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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.

The Dev Summit is people first, tech later

Our 16th annual Nonprofit Software Development Summit in Oakland, California will be taking place on November 6-8.

This three-day gathering is designed for everyone from passionate grassroots activists to radical software developers. It brings together participants from around the world to collaborate, share knowledge, build relationships, and collectively envision the future of free and open technology to support social justice efforts and movement building.

2019 Nonprofit Software Development Summit

Event Date(s): 
November 6, 2019 to November 8, 2019

Dev Summit friends and family Our 16th annual Nonprofit Software Development Summit will be held 6-8 November, 2019, at Preservation Park, Oakland.

Acompáñanos al California Nonprofit Technology Festival, Los Angeles 2019

Event Date(s): 
July 10, 2019 to July 11, 2019

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ca tech festAcompáñanos el 10 y 11 de julio en Los Angeles, CA, para el CA Nonprofit Technology Festival, el festival de tecnología sin fines de lucro de California!

California Nonprofit Technology Festival, Los Angeles 2019

Event Date(s): 
July 10, 2019 to July 11, 2019

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Thank you to everyone who joined us in Los Angeles, CA on July 10 and 11 for the California Nonprofit Technology Festival!

Report: Forging Careers in Human Rights Information Security Today

Aspiration has worked with and in support of information security trainers and capacity builders in the human rights sector for over a decade.

We have witnessed the growth of this community of practice from local to international levels, appreciating the opportunity to observe how the outcomes of the work of hundreds of practitioners worldwide have had a critical impact on the security, sustainability and efficiency of human rights organizations and individual activists.

California Nonprofit Technology Festival - Fresno 2018

Event Date(s): 
June 20, 2018 to June 21, 2018

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Join us on June 20 and 21 in Fresno, CA, for the California Nonprofit Technology Festival.

Moving to new professional adventures

Beatrice

After leading Aspiration's Human Rights Technology Program for almost four years, I will move to a new professional adventure. From this month I will focus on new projects as a Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, exploring how Internet infrastructure and human rights interconnect.

Now, going into the more extended version of this note:

My years at Aspiration have been a terrific journey, during which I learned and grew heaps.

2018 Nonprofit Software Development Summit

Event Date(s): 
November 14, 2018 to November 16, 2018

Dev Summit friends and family Our 15th annual Nonprofit Software Development Summit was held 14-16 November, 2018, at Preservation Park, Oakland.

Is there a long term strategy in human rights technology?

Over the past decade, Aspiration has worked with a range of partners and allies across the human rights sector on a wide spectrum of technology projects and events.

During that time, we have observed a recurring dynamic. Most human rights technology efforts—whether responding to an incident and mitigating a specific threat, working on technology features and usability, or doing evaluation and risk assessment—tend to focus on short-term horizons and/or be reactive in nature.

Nonprofit tech capacity building; our CA road trip dispatch

We had a great time visiting with folks working at social justice nonprofits and organizations in Oakland, Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Fresno, and Los Angeles on several coffee-fueled road trips to inform and help shape our CA Tech Capacity Building program.

Building tech capacity with social justice nonprofits; our next California road trip

After a few great mini road trips to Oakland, Santa Cruz, and Watsonville, we'll be back on the road again traveling through the beautiful Central Valley and Southern California on September 25-29! We are visiting with folks working for social justice at nonprofits, community-led organizations, and youth advocacy groups to learn what they are up to and find out ways Aspiration may be able to support those efforts with our California Technology Capacity Building program.

CampaignCon 2017

Event Date(s): 
November 7, 2017 to November 9, 2017

CampaignCon is an annual global skill-sharing event where activists, technologists, organisations and social movements share ideas, co-create and hone good practices through participatory exploration of modern campaigning theory and practice.

New York Community Technology Skillshare

Event Date(s): 
July 10, 2017 to July 11, 2017

Join us on Monday and Tuesday, 10 and 11 July in New York City for a participant-driven gathering where nonprofit staff, social justice organizers, techies, activists, journalists, and students can share knowledge, build skills and capacity, and foster relationships around using technology in support of social change efforts.

Register Now!

2017 Nonprofit Software Development Summit

Event Date(s): 
November 15, 2017 to November 17, 2017

Dev Summit Our 14th annual Nonprofit Software Development Summit will be held 15-17 November, 2017, at Preservation Park.

Techno-Activism Third Monday

Event Date(s): 
September 19, 2016

6pm-8pm
2973 16th St., Suite 300, across from the 16th & Mission BART

Want to meet allies in the Bay area who share your commitment to digital rights? Got ideas, projects, campaigns, or data to share? Want to discuss your shared —or differing—concerns in a relaxed environment without any mansplaining?

Then join us for Techno-Activism Third Monday in September!

CampaignCon - Activism and Technology Skillshare

Event Date(s): 
October 24, 2016 to October 27, 2016

A diverse mix of campaigning orgs and activist groups came together October 24-27, 2016 near Barcelona, Spain for CampaignCon, a skillshare on next-generation campaigning. We'll grow networks and build capacity through peer learning, and develop strategies to mobilize people-powered movements.

Is there a digital response ecosystem?

We have been working on a map of the digital response ecosystem here at Aspiration. While we still have a ways to go, I wanted to pause to reflect on why we are working on it and some things I have learned along the way. If you're so inclined, the closing section includes a request for feedback and a way to be in touch.

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