Data: Your Most Important Tech Assetbe7deou21nhcjp2lftmou0dpvra69epbData: Your Most Important Tech Asset">Data: Your Most Important Tech Assets4v4a9d0bua1vdbsratc58vl7l0g7xeqData: 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 Toolscntcypmql6yxsjo749h1ag9r2ppz0gk3Wall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Tools">Wall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Toolsvqbb4e805k8h1zy386f3uzy6jn305acqWall 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.tp2kzt4r2kb5wr42xm49m4dex68d1k2l Aspiration was excited to be involved in such an important movement happening in tool development. You can see photos […]

Facebook Page vs. Group Post Updated6av4acq4i7b6hbe83psbeb19b1mgmz0iFacebook Page vs. Group Post Updated">Facebook Page vs. Group Post Updatedx6f8bykgn8l10um0j4lo1f4dpeebwvyjFacebook 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” 🙂pdj2dnvaxc9mbkahj8f8dcqv5urz20ih Take a look at our updated chart below and click on it to get […]

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(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.c4oo4bpbfoxsck7ln1eb9jslpznwmnrp The Custom Description Text of each tool tells you a little bit about why […]

Using Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofitdilyu5j9s8ozarvbtf6fpr8rk9dqpvitUsing Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofit">Using Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofitzbydshpx9uhi8vm2fmoggpj9o4ds33lsUsing 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 Securitylpgwu7d0nj3sgz3tp66mbr7v9h1ennvzBreakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security">Breakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Securitypey1bl379ryfoxrrl7irjbwyy6it51rkBreakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security

(English → Italiano) View originalTranslators: Photo courtesy of zebedee.zebedee43sbjpqisoi3cwk43rbdsukmzfpudbq7 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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