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Save the Date - 2011 Nonprofit Software Development Summit

November 16-18th, 2011

Aspiration's Annual NPTechie Love Fest is taking place right on schedule this year, 16-18 November in Oakland.

We'll be posting registration info and other event resources in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, check out these resources from last year's Dev Summit:

A big love bomb of thanks to all who have joined us for past Dev Summits's, as well as all of you who will join in the fun at this year's high-spirited, fully-interactive festival of folks who are passionate about developing software tools to support the work of social change organizations and community activists.

Activist Tech Teach-In

Learn how use online tools in sustainable ways to support social change

Learn Activist Tech at the Center for Third World OrganizingAre you a social justice activist or campaigning organization wanting to make more effective use of tech and the internet?

The Ruckus Society and Aspiration are hosting a free, all-day teach-in to show activists how to use technology on their own terms, in ways that mobilize stakeholders and increase impact.

Register now!

Berkeley Labor Center 2011 eAdvocacy Trainings


p>Matt and Misty had a great time working with the UC Berkeley Labor Center on May 25th and May 26th for their Online Media Training Workshop. Talking to groups working across the labor movement, we had some great conversations around setting up organizational infrastructure for communications at your organization.

The following are the materials we used during the Berkeley Labor Center Spring 2011 eAdvocacy Trainings in Berkeley.

Aspiration Welcomes Misty Avila as eAdvocacy Program Coordinator


Misty Avila joins Aspiration as our eAdvocacy Program Coordinator. Misty will be taking our eAdvocacy Capacity Building Program into California's Central Valley. This will include leading trainings, developing materials and serving as the network hub for those looking for Aspiration's eAdvocacy work in the Central Valley.

Online Communications Trainings in January & February

Kicking off 2011, Aspiration is offering some free trainings around online communications support. The seminars on the slate are:


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