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Graphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirtdcytu6vf232h55xvjdn8mr0geyfbgybkGraphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirt">Graphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirtc242pqfdcbdnhb62uttwx0zu8s52ehihGraphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirt

(English → Español) 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.ufqvqqig8pomatet846cprbw0hasmnh7 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 Pagesorp08hrk37y2iolm7985ss94ztl56q2kDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages">Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages5zwrm2t0vx9quutc07xt419iu5sxm9siDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: (Check out part one of this project here! )c8dyvse662jjna8qxzky5hk1kf8t9mcc 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 […]

Developing New Tech Projects, Part I: User Testingbzdu273j8p5y5fcussjb67cw8jknmlcnDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part I: User Testing">Developing New Tech Projects, Part I: User Testingfs99j2sopbgzljl3xz1cxnnece27zbf5Developing New Tech Projects, Part I: User Testing

(English → Español) 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! […]

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(English → Español) View originalTranslators: You’re creating ANOTHER social network?? Photo courtesy of doctabuzcypdzcch7hjm904xp0nkbzrv5hvwu7m 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 → Español) 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 […]

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(English → Español) View originalTranslators: New Hire = Unicorns & Technological Infrastructurenau7v9f4hy4w8qgh9kl8hm1j0uufgm8t 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 → Español) View originalTranslators: A couple of days ago, on the Aspiration Facebookgus3ld81gt8hx68vf75oeeuslgrt2x09 page, I asked if people thought it was cool and kosher to take screenshots of Facebookgus3ld81gt8hx68vf75oeeuslgrt2x09 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 […]

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(English → Español) View originalTranslators: Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page.h1ixz42ox2lpis8dcd69ppbzqsqmgffn The Backgroundzbrxkp4b79qhn0nbwlxj8zo7h1pwac40 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. […]

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(English → Español) 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 Processesgrtnt7d2uex2lcu5o59xf5bfz9o08e5fLooking at Communications Tools as Organizational Processes">Looking at Communications Tools as Organizational Processesc8lfe4um7vprqclgxbcm0gpo4nqowzizLooking at Communications Tools as Organizational Processes

(English → Español) 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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