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Graphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirtxmsngigmpjg03b8k9vnnltl3sximbdxyGraphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirt">Graphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirttzoo3gg972bujox4adlh6swy1o2on646Graphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirt

(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.qg1b76wraywypfwccdcj9rd5cw7qouc5 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 Pagesg9t8vop8xlpn3jj7rpj7rb16eg963t7aDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages">Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages75euwtj33niimlaipnulyg5ttv3kwrpuDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages

(English → Italiano) View originalTranslators: (Check out part one of this project here! )4reg6ymh0fxb07l8fvxwmihw22im3osx 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 Testing6n0trybp20pdkh1s9oxx1ayfzxtvmcmjDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part I: User Testing">Developing New Tech Projects, Part I: User Testingo5y284wa4w4c0unfltbvvaszjhgvd9grDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part I: User Testing

(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 doctabuzb45l8116dyl157jby5wic7nltx6rydh 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 […]

Forced to Use Facebook = Horribledqdpliuq5ksomqp04jdvu99w2ntxeiihForced to Use Facebook = Horrible">Forced to Use Facebook = Horriblehj8m1vidm627kuf9q8uwk6jwnzbyr83yForced to Use Facebook = Horrible

(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 […]

Ramping up a New Hire with Our Nonprofit Techtbjof5cxp05cp7p8lfff7p7yvtg3q559Ramping up a New Hire with Our Nonprofit Tech">Ramping up a New Hire with Our Nonprofit Techf4f3d0ik64xunbghp4xgx5hxzox5ld8qRamping up a New Hire with Our Nonprofit Tech

(English → Italiano) View originalTranslators: New Hire = Unicorns & Technological Infrastructure8wmmg2mp62847axv4t95c6z2h9q6zfqy 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 Facebookl42aviangfppwja3d62l3ccg8b96if9u page, I asked if people thought it was cool and kosher to take screenshots of Facebookl42aviangfppwja3d62l3ccg8b96if9u 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 […]

What Do You Wish You Had Known About Email Blasting Tools?yjk76abgowwgd5106hja8xdiqv36nygcWhat Do You Wish You Had Known About Email Blasting Tools?">What Do You Wish You Had Known About Email Blasting Tools?frrgkuvdyl7n8b97hypg16vw27bf4i69What Do You Wish You Had Known About Email Blasting Tools?

(English → Italiano) View originalTranslators: Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page.9cm4ppko1buaergmojm2ztmb5pzthwhg The Backgroundud92ly76q901qnby9ift80kmkv2n2rgm 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 Events9fsfcyc0m6g8788xtq8fybqbbray9r39Social Media for Events">Social Media for Eventsnx2pxca2hmqxc8z8keb3j4l2gnv3xuxbSocial Media for Events

(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, […]

Looking at Communications Tools as Organizational Processesiqsonu5zbhnuo72z4sad2n8if70sjrfsLooking at Communications Tools as Organizational Processes">Looking at Communications Tools as Organizational Processese7kzrrm1ofx1t7bbwgw3ozms34lz8dtdLooking at Communications Tools as Organizational Processes

(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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