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Multimedia & Design

Graphic design, video, other forms of multimedia

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.

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.

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!

Some Free (and Freemium) PDF Editing Software for Nonprofits

Adobe Acrobat Alternatives We’ve done the research for you and rounded up great suggestions for image and document-related programs. This four-part blog post series will cover these four types of applications: PDF editing software, publishing and typesetting software, vector editing software, and finally, photo editing software. We’ll share two options for each product: one advanced application for the designer pros, and one easy-to-use option for the novices and “aspiring” designers.

Create a Content Strategy for your Nonprofit Website

Creating Content Strategy for your Nonprofit Website Planning a new website for your nonprofit organization? A website content strategy will serve as a guide for many of the decisions you’ll make. You'll know what content you need to develop, what you can reuse or re-purpose, and what content is most important. Because it creates clarity about your site's purpose, audience and the outcomes you’re seeking, a content strategy will also guide specific decisions about website design and development.

Podcasting for Nonprofits

Podcasting ThumbnailPodcasting engages your community by creating a conversation that uses tone of voice to connect you to your audience in a way writing can't.

It’s a useful communication tool when done right. We're going to outline some of the different approaches you can take, and guide you through planning your own podcast in three simple steps.

What Is A Web User Journey & What It Means For Your Organization

Every time a web user visits your site they have a journey in mind and you should you have journey in mind for them. Without this, neither you nor your users will get value from your website. In this post, we're going to explore what a web user journey is and demonstrate how your nonprofit organization can ensure the journey you and your users take arrives at a destination that benefits you both.

How (and Why) to A/B Test Your Landing Pages: Part 2

AB Testing ThumbnailNow that you’ve got the basics of landing page A/B testing down, it’s time to chat results. Namely, how do you interpret the data you are getting? And will this have an impact on your SEO strategy? Let’s bring this blog in for a landing.