We: a small team of people building beautifully designed and clever campaigns on Nationbuilder.
Our work: We have a roster of exceptional clients who are making real impacts in politics, the environment, labour relations, and human rights, to name a few. We work exclusively with Nationbuilder as a platform and pride ourselves on being experts in how to use the tools to get the most out of the platform. We not only build websites for clients but also help them figure out strategies for how to use the web to achieve their organisational goals.
You: a problem solver, a passionate progressive, a lifetime learner, a news junkie, a bleeding heart lefty, a lover of good design with attention to detail. You have personal side projects on the go.
Traditionally, fundraising with NationBuilder has involved using one of two page-types to power giving: Donation Pages, which allow for simple one-time contributions, and MoneyBombs, which are aimed at turning fundraising into an event by allowing supporters to pledge to give at a specific date/time, which can provide a sense of momentum.
In collaboration with the team behind Shit Harper Did, we’ve custom-developed a hybrid of the two that will allow groups to replicate the ‘Kickstarter / IndieGoGo’ experience.
Every time we take on a new project at cStreet Campaigns, the client must go through what we call a ‘Mapping meeting’ or ‘Mapping call.’ The purpose of this mapping is to evaluate the high-level goals of the project and understand (or flesh out) how the organization/campaign either engages – or hopes to engage – its supporters. This is mandatory for all projects, as this meeting is what informs our Project Strategy & any eventual web design in the project.
We’ve recently been talking to clients more and more about how to improve transparency between their organization and its supporters, and one way in which we’re increasingly urging folks to do this is by integrating their ladder of engagement directly into their web properties.
Posted by Josh Stuart · October 28, 2013 6:32 PM
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Since its inception, cStreet Campaigns has always been first and foremost a campaigns firm (it’s right there in our name). Our design team has gotten us a lot of attention for the beautiful work they’ve done, but the design process is just one tool in a larger toolbox. Our goal? Putting clients in the best possible position to get tangible results with their campaigns and make a lasting, meaningful difference.
It’s for this reason that we don’t take on straight design projects – we prefer deeper engagements with our clients where we can integrate design, NationBuilder tools and know-how, and campaign best practices to maximize success and impact.
Our latest launch is the first in an exciting series of launches for the independent filmmaking & campaigns team at Brave New Films.
War Costs is one of Brave New Films flagship campaigns and aims to expose the financial and human costs of the U.S. military industrial complex.
"Through full length films, short videos, and social media, we reveal the deep corruption of our political system by the lobbying and campaign spending of the war industry. Which has fractured our foreign policy, and has made our weapons, not our ideals, the most prominent face of America abroad. Our films expose the deep personal costs paid by those who fight wars launched for profit and ideology and the price paid by those with the courage to speak out."
Today we’re pleased to announce the launch of our latest project on NationBuilder: Upstream: Institute for a Healthy Society. Upstream is a new movement in Canada based around the idea of creating a healthy society through evidence-based, people-centred ideas.
The launch today is a simple splash page that allows supporters to opt-in to email alerts and take the first step in Upstream’s ladder of engagement by submitting how they ‘#liveupstream’. Once folks signup, they’re encouraged to share how they’re living and acting upstream on one of our custom Social Share Pages. This work was build off an earlier splash page and branding work by Deezine.