“The Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University is an international institute for scholars and artists of ballet and its related arts and sciences.”

Social Ink proudly worked alongside dedicated inhouse staff members at NYU’s new Center for Ballet and the Arts (CBA) to bring a robust CMS (content management system) together with beautiful, minimal design reflecting the CBA’s goals.

We helped CBA build on NYU’s strong network architecture to integrate a mailing list, content slider and easily updatable staff and program fellow archive.

Working Families

From our Portfolio
Working Families: Home - Websites for progressives and political organizaitons

“Working Families is a growing progressive political organization that fights for an economy that works for all Americans, and a democracy in which every voice matters.”

Social Ink worked alongside the communications lead for Working Families to completely overhaul their website, shifting their presence from a small, grassroots startup political organization to a powerful party with an national scope. As Working Families extends their presence, starting coalitions and outreach in an increasing number of States, the site is built to grow alongside.

Project specific design and functionality includes powerful State Hubs and dynamic sidebars for multiple feeds and filtering of content, easy to implement Action modules integrated with the Salsa platform, an information architecture filtered along States, Issues, News, and Elections, and multi-faceted Twitter integration, dynamically pulling state-centric twitter feeds. The site is responsive across phones, tablets, and monitors of all shapes and sizes, built around resolution-specific breakpoints for optimal user experience and interaction.

We are thrilled to continue our work in the progressive arena, building websites for political organizations and advocacy groups.

San Bernardino Rising

From our Portfolio
San Bernardino Rising - Homepage - Social Ink

With the SEIU’s researchers, Social Ink produced a campaign-oriented website helping its members – and others – calculate healthcare costs and shine a light on complicated industry details. We developed a detailed calculator that amortizes and calculates different rates depending on plan, dependents and income.

Our tradition of bringing strong, reliable and rapid design to bear on mission-critical endeavors continues with our San Bernardino website.

Raise Illinois Action

From our Portfolio
Raise Illinois Action Homepage by Social Ink

Working together with advocates in Illinois, Social Ink delivered another advocacy website around raising the minimum wage in Illinois.   Raise Illinois Action’s motto resonates with Social Ink’s mission:

We believe that everyone deserves fair and decent wages; the opportunity to grow and flourish in our workplaces and communities; and the right to live with economic security and shared prosperity.

Weaving together stories, contact forms and videos & images, we gave our best contribution to this growing movement.

The Vera Institute’s new Status Offense Reform Center joins experts with lawmakers in proposing alternatives to the criminal justice system, especially around juvenile justice sentencing.

With team members at Vera’s SORC initiative, we workshopped around accessibility, audience, and user interface and experience (UI UX), building a site from the ground up, with a ‘soup to nuts’ scope ranging from visual identity to web-side information architecture and database design.  A key move for SORC was the inclusion of publications both on and offsite, a dynamic, meta-data driven filtering system, and a dynamic “how-to” toolkit for interested stakeholders.

The SORC team is doing great advocacy and educational work toward reform in New York City and throughout America; as part of our continued work with web design for nonprofits (and other organizations), Social Ink is proud to outfit them with the right tools for the job.

The Cost-Benefit Knowledge Bank for Criminal Justice (CBKB) works to expand understanding and use of cost-benefit analysis in criminal justice. CBKB is a project of New York’s Vera Institute of Justice.

As part of our continuing work with the Vera Institute of Justice, Social Ink worked closely with CBKB to rewrite the underlying codebase and platform for their website. In addition to fundamental programming rewrites, we reviewed the site for UI and UX (user interface and user experience) issues, trimming away and streamlining areas for a more accessible and less disorienting user experience.

We’re proud of our continuing work building websites for nonprofits with the Vera Institute of Justice, a New York-based organization working toward justice reform and advocacy across an array of sectors and disciplines.

Raise the Age New York

From our Portfolio
Raise the Age New York - Homepage

Another quick turnaround project continuing Social Ink’s work building advocacy websites addresses pending state legislation in New York to raise the age of criminal responsibility in New York State, “in the best interest of New York’s children and youth, communities and community safety, as well as the state’s economy.”

This project continues our series of efficient, flexible, CMS powered advocacy sites helping to stir political action and participation. Features include slideshow, video integration, news feed, Twitter feed, and integrated petitions.

Walgreens Gone Wrong

From our Portfolio
Walgreens gone Wrong Homepage - Social Ink

Change to Win approached Social Ink about their latest consumer watchdog advocacy campaign, to educate shoppers around Walgreens’ business practice.

Social Ink worked with CTW to have a fair use campaign site, combining video, mailing list signup and educational materials to help the nationwide campaign. The site is built with a responsive framework that intelligently and fluidly changes the layout to accomodate for a variety of resolutions and device types.

NGO Committee on the Status of Women

Social Ink Case Study
Dynamic slideshow, news & events updates, donation appeal, and more.

In May of 2011, a few friendly folks at the NGO Committee on the Status of Women approached Social Ink with unique website request.

Waging Nonviolence

From our Portfolio
Information packed home page with clear presentation

Social Ink worked together with progressive journalism project and online magazine WNV to design a new visual identity and logo, and rebuild their existing platform, migrating over 3 years and 2000 articles into a newly categorized and easily searchable system.

The new site links related content and archived metadata in an integrated experience. Using the latest in responsive design and development, the site intelligently shifts layouts to be viewed across all mobile devices and browser sizes.

Web design for online magazines is an important and emerging area of work for Social Ink!

The Correctional Association of New York works for prison reform and a more humane and equitable criminal justice system.

Social Ink designed a new visual identity and developed an information packed website with resources, and multipronged outreach initiatives. As we worked to refine the key content delivery mechanisms and targeted audiences, we developed and launched a specialized cross-referenced resource database, and multiple templates for coalitions, issue oriented actions, press and media, and more.

We are proud to support the Correctional Association’s work to reform the criminal justice system in New York and beyond, as we continue our work building websites for nonprofits.