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Graphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirtklz3ctk94fejlsbw0zwwnliug6s63ooeGraphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirt">Graphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirtr49zltcr0tqj811ioyyw3fey9ywbqcm7Graphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirt

(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.5l1u6pdd52r3do3el33x0w8q4qpv1gow 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! )ro6nhz4q6azui355n0x1kh3fpdcuf7ew 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 Testinganh79bqiuaol7xwo816kip98xo99d9udDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part I: User Testing">Developing New Tech Projects, Part I: User Testingexv47nfnbxh3504ed86l94jqj19t8zycDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part I: User Testing

(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 doctabu0kgec3i3eh5sehssawf1jos1eaoubvi1 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 Infrastructurequso56x2kmv3ihj1pxz219vpihe300wg 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 Facebookc7691z966fjbn65zjuz64s6yvnm8rmxu page, I asked if people thought it was cool and kosher to take screenshots of Facebookc7691z966fjbn65zjuz64s6yvnm8rmxu 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.1ln3kn0t47yc4m01alpl76vkkk5her96 The Background00luvmin4849u2dt2u70051877f0keda 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 Eventsb3134bny0g7m160lx0nsa4ggukx4xp8ySocial Media for Events">Social Media for Events204p5fhbo0hhlqrvvxynh9klqg7zq47iSocial Media for Events

(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, […]

Looking at Communications Tools as Organizational Processest04bzrfygx9hjcu23b502b7dfi0lwvegLooking at Communications Tools as Organizational Processes">Looking at Communications Tools as Organizational Processesqhel2odhtw1oou3ecyq6on2n3wlr2h9iLooking at Communications Tools as Organizational Processes

(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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