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(English → Afrikaans) View originalTranslators: Less than two weeks into my role at Aspiration, I was granted an enormous challenge: design the 2014 Aspiration t-shirt. From this high-profile task emerged a series of challenges.zkdme4zsv72cj75xbleml92mlkyev1il The first was simple: how could I support free and open software and produce the kind of visual graphics I’m used […]

Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pagesw0u6a3j7rn5g983pn3cpkj9pvmq5c11yDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages">Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages0bq4rfqu8agy7ucgaac8bz2pii8qprngDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages

(English → Afrikaans) View originalTranslators: (Check out part one of this project here! )ko69n6q6kd7ynkjd1m94bqiysq816f4h 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 → Afrikaans) View originalTranslators: We’ve been working on something that we’re pretty excited about—a new part of our website that gathers all of our training resources in one place. It hasn’t gone live yet, but we’d love to share our progress and get your feedback on this page mock up as we move forward! […]

Why Would Anyone Use That?umnqotmdipnf384v9kld22y74rfhdfixWhy Would Anyone Use That?">Why Would Anyone Use That?8mxi9qlxv5f488wpj8p26dcgs5inj0diWhy Would Anyone Use That?

(English → Afrikaans) View originalTranslators: You’re creating ANOTHER social network?? Photo courtesy of doctabu86giq93ugps4y1nbgi6ixoi7m9bypefo Here at Social Source Commons we see a lot of tools. Many of them are flash-in-the-pan or sputter out fast. What’s the problem? Organizations create tools and websites that no one uses. They tend to think in terms of the features […]

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(English → Afrikaans) View originalTranslators: Recently, being a geek about Newsletter templates and HTML, I found myself voluntarily clicking on a link to vote for the best of a user-generated collection of email templates at Vertical Response. Excitement to participate soon disolved to other-worldly rage when I realized that the only way to vote was […]

Ramping up a New Hire with Our Nonprofit Techaxq1vgodezetb3j5f59z8nqm8nfrym4zRamping up a New Hire with Our Nonprofit Tech">Ramping up a New Hire with Our Nonprofit Techtipzina4gcocjjai01oi96einkaqkwv3Ramping up a New Hire with Our Nonprofit Tech

(English → Afrikaans) View originalTranslators: New Hire = Unicorns & Technological Infrastructure1v5uox75mr98zrhdkewcffj955klry4i Aspiration recently had the pleasure of welcoming a new employee, Misty Avila! This is awesome, we love her and everyone is holding hands in the unicorn and rainbow fields. Flash to the next day when Matt has to ramp her up to Aspiration’s […]

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(English → Afrikaans) View originalTranslators: A couple of days ago, on the Aspiration Facebookdn33yh58n8yp6t1vmcj7uxh3aw3ra18e page, I asked if people thought it was cool and kosher to take screenshots of Facebookdn33yh58n8yp6t1vmcj7uxh3aw3ra18e comment threads and stick them into blog posts. The replies were varied and I encourage you to take a look at this screenshot of the […]

What Do You Wish You Had Known About Email Blasting Tools?6drhjkzmoflzxs1lt6pi7ct9g2z3paemWhat Do You Wish You Had Known About Email Blasting Tools?">What Do You Wish You Had Known About Email Blasting Tools?n3x8f412ymw5ag9s4nepjks5twpvoum1What Do You Wish You Had Known About Email Blasting Tools?

(English → Afrikaans) View originalTranslators: Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page.ucupls4r4moqy5tl16p82almu3j6xg5i The Backgroundydhng2ratkuzsj6x56ihsh1y9r4i0b5o Stop. Put down the Outlook. Emailing a billion people (or just 25 or so) through your Outlook BCC line can put you on a spam list faster than a whozeewhatsit flegs a bongersnaf. […]

Social Media for Events8hdnpwi7rodty2fuv0d8fybrh7s4njdmSocial Media for Events">Social Media for Eventszdg8p1u1f8560mo5txnlllwvv22ifyv5Social Media for Events

(English → Afrikaans) View originalTranslators: On a day to day basis, it’s easy to ebb and flow your social media efforts depending on what’s going on at your organization and how much engagement needs to be done with your community. But what about social media surrounding events? With Aspiration putting together so many events lately, […]

Looking at Communications Tools as Organizational Processeswzpdzlke3t7gl3uhazmqxp36ns1k9k6vLooking at Communications Tools as Organizational Processes">Looking at Communications Tools as Organizational Processesc7wldomcvji4fqkp3xserf21048bpldsLooking at Communications Tools as Organizational Processes

(English → Afrikaans) View originalTranslators: We spend a lot of time on this blog and on the interwebs in general talking about the Good that software tools can do for an organization. Whether it’s a tool that makes collaborative editing easier or a piece of code that automates a repetitive task, software has the possibility […]

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