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How NationBuilder Changes the Game for Nonprofits

How NationBuilder Changes the Game for Nonprofits

(Para la version en Español, haga click aquí.) By Khadija Kassanali, NGO, Political Comms, Campaign, and Strategy Intern You’re the director of a new non-profit promoting social justice issues. A nonprofit is powerless without supporters, so your first step is recruitment. You decide to target individuals who are currently following other environmental organizations on social media, meticulously going through their follower lists, contacting potential supporters, and keeping note of this in an excel spreadsheet. Read more

ONGs y NationBuilder: cambiando las reglas del juego

ONGs y NationBuilder: cambiando las reglas del juego

Por Khadija Kassanali, Pasante en Comunicacion Politica, ONGs, Campañas y Estrategia. Imagine por un momento que usted es el director de una ONG cuyo objetivo es velar por la justicia social. Ninguna organización de este tipo llega muy lejos sin seguidores y participantes, de modo que el primer paso consistirá en ampliar su base de activistas. Entonces, decide enfocarse en aquellos individuos que en la actualidad siguen otras organizaciones similares a través de las redes sociales, examinando meticulosamente su lista de seguidores, contactando a potenciales simpatizantes y tomando nota de todo esto en una planilla de excel. Read more

Comunicado de Prensa: Estudio de diseño web lanza maratón pro-bono

Comunicado de Prensa: Estudio de diseño web lanza maratón pro-bono

(For the English version, click here.) 15 Agosto 2015 Comunicado de Prensa Para su distribución inmediata   Estudio de diseño web lanza maratón pro-bono Tectónica Studios abre sus puertas a organizaciones locales ofreciendo un website de forma gratuita al final de 48 horas. Buenos Aires, Argentina - Durante el próximo Octubre, Tectonica lanzará la primera edición de Acción Local. La misión: crear un espacio digital para una ONG argentina. El diseño multipremiado de Tectonica y su experimentado equipo de desarrollo dedicarán 48 horas de trabajo con el objetivo de crear un nuevo sitio basado en NationBuilder para la Organización seleccionada. El mismo será equipado con el desarrollo de una identidad institucional ad hoc, un cuidado diseño, y una planeada experiencia e interfaz de usuario. Read more

Press Release: Buenos Aires Studio Gives Back By Stepping Up for Local Community Organization

Press Release: Buenos Aires Studio Gives Back By Stepping Up for Local Community Organization

(Para la version en Español, haga click aquí.) August 15th, 2015 Press release For immediate release   Buenos Aires Studio Gives Back By Stepping Up for Local Community Organization Tectonica Launches Acción Local - a 48 Hour Marathon to Help Assist a Local NGO   Buenos Aires, Argentina This October, Tectonica is debuting their project called Acción Local. Acción Local’s mission is to create a digital space for an Argentine organization involved in social work. Tectonica’s award winning design and development team will spend 48 hours rolling out a brand new NationBuilder site for a selected organization, equipped with new branding, design, user experience and interface. Read more

7 Steps for Site Maintenance

7 Steps for Site Maintenance

Launching a site can be as exciting (and turbulent) as Christmas morning. Like all shiny, new things sites tend to get banged up pretty good by the New Year. Beyond this extremely lazy metaphor, failing to maintain your site is simply bad for business. Search engines are getting better and better at their jobs which is great news for the user but bad news for poorly maintained websites. Broken links, images and slow load times can be disastrous for your SEO and your page's Google ranking will take a hit every time the search giant decides to tweak the algorithm (HINT: which is all the time). It's not rocket science but these core tips for site maintenance will go a long way in keeping your site not only looking great but will also take care of all the things you don't see (remember it's in the computer).   Read more

World Meeting Time Pro

World Meeting Time Pro

Today is a good day. After slaving away at the top-secret (totally friendly, non-evil) Tectonica lab, today we are proud to present the newly updated World Meeting Time Pro. The latest version comes equipped with new designs, new code and new features that are all working together in sublime harmony. Read more

Why it’s Time to Stop Hating on Stock Images

Why it’s Time to Stop Hating on Stock Images

Stock images get a bad rap but this notoriety is in large part thanks to us, the reactionary millennial generation. Our animosity for stock images is akin to the brat who acts out on Christmas morning because he doesn’t know how to build the Lego Death Star. It’s time to get it together and start using stock images the way they should be.    Read more

The 8 Greatest NationBuilder Tools

The 8 Greatest NationBuilder Tools

Unleashing your nonprofit’s true potential depends largely on the tools you’re using. As more causes begin to understand and leverage the value of adopting the NationBuilder platform, the demand for tools is booming.  Read more

5 Essential Elements for Turning your Staff into QA All-stars

5 Essential Elements for Turning your Staff into QA All-stars

Good Quality Assurance is the foot-bridge between a well thought-out plan and the perfectly executed final product. Time and resource restraints mean that a lot of small tech and design companies still continue to bypass intensive QA, resulting in huge headaches further down the line. At Tectonica we like to come up with solutions. We set about developing a system for QA to involve non-techie staff members, save time and resources, while keeping all the technical value of good QA. Read more

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