Designing for Good: Nonprofit Design Inspirations Episode #1

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I’m passionate about nonprofits and designing for nonprofits in equal measures. In that pursuit, myself and my talented UX colleague Tim Hammond are beginning a new series highlighting the latest and greatest of nonprofit designs from around the world.

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Designing for Good: Top Nonprofit Graphic Designs| Episode 4

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Since we did a special storytelling episode for Designing for Good #3 , Tim Hammond and I decided to cram the last 3 months into a single, double-meat episode. Our favorites this month have been culled from hundreds of graphic and interactive designs across the industry.

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Designing for Good: The Best of Nonprofit Designs Episode #2

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It’s the end of April, which means designer Tim Hammond and I mined another month of the finest nonprofit designs from every corner of our fine planet. But even with all of this creative diversity, you’ll find a common purpose in each design, every month. .

Designing Nonprofit Experiences

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Designing nonprofit experiences can be quite different from designing retail or commercial experiences. While there are many differences in nonprofit versus for-profit design, there are a lot of UX techniques we can borrow from one another. User-centered design.

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3 Design Thinking Facilitation Resources for Nonprofits

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Almost four years ago, I wrote my experience as a participant n a design-thinking lab to give input on a digital strategy for a philanthropy. The design lab was facilitated by Pete Maher, founder of Luma Institute. The Big Picture: Design Thinking in the Context of Innovation.

Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 6: Solution Design

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Note: This is the final installment in a series of posts about the Nonprofit Web Design Process. Solution Design is the technical planning phase where we define how the back end of the website should function. Designing templates that control the display of data for each content item.

3 Reasons Your Nonprofit Website Needs Responsive Design

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And perhaps most notably, 2013 was also the beginning of responsive design (Mashable). As a result, website experiences have had to change significantly—from the way websites are designed and developed to the Content Management System (CMS) used and search engine optimization (SEO) strategies.

Does Responsive Design Really Raise More Money for Nonprofits? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The goal of responsive web design is simple yet heroic:Don’t just design for desktop. Design for handheld, tablet, desktop, and everything in between. Both numbers were pretty eye-opening and impressive to this designer.

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Designing Professional Development for the Distracted Learner

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Bersin by Deloitte’s infographic “ Meet the Modern Learner ” is an excellent summary of the challenges facing trainers who need to design and deliver professional development for nonprofit professionals. From a design perspective, one takeaway is to create micro learning opportunities.

Designing for Good #5: The Best of End-of-Year Email Campaigns

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For this month’s Designing for Good , it’s time we showed more love to all of you tireless nonprofit email marketers out there. Stay inspired, designers for good! Samaritan’s Purse design is so simple and classic.

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8 Fantastic Facilitation Playbooks for Designing Productive Nonprofit Meetings

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Whether our meeting is useless or valuable depends on how we design, facilitate, and follow up. Meeting design is more than just agenda planning or identifying topics. Often, we get stuck in meeting design ruts where we blindly follow the same template or recipe.

Nonprofit Email Design: 20 Tips for More Effective Emails

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Maximizing the effectiveness of your email marketing includes understanding and leveraging the latest email design strategies and best practices. Here are 20 email design tips that will help you increase deliverability while maximizing the look of your email marketing campaign.

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The Mobile Design Takeover

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The post The Mobile Design Takeover appeared first on The See3 Blog. web applications design digital media media mobile mobile design nptech smartphone technology In today’s digital age, there is one major channel now to get information: the screen.

Designing for Good: Central Park Conservancy

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Designing for Good: Some of the world’s most talented designers are inspiring others, provoking change, and even saving lives for nonprofits. After talking with the designers of CPC, I found the diversity of their projects a little staggering.

3 Tools for Designing Nonprofit Websites Like a Rockstar

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Good designers love data. Because whether you’re crafting emails or designing web experiences, you will ask yourself the two big questions over and over. Is my design effective? Ultimately, a designer only truly knows if their baby is successful by testing it.

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New Year, New Web Design Trends

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Observations about how web design has evolved over the last decade to be flatter, bigger and simpler, all making it easier to translate into a mobile experience. Interactive Mobile Web Design Goals Non-Profit web design

Designing Your Nonprofit Culture for Successful Technology Implementations

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Deliberately, meaningfully, and thoughtfully designing an organization’s culture can help people and teams rally around new technology. So, how do we design a team culture to do that?

Nonprofit Logo Design: A Simple 3 Step Process

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Every brand designer I know has worked with a client who created their own logo at least once in their career. Nonprofit logo design is a process that can be just as painful as it can be exciting. I remember creating my own logo when I owned a design studio. 2) Design.

Different Ways Nonprofits Are Using Design Thinking to Solve Problems and Achieve Impact

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Note from Beth: Several years ago, I was got trained in design thinking facilitation methods using Luma and have incorporated these techniques into my consulting and training practice. Different Ways Nonprofits Are Using Design Thinking to Solve Problems and Achieve Impact.

Webinars: Designing Effective Learning Experiences

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The content is important, but it is only half of the instructional design task. For this exercise, it would have been helpful to have people in each group with some prior real life experience designing an ROI study. Training Design nten peer exchange webinar

Design a Fundraising Appeal that Raises More this December

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However, designing an email campaign or appeal today is very different than it was even five years ago. Design your fundraising appeal for mobile. When thinking about your email visual design, mobile rendering needs to be the priority. How can you design mobile-friendly emails ?

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Responsive Design for Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

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When we design a nonprofit site, creating a responsive design is almost always a requirement. Not only does responsive design make sense for your org’s main web presence, it makes sense for your peer-to-peer fundraising (P2P) websites too. Designs for each Break-point.

10 Blog Design Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Your nonprofit could have a wide variety of excellent blog content , but if your blog’s design doesn’t make a positive first impression, then few will read it – much less share it with their followers on social networks. Select a two-column, responsively designed template.

Dashboard Design Principles

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If a dashboard fails to tell you what need in glance, then you’ve wasted all that data collection time. What if you married with the power of a dashboard with visual design? These are also good for designing reports. (1)

[Cool Infographic Friday] How design attracts donors

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A really good one for you from ElevationWeb. “Online giving is on the rise. Therefore, optimizing your website’s donation landing page is fundamental in increasing your nonprofit’s online donors.” ” Check out the gold in this infographic!

Reflections on a Decade of Designing and Facilitating Interactive Webinars

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I thought I’d take this opportunity to reflect again on a decade of experience of designing and delivering interactive webinars. In order to do that, you have to think like an instructional designer ! As a webinar designer, what tricks and tips have worked for you?

5 Trends in Nonprofit Infographic Design

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As the fiscal year comes to a close and nonprofits are currently crafting next year’s budget, adding a line item for infographic design would be a very wise investment. They can now be designed in video format, animated, and responsively designed to ensure mobile compatibility.

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Designing Your Event Website: A Little Bling Goes A Long Way

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Nonprofit Fundraising event fundraising Nonprofit web design Online Fundraising p2p peer to peerWhat’s in a website? It’s a tactical tool for getting data into your system right?

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Storytelling, Design, and Communicating With Your Audience

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Product Design Manager. When pie charts about pie detract from your story: how to hold content as the star and design as the back-up singer. The fundamentals of designing for storytelling in tech products can be woven into the overall strategy of nonprofit organizations.

Infographic: What Your Nonprofit’s Web Design Says About You

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The post Infographic: What Your Nonprofit’s Web Design Says About You appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Your nonprofit’s missions statement it’s what give your organization life. Whether it’s helping an undeserved population or demographic, or helping animals avoid abusive situations. At the end of the day, your nonprofit is committed to completing its mission.

Five Web Design Trends to Watch

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Here are five design trends to consider. One of the big design trends that is beginning to fade is mega navigation menus that are cluttered and distracting to website visitors. Designers are taking cues from the way users navigate website menus on smartphones. Flat Design.

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Nonprofit Web Design Process: Summary

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I recently published the last post in my series about the nonprofit web design process and thought it would be helpful to have a final summary for the entire series. Solution Design : Defining the technical configuration details of the site in preparation for build.

A Crash Course in Design Thinking for Network Leadership Skills

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Last month, I participated in a Design Thinking Lab with network leadership practitioners convened by the Leadership Learning Community. The session was an introduction to design thinking methods and to generate ideas for instructional modules for networked leadership development.

How Responsive Web Design Works with Mobile Devices [Infographic]

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Responsive web design ensures that those visitors have a valuable experience with your website. What is Responsive Web Design? A responsive website design automatically resizes in response to the particular device a viewer is using.

MechonHadar.org: Open Source Judaism in a Modern Design

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The post MechonHadar.org: Open Source Judaism in a Modern Design appeared first on The See3 Blog. web jewish life mechon hadar responsive design web design website The Jewish learning institution Mechon Hadar came to See3 with a challenge.

A Complete Guide to Strategic Web Design for Nonprofits

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What goes into creating and designing a successful nonprofit website that inspires action? There are a few steps to successful audience-centric design: Identify Your Audience: Understand all of the groups your serve and find out what makes them tick. Engaging Visual Design.

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How to Be a Wizard at Tech Training Design and Delivery

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Note from Beth: At this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference, I was lucky to co-design and facilitate a session on technology training with colleagues John Kenyon, Cindy Leonard and Jeanne Allen. Training Design

Flexible Space: The Secret To Designing Powerful Training

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I’ll be sharing my best tips and secrets for designing and delivering training for nonprofit professionals that get results. So, expect to see regular reflections on good instructional design and delivery for any topic, but especially technology related.

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10 Website Design and Email Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The rapid rise of social media and mobile technology has had a profound impact on website design and email marketing, yet many nonprofits have not yet adapted to the new aesthetics and functionality of a mobile, social Internet. 10 Website Design Best Practices for NGOs.

Applying Design Thinking to Your Organization: New CEO Workshop

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On December 15, a small group of forward looking executives will spend a day learning about and practicing alternative paths to leadership and innovation by applying Design Thinking tools to product, innovation and engagement “laboratories.” Why Design Thinking?