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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.7mbmmm94e5h2kpkzrs461gbih6r8xtdu Nonprofit professionals are working in an world of extremely diverse topic areas […]

Tools for Social Changew0ftg21mdo3q28lj520970a0hlpsubchTools for Social Change">Tools for Social Changeggi05sog2nxwmktnib9x96e0jvkn3txaTools 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. ryhknsqgswmf3sf3vtev5ykxarwg7hapThere’s an incredible number of people here (~20,000) and Aspiration […]

Toolbox for Smaller Nonprofit Organizationsrr0o9ru3k665bo8s4ow19o0ookmcz0fgToolbox for Smaller Nonprofit Organizations">Toolbox for Smaller Nonprofit Organizationsyts10r4mgkhngxffanhi70wrzcqy3nvrToolbox for Smaller Nonprofit Organizations

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page.ofu7ddzszzlhh7q6oysbmj1fqqki0e5f 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:v3ic3u8r8scdbmjm44j7l9khgqrukfc5 […]

A Toolbox of Free and Open Source Web Design Appsgf0cze72ssf8bmfxmr3hl5l5drtjv5m1A Toolbox of Free and Open Source Web Design Apps">A Toolbox of Free and Open Source Web Design Appscaxumvp6aur2rz4g6a2b64win0d37fbaA 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.hnq7fxx6iigvw6ngi6gkujofj4dpqodx First […]

Tools to Mobilize Knowledgek392uk7slgck4pnt6ne5yfjcw2vfisusTools to Mobilize Knowledge">Tools to Mobilize Knowledgeljcr1tumseoqoidw1eobhlncfc7a8swkTools to Mobilize Knowledge

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page.iaxx72xsx9ofy5i3925zdyvpm3yg6axf 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 Platforms58ma7yf85myesai44qsd2q6i63zbuljpDigital Asset Management Platforms">Digital Asset Management Platforms668he6kku2s2t377yz21lva07vb522lzDigital Asset Management Platforms

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: Photo Pile Image courtesy of Orin Zebestefzcn24bup65gra1a9bknr6pz0ybc0rh 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 Accessibility78rsl2g0up282tolsenkotcpi3tfnq7kSocial Media and Accessibility">Social Media and Accessibilitynyf1z50g4fvewywsluuqikuldy1o3rfhSocial Media and Accessibility

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: An example of CAPTCHAeg1t3uq87ad9old49th0yiruu4p9keio 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)79aaju3fpb9usnq69yb0ikfddp3vv4zsBlogs + Social Media = ? (Blog Posts to Check Out)">Blogs + Social Media = ? (Blog Posts to Check Out)5zz0fw4vg0k0msgvjvh6sae871slamo6Blogs + 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 Assessmentv19q1wzql5c1h2y6cd5mffs74pn31b3nNonprofit Social Media: Audience Assessment">Nonprofit Social Media: Audience Assessmentpkuivqx1sj7hjmlj3xu2t2vi9d0e8u7nNonprofit Social Media: Audience Assessment

(English → Español) View originalTranslators: Photo courtesy of dunechaser7upubjr8ki0a7ud3mcqt8ne0cqaycxua 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 Summit13ro0c8vna79qmmgut07dpldxxphpuag2009 Nonprofit Software Development Summit">2009 Nonprofit Software Development Summitaiua1g2qtch496d9sqtkjuo0bbzuh9ai2009 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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