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San Francisco Interactive Media Summit 2011

Event Date(s): 
March 5, 2011

We're excited to be partnering with Department of Media Studies at the University of San Francisco for SF-IM Summit 2011, aka “New Tools for the Public Good” On Saturday, March 5, 2011, from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

The Aspiration team will facilitate sessions that include “Facebook and Twitter 101”, "Intro to blogging", "Beginning and Intermediate WordPress”, “Listening Online with a Social Media Dashboard”, “Managing Online Channels with a Publishing Matrix”, and “How to Build a Good Nonprofit Web Site for Almost Nothing.”

Register Now!

The theme of SF-IM is using social media and other emerging technologies for the public good. Sessions will feature opportunities for discussion and hands-on learning. Importantly, the focus of SF-IM is on peer-to-peer learning and conversation, not tech-talk and PowerPoints. SF-IM’s programming is ideal for anyone interested the public possibilities of the emerging media technologies, and is suitable for a wide range of abilities, from beginner to advanced.

Check out the Full Agenda and Register Now! Sliding scale and fee waivers are available, just contact us.

What Should a Web Site Cost?

Aspiration was delighted to accept Network for Good's invitation to speak in their "Nonprofit 911" free training series, on the topic of "What Should a Web Site Cost?".

Gunner opines on "Social Media, Social Justice" at the California Endowment

Social Media, Social Justice at California EndowmentThe California Endowment invited Aspiration down to Los Angeles to participate in a panel discussion on Social Media, Social Justice. The event was a wide-ranging dialog on how nonprofit organizations and campaigns can employ social media strategies to support social justice work and build healthy communities.

Gunner joined Chris Rabb of Afro-Netizen and Jessy Tolkan of Energy Action Coalition on the panel, which was moderated by Sloane Berrent of Causecast.

A video of the Q&A part of the event is available on the California Endowment web site.

Aspiration and The Nonprofit Open Source Initiative (NOSI) Announce Plans to Join Forces

Aspiration and NOSI announced today that NOSI will become a project of Aspiration (see press release).

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Aspiration Welcomes Matt Garcia as Social Source Commons Community Manager

Matt Garcia joins Aspiration as Community Manager for our Social Source Commons platform. Matt will maintain the SSC blog, engage users to learn how we can enhance the system to better serve their needs, and oversee community outreach for the project, working with the rest of the team to make SSC a more valuable resource for those looking for nonprofit software.

Aspiration Publishes a Pair of Papers

As anyone familiar with our work knows, Aspiration is passionate about delivering high-quality technology events to a broad range of social change communities and sectors. But we're usually so busy designing and facilitating the agendas that we rarely enjoy the opportunity to step back and reflect on either our methodology or the specific learnings and outcomes from the events themselves.


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