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Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pagesusayj2imi72v5bj4v78emggo1yfyd9pxDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages">Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pagesg36diw7rhuvd3xsdzwqxvw9ontxj8zbfDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages

(English → 中文) View originalTranslators: (Check out part one of this project here! )dvxcbvjvmimifpgqfhbzgfwao0n1byve 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.sq7a05w2d9ohnrvcpse6g07nbecpptw7 Is Text Messaging Right for Your Work?32fvrc96ovukaqp2na29bs16ozbeys3r 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 Purposes34fiptema179htkrt1lcov2xea1ybmi4Preparing Your Computer for Translation Purposes">Preparing Your Computer for Translation Purposeshl7sa7vo5zzgmtt2l66irpxn16l4hpvpPreparing 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!v0u9o6pcsout6pc8o7wtqtb4fno54efq I was recently doing some […]

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(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 Toolsyw1geqhlw9ihyvco0n875l78dlmqdp92Wall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Tools">Wall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend Tools9ijjq0wbz1tt72kuivlj04vzxeinxjkxWall 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.wsxybqewzuma50gvhyahxd1jdyqzxpbj Aspiration was excited to be involved in such an important movement happening in tool development. You can see photos […]

Facebook Page vs. Group Post Updatedymq7eoccsp6416yrl9k9vxpwdqci414sFacebook Page vs. Group Post Updated">Facebook Page vs. Group Post Updatedh3cflfzoz5ia2z6cy0ufwlbxe0ovvjp2Facebook 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” 🙂pf50eyqoy37ihesnnnxlhopuqturudna Take a look at our updated chart below and click on it to get […]

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(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.0y89a7e6m0id0tn4renvnzo3hmm329mt The Custom Description Text of each tool tells you a little bit about why […]

Using Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofitk4zsmh677uhwldmm4vrtth5ei2477y5iUsing Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofit">Using Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofit6xu7ktvu6z9w1gudq19ujexemxm92o8yUsing 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 Securityz98cfltjl5rbpoyfxf64cye73xddw29mBreakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security">Breakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Securityj8ckmbyva43h9061bogte3ipnpq86kcfBreakups are Hard: Departing Staff and Tech Security

(English → 中文) View originalTranslators: Photo courtesy of zebedee.zebedeesmndaf3ng680dmgxvc1s161hn6871gvj 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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