BADCamp 2020 gave me a virtual stage to share stories and insights from my life as an activist, along with insights I think could benefit anyone working in a team. I dedicated years of my life to causes that matter to me. When I transitioned into working for a Drupal web development agency as a project manager, I thought I would be starting from scratch. I was wrong.Read more
Do you feel distracted by a suite of automated tools, pages of report data, and feedback on work that was designed and developed weeks and weeks ago? If your antidote achieves #WCAG 2.1 AA conformance, you may be leaving more people behind than you think.
Accessibility and digital inclusion can be easier.
Authentic digital inclusion means ensuring that every end-user can actually use a digital asset as designed and intended. Let’s start there.Read more
For one of our wonderful clients transforming education, this moment was the stuff of nightmares. Gateway Public Schools scheduled their annual community-building family fundraiser for Saturday, March 14, two days before the Bay Area officially began sheltering in place due to the spread of COVID. So, theirs became one of the first of many nonprofit galas and fundraising events that would need to move online.Read more
George Floyd’s murder has deservedly sparked the flame of social unrest. Rodney King, Oscar Grant, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless more cases known and unknown continue to highlight the systemic and institutional racism that American capitalism depends upon.
Our very participation in the systems that breed oppression make us complicit. Society must change. Lives are at stake.Read more
Let’s take a trip back to 1996. Bill Clinton was elected to his second term as president, and the Nintendo 64 was released in North America. People called the internet the World Wide Web and logged into AOL to check their email while tying up their phone line. There was not much else to do online, as Google, Twitter, and Facebook were not around yet (thanks Slate and Wikipedia for the time capsule info).Read more
It’s easy to love nonprofits. They bridge the gap that exists between government and business, where the needs of our most vulnerable citizens are often met. They do the things that business and government cannot, or will not do. They’re a critical part of the infrastructure that meets our most pressing challenges and provide a home where our better angels can take action.
Kalamuna team members Kristin Sartain and Sean Quigley took a moment to consider how nonprofits have impacted them personally:Read more
We’ve recently had the opportunity to streamline the donation page and form UX for a client. There’s a good amount of information out there on how to do it well, but a lot of it is scattered, and one often has to sleuth up chains of citations to get to the source material. As is to be expected, applying general UX best practices and basic heuristics to any user flow gets us a good part of the way there, but the donation process—an important conversion for any organization looking to receive funds online— has some unique particulars, some of which might even be counter-intuitive.Read more
Like many of you, we are appalled by the inhumane cruelty leveled against migrants and refugees, and are especially heartbroken by the state-sponsored abuses enacted against children. BADCamp gave us an opportunity to utilize our sponsorship booth to create space to talk about this humanitarian crisis. We invited attendees at our booth to help us allocate $1,000 between three nonprofits advancing legal aid, humanitarian aid, or policy change on this issue.Read more
We were honored to have two members of our team present sessions at Drupal North this past June in the beautiful and vibrant city of Montreal, Canada. Drupal North is an annual, free, three-day conference focusing on Drupal-related topics and the community that drives the Drupal Project forward.
We were pleased to make new connections while also reconnecting with friends and peers. As always, it was also a privilege to be given the opportunity to share our expertise.Read more
When organizations talk about what they believe in, it’s weird. A company, nonprofit, university, etc. isn’t a person, it has no singular moral “self” who would value anything. So how can a group’s values communicate anything authentic? How do you faithfully articulate the shared values of a set of co-workers?Read more