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Digital annual reports rock! Why don’t more nonprofits use them?

Even though we work in an increasingly digital world, the typical annual report is still created as a print document that is mailed out to donors and other constituents – a process that comes with substantial costs for printing and shipping. Today’s digital tools can help curtail these costs, while also providing access to important storytelling tools most organizations are already using in other communications.Read More

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Elefint’s 2014 Annual Report

2014 was a great year for us and after almost five years of being in business, we thought it was about time we put together our own annual report. It’s fun to reflect on where we were back in 2010–just two people working out of an apartment in Oakland–now to 7-person studio with a beautiful...Read More

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My 5 favorite books of 2014

A list from our Co-Founder Matthew Scharpnick I typically “read” 20 or more books a year. (Aside: Technically I listen to almost all of them. I use the audible.com app on my iPhone, which is important to note because the quality of narration often becomes a key factor separating great audiobooks from their printed counterparts. I highly recommend...Read More

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Getting ready for the best Desgn.it yet

Each year we host an event called Desgn.it where we choose two lucky nonprofits and build a team of designers and developers around their needs. We all head out to a beautiful spot (in a Tahoe mansion this past year and next) and work together for a weekend. As we gear up for next year’s...Read More

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Now Hiring: Front-End Developer + Business Manager

Elefint is looking for two great people to join our team who can help us build wonderful things and advance the work of good causes. We’re accepting applications on a rolling basis. For more information on each role and how to apply click the links below. Front-End Developer Business ManagerRead More

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Side Project: The Queer Oral History Project

At Elefint, designers often use non-client side projects as a way to work on issues that matter to them and stretch their skills. Our senior designer, John, shares about his recent work designing a new website and visual identity for the Queer Oral History Project. Read More

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Desgn.it Tahoe – Video and Recap

Video, photos, and a recap from our design for good event in Lake Tahoe.Read More

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net magazine’s charity design challenge

Elefint was invited by net magazine to participate in a challenge: create a homepage for an imaginary charity that addresses common nonprofit web design considerations.Read More

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