Designing Effective Public-Private Partnerships
Our most stubborn challenges can't be solved by wielding a bigger hammer. What the world's most "wicked problems" require is a smarter toolset and a better organized crew that's primed to achieve greater collective impact.
5 Keys to Using Information Design for Social Change
The 5 Keys to Effective Responsive Design
Designing effective experiences across the endless variety of screen sizes is more challenging than ever. Done right, Responsive Design creates incredible flexibility for your website to adapt to the needs of mobile and desktop users. But what actually goes into Responsive Design, and how do you properly plan for it during your website design process?
Content-First Website Development: A Real World Experiment
What happens when you turn the traditional web development process upside-down, and build the CMS for a content-heavy website before starting user experience design?
4 Mobile Design Strategies for Content-Heavy Websites
You’re redesigning your website. Of course you want it to look as good on a mobile device as it does on a large screen. But do you need an app, too? For most organizations, a responsive website is more than sufficient. But, there are some things that a mobile browser just can’t do. Here’s a quick breakdown of four approaches and key considerations for mobile design.
Strengthening Audience Engagement with Parallax Website Design
When it comes to delivering great user experiences online, it's ironic that one of the hottest new approaches to web design is inspired by a concept that is thousands of years old. But perhaps it's just a testament to the durability of great ideas.
Designing With the Real Deal
The relationship between content and design is an intricate puzzle for most designers and developers. Should the website be designed around the content, or should we design first using placeholder text?
The Best CMS for Content-Heavy Websites
Beyond Like & Follow: Engaging Nonprofit Supporters With Social Media
6 Ways to Use Behavioral Science to Strengthen Your Brand
How to Maximize Value in Design Firm Relationships
Show Your Nonprofit's Brand a Little Love!
The value of a brand is directly proportionate to the success of the organization behind it. Why do so many nonprofits find it hard to focus on their brands?
Optimizing Engagement with Behavioral Science
Content-Heavy Websites: A Better Design Process
The traditional, waterfall approach to planning and creating websites may work well for certain kinds of projects, but when it comes to complex, content-heavy websites, there is room for improvement.
Information Voters Can Actually Use
Effective Nonprofit Website Design: 10 Case Studies
Data Visualization Design Process: A Primer
Data visualization has reached a fever pitch, where design-minded professionals and amateurs alike dedicate themselves to charting almost everything.
Effective Nonprofit Storytelling with Data Visualization
In making a case for themselves, non-profits have many tools at their disposal. While stories are a great way to bypass our analytical brains and shoot straight for the heart, making a rational case is critical for any brand looking to tell a complex story. And our persuasion toolkit just wouldn’t be complete without storytelling with data and concept visualization.
The 3 Keys to Designing More Effective Data Visualizations
More than ever, brands are relying on data to tell their stories. Each has to create clarity around their data to better connect with their audiences.
8 Tips for Writing Effective Nonprofit Impact Stories
Creating stories that help bring your impact to life is an effort that requires commitment, but which shares the unique perspective only your organization can offer. When it comes to building a brand your audience can believe in, nothing's more important