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Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pagesnys9xtcip557ilk9ktaq23zeei3kmva0Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages">Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pagesg2strm8qafgjrtsxki5kgm6mzbi0op4vDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages

(English → 中文) View originalTranslators: (Check out part one of this project here! )7mp0p48d937nhbnffhyblkfbup4fnmbl 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 → 中文) 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 → 中文) View originalTranslators: Text messaging is more accessible than ever and can be a powerful tool in direct community organizing.a1brzh3lro3lyc01r8pdgsirxiwfdumd Is Text Messaging Right for Your Work?dkzpu98lg3rcr8duu7h4pyy2u5g9fo3j 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 Purposesdcvfrbla7b4vxtmbrx01vtgg85g2z973Preparing Your Computer for Translation Purposes">Preparing Your Computer for Translation Purposesujk5ndnqh0xkshu12d77ojyt2znbyawiPreparing Your Computer for Translation Purposes

(English → 中文) 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!airdquh246lz4wideme2c55kaswsvscw I was recently doing some […]

Data: Your Most Important Tech Asset11zl5bca04lcgthrumqdqgbqsvr4bbs3Data: Your Most Important Tech Asset">Data: Your Most Important Tech Assetsxk76xomonvphdpja10qe2wdoqjy27rlData: Your Most Important Tech Asset

(English → 中文) 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 Toolsqzfuc2xdytpankts0gdmmzlmhc0d22pjWall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Tools">Wall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Toolscsb9sf4iwfzb261055cmdecl260ew9azWall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Tools

(English → 中文) 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.vqt9xrxxfl0r206ahjjk167odvp51ovm Aspiration was excited to be involved in such an important movement happening in tool development. You can see photos […]

Facebook Page vs. Group Post Updatedtzo620xzecrxz2u8qnunkl4pfzlw2jblFacebook Page vs. Group Post Updated">Facebook Page vs. Group Post Updated2dr9248bjdj9032hn2mh7o5tstu7aw92Facebook Page vs. Group Post Updated

(English → 中文) 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” 🙂xi12vukeg1lje8bw48tq7qio6yu7e2z1 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 → 中文) 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.ph8459ikippxpcbcax91jzzywa3kr7u6 The Custom Description Text of each tool tells you a little bit about why […]

Using Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofithr80eq6w1sr0p39dfavj6vjt7znb5e3dUsing Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofit">Using Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofit3kmxckv1ixk05pimkhvkftubtc5vj4pcUsing Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofit

(English → 中文) 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 Security7yo7fmfjcqqcexupgvz9fdnta45gbp38Breakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security">Breakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security13nrqeuafi16442vxkcltwc1dx2ed1e4Breakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security

(English → 中文) View originalTranslators: Photo courtesy of zebedee.zebedee9w6v8gkzox78byg2x3jpkol8b4dvvmzv 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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