Free and low cost design and tech tools for rapid response organizing

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With COVID-19 dramatically changing the way we operate right now, we at Wide Eye wanted to share out some of our go-to free or low-cost design and tech resources. These can be helpful with creating quick, engaging, and effective content online on a tight budget.

Websites & Landing Pages

If you work in a digital or communications role right now, you’ve probably already had at least a dozen requests to create a website for X ,Y, or Z . …


In 2018, digital agencies and creative agencies can no longer be neutral. Values matter.

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I started Wide Eye Creative in 2009 as a freelance business. Strongly inspired by the 2008 Obama campaign, it started with a simple and naive premise that good design and smart technology should be accessible to those on the frontlines of doing good: campaigns, organizations, charities, and nonprofits. The reality I was quickly confronted with is that good digital products require extremely hard work, masterful coordination, and, frankly, a solid dose of obsession. The budgets and timelines afforded by working with scrappy campaigns, digital organizers, and activists simply don’t always square with the realities of growing and sustaining a creative…


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Get involved in Texas, y’all! https://www.txdemocrats.org/events/

Wide Eye has spent the 2018 political cycle working much as we often do: supporting great candidates with top-notch creative services. But with Trump in the White House, this cycle is wholly unique and nothing is business-as-usual — especially in digital politics.

The “blue wave” that everyone is talking about is going to take a ton of hard work and shouldn’t be taken for granted. It will only happen if the energy and passion many currently feel is harnessed and turned into substantive action. …


We’re kidding. But we tried using a Facebook Messenger bot to fight TrumpCare and… it worked.

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With a Trump White House and GOP majorities in Congress, there has never been a greater need for holding elected officials in D.C. accountable to their constituents. For the resistance movement to succeed in blocking an unchecked Republican agenda, the progressive community must find new and creative ways to engage their supporters.

We’re proud to have partnered with New York-based product designer Elliott Golden and Stand Up America (SUA), a grassroots community working to fight back against the Trump agenda, to meet this challenge head on with Civic Shout.

Civic Shout is a chat service built atop the trusted and…


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http://www.workplacesrespond.org/

Workplaces Respond to Domestic and Sexual Violence: A National Resource Center (Workplaces Respond) educates and builds collaborations among workplace and non-workplace stakeholders — employers, worker associations, unions, and anti-violence advocates — to prevent and respond to domestic violence, sexual violence, trafficking, stalking, and exploitation impacting the workplace. The project is a public-private partnership led by Futures Without Violence, and funded by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW).

OVERVIEW

We had the honor of collaborating with Workplaces Respond to Domestic and Sexual Violence to overhaul their national resource center, empowering employers, survivors, and advocates with guides…


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Wide Eye Creative is proud to announce the addition of three talented new staff members to its growing team. As a purpose-driven creative digital agency, we’ve had the privilege of working with some of the leading voices in issue advocacy, social responsibility and politics. We’re expanding our team to accommodate an increased demand in high-quality digital creative services to campaigns and organizations on the front lines of this unpredictable new era in American public discourse. …


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Starting an organization or campaign can be overwhelming, and it’s easy to forget about the importance of having a strong digital framework. Below are a few things to keep in mind before you launch your first organization or campaign.

Branding should be first on the list.

It’s important to have strong, cohesive branding and message for one simple reason: you want your message to be easily recognizable in a competitive digital world. Before going forward with a brand, it’s important to keep a few things in mind.

  • Your brand is the face of your organization or campaign.

Your will be used on every piece of outward-facing correspondence…


We’re excited to share that we’ve been named a finalist for four Reed Awards this year! Campaigns & Elections describes the Reed Awards as representing “the very best the political campaign industry has to offer” in political campaigning, consulting, design, and advocacy. We’re honored to be in the running with such a talented list of finalists and want to thank our amazing clients and our team here at Wide Eye Creative for all of their hard work in getting these projects off the ground. Winners will be announced on February 17th at the Reed Awards Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Wide Eye

We are a purpose-driven creative digital agency that empowers organizations, campaigns, and causes. Headquartered in Washington D.C. @WideEyeCo

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