Mobile Friendly Websites for Nonprofits – Case Study
Jul17

Mobile Friendly Websites for Nonprofits – Case Study

Yesterday we heard from Julia Reich on why you should use responsive design. Today we hear from JoAnn Manke from WithinReach on how they used responsive design on their new website for teens. Guest Post by JoAnn Manke from WithinReach Our agency makes connections that families need to be healthy, and works to meet families where they are.  We do this with traditional outreach such as meeting people out in the community, but we also...

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S, M, L, XL: Why Responsive Website Design is the Best Strategy for Different Size Screens
Jul16

S, M, L, XL: Why Responsive Website Design is the Best Strategy for Different Size Screens

In this post, one of our favorite graphic designers, Julia Reich, toots the horn for responsive design, explaining why she decided on responsive design for the new Stone Soup Creative website; why she and her team will endeavor to build it into sites they’ll be designing for their clients from here on in; and why she recommends you consider it for your site too. Guest Post by Julia Reich of Stone Soup Creative As you know from...

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Software to Help You Find Your Perfect Photos Instantly
Jun26

Software to Help You Find Your Perfect Photos Instantly

If your organization takes a lot of photos and needs a way to organize them, then Jennifer Charney, communication manager at Save the Redwoods League may have the solution you need. ~Kivi Guest Post by Jennifer Charney of Save the Redwoods League As nonprofit communicators, we’re always hunting for compelling photos to inspire our audiences. Often, it’s a frustrating, time-consuming endeavor to find an image in our organizations’...

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That Hideous State Fundraising Solicitation Disclosure Language
Mar21

That Hideous State Fundraising Solicitation Disclosure Language

I received a question this week about all of that state-by-state fundraising solicitation disclosure language and how that should be included within a fundraising direct mail package. This language is hideous, naturally, from a communications perspective. It’s our equivalent of those pages of fine print that no one reads on the back of our credit card statements. It’s full of jargon and ends up being one nasty list of...

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What the Heck is Alt Text and Why Should I Care?
Mar07

What the Heck is Alt Text and Why Should I Care?

So you found the perfect image of the perfect family that perfectly represents your cause. No words are necessary as this picture says it all, right?  Wrong! Words are absolutely necessary if you are including that image in an email (or even on your website) or your supporters could be seeing a big fat blank white space where your perfect image was supposed to be. Alt image text or alternative image text, in plain language, is the...

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Logo Design Predictions for 2013
Jan31

Logo Design Predictions for 2013

Thinking of creating a new logo this year? We’ve got a list of what will be hot for 2013. While the examples given are from businesses, we think nonprofits will still find it useful. We are big fans of MOO! ~Kivi Guest Post by Simon Goble of MOO As we enter a new creative year, many businesses (and nonprofits) will attempt a rebrand to reflect their new brand values and to attract themselves to a new consumer base. However, we...

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