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Making the 2014 Aspiration t-shirt

In November, we excitedly debuted our latest Aspiration t-shirt at the Nonprofit Software Development Summit. This time around, we stepped away from our musical homages to honor places that we have been given the opportunity to work in.

Here's what emerged from a sea of drawing boards:

Our 2014 t-shirt design Dirk and Lena at Dev Summit

ArtSpark's coming to #NpDev!

We are looking forward to learning from ArtSpark at our Nonprofit Software Development Summit in Oakland next week, an organization working at the intersection of art and technology. In Aspiration land, we're huge fans of helping folks practice their passions in sustainable ways. So before we dive into #npdev, we want to introduce you to a group we've been collaborating with from California to New Mexico since 2010.

Student capacity builders coming to NpDev Summit!

We're excited to have folks from UC Santa Cruz's Everett Program bringing love and fresh perspectives to our Nonprofit Software Development Summit in Oakland this month.

Twenty tactics for creating engaging online content

(note: this is a repost from the Social Source Commons blog.)

Do you ever find yourself asking "What's the point of it all?" when creating content for the vast universe of the web? Don't let your content fizzle out. Instead, consider using engagement asks to get your audience involved in the work you're writing about.

What you (actually) get out of CA Tech Fest

Looking for an event where you can connect with cool people and share your passions in social justice? I mean really connect—beyond the post-PowerPoint small talk and hasty business card transactions.

Check out our California Nonprofit Technology Festival in Richmond this month. It's a space where collaboration, tech skill-building, and critical dialogue is supported and encouraged, while passive participation (e.g. lecture) is checked at the door.

Growing ideas with Al Grano

Anthony at CA Tech Fest LA

The fear of public speaking tends to rank higher than the fear of snakes, clowns, dentists, and even dying. So why is one intrepid soul from Modesto, California creating a stage where Latino community organizers and leaders do just that?

Last Friday, I had the pleasure of speaking with Anthony Macias, the founder of Al Grano Talks. Talking on the phone, he opened up about the inspirations and obstacles of creating a space for Latinos to share their stories, struggles, and ideas in 15-minute long speeches.

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