Recently I read this article from the Wall Street Journal on the recommendation of a family friend who knows my interest and experience in both business and philanthropy. As a graduate from a corporate-minded business program, my decision to pursue a career in the non-profit sector while my peers were eyeing investment banks and packaged good companies was a departure from the norm.
We've recently started implementing 3 month follow-up meetings post a site/app/project launch with our clients as a formal part of our process (meaning it actually goes on the task list then turns into a meeting). I'm writing this post at a coffee shop, just a few minutes after completing one such review and reflecting on why we didn't implement this formally much sooner.
This week we launched a very exciting project for our beloved friends and longterm clients at Covenant House Vancouver. While there's no doubt that their new site is beautiful, the really exciting part for our team was that with this project we got to help Covenant House become a leader in providing a truly mobile responsive website to help serve their own clients, as well as for easy use by supporters and donors.
We've been busy these last few months working on some really great projects. Some of them will be launching soon, but for now I wanted to take a few minutes over a cup of tea on this sunny afternoon to update you on some recent launches:
Since we pushed the DataPublic distribution to Drupal.org a few weeks ago, a number people have asked the question, "Why did you not use the OpenPublic Drupal distribution as a base?".
There are many reasons we followed the path that we did. I hope to outline a few of them here:
Woo-hoo! We've just learned that two websites we launched this year have won at the 2011 CUPE Communications Awards!
CUPE's awards celebrate top-notch communications in the labour sector, so we are thrilled to see two of our union clients - the Hospital Employees' Union and CUPE Local 79 - be recognized for their websites.
The Public Service Alliance of Canada is one of Canada's largest unions and represents workers in the Federal Government across the country. The union itself is broken down by regions across the country, and like many large organizations, suffered from a total lack of consistency in terms of the tools and infrastructure they were using for their online communications from one region to the next.