A field report from our studio by our latest CUNY Tech Intern.
Social Ink worked with The Feminist Press, a nonprofit literary publisher that promotes freedom of expression and social justice, to promote #StopSlut. #StopSlut is a youth-led movement that grew out response to SLUT: The Play; its mission is to transform rape culture through activism.
There are nearly 12 million admissions to local jails annually. The Safety and Justice Challenge is an initiative to reduce over-incarceration by changing the way America thinks about and uses jails.
Social Ink is thrilled to spearhead the web design and development for the MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge, a major initiative working toward nationwide jail reform. Working alongside policy and research leaders at the Vera Institute of Justice, the website provides a staging platform for the grant-seeking competition, as well as issue-related resources, research and reports, and as an ongoing way to track progress by selected jurisdictions.
As a flagship site in early 2015, the Safety Justice and Challenge represents our work in the nexus between nonprofits, think-tanks, foundations, and government and legal jurisdictions.
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 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.
We believe websites are in transition -- and we're moving from a programmer-driven experiment to a user driven experience, with established conventions and expectations.
A sleek new platform for the IUCN Global Gender Office.
The IUCN –International Union for Conservation of Nature—is an intergovernmental organization comprised of over 1,200 members, including more than 200 government and more than 900 non-government organizations. The Global Gender Office (GGO) contributes towards IUCN’s vision and mission by providing innovative approaches, technical support, policy development and capacity building to a wide range of partners, ensuring gender equality is central to sustainable global environmental solutions.
Continuing our work building websites for nonprofits, Social Ink worked alongside key stakeholders at the Global Gender Office to overhaul their old, static site into a dynamic, CMS-powered resource center for initiatives, outreach and resources.
Key features of the project include immersive, immersive, high resolution photography, information architecture consulting to organize and optimize a wealth of work and knowledge resources, advanced featured search, automated translation via Google Translate, and email newsletter integration.
Continuing our mission in working with organizations that engage human rights – including gender-equality and access to healthcare – across the world, Social Ink recently partnered with the Catholic Medical Mission Board, an NYC-based nonprofit that supplies funds and organizes around the world.
Together with key staff we helped design a site from scratch, emphasizing eye-catching statistics, mission-based work and engaging donors across multiple campaigns. Integration with third party software – such as MailChimp – rounded out the project.
The New Economy Project works with community groups to build an economy that works for all, based on principles of cooperation, democracy, equity, racial justice, and ecological sustainability.
Continuing our work developing websites for nonprofits and progressive organizations, Social Ink was thrilled to create a brand new web presence for the New Economy project, helping create sustained campaigns challenging corporate actions threatening communities and perpetuating inequality.
Project-specific work included information architecture analysis and consulting, IT and launch support, collaboration and consulting with third party designers, and specific components such as sliders, feeds, customizable templates, newsletter integration with Mailchimp, social media integration, search, and dynamic sidebars.
Bridge Street Development Corporation (BSDC) is a faith-based, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization the mission of which is to build partnerships with businesses, government, and other community stakeholders to provide civic and economic opportunities to the residents of Central Brooklyn.
Social Ink worked alongside Stakeholders at BSDC to reimagine their web platform with an eye toward community resources, event organizing, and access to materials across their array of services. By implementing a flexible design in a user-friendly CMS, Bridge Street is able to extend their community outreach across their programs, collect donations, and add program-specific news, events, and stories at a moments notice.
We’re proud of our continued relationship with Bridge Street Development Corp, furthering our work building websites for nonprofits, community groups, and local Brooklyn-based organizations.
The Scaffold Safety Coalition is a group of workers and advocates committed to protecting construction workers in New York state from industry-backed efforts to cripple a vital safety regulation known as the Scaffold Safety Law (codified in New York’s Labor Law Section 240).
For a time-sensitive legislation awareness campaign, we put together a full-featured advocacy site, with information sections, slideshows, testimonials, and news updates, in addition to action areas for organizing and sign up.
We are proud to work alongside the Scaffold Safety Coalition as they fight for protection of workers and labor.