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  • Alaska Center for the Environment http://groundwire.org/portfolio/portfolio-listing/alaska-center-for-the-environment Alaska Center for the Environment is Alaska's largest home-grown citizen's group working for the sensible stewardship of Alaska's natural environment.Alaska Center for the Environment is Alaska's largest home-grown citizen's group working for the sensible stewardship of Alaska's natural environment. With 7,000 dues-paying members from around the state, Alaska Center for the Environment is the voice for public lands conservation, clean air, clean water, and livable places. ]]>No publisherjoshb2008-10-23T20:10:00ZCase StudyAudubon Society of Portland http://groundwire.org/portfolio/portfolio-listing/audubon-society-of-portland Audubon Society of Portland promotes the understanding, enjoyment, and protection of native birds, other wildlife and their habitats. They focus on their local community and the Pacific Northwest.Audubon Society of Portland promotes the understanding, enjoyment, and protection of native birds, other wildlife and their habitats. They focus on their local community and the Pacific Northwest. ]]>No publisherdanielb2008-08-25T20:20:00ZCase StudyAudubon Society of Portland Newsletter http://groundwire.org/portfolio/portfolio-listing/audubon-society-of-portland-newsletter Audubon Society of Portland promotes the understanding, enjoyment, and protection of native birds, other wildlife and their habitats. We focus on our local community and the Pacific Northwest.Audubon Society of Portland promotes the understanding, enjoyment, and protection of native birds, other wildlife and their habitats. They focus on the Portland area and the Pacific Northwest. ]]>No publisherKelley Bevans2009-10-16T22:15:00ZCase StudyBullitt Foundation http://groundwire.org/portfolio/portfolio-listing/bullitt-foundation The Bullitt Foundation works to safeguard the natural environment by promoting responsible human activities and sustainable communities in the Pacific Northwest.The Bullitt Foundation works to safeguard the natural environment by promoting responsible human activities and sustainable communities in the Pacific Northwest.

    The Challenge

    In 2008, the Bullitt Foundation launched an ambitious new strategic plan through which it will focus on urban issues, business and technology, ecosystem services and planning, and civic engagement, with the bulk of its activity centered in and around metropolitan Anchorage, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, and Boise.

    Our Solution

    ONE/Northwest helped Bullitt design and execute a beautiful, functional new website centered around iconic images of its new focus.  Combined with Plone's legendary usability, Bullitt now has a web presence that captures its essence, impresses first-time visitors, and speeds grantseekers on their way to action.

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    No publisherdanielb2008-08-25T20:20:00ZCase Study
    Cascade Land Conservancy http://groundwire.org/portfolio/portfolio-listing/cascade-land-conservancy The Cascade Land Conservancy envisions a region that combines spectacular landscapes, a vibrant economy and great places to live. Cascade Land Conservancy fills a unique and important niche as the only private land trust that is dedicated to the four-county region of King, Kittitas, Pierce, and Snohomish counties.The Cascade Land Conservancy envisions a region that combines spectacular landscapes, a vibrant economy and great places to live. Cascade Land Conservancy fills a unique and important niche as the only private land trust that is dedicated to the four-county region of King, Kittitas, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. ]]>No publisherdanielb2008-08-25T20:20:00ZCase StudyConservation Northwest http://groundwire.org/portfolio/portfolio-listing/conservation-northwest Since 1989 Conservation Northwest has worked to connect wildlands from the Washington Coast to the BC Rockies for the benefit of wildlife and people. Twenty-three staff, spread out in four different offices around the state, combine outreach, communication, and science skills with passion and innovation to help "keep the Northwest wild".Since 1989 Conservation Northwest has worked to connect wildlands from the Washington Coast to the BC Rockies for the benefit of wildlife and people. Twenty-three staff, spread out in four different offices around the state, combine outreach, communication, and science skills with passion and innovation to help "keep the Northwest wild". ]]>No publisherdanielb2008-08-25T20:20:00ZCase StudyCopper River Watershed Project http://groundwire.org/portfolio/portfolio-listing/copper-river-watershed-project The Copper River Watershed Project (CRWP) was created to benefit communities along the Copper River, in the upper basin and delta of the Copper River. The Board of Directors and the Staff of the CRWP are inspired by a vision of helping diversify the economy of this unique region while sustaining its natural resources and cultural heritage.The Copper River Watershed Project (CRWP) was created to benefit communities along the Copper River, in the upper basin and delta of the Copper River. The Board of Directors and the Staff of the CRWP are inspired by a vision of helping diversify the economy of this unique region while sustaining its natural resources and cultural heritage. ]]>No publisherjoshb2008-11-05T20:00:00ZCase StudyCrater Lake National Park Trust http://groundwire.org/portfolio/portfolio-listing/crater-lake-national-park-trust The Crater Lake National Park Trust works to help protect, promote, and enhance Crater Lake National Park, its unique water purity, and its value for human inspiration and knowledge. The Trust envisions a future in which Crater Lake National Park is widely recognized as an Oregon icon and a national treasure; in which the Park serves as a thriving laboratory and classroom.The Crater Lake National Park Trust works to help protect, promote, and enhance Crater Lake National Park, its unique water purity, and its value for human inspiration and knowledge. The Trust envisions a future in which Crater Lake National Park is widely recognized as an Oregon icon and a national treasure; in which the Park serves as a thriving laboratory and classroom. ]]>No publisherdanielb2008-08-25T20:20:00ZCase StudyDeschutes Land Trust http://groundwire.org/portfolio/portfolio-listing/deschutes-land-trust Since 1995, Deschutes Land Trust has been celebrating and protecting Central Oregon’s beauty and quality of life. The Land Trust's mission is to work cooperatively with landowners to conserve land for wildlife, scenic views and local communities.Since 1995, Deschutes Land Trust has been celebrating and protecting Central Oregon’s beauty and quality of life. The Land Trust's mission is to work cooperatively with landowners to conserve land for wildlife, scenic views and local communities.]]>No publisherdanielb2008-08-25T20:20:00ZCase StudyDogwood Initiative http://groundwire.org/portfolio/portfolio-listing/dogwood-initiative-2008 A major makeover for a sophisticated grassroots campaiging organization.Dogwood Initiative helps organize people around some of the most important issues to British Columbians, including climate change, democracy, First Nations issues, and more.

    The Challenge

    Dogwood had a solid Plone site that we built for them back in 2005.  Since then, their work has grown and evolved, and their organization has become much more sophisticated about how it communicates and organizes online. 

    Dogwood wanted an updated site that would have a much more polished visual design.  In addition, Plone had evolved a great deal, and Dogwood wanted to be able to harness all of the new capabilities of Plone 3.

    Our Solution

    Dogwood's vision was ambitious, so we worked through a short "discovery process" designed to help the Dogwood team clarify their objectives and translate them into clear requirements we could use to build a new site.  This investment in lightweight, up-front planning paid huge dividends as we moved forward, by allowing us to accurately estimate the costs and to ensure that we were building a system that met Dogwood's communications and organizing needs.

    With a plan in hand, we moved forward on design.  Our frequent collaborator Taylor Bachrach of Bachrach Communications worked up a design, which we brought to life with some interactive javascript.

    The centerpiece of the site is the new "storybox" user interface that allows Dogwood staff to surface up to four stories as interactive, image-rich "panels" on the homepage and each major section of the site.  This helps visitors quickly find and engage with what's hot.   It's easy for Dogwood staff to quickly create and promote new items across a diverse array of medium-term campaigns and long-term issues.

    Dogwood Initiative staff are active bloggers, and the new design surfaces their blog content more prominently, and makes it easy to browse the blogs of various Dogwood staff.

    Dogwood was able to take advantage of Plone 3's flexible new portlets system to build and manage many chunks of sidebar content, which change based on which section of the site you're in.

     

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    No publisherJon Stahl2009-03-31T23:30:00ZCase Study
    Environmental Priorities Coalition http://groundwire.org/portfolio/portfolio-listing/environmental-priorities-coalition The Environmental Priorities Coalition (EPC) is a collaborative effort among Washington State environmental groups to build bipartisan support for a common-sense set of legislative priorities.The Environmental Priorities Coalition (EPC) is a collaborative effort among Washington State environmental groups to build bipartisan support for a common-sense set of legislative priorities.

    ONE/Northwest has been providing support to the EPC since 2004, hosting a coalition website, a handful of internal coalition discussion lists, and managing an action alert email list that ranged from 15,000 – 20,000 email addresses.

    In 2008, ONE/Northwest did a major redesign and upgrade of the EPC website, and helped forge a partnership between EPC and Sightline Institute to create RSS news feeds customized for each priority issue. These feeds  provide current, valuable content to organizers, lobbyists, activists, legislators and development staff both before and throughout the session.

    On the database side, ONE/Northwest played a key role in outreach and follow-up to all coalition organizations to ensure submission of as many activist lists as possible, as well as performing quality control on the data submitted.

    ONE/Northwest is also in the process of implementing a Salesforce database which will allow the EPC to track activist involvement in aggregate as well as by organization.

    Finally, there is a plan in place for organizations who cannot submit activist data to encourage their members to opt-in to the EPC activist list.

    During the 2008 legislative session, the EPC activist list consisted of 17,000 email addresses. For the 2009 legislation session, EPC will be communicating with more than 30,000 activists.

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    No publisherdanielb2008-08-25T20:20:00ZCase Study
    Federation of State Conservation Voter Leagues http://groundwire.org/portfolio/portfolio-listing/federation-of-state-conservation-voter-leagues FSCVL is a network of state conservation voter organizations. Their new site combines a polished public website with an extensive "members only" section that includes hundreds of documents, images, events, vendor listings and training opportunities.FSCVL is a network of state conservation voter organizations. Their new site combines a polished public website with an extensive "members only" section that includes hundreds of documents, images, events, vendor listings and training opportunities. ]]>No publisherdanielb2008-08-25T20:20:00ZCase StudyForestEthics http://groundwire.org/portfolio/portfolio-listing/forestethics ForestEthics works to protect Endangered Forests and wild places, wildlife, and human wellbeing.No publisherJon Stahl2008-12-10T18:10:00ZCase StudyFriends of the Columbia Gorge http://groundwire.org/portfolio/portfolio-listing/friends-of-the-columbia-gorge Friends of the Columbia Gorge works to ensure that the beautiful and wild Columbia Gorge remains a place apart, an unspoiled treasure for generations to come.Friends of the Columbia Gorge works to ensure that the beautiful and wild Columbia Gorge remains a place apart, an unspoiled treasure for generations to come. ]]>No publisherdanielb2008-08-25T20:20:00ZCase StudyGifford Pinchot Task Force http://groundwire.org/portfolio/portfolio-listing/gifford-pinchot-task-force-1 The Gifford Pinchot Task Force supports the biological diversity and communities of the Northwest through conservation and restoration of forests, rivers, fish and wildlife. Groundwire implemented a Salesforce.com database, which allows them to effectively manage their extensive door-to-door fundraising and outreach operations. Their Salesforce.com database also supports their new strategy for member communications, providing timely, auto-generated (and personalized) messages. The Gifford Pinchot Task Force supports the biological diversity and communities of the Northwest through conservation and restoration of forests, rivers, fish and wildlife.

    Groundwire implemented a Salesforce.com database, which allows them to better manage their extensive door-to-door fundraising and outreach operations. They can now get information that not only tracks their fundraising dollars, but shows metrics on canvassing team performance, the intake for the daily canvassing shifts, and fundraising performance by geographic location. The database includes customization to help streamline their recurring payment process through batch processing.

    Their Salesforce.com database also supports their new strategy for member communications, providing timely, auto-generated (and personalized) messages.

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    No publisherKelley Bevans2009-10-17T02:00:00ZCase Study