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Graphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirtfz932tgn6o4tfpulv3hvd1y199bb1wu7Graphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirt">Graphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirtks5ij5nboaxuvtlvitzx5hr2x4uex6z7Graphic 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.y513n2qgy5i1btmy6bzk2lhxvrmuvgvk The first was simple: how could I support free and open software and produce the kind of visual graphics I’m used […]

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(English → Español) View originalTranslators: (Check out part one of this project here! )88ap1nfhv1cpf86ua3652wyut6unpuyn 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 → 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 doctabuhwky305ixtu2cchjxtg7q9nim28aeo1m 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 Infrastructurevw7cmai26turc1t8jyq3nvlei203yt3j 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 Facebookhj8m1vidm627kuf9q8uwk6jwnzbyr83y page, I asked if people thought it was cool and kosher to take screenshots of Facebookhj8m1vidm627kuf9q8uwk6jwnzbyr83y 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.j4rr2c6x48m5jko7qgz88mb2tmh6tl62 The Backgroundxbs22nlc7i9lkt1lxednb6umqslloaeb 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 Events7ikt9gb7j1qsfhdtwverfj7bddbc6cu3Social Media for Events">Social Media for Eventsr3j9xnfglwib6f56isbtzkwqta7ca53rSocial Media for Events

(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, […]

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(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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