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Aspiration's Annual NPTechie Love Fest will take place right on schedule this year, 18-20 November at Preservation Park in Oakland.
Save the date and join in on the action!
The event hashtag is #npdev
Got questions or want to get involved? Contact Us!
A big love bomb of thanks to all who joined us for past Dev Summit's, as well as all of you who will join in the fun at this 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.
We'll be posting more info soon, but in the meantime, check out last year's proceedings:
In trying to meet nonprofit organizations where they are at on their tech capacity building journey, we are pleased to offer no cost services in a variety of formats. We welcome and encourage you to take advantage of our offerings, whether you can benefit most from joining in on a nonprofit tech seminar or webinar, or by taking advantage of our ad hoc support.
Aspiration’s Seminars and Webinars
We are pleased to hold space for nonprofits to come together for 1-hour, no-cost, lunchtime tech seminars and webinars. Every seminar and webinar is open to nonprofit staff to discuss organizational communications processes and strategies.
Tech Center Seminars:
- Calendaring Messaging for your Nonprofit
May 14, 2013, 12pm - 1pm
Scheduling your campaign and organizational messaging ahead of time can help to maximize its potential value. This live seminar will explain the process of creating and maintaining a messaging calendar.
- HTML Email Newsletters for Nonprofits
May 22, 2013, 12pm - 1pm
Email Newsletters are used by many nonprofit organizations to effectively reach their audiences. Using a WYSIWYG can suck. This live seminar will focus on learning and incorporating HTML and CSS for Email Newsletters.
- Effective Online Communications for Nonprofits
June 11, 2013, 12pm - 1pm
Bring your real time online communications need and challenges to this live seminar. We’ll talk about best practices to making effective use of different online channels.
- Building a Listening Dashboard
June 25, 2013, 12pm - 1pm
Many nonprofits use online communications channels to propagate messages. Help make your online communications more responsive, dynamic, and effective by building a listening dashboard during this live seminar.
- Effective Messaging Across Online Channels
May 23, 2013, 11am - 12pm
This online, collaborative training is designed to help nonprofits make sense of using different online tools like Facebook, Twitter, and blogs. As well have an opportunity to analyze real examples of effective messaging related to reaching and engaging target audiences on different channels.
- How to write a Nonprofit Tech RFP
June 6, 2013, 11am - 12pm
The “Request for Proposal” process can be a critical yet daunting element of any well-executed technology project. During this interactive online seminar Aspiration will demonstrate templates and processes we use for “RFP Coaching.”
We had an amazing time at the #CATechFest Coachella on May 3 - 4, 2013 with the California crew of young folks, nonprofit staff, capacity builders, and community organizers.
Many folks shared what they were passionate about and created awesome sessions during the 2-day technology convening. We even had the chance to throw in some new sessions around the Mozilla Web Maker tools and Mozilla Open Badges.
This 2013 California Nonprofit Tech Festival is happening in Coachella Valley, California from 9am-4pm on May 3rd- 4th, 2013. We would love to see you there!
Please save the dates and plan to join us for this high-spirited, fully-interactive statewide convening of folks. We have huge appreciation to the California Consumer Protection Foundation for their generous support and for making this event possible.
Aspiration’s Online and San Francisco Tech Center Seminars
This Spring we are so pleased to hold space for nonprofits to come together for 1-hour, no-cost, lunchtime tech seminars and webinars. Every seminar and webinar is open to nonprofit staff to discuss organizational communications processes and strategies.
Tech Center Seminars:
- Introduction to Effective Online Communication
April 11, 2013, 12pm - 1pm
Gain a better understanding of how to assess and engage your online audiences.
- Effective Email Newsletters
April 23, 2013, 12pm - 1pm
Learn best practices for how to better understanding of how to craft an effective email newsletter.
- Introduction to Online Analytics
April 16, 2013, 11am - 12pm
Learn how to track your nonprofits’ online efforts toward your goals.
- Coordinating your Channels with a Publishing Matrix
April 30, 2013, 11am - 12pm
Build a framework in which to look at different communications channels as effective for organizational goals.
Aspiration is delighted to invite you to the Strategic Tech Teach-In, taking place in Oakland, California from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Tuesday, March 26th. The event is made possible by the generous support of the Mitchell Kapor Foundation.
This one-day event will provide nonprofit organizations with an opportunity to explore best practices in nonprofit tech, raise their questions and concerns, and learn how others are applying digital and mobile tools in support of their social change efforts.
The agenda will be richly interactive and participant-driven. The focus will be on dialog and collaboration, and a primary objective will be to establish opportunities for participants to build and strengthen relationships where they can share knowledge and find support. We will engage registered participants before the event to invite thoughts and suggestions on what should be on the agenda and what kinds of outcomes will make time at the event well spent.
The event will be held at Preservation Park, which is located in Downtown Oakland. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.