Past Events

Coordinating your Online Channels with a Publishing Matrix

Event Date(s): 
February 23, 2012

Ramp up your online communications with our no-cost workshop about how to coordinate your online communications at your nonprofit.

Many nonprofits find it confusing to manage and effectively coordinate organizational messages and campaigns across the several social media outlets, blogs, and communications channels that exist. This workshop gives nonprofits a framework in which to look at different communications channels and develop an online communications strategy for their organization.

How to Create a Message Calendar

Event Date(s): 
February 9, 2012

Is all of your online campaign and organizational messaging scheduled and tracked on a unified calendar that is visible to all stakeholders? This session will explain the process of creating and maintaining a messaging calendar, as well as the potential value to your organization. In addition, the design of a “narrative arc” will be described and correlated to calendaring strategies.

Introduction to Online Analytics

Event Date(s): 
February 2, 2012

This lunch time seminar will introduce participants to different “analytics” or metrics around the tools they use for online communications. View the Analytics training materials here.

Many organizations are using online communications tools but do not keep track of the easily accessible metrics that let them know whether or not they are making progress on their goals. Analytics can be a scary topic for anyone having to answer the questions “is this working?”

ArtSpark Learning Event

Event Date(s): 
January 27, 2012

ArtSpark and Aspiration hosted a day for artists from the Bay Area and Albuquerque to come together and share stories about their use of social media and online technologies in their work.

With both individual artists and arts organizations present, a wide variety of experiences, successes and obstacles were discussed as participants dove deeper into what has and hasn't worked for their purposes.

Below are the materials used at the event:

Nonprofit Tech Teach-In

Event Date(s): 
January 18, 2012

Join us for a one day training event for Bay Area nonprofits and social justice organizations, hosted at the Google offices in Mountain View, California!

This is a great opportunity to work with three different organizations—Community Technology Network, Aspiration, and Google—offering support to empower you with tech skills so you can magnify your social justice passions and priorities. View the training materials here.

Ushahidi Pirates and Ninjas Summit 2012

Event Date(s): 
January 16, 2012 to January 19, 2012

Holed Up in a Castle on the Indian Ocean

Well, where to begin. Ushahidi, the wonderful open source mobile platform, held their 2012 Pirates and Ninjas Summit in Lamu, Kenya in a castle by the sea. We sure were grateful to be there to facilitate.

2011 Nonprofit Software Development Summit

Event Date(s): 
November 16, 2011 to November 18, 2011

Aspiration's Annual NPTechie Love Fest took place right on schedule this year, 16-18 November at Preservation Park in Oakland.

  • Check out the Agenda and session notes from the event!
  • Let us know if you want to propose or request a session for the 2012 Dev Summit! There is always plenty of room for more!

A big love bomb of thanks to all who joined us for this and past Dev Summit's, as well as all of you who will join in the fun at next 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.

California Consumer Protection Foundation - Grantee Summit

Event Date(s): 
November 10, 2011
10 November, 2011

Aspiration is quite honored that the California Consumer Protection Foundation (CCPF) has invited us to organize and facilitate their 2011 Grantee Summit, which will bring together over 60 CCPF grantees from across the state.

Event Venue

The event is being held at the lovely Preservation Park in Oakland, California.

How to Create a Message Calendar

Event Date(s): 
October 26, 2011
26 October, 2011

Is all of your online campaign and organizational messaging scheduled and tracked on a unified calendar that is visible to all stakeholders? This session will explain the process of creating and maintaining a messaging calendar. In addition, design of “narrative arc” will be described and correlated to calendaring strategies. Participants will be invited to construct their own draft calendars for the campaign or other online communications for which they are currently responsible.

Join us for this training designed for non-profit organizations who are concerned with their online campaigning strategy and communications. While there will be some technical content, the primary focus will be on strategic use of processes and best practices for online campaigning, so don't be scared if you have little tech background.

The training is small and no experience is necessary, space is limited. Laptops are not required, but you may bring one for the Message Calendaring session. We can provide laptops at the training too.

Register for this training today!

When?

Wednesday, October 26th
2:00 - 4:00pm

Where?

San Francisco Non-Profit Tech Center
1370 Mission St.
4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

Building Online Communications for Grassroots Nonprofits

Event Date(s): 
October 25, 2011

We’re excited to return to Modesto, California on October 25 from 1-5pm for a no cost training, “Building Online Communications for Grassroots Nonprofits”, as part of the Central Valley eAdvocacy Capacity Building Program.

Register for October 25 in Modesto

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