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2012 Soapbox User Summit

Event Date(s): 
April 19, 2012
19 April, 2012

Aspiration’s ongoing collaboration with PICnet continued unabated at the 2012 Soapbox User Summit in Washington DC, where we’ll helped steer the festivities and let users drive the dialog.

 

Data Transparency Weekend

Event Date(s): 
April 12, 2012 to April 15, 2012

Our inner crypto geek is hyperventilating as we hang in New York City to help run the Wall Street Journal’s first-ever Data Transparency Weekend, a codeathon where 120 privacy and anonymity geeks will prototype and code tools to help give online users greater control over their online identity and activity.

Coordinating your Online Channels Training Materials

Here are the training materials used during the Coordinating your Online Channels with a Publishing Matrix Seminar on April 4, 2012 at San Francisco Nonprofit Tech Center in San Francisco. We enjoyed meeting you and hope you found the training to be useful!

Introduction To Online Presence for Nonprofits

 

Introduction to Online Tools for Nonprofits Materials

Here are the training materials used during the Introduction to Online Tools Webinar on March 14, 2012. We hope you found the information to be useful!

Introduction to Online Tools

These materials are distributed under a Creative Commons license, and we encourage re-use, modification, and re-distribution in any situation where they may be useful.

April Seminars and Webinars

We have had such a great response to our Lunch Time Tech Talk training series, that we are going to offer an encore performance. We are holding a series of no-cost workshops at the SFNTC and online webinars for nonprofits and social justice organizations to ramp up their online communications. Space is limited, so register today!

Thursday Lunch Time Tech Talk SFNTC Seminars

The live seminars scheduled are:

Building a Social Media Dashboard Webinar

Event Date(s): 
April 11, 2012

Join us remotely from 11am-12pm on Wednesday, April 11 for a no-cost webinar “Building a Social Media Dashboard.”

View Training Materials Here

Register today

Managing your Nonprofits Online Identity

Event Date(s): 
April 26, 2012

Ramp up your online communications with our no-cost, live workshop about how to manage your nonprofits online identity.

The advent of the internet and the emergence of “cloud” computing have slowly but surely created new categories of institutional vulnerabilities for nonprofit organizations over the past 15 years. From ownership of domains and hosting of web sites, to safeguarding remotely stored data, to managing virtual relationships, there exist best practices for security and sustainability that are understood by far too few nonprofits.

Coordinating your Online Channels with a Publishing Matrix

Event Date(s): 
April 5, 2012

Ramp up your online communications with our no-cost, live 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.

ArtSpark and Aspiration Join Forces! ;)

We had a blast with Artspark at our San Francisco Nonprofit Technology Center back in January for a meet-up and learning event to discuss and share learning around how artist and art organizations are using technology to support their work.

Get an awesome recap of the day from Artspark here: http://art-spark.org/2012/02/artspark-back-from-sf-full-of-enthusiasm-gratitude/

Introductions to Online Tools for Nonprofits Webinar

Event Date(s): 
March 14, 2012

Join us remotely from 11am-12pm on Wednesday, March 14 for a no-cost webinar “Introduction to Online Tools for Nonprofits.”

Register for the webinar

View training materials here.

Penguin Day San Francisco

Event Date(s): 
April 6, 2012

Penguin Day San Francisco

April 6th, 2012

The Women's Building
3543 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110

Register Now!

Open Source. Nonprofit. Technology.

We’ll be posting further information as it is confirmed but be prepared for an awesome day celebrating and exploring the world of open source!

Penguin Days are designed to let nonprofits and social justice activists learn about free and open source software that can support their work and potentially save them money, including tools for web publishing, fundraising, blogging, and campaigning.

Check out what happened at Penguin Day DC

Building a Social Media Dashboard Training Materials

Thank you for attending the March 1, 2012 Lunch Time Tech Talk, Building a Social Media Dashboard.

We hope you found the training useful and now have a better understanding of how to monitor your online presence by building a social media dashboard.

The following are the materials used during the training. These materials are distributed under a Creative Commons license, and we encourage re-use, modification, and re-distribution in any situation where they may be useful.

Coordinating your Online Channels with a Publishing Matrix Materials

Here are the training materials used during the Coordinating your Online Channels with a Publishing Matrix Seminar on Feb 23, 2012 at San Francisco Nonprofit Tech Center in San Francisco. We enjoyed meeting everyone and hope you found the matrix to be useful!

Coordinating Your Organization’s Cnline Channels

TCE BHC Media Coordinators Convening

Here are the training materials used during the Building Healthy Communities Coordinators Convening on Feb 16-Feb 17, 2012 at TCE in Los Angeles. We enjoyed meeting everyone and hope you found the day to be useful!

Coordinating Your Organization’s Cnline Channels

CiviCon 2012

Event Date(s): 
April 2, 2012

We’re excited for CiviCon 2012 - the annual conference for CiviCRM developers, implementers, administrators and users – happening in San Francisco Bay Area on April 2nd. Aspiration will be there facilitating a community discussion and being a big CiviFan throughout.

Register Here. (Hurry, Last Year Sold Out)

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:

How to Create a Message Calendar Materials

Thank you for coming over to the Tech Center to learn about calendaring your messages on February 9, 2012. We hope you enjoyed the lunchtime talk! Please let us know if you have any questions or comments.

Below are the training materials used during the day.

Intro to Analytics Training Materials

Thank you for attending the February 2, 2012 training, Introduction to Analytics.

We hope you found the training and discussion useful and now have a better understanding of how to track progress toward your communications goals.

The following are the materials used during the training. These materials are distributed under a Creative Commons license, and we encourage re-use, modification, and re-distribution in any situation where they may be useful.

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.

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