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We Have Lift-off: Coordinating the Perfect Launch for your NationBuilder Website

We Have Lift-off: Coordinating the Perfect Launch for your NationBuilder Website

The big day has arrived! The hard work of web designers and coders is done, the team has poured over the content - over and over -, you’ve selected images that best represent your subject, and you think everything is ready. Some decision maker up top gives the go ahead and adrenaline rushes into your system as you turn the site settings in your nation next to the “who can see this site” from “admins” to “Everyone”. Read more

Don’t burn down the house:  What not to do in the panic of a post-Trump win.

Don’t burn down the house: What not to do in the panic of a post-Trump win.

By Ned Howey It all started with an email from NationBuilder’s CEO Jim Gilliam congratulating all those who used their software in this US election cycle - including naming one client who’s been a bit in the news these days: Donald J Trump. When I first read it, I found the email itself to be pretty neutral marketing speak, to be honest. I already knew Trump, Stein, McMullin, and Johnson were using the system in their presidential campaigns. And I think in normal times an email of this sort would have gone barely noticed. But these are #NotNormal times. Read more

Tectonica Tools: The Eventbrite Connector

Tectonica Tools: The Eventbrite Connector

With Tectonica Tools’ Eventbrite integration, you can keep your NationBuilder database up-to-date throughout the entire event process. Without losing any Eventbrite functionality, you can simultaneously grow your Nation. Read more

More Than a Website: Maximizing the Organizing Power of Your Nation

More Than a Website: Maximizing the Organizing Power of Your Nation

Here at Tectonica, we’re big fans of NationBuilder. Our studio is one of a small number of companies that have the distinction of holding all three NationBuilder certifications (Architect, Expert, and Developer). We even went so far as to have every one of our staff members become a NationBuilder Expert. NationBuilder is a tool with so much potential, and we like to see its users take advantage of the full range of capabilities this powerful platform has to offer. While NationBuilder is a great CMS, it kills us when we see nonprofits and NGOs only using it to run their websites instead of utilizing the incredible organizational tools that are built into NationBuilder. Read more

Acción Local: The Inspiration Behind our Pro-Bono Web Design Marathon

Acción Local: The Inspiration Behind our Pro-Bono Web Design Marathon

(Para la versión en español, hacé click acá.) Nestled in a colorfully decorated room in an unassuming building in Buenos Aires’ bustling  Once neighborhood, AMUMRA (Asociación de Mujeres Unidas, Migrantes y Refugiadas en Argentina) has set up the home base of its operations.  For the past 20 years, AMUMRA’s team of dedicated volunteers has worked tirelessly to support immigrants in Argentina and pressure the government to make important and much-needed policy changes.  A 30-minute bus ride away from AMUMRA headquarters, Tectonica’s team of designers and developers works at their computers to design websites for clients all around the world.  What do these two organizations have in common?  Two words: Acción Local. Read more

Acción Local: La inspiración detrás de nuestro aporte a la comunidad

Acción Local: La inspiración detrás de nuestro aporte a la comunidad

(For the English version, click here.)   Ubicada en un cuarto bien decorado, dentro de un edificio modesto en el barrio movido de Once, AMUMRA (Asociación de Mujeres Unidas, Migrantes y Refugiadas en Argentina) tiene su sede central de operaciones. Desde hace 20 años, el equipo de mujeres voluntarias trabaja muy duro ayudando a inmigrantes en Argentina e incidiendo políticamente con el objetivo de generar cambios necesarios e importantes en la legislación del país.  A treinta minutos en colectivo de AMUMRA, encontrarás a los diseñadores y desarrolladores de Tectonica quienes trabajan creando increíbles sitios web para sus clientes de todas partes del mundo. ¿Qué tienen en común estas dos organizaciones?  Dos palabras: Acción Local. Read more

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