Past Events

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

Building a Social Media Dashboard

Event Date(s): 
October 12, 2011

Join us for a no-cost training on building effective online communications for nonprofits and social justice organizations. This training will be an interactive session to help you build out your online strategy efforts.

Do you know where you are being mentioned online? As the number of valuable eAdvocacy channels grows, tools are needed for tracking how and where a campaign or organization is being mentioned on web sites, blogs, Twitter, Facebook and elsewhere. This session will explain how to create such a tool, enumerate what free and low-cost tools are available, and describe best practices for getting the most value out of such tactical resources. View the training materials.

Reserve your spot at the training today!

When?

Wednesday, October, 12th
2:00 - 4:00pm

Where?

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

The training is small and no experience is necessary. Registration is free, but space is limited so reserve your spot today! Laptops are not required, but you may bring one for the Social Media Dashboard session. We can provide laptops at the training too.

Coordinating Your Online Communications Channels with a Publishing Matrix

Event Date(s): 
September 20, 2011

Many nonprofits find it confusing to manage and effectively coordinate organizational messages and campaigns across the mind-numbing plethora of social media outlets, blogs and communications channels. This training gives nonprofits a framework in which to look at different communications channels as effective for organizational goals. Participants will learn how online communications tools differ and relate to one another in terms of characteristics like tone, frequency and level of control. In this hands-on workshop, participants put together actual tools that they can use as an organization to inform and structure processes surrounding how, when and why to use their choice of communications channels.

This training also gives participants a structure in which to think of these channels so that it is no longer a huge array of strangely-named tools to learn. Rather, a selection of tools for an organization to choose from to achieve broader organizational goals.

Register now for this free seminar.

When?

Wednesday, September 28th
2:00 - 4:00 pm

Where?

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

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

Email Newsletters for Nonprofits

Event Date(s): 
September 14, 2011

We’re excited to return to Fresno, California on September 14 from 9am-4pm for a no cost training, “Email Newsletters for Nonprofits”, as part of the Central Valley eAdvocacy Capacity Building Program.

Register for September 14 in Fresno

This collaborative and hands-on training will provide nonprofits a better understanding of how to start an email newsletter or incorporate best practices into a current email newsletter.

Building Online Communications at Your Nonprofit

Event Date(s): 
August 23, 2011

Join us in Sacramento, CA on August 23 from 12:30 to 4:30pm with a no-cost training on building effective online communications for nonprofits and social justice organizations. Based on feedback from Central Valley participants, this training will include two interactive sessions to help you build out your online strategy efforts. View materials from the training.

Register for August 23 in Sac

Effective Online Advocacy for Grassroots Organizations July 2011

Event Date(s): 
July 7, 2011 to July 8, 2011

Aspiration is pleased to announce another eAdvocacy Training event, “Effective Online Advocacy for Grassroots Organizations”, taking place on July 7 and 8, 2011 in Los Angeles.

These trainings are generously sponsored by the California Consumer Protection Foundation (CCPF), and provided free of charge to the CCPF network. Lunch and all-day coffee will be provided at the trainings.

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Effective Online Advocacy for Grassroots Organizations

Event Date(s): 
July 7, 2011 to July 8, 2011

Aspiration will offer a two-day training designed to help nonprofit organizations make more effective, sustainable use of online technologies.

The trainings are targeted at grassroots nonprofit organizations focused on social change and community health issues across the state of California.

The trainings will be highly interactive, following a question-driven format and employing hands-on exercises. Participants will be encouraged to bring their real-world needs and challenges to the discussion.

After the training, participants will have:

  • A better understanding of how to assess and engage their online audiences
  • A straightforward model for planning and scheduling online messaging
  • A framework for coordinating various online channels including web, email and social media
  • Ideas about how to leverage blogging and social media in their communications efforts
  • Knowledge about how to track where their organization and issues are being mentioned online

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These trainings are supported by the generosity of the California Consumer Protection Foundation, with meeting space generously provided by The California Endowment.

For questions and inquiries about the training, please call Aspiration at (415) 839 6456 or email us at info@aspirationtech.org

 

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