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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

Why We’re So Excited About NationBuilder Networks

Why We’re So Excited About NationBuilder Networks

Yesterday NationBuilder announced the launch of its newest service: Networks. This offering to NationBuilder’s clients has the potential to change the game. The best software for leaders, movement builders, and community organizers now can provide organizations all over the world a higher level of digital tools for distributed organizing than ever before. Read more

Introducing the Win! NationBuilder Theme

Introducing the Win! NationBuilder Theme

  Over the past few years, Tectonica has had the privilege of working on some amazing campaigns. We’ve done sites for Britain’s Labour Party, newly-elected London Mayor Sadiq Khan, French presidential candidate Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, and the Scottish National Party. We’re proud to say that we do big stuff. Our sites are beautiful, effective, and allow our clients to get important things done. Read more

Acción Local: How a World Class Digital Infrastructure Was Built in 48 Hours

Acción Local: How a World Class Digital Infrastructure Was Built in 48 Hours

Here´s a note about our community outreach event ACCION LOCAL that our friends at NationBuilder wrote (you can see the original post here): Acción Local: How a World Class Digital Infrastructure Was Built in 48 Hours POSTED BY VICTOR SUAREZ In my year and a half at NationBuilder, I’ve seen organizations build their digital infrastructure with our tools to jumpstart campaigns, influence the legislative process, and truly organize at scale. In the digital world, you’d be right to expect, that pulling off world class design and leveraging online tools to organize are in their own right lofty exercises. Acción Local, is the story of how a top digital studio did just that — building a digital infrastructure from conception to design using NationBuilder, and doing it in only 48 hours. Read more

Sync your Eventbrite RSVPs to NationBuilder!

Sync your Eventbrite RSVPs to NationBuilder!

Our friends on NationBuilder have blogged about our recently launched application to sycn Eventbrite with NationBuilder.  Let us repost this useful note about our new tool.  You can see the original blog post here  Sync your Eventbrite RSVPs to NationBuilder! POSTED BY FARAMARZ SOKHANSANJ Many of our customers use Eventbrite, the leading event management platform, to supplement NationBuilder event pages. Thanks to a number of new integrations from Tectonica.tools NationBuilder customers can now seamlessly import their RSVPS from Eventbrite into their nation.   Read more

The power of narrative

The power of narrative

This article originally appeared in NationBuilder´s Blog on December 16th and can be read here.  The power of narrative   At Tectonica, we believe that NationBuilder is the most advanced platform of its kind. No other community organizing system comes close, which is the reason that NationBuilder has been our weapon of choice to help NGOs and progressive political movements achieve their goals through digital spaces for more than three years.   Read more

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