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What We Learned at CATechFest Webinar

Event Date(s): 
October 3, 2013

Whew! The 3rd California Nonprofit Technology Festival is done. We had a great time throwing the party!

With all the great people that joined us in Sacramento on September 19th & 20th, we have a feeling that the connections and effects will continue to reverberate throughout the state. Aspiration is committed to supporting that emerging network of nonprofit tech leaders.

With the goal of supporting nonprofit capacity builders in mind, we hosted a webinar on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 11am PT.

View Recorded Webinar

Basic HTML and Design Aesthetics

Here are the training materials from the Basic HTML and Design Aesthetics seminar on September 10, 2013. We hope that you found the info to be useful and learned some tips to sustain passionate online supporters.

Basic HTML and Design Aesthetics Training Materials

Email us if you have nay questions!

Databases Working For the Environment

We love technology projects that work to support social change and community efforts.

Jordan Ramos, one of our newest team members, is working on a database and mapping project to support environmental sustainability in the Santa Cruz community of California.

Below is our chat with Jordan about his project. He is thinking out loud with you to give an introduction to his idea and an insider look of the steps to start a community-based technology project.

California Nonprofit Technology Festival Sacramento

Event Date(s): 
September 19, 2013 to September 20, 2013

California Nonprofit Tech Festival is happening in Sacramento, California on September 19th - 20th, 2013, from 9am-5pm. Save the date! We would love to see you there!

Plan to join us for this high-spirited, fully-interactive statewide convening of folks.

Interested in finding out more about this event? View this informational webinar that happened on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 at 11am.

Building Online Activists Training Materials

Here are the training materials from the Building Online Activists webinar on September 4, 2013. We hope that you found the info to be useful and learned some tips to sustain passionate online supporters.

Building Online Activists Training Materials

Email us if you have any questions!

September Webinar and Seminars

This September we are gearing up for the California Nonprofit Technology Festival in Sacramento. All of the no-cost seminars we are offering this month will help give nonprofit staff and community members a preview of the sessions and themes that we are likely to build on at CA Tech Fest on September 19 & 20.

CA Tech Fest Sacramento Event Partners

We could not be what we are today without the love and support from our community partners in California.

We are honored to be collaborating with many amazing organizations from across the state, including our Co-Organizing partner for #CATechFest Sacramento, The Sacramento Youth Media Team!

California Nonprofit Technology Festival Info Webinar

Event Date(s): 
August 20, 2013

Interested in finding out more about the California Nonprofit Technology Festival? We are hosting an informational webinar to help you get a better picture of what will be going down in Sacramento on September 19th & 20th.

Check out the recorded webinar.

Email Newsletter Tune Up Training Materials

The following materials are from the Email Newsletter Tune Up workshop on July 24, 2013. We hope that you found the half day seminar to be useful and learned some tips to make your email blasting efforts more effective.

UC Berkeley Labor Center Workshop 2013

We were so pleased to return to the UC Berkeley Labor Center for another 2-day workshop on August 1-2, 2013 where we talked to organizers about using online tools for communicating.

Check out these photos from the workshop.

Below are the materials used during the workshop. We hope they that are useful and please let us know if you have any questions!

Online Presence for the Arts Workshop Materials

Joining with ArtSpark and Working Classroom, Jessica co-facilitated a workshop around Online Presence. A wild storm the evening before did not dampen the spirit of the artists and arts organizations in the room.

Collaboration and engagement were two main topics on people’s minds throughout the day, especially connecting with artists of different experience and age ranges to build more community.

The following are the materials he used during the ArtSpark Training in Albuquerque.

Four Processes for Online Impact Workshop Materials

The following materials are from the Four Processes for High Impact Online Communications workshop on July 16, 2013. We hope you found the half day seminar to be useful and learned some tips to make your communications efforts more effective.

Four Processes for High Impact Online Communications Materials

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  • Collaborating with Arts Groups in Albuquerque

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    p>We are excited to announce another event as part of our ongoing collaboration with ArtSpark.

    View materials used for the workshop here.

    Aspiration will be traveling to Albuquerque, New Mexico on July 27th to help facilitate an interactive workshop designed for local artists and arts organizations.

    Building a Listening Dashboard

    The following materials are from the Building a Listening Dashboard 1-Hour Seminar. We hope you found the lunch hour to be useful and learned some tips to make your communications efforts more effective.

    Something Special for July, Workshops!

    Half-Day Workshops

    Aspiration has crafted this slate of two half-day workshops to provide space, time, fuel, and support for hands-on learning. We find that sometimes the biggest factor holding organizations back from implementing more effective tech processes is not having the time to work through the issues.

    Effective Online Communications for Organizing Materials

    We had a great time training at the California Teachers Association Region 1 All Staff Meeting.

    Thanks to everyone that attended the Effective Online Communications for Organizing session and contributed to the conversation. It was great to have organizers from around the state in the same room talk about issues with online communications.

    Below are the materials used for the event:

    Effective Online Communications Materials

    The following materials are from the Effective Online Communications for Nonprofits seminar on June 11, 2013. We hope you found the lunch hour to be useful and learned some tips to make your communications efforts more effective.

    HOT Summer Seminars! Ready for you!

    We have been honored to share knowledge with lots of great nonprofit and grassroots people this spring through our seminars and webinars. We are exciting to keep things moving this summer with even more offerings.

    How to write a Nonprofit Tech RFP Online Seminar

    Thank you to everyone who participated in the How to Write a Nonprofit RFP webinar on June 6, 2013. We hope you learned some tips to make your next tech project more effective. If you were not able to make it, we are happy to provide the recorded version of this online seminar for your viewing pleasure.

    Summer Training Offerings

    We had a great time getting to know some Bay Area organizations during our listening tour and at the Strategic Tech Teach-In. After listening, we designed a set of trainings to help these organizations with what they said they needed.

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