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(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.dv4a15n06le21kzih2lx76txwnwh5ax9 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! )w88vozobs3zjb22e9n00cj47wjsh8jcu 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 doctabub3fsfqi0ycnmm75ruklp3eu9sjr262j7 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 Infrastructureqfjf0ap01doxcy3nfj68ibbi6h3ggccx 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 Facebookjfl54la2eyljc1zi5mxp223aq4hvqx0z page, I asked if people thought it was cool and kosher to take screenshots of Facebookjfl54la2eyljc1zi5mxp223aq4hvqx0z 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.bw1uliz5octqa371sk4t2nlqxp9gkkam The Backgroundfx69y945d9yhlh2udkx2tuj1tvta5era 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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