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What’s Your Desert Island Tool?">What’s Your Desert Island Tool?

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: Those working in nonprofits and other NGOs use a ton of software everyday. Just look at the New Tools coming into Social Source Commons! I’ll give you a nickel if you’ve heard of half of ’em. A NICKEL.io0und86w2zlsalewwv600dliuzmy5f6 Nonprofit professionals are working in an world of extremely diverse topic areas […]

Tools for Social Changek6srfkgdiyrnrz5m5a2ygt66agj0ujp5Tools for Social Change">Tools for Social Changeseyvs7slbmaktb7x4u6dy2clftlafbmxTools for Social Change

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: Aspiration (mama org to Social Source Commons) is spending the week here in Detroit, MI for the 2010 United States Social Forum. USSF is a gathering place for activists, non-profits and people concerned with social justice and inequality in society. 7e2a31s281b3ui3eegsng7y1x1rgs58qThere’s an incredible number of people here (~20,000) and Aspiration […]

Toolbox for Smaller Nonprofit Organizationspipfzdufyyilncszwitl6v02i7avfq5uToolbox for Smaller Nonprofit Organizations">Toolbox for Smaller Nonprofit Organizationsywsjz05smzby7ejscxmxch3oek3q65nvToolbox for Smaller Nonprofit Organizations

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page.kb3g5onv3s7nux8khxv3mrf26u3j7yth Recently, Charise Van Liew of fuseDC put together a toolbox entitled Toolbox for Smaller Nonprofit Organizations that was filled with tools that fuseDC recommends to, you guessed it, smaller nonprofits. fuseDC describes their organization as:08j7ynn63tv2kulb96u0xrlqbzd1dle3 […]

A Toolbox of Free and Open Source Web Design Appsh3ipnurxrrq79dyl4gllwy0fz0suwde3A Toolbox of Free and Open Source Web Design Apps">A Toolbox of Free and Open Source Web Design Appslww4loyl8e1q8ipv9n346xcy5etybnjmA Toolbox of Free and Open Source Web Design Apps

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: Embedded below is a toolbox that I put together on Social Source Commons of tools that I use when working on websites that Aspiration manages (Aspiration, Social Source Commons, SSC Blog & Answr). I wanted to show you how easy it is to create a narrative with a toolbox.wv930ckjm5r1nkcgfl7d8wt3uxdjfgu2 First […]

Tools to Mobilize Knowledgedkjh4kyh1ut8idzbfh5iuw9b9os4mrfpTools to Mobilize Knowledge">Tools to Mobilize Knowledgef4iyrq2q3p3sqb86iv1jvefpp35lpjouTools to Mobilize Knowledge

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page.c22yyyr3sp5viln04v529ib6yhi11vj4 There is so much information related to social justice and nonprofit organizations floating around the internet just waiting to be plucked from research obscurity and be used by an organization that can affect real lives. […]

Digital Asset Management Platforms9mecatvzbveoevy3az8tithmb0zay4exDigital Asset Management Platforms">Digital Asset Management Platformsdxsa9olmsippuh7dfo9uaas5hw0dud1yDigital Asset Management Platforms

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: Photo Pile Image courtesy of Orin Zebestwzp7lwmh113z23z4nw536arlq5igzvim First of all, if you aren’t receiving the NTEN Discuss newsletter as a nonprofit techie, then you should get on that asap. Great conversations and resources from people that know exactly what it’s like to be the accidental techie at a nonprofit organization. […]

Social Media and Accessibilityk2pfuy1kgeresdq5v6wxkk3s92kqbksmSocial Media and Accessibility">Social Media and Accessibility6dluts8qf1kfpzgeivegb0dtwxkapbelSocial Media and Accessibility

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: An example of CAPTCHAn095t6p4i75wj4nxspsv3onq9toowrfa We here at Social Source Commons Blog recently got an email asking us to reconsider our use of reCaptcha for spam management on our blog. reCAPTCHA is a tool that uses the CAPTCHA technique to verify that the person requesting to interact with the site (post […]

Blogs + Social Media = ? (Blog Posts to Check Out)f4z3hu66252n5e459cgjeomp4dnblxvrBlogs + Social Media = ? (Blog Posts to Check Out)">Blogs + Social Media = ? (Blog Posts to Check Out)ec6bdw84ccubh1vu2a4ppwl2h7vkjglnBlogs + Social Media = ? (Blog Posts to Check Out)

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: One thing that I’m interested in (along with 90% of the nonprofit world) is the connection and potential return on investment between social media and the organization. A few great blog posts have been floating around out there that I thought I should share for those of you looking into […]

Nonprofit Social Media: Audience Assessmentevke62e1n09ang9pjy4377fin5rfxfx2Nonprofit Social Media: Audience Assessment">Nonprofit Social Media: Audience Assessmentn95zp68eb1jnp00hhvfywui5j1kt7uxlNonprofit Social Media: Audience Assessment

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: Photo courtesy of dunechaservccdav4b7risjibwijfijba6sxwwlzi6 Recently, I was talking to a few members of a nonprofit who were frustrated with their higher-ups who were pushing major projects on Facebook without having a clear understanding of what they were using Facebook for in the first place. Somewhat ironically, by posting the question […]

2009 Nonprofit Software Development Summit4e5v3tk0jn1qf61d9hnxxb97eqvgmmhg2009 Nonprofit Software Development Summit">2009 Nonprofit Software Development Summit0df56p12dlse16ao04rli44ykmf4s7ci2009 Nonprofit Software Development Summit

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: This past week, Aspiration put on the 2009 Nonprofit Software Development Summit in Oakland, CA. It was pretty incredible. 80+ people involved in social change, nonprofit tech and software development coming to one place to not just listen to a couple of keynoters speak, but to listen to each other. […]

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