Projects we’ve launched this year
We kept pretty busy in 2019. Not only did we get to work with some great clients we also relaunched our own site (you’re on it now). Of course, there are projects we can’t talk about just yet but, hey, so long as our work is helping great organizations do their good work then we’re happy.
We launched Quebec Writers’ Federation‘s new website with a robust membership portal, workshops and events registration powered by WooCommerce, data connection to their SalesForce CRM/AMS, and plenty of user research and testing to make sure that the final result serves the English language writers’ community of Quebec.
We also got to team up with the wonderful folks at Great Believer on developing an engaging and modern website for Mission Up, a service connecting NYC-based nonprofit specialists to the folks who need their expertise.
As always, we’re focused on helping nonprofits be more engaging online while better serving the communities they support. If your organization wants to be more impactful, especially while helping marginalized, underrepresented, minority, and at-risk communities – we’d love to work with you.
Giving back is our core value
For the third year in a row, we’ve organized do_action_mtl, our WordPress hackathon for nonprofits where selected organizations get to have their website upgraded by a team of web professionals, completely free of charge.
This year we worked with Centre des Femmes Solidaire et Engagées, a feminist organization providing women of all ages with support in tough situations, education, and a safe environment to socialize.
As always, Sasha has been busy sharing her knowledge and helping folks do their best. This year she had the privilege of being a part of the Nonprofit Technology Conference‘s panel on the new WordPress editing experience, Gutenberg. As WordPress experts who often collaborate with Automattic (the WordPress.com company), we’ve had a front-row seat to working with this new technology and Sasha was excited to not only share our experience but also encourage others to get involved.
Sasha also spoke to Tarah Schwartz of Plank about some of the most prevalent myths about tech to encourage women to join this field of work.
What's missing from #Gutenberg? Sasha Endoh said accessibility for users, especially if they can't use a mouse.
— Jason King, Nonprofit Techie (@jasoncsking) March 12, 2019
— Montréal Chapter (@learningcodeyul) September 21, 2019
De-bunking the myths. Read how Plank's @TarahSchwart514 feels about being a woman in tech and why multiple myths about the industry encouraged her to set the record straight with @sashmograph https://t.co/zbqD2QIvsl#womenintech #womenleaders #plank #montreal #digitaldesign pic.twitter.com/MkBUKd4Bad
— Plank (@plank) September 6, 2019
Sasha’s passion for lifting up women in male-dominated communities also landed her an opportunity to write a piece for Net magazine. Partially a love letter to the amazing women who’ve had an impact on her life, partially a call to action from a stanch feminist working in a male-dominated field, partially a bit of fun with pinball.
It feels a little silly to be this excited about an article but it’s my article in the @netmag and while it’s about pinball, it’s also about amazing women carving out a space in a male-dominated field so, maybe not silly at all pic.twitter.com/DkzKF6EvYl
— Sasha Endoh 🌹🧑🏻💻🧙🏻🌈 (@sashmograph) October 17, 2019
Recognition from our peers
Finally, we’re also thrilled to have gotten a bit of praise from the design community when Sasha was named one of this year’s Responsible Designers to Watch by Graphic Design USA Magazine (see the entire list).
2020 and beyond
As we close the books on 2019, we can’t help but be excited for what’s to come in the year ahead. If it’s anything like this past year, then it will be full of meaningful work, brilliant collaborators, and opportunities to do good. Don’t be shy to reach out if you want all of our energy and expertise to be a part of making 2020 great for your organization, publication, or event!