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Decolonizing Design: Harnessing the Power of Design Responsibly


We look at how design can be used to facilitate inclusion and anti-oppression in a variety of media, exploring the concept of ‘decolonizing design’ and the principles of human-centered design.

Web Hosting 101 for Nonprofits

If you’re planning on creating a website for your nonprofit organization, you’re going to need to find a suitable web host. A web hosting provider essentially rents out digital space in their servers so that their customers (you) can store your website files and make your website available online. Without web hosting, your website would have nowhere to ‘live’ and your eager visitors wouldn’t be able to access it at all.

Exploring the Creative Commons Universe

We look at a relatively lesser known yet equally compelling tool in the designer’s toolbox: the world of Creative Commons. Getting familiar with the world of Creative Commons can enhance your creative work in several ways: first and foremost, by giving you access to a vast library of open access resources that you can adapt and draw inspiration from. Secondly, it offers you flexible and simple means to make your work discoverable by others.

How Nonprofits Can Work With Online Volunteers

In response to COVID-19, Together Project's staff and volunteers had to quickly adapt and pivot their programs in order to continue providing social support to newcomers in Canada. While their new model is only a few months in the making, Together Project has learned a great deal about how to set up an online volunteering program.

The Designer’s Toolbox: Becoming Familiar with Canva


Today we explore the world of Canva, a graphic design platform that can be used to create all manner of visual content, from social media graphics to presentations and lots more.

The Designer’s Toolbox: Getting Creative with Adobe Spark

 We look at an accessible way to create visual stories using Adobe Spark, a one-stop shop for creating and sharing visual content across many formats.

3 Challenges of Virtual Events (And How to Surpass Them!)

In recent months, nonprofits, for-profits, and associations alike have all had to quickly pivot operations for greater virtual accessibility and communications. As you’re likely already aware, this was due to the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fundraising efforts had to be rescheduled and working from home became the new normal. All events had to be canceled, postponed, or altered— something that represented a huge challenge for organizations large and small.

The Designer’s Toolbox: Becoming Familiar with Adobe

In this post, we explore hands-on tools to help your nonprofit create and share original designs using the Adobe suite. Whether for business or for storytelling, the products in Adobe’s extensive catalogue are a great way to connect content and data in dynamic, accessible, and creative ways.

Design for Non-Designers: Crafting a Brand Narrative

Good design is unmistakably intuitive, captivating, and compelling. It is also deceptively simple: the more impactful a good design is, the more work usually goes behind the scenes to streamline its presentation. In fact, this is arguably where the magic of good design lies: taking complex ideas and turning them into accessible and evocative calls to action.

Celebrating Indigenous Tech


To celebrate the creativity and contributions of Indigenous communities from coast to coast to coast, this week we are excited to showcase some of the latest initiatives at the intersection of technology, digital media, and social change!