Online giving grew by 11% in 2012*. Which means the ROI in online fundraising tools, many of which are free, is pretty dang good. But we all know a one-time experience of growth is not enough to support the years of work ahead for your nonprofit. The real work will be to retain these donors [...]
Your organization exists because resources do not – food, health, safety, information, housing, etc. You have a particular mission to meet particular needs, which is reflected in your mission statement. That lofty and ambitious declaration is intimidating your donors. They see the massive need and instead of being inspired, the syndrome of “fight or flight” [...]
I recently stumbled across the article how to design your life. But the problem was it didn’t say much. I was hoping for some practical tips and hints, but instead it outlined some broader principles- still good, but vague. I’ve decided to write the article I was hoping to read. Step 1. Go on vacation If [...]
The Creative Process What better expression of rebellion than to sit and wait for creativity to strike and subsequently, what better expression of robotic jive than to methodically labor through a process. It’s the age old battle of wanting to be free to create but knowing one’s role as designer is to solve all sorts [...]
Books are great but can a book smash you through 5 subjects in 15 minutes? Below are not my favorite reads, nor do I recommend reading them, but they are the real things I read this morning to prepare for a day of work. More CSS? Yes, please. Responsive Comping: Obtaining Signoff with Mockups. Oh [...]
You may be new to HTML, or you may have been born with a computer in your tiny hands; either way I’ve collected some tips and best practices for coding HTML emails.
Have trouble deciphering that title? You’re not alone. openbox9 is a design studio that understands the difficulty in which we sometimes place our clients. Design jargon can be confusing for those who don’t speak the language. For the past year we’ve been dispersing a defined design-word every day through our twitter feed and our website. [...]
We’ve reached the end of our month-long font fashion exploration. What better font to close us out than the epic Trajan? I feel that we should probably make a movie about it… but on second thought- that would probably be a bit too cliché.
Today we image what Comic Sans would look like if it were wearable.
Trade Gothic is up next in our “if fonts were clothing” series.