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(English → हिन्दी) 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.uebun1eakcl4dw2axqxawrwjgou5owq8 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 → हिन्दी) View originalTranslators: (Check out part one of this project here! )a7j8j5cnne1bc4mslbzzvpsiapmu4rb5 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 → हिन्दी) 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 → हिन्दी) View originalTranslators: You’re creating ANOTHER social network?? Photo courtesy of doctabuzz48r56va1bttx0i79765gteax00p8xf 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 → हिन्दी) 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 → हिन्दी) View originalTranslators: New Hire = Unicorns & Technological Infrastructurex2ahyphm1r2vk9zi4cuxya2n7lqz35bq 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 → हिन्दी) View originalTranslators: A couple of days ago, on the Aspiration Facebookfh8qif465pn70odxi566uol7t77a506b page, I asked if people thought it was cool and kosher to take screenshots of Facebookfh8qif465pn70odxi566uol7t77a506b 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 → हिन्दी) View originalTranslators: Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page.vqvx21kl74en1rc4u5az961tbxcwsmme The Backgroundrxx9ld01sw12228ikm7wc9lwsn0v7uwp 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 → हिन्दी) 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 → हिन्दी) 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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