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Introducing the Shopify Connector for NationBuilder Now on Tectonica.tools

Introducing the Shopify Connector for NationBuilder Now on Tectonica.tools

If you are anything like us, your mouth starts salivating every year around the same time. That deep ingrained pavlovian response can mean only one thing: It's Girl Scout cookie season again. That time of the year when empowered young women kick ass, raise money, and well… fill all your high cholesterol needs with Thin Mints, Samoas, and the Girl Scout-branded Trefoil. They also raise around $10 million USD per year. As far as charities, the sales model of fundraising is not unique to the Girl Scouts. Read more

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

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