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(English → Italiano) 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.i0ein9e5u4oihvxwmrj538n95w91irbr 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 → Italiano) View originalTranslators: (Check out part one of this project here! )bc8y7mmcdt9ynhg95zwznxk2jhqg6cn7 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 → Italiano) 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 → Italiano) View originalTranslators: You’re creating ANOTHER social network?? Photo courtesy of doctabu91m4uuvvbksjq91opx58vx2aircwxfox 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 → Italiano) 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 → Italiano) View originalTranslators: New Hire = Unicorns & Technological Infrastructuresp0q31ml2nmwve9anm2tnh5719l6qns8 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 → Italiano) View originalTranslators: A couple of days ago, on the Aspiration Facebookmt9tanrbkk8kpm8co7wddm6kqbe8srr4 page, I asked if people thought it was cool and kosher to take screenshots of Facebookmt9tanrbkk8kpm8co7wddm6kqbe8srr4 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 → Italiano) View originalTranslators: Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page.6fcso2kfav3y7r1w3czncxn3p2w228ly The Backgroundrgz8kb7xzs9pjmeq6crwk33w3phwm2j3 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 → Italiano) 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 → Italiano) 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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