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Graphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirtyowdq87u7ipk58g03snu6yh5oaqugxm5Graphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirt">Graphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirt00lbgid81kld0e4t7dan78zqbx12umikGraphic Design Toolbox: Designing the New Aspiration Shirt

(English → 中文) 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.6kvr7h7a7ro8nb4z0cdzhqsub2vllrmi 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 → 中文) View originalTranslators: (Check out part one of this project here! )5fpwlgipz0xmin0etol3g6mwfk7rfp9a 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 → 中文) 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 → 中文) View originalTranslators: You’re creating ANOTHER social network?? Photo courtesy of doctabuk3twt18yfrgk94qigguv3rw52ez3kt8u 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 → 中文) 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 → 中文) View originalTranslators: New Hire = Unicorns & Technological Infrastructurejsnime3ctue6vku8o2kp3hxj40n8stg1 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 → 中文) View originalTranslators: A couple of days ago, on the Aspiration Facebookn4jki7xyxnkw0rx5zzlb6079hovcjwhw page, I asked if people thought it was cool and kosher to take screenshots of Facebookn4jki7xyxnkw0rx5zzlb6079hovcjwhw 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 → 中文) View originalTranslators: Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page.43g8onlngqy7yuw5086zyx9sw234f2r9 The Background4u6p8q597fly22rkjevqg63hl90bofcj 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 → 中文) 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 → 中文) 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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