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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 Homepage

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.

Global Institute for Advanced Study at NYU sponsors working research groups on innovative and (typically) interdisciplinary topics that require cooperation on an international scale and a sustained multi-year focus.

Social Ink and the Global Institute for Advanced Study at NYU worked together in 2016 to create a web presence for the university institution. GIAS provides financial and academic support to working groups based in existing departments of NYU, led by an NYU faculty member.

The new GIAS site utilizes an open-source, user-friendly WordPress CMS, providing a customized backend experience for no-code site administration and growth. Key features include an easy-to-update Current Projects template and mobile responsive design that adapts content for myriad screens sizes.

We’re happy to have partnered with GIAS on this project that helps to support scholars and their research endeavors. The design and development of the institute’s new site is a continuation of Social Ink’s work on websites for nonprofits and university organizations!

Civic Explore

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Interactive Map

Civic Explore is the project of several organizations in New York City that aims to collect data to shine a light on ideas such as the availability of bicycling as alternative energy policy across gender, race and age, the effect of policing on bicycling as alternative energy policy, and the effect of other available transportation—like public transit or taxis—on bicycling policy. 

Social Ink worked with Civic Explore to create a home on the web for its data. Civic Explore’s audience is now able to easily engage and interpret the project’s research across several digital channels.

Key data visualizations on the site include an interactive graph that sorts data by age, time, and gender, and an interactive map that highlights relevant precincts of the collected data. Mobile responsive design adapts the site’s content for screens of various sizes. The platform  is powered by the open-source, user friendly WordPress CMS, providing a customized backend experience for no-code site administration and growth.

We’re happy to partner with Civic Explore and continue our work on websites for researchers!

Public Curricula

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Public Curricula

Public Curricula is an advocacy group concerned with the intersections of social justice, technology and technology’s audience. From international trade agreements to neighborhood protests, technology is integral to everyone’s life. But how we use it should not be taken for granted. PC approached us about an issue dear to their members’ hearts: openness, privacy concerns and big tech companies.

With Public Curricula team, we devised a comparison tool that allowed the user to compare take-down requests from governments across the world, and how Google responded in the various countries in which it operates. Importing data via Google’s open database files, we created a simple, visually strong tool that utilized predictive typing, infographic comparison and other visual cues to quickly communicate the problem without overwhelming the user.

RippleWorks

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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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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!

NYC Justice Corps

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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.

IUCN Global Gender Office

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Knowledge Center Overview

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.

When we built the GGO website, we had to figure out a way for staff to include various stakeholders from sites scattered across the globe, standardizing metadata for various content types and integrating it with a new Knowledge Center – an advanced interface for resources and research, and a range of other content types.

Additionally, we built an interactive and filterable map, pulling from the live website database of resources, allowing staff to post a resource, a filter/tag, and have it populate in various sections of the site from archives, to “related content”, to maps.

Other 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, automated translation via Google Translate, and email newsletter integration.

Social Ink has been in NYC since 2007!