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The GDCI facilitates the exchange of ideas that help a variety of stakeholders shape streets to promote public health and safety, quality of life, multi-modal mobility, economic development, environmental sustainability and equity. GDCI believes that by working together, cities can save time and money, share lessons learned, scale up best practice implementation and more effectively achieve their policy goals and objectives.

Social Ink worked closely with the Global Designing Cities Initiative to quickly deploy their new home on the web. GDCI’s site serves as resource for seeking industry best practices in civic design and as an introduction to the organization’s comprehensive reference publication, the Global Street Design Guide.

Key features of the new web platform include an interactive map with embedded multimedia, and mobile responsive design that adapts this content for screens of various sizes. The site is powered by the open-source, user friendly WordPress CMS, providing a customized backend experience for no-code site administration and growth.

With the design and development of Global Designing Cities Initiative’s new web platform, Social Ink continues work on websites for nonprofits!


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For people who want to be smart about buying and owning a home, HomeSmartNY is New York State’s largest network of professional, unbiased, nonprofit homeownership advisors.

Working with key team members of HomeSmartNY, we built a site from the ground up, focusing on an audience of homebuyers and homeowners, accessibility, and user interface (UI) and user experience (UX). A key feature of HomeSmartNY’s new platform is the interactive map, which allows site users to find resources specific to their needs through the use of an advanced search filter.

HomeSmartNY is doing great work educating homebuyers and homeowners in New York City and New York state; as part of our continued work with web design for nonprofits, Social Ink is happy to set them up with a platform that engages their users.

Better Bike Share Partnership

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Better Bike Share Hero Image

The Better Bike Share Partnership is a JPB Foundation-funded collaboration between The City of Philadelphia, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) and the PeopleForBikes Foundation to build equitable and replicable bike share systems.

Social Ink worked with the PeopleForBikes Foundation to create a new website that promoted the Better Bike Share Partnership. Sporting a new, accessible design, the site details information on grants the initiative has awarded across the country. The site is responsive across phones, tablets, and several monitors. Its custom WordPress CMS allows Better Bike Share staff to quickly post updates and news within an effective information architecture schema.

Better Bike Share’s new site represents Social Ink’s work in the nexus between foundations, civic agencies, and national associations. We’re happy to collaborate with an organization that puts people on bicycles!

As a coalition of city transportation departments, NACTO is committed to raising the state of the practice for street design and transportation by building a common vision, sharing data, peer-to-peer exchange in workshops and conferences, and regular communication among member cities.

Social Ink worked with the National Associate of City Transportation Officials to make a new web platform that represents the multifaceted policy and outreach work of the organization and serves as a resource for government, civic partners, and the general public. Through a customized WordPress CMS, NACTO can easily build information hubs aroundnew pedestrian-friendly design standards and instantly add program-specific news, events, and publications.

Key features of NACTO’s new web platform include in depth guides and publications, annual conferences, programming, and event organizing, tiered sponsorships, and cross-content references and case studies, accessible via an ajax-enabled advanced search mechanism. As always, the site’s features responsive design that adapts the site’s layout for an array of tablets, phones, and monitors.

For NACTO’s “design guides”  for the livable streets movement, we not only imported over 1,000 documents but retrofitted templates from two different sites with multiple slideshows, images and other rich media – all while preserving link structure for existing search engine and linking compatibility.

We’re proud of our partnership with the National Association of City Transportation Officials, furthering our work building websites for nonprofits, civic groups, and local New York-based organizations!


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RippleWorks Home: Top Panel

RippleWorks is a Silicon Valley start up that works to accelerate the impact of promising social entrepreneurs by pairing them with technology and business experts who have built similar businesses.

Social Ink worked alongside longtime collaborators at brandadvisors to implement a bold, immersive design. Conceived as a one-stop showcase for the organizations mission, brand and outreach, the site is comprised of dynamic, media rich panels, which can be flexibly arranged, with a multitude of template options within each panel. Streamlined press and outreach forms, round out the site functionality.

The site is powered by the open-source, user friendly WordPress CMS, providing a customized backend experience for no-code site administration and growth. RippleWorks is fully adapted to all kinds of screens: its responsive design reshapes the layout for phones, tablets, and larger monitors.

The Forest Park Trust

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Oak Ridge Rental Overview

The Forest Park Trust, Inc. is a nonprofit organization founded in 1998 to support, maintain, and program Forest Park and Highland Park in New York City. In early 2015 Social Ink worked with the organization to create site that served as a resource for park visitors, volunteers, and donors.

The CMS powered site is responsive across phones, tablets, and an array of monitors. It includes interactive park maps, an embedded calendar, and a donation feature.

We were happy to partner with the Forest Park Trust on this project and continue Social Ink’s work with civic groups and public-sector organizations!

The Feminist Press: #StopSlut

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Slut: The Play Synopsis & Reviews

#StopSlut is a youth-led movement that grew from the response to SLUT: The Play; its mission is to transform rape culture through activism. Social Ink worked with The Feminist Press, a nonprofit literary publisher that advocates for freedom of expression and social justice, to promote #StopSlut.

Working alongside The Feminist Press we created a web platform that provides tour information and ticketing for SLUT: The Play, serves as a launch point for youth activism, and provides support resources for advocates and survivors. The CMS powered site is responsive across phones, tablets, and monitors of various shapes and sizes and will aid the growth of the #StopSlut movement.

We are thrilled to work with The Feminist Press, continuing our service to progressive nonprofit organizations.

NYC Justice Corps

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NYC Justice Corps Home Page

The NYC Justice Corps seeks to develop the capacity of neighborhoods to address the reintegration challenges of their young adults reentering from the criminal justice system and to instill in those young adults a sense of civic responsibility and accountability to the communities to which they return.

We were thrilled at the opportunity to work alongside the Prisoner Reentry Institute leadership to overhaul the NYCJC website, with a focus on accessibility, community-based content organization, and a dynamic, multi-media “toolbox”, a marquis feature delivering tools for program deployment in a flexible model poised for growth to future program areas.

Through local, community-based advocacy work, we are proud to further the efforts of the NYC Justice Corps, continuing our own work building websites for nonprofits and community-based organizations.

Children’s Hope India

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Children's Hope India Home Page

Children’s Hope India helps children and families by partnering with local organizations that improve access to education, medical care, shelter, social services, and job skills training.

We worked with CHI to redesign and develop their web platform, integrating programs, events, and and fundraising campaigns. By planning the design around building awareness and prompting involvement and support, our goal was to provide multiple avenues to action. Housed in a robust Content Management System, the site gives CHI admins complete control over future content growth.

We are very pleased to work alongside the good folks at Children’s Hope India, furthering our work focused on web design for nonprofits.


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BoardAssist Blog

BoardAssist, a nationally recognized organization that helps nonprofits and board members connect with one another, contacted Social Ink about updating their site to reflect their changing demographic and current web standards.

Working together, we completely redesigned the BoardAssist site, including streamlining the application processes and giving BoardAssist staff full control over the various types of data and content areas.

As we continue to build websites for nonprofit organizations, we support the fine work of Board Assist as they play their part in the nonprofit community!

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.


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AUMF Member Organization: Homepage

The AUMF is a nonprofit member organization sponsored by the United Negro College Fund and is the nation’s leading network of minority biomedical scientists.

Social Ink created an entirely new brand and visual identity for the organization and its Speaker Bureau initiative, with complementary logos, a 50-page Speakers Bureau booklet, lapel pins, brochures, postcards, and other peripherals.

The new identity was carried over to a completely revamped web platform, including a protected members-only area for Fellows and Partners to network and build resources. Features of this CMS-powered development include advanced database interaction for listing and extending user profiles, slideshows, multiple feeds and cross-listing of taxonomies and categories, exportable application forms, and a microsite for the Speakers Bureau.

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