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Center for Migration Studies

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Established in 1964, the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS NY) is a think tank and an educational institute devoted to the study of international migration, to the promotion of understanding between immigrants and receiving communities, and to public policies that safeguard the dignity and rights of migrants, refugees and immigrants. CMS NY works with policy-makers on international, regional, national and local levels; scholars and researchers; faith-based groups; non-governmental and community-based organizations; and other civil society groups. 

Continuing our partnerships with nonprofits and think tanks, Social Ink worked with key staff and stakeholders at the Center for Migration Studies to completely overhaul their old website. The result of our collaborative work is an immersive flagship site that serves as an introduction to the organization and a user-friendly guide to its vital research publications.

Key features of this project included advanced search and filtering of the organization’s many multimedia resources and publications, flexible contact forms, email newsletter integration, and the seamless integration of 3rd party software. The site is responsive across several browsers on multiple monitors, phones, and displays.

We’re very pleased to help CMS NY launch this dynamic new platform. Our work with them is a testament to our expertise in creating websites for think tanks and policy institutes!

Health Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE) is the largest union of Registered Nurses and health care professionals in New Jersey. With more than 12,000 members, they are also the fastest growing health care union in the state. Nurses, social workers, therapists, technicians, medical researchers, and other healthcare professionals join HPAE to advance and improve patient care and professional practices and working conditions in their health care facilities. Whether it is advocating for safe staffing at the bedside, for patient and worker safety, for adequate funding for medical research and health care access, HPAE members play a strong role in setting standards for health care throughout New Jersey and the nation.

In the summer of 2016 we launched the new flagship site for Health Professionals and Allied Employees. Planning strategically with the union’s leadership, Social Ink built a custom CMS powered by WordPress, created to manage events, downloadable publications and union forms, campaigns, and much more. Designed and developed to grow as the union grows, this site reflects HPAE’s transition from a regional advocate to a national presence.

Key features of the site include a custom locals locator for union members and a hub for each individual local. The site is responsive across several phones, tablets, screens, other displays.

Our collaboration with HPAE expands our great portfolio in the political arena. We’re delighted to continue creating websites for unions and advocacy organizations!

Members of the American Federation of Musicians perform in orchestras, backup bands, festivals, clubs and theaters—both on Broadway and on tour. AFM members also make music for films, TV, commercials and sound recordings. As the largest union of musicians in the world, AFM has the power to make the music industry work for musicians.

Social Ink is proud to have worked with the American Federation of Musicians on the complete overhaul of their flagship site. Built in the user-friendly WordPress CMS, the site primarily serves current and potential members. We coordinated with AFM leadership to design an immersive site that gave them embedded video, social media integration, news, an interactive feature demonstrating the steps of union organizing, and easy-to-reference resources for various types of musicians.

Key features of the site include dual language options for the many French speaking members in the Canadian branch of the union, an interactive travel kit tool with quick tips and resources for traveling with instruments, a locator for union locals, and mobile and responsive design.

We are thrilled to continue our work with progressive organizations, creating websites for political organizations and advocacy groups.

Scholars at Risk at NYU

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Scholars at Risk offers safety by arranging temporary academic positions at member universities and colleges to scholars facing grave threats, so scholars’ ideas are not lost and they can keep working until conditions improve and return to their home countries.

In spring 2016, Social Ink worked with Scholars at Risk to completely overhaul the network’s home on the web. We partnered with administrators from SAR to create a web platform that allowed international branches of the organization to upload their specific content and integrate Salsa forms for donations and scholar submissions. The site is responsive across several tablets, monitors, and phones.

Social Ink is glad to have made this site with Scholars at Risk. It represents our work at the nexus between advocacy and academia.

Riverkeeper

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Riverkeeper is a member-supported watchdog organization dedicated to defending the Hudson River and its tributaries and protecting the drinking water supply of nine million New York City and Hudson Valley residents. For nearly 50 years Riverkeeper has been New York’s clean water advocate. They have helped to establish globally recognized standards for waterway and watershed protection and serve as the model and mentor for the growing Waterkeeper movement that includes over 270 Keeper programs across the country and around the globe.

In early winter 2016 Social Ink partnered with Riverkeeper to redesign its home on the web. The clear, clean design and immersive experience of the new site allows the organization to share its water quality reports, organization actions, and blog content with its users.

The customized CMS of the site allows multiple organization members to choose from multiple site themes for different seasons and quickly update the site to keep users in the loop. For the first time, the site is responsive across an array of mobile devices and screen sizes.

With Riverkeeper’s new website, Social Ink is proud to continue our work on websites for nonprofits and advocacy organizations!

The Feminist Press: #StopSlut

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#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.

Children’s Hope India

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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.

New Economy Project

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New Economy Project Homepage

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.

Every Vote Counts Illinois

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Every Vote Counts Illinois is a voter registration and participation site targeted to citizens concerned with political engagement and civil rights in Illinois.

Continuing our work building short turnaround advocacy sites for community and organizing groups, the site featured key action buttons, an information panel with slideshow capabilities, and basic information pages, along with search and contact forms, made immersive with a full bleed background image.

The site is built entirely in a user-friendly CMS, which allows for easy content upgrades by any non-technical admin. GET OUT THE VOTE!

Pennsylvanians for Quality Affordable Healthcare is an advocacy organization affiliated with healthcare workers in the greater Pittsburgh area.

This time-sensitive project included soup to nuts design and development services, from a type based logomark to web interface design and development. By merging testimonials, news updates, and fact explainer cards, along with a dedicated contact page, the “microsite” gives the organization a landing page for other marketing and web ads, and a gathering place for collective action and organization.

We’re thrilled to align with organizations fighting for worker’s rights and smart health care choices, building efficient, powerful advocacy websites in the Pittsburgh area, and beyond!

Raise Illinois Action

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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.

Social Ink has been in NYC since 2007!