Our Fall 2019 Virtual Learning Sessions about Online Anonymity, Privacy, and Digital Identity

This fall, we will be offering a couple of Virtual Learning Sessions in response to requests from folks at this year's CA Nonprofit Technology Festival in Los Angeles. Thanks to everyone who submitted requests! Join us and learn how you can increase your anonymity and privacy online and how you can better manage and protect your organization's online identity. We welcome everyone who is interested in sharing, learning, and exploring how to make better use of technology to support organizing and movement work with us.

Online Anonymity, privacy, the Tor Browser and more

Tuesday, September 17 at 2:00 PM PT

As platform companies, phone companies, advertisers, governments and others surveil all aspects of our online activities and interactions, concerns frequently turn to how individuals and organizations can increase expectations of privacy and anonymity online. In this interactive learning session, we'll explore different meanings of "privacy" and "anonymity", and discuss several tools to limit who can track you online, including virtual private networks and browser plug-ins. We'll specifically focus on the Tor Browser, which is designed to inhibit all attempts to know your identity or location when you visit web sites. Come with your questions and ready to learn about how you are watched as you live online and what you can do about it!

Join us on Tuesday, Sept 17 at 2:00 PM PT

Register Here

Managing and Protecting Your Organization's Digital Identity

Tuesday, October 1 at 2:00 PM PT

A nonprofit's online identity has arguably become as central and essential to success as their offline identity. Domain names, social media handles, critical cloud accounts, representation and depiction in online spaces: all these elements contribute to how social change organizations are perceived by the vast majority of the world. But holistic and comprehensive management of organizational digital identity is an under-studied practice area. Rapidly evolving technology categories continually create new categories of institutional vulnerabilities for nonprofit organizations. And too few organizations apply security and sustainability best practices when managing their online identity - from ownership of domains and hosting of web sites, to safeguarding remotely stored data, to managing virtual relationships. This workshop will share and explain in managing organizational online identity, and demonstrate processes, tools and rules of thumb for effectively safeguarding and protecting the virtual side of your nonprofit organization.

Join us on Tuesday, October 1 at 2:00 PM PT

Register Here

If you would like to request a virtual learning call on topics that could better support your organizing and movement work, please let us know by replying here or emailing us at learning@aspirationtech.org.

We hope to see you on our online sessions this fall! Feel free to share with your friends and colleagues. Please reach out if you have any questions!