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Making your data EXCEL!

Making your data EXCEL!

Data… for some people that word makes you cringe, but it isn’t meant to be scary! Read on to learn how you can use Excel or Google Sheets to organize and display your data to make it sing.

Making your data EXCEL!

Data… for some people that word makes you cringe, but it isn’t meant to be scary! Read on to learn how you can use Excel or Google Sheets to organize and display your data to make it sing.

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Making your data EXCEL!

Making your data EXCEL!

Data… for some people that word makes you cringe, but it isn’t meant to be scary! Read on to learn how you can use Excel or Google Sheets to organize and display your data to make it sing.

Get up to speed on Threads

Get up to speed on Threads

Threads is a text-based conversation app Users can post short (up to 500 character) posts. It is a new competitor to Twitter.Threads is a sister app to Instagram When you create an account on Threads, your followers and bio information follow your account from...

Top 5 reasons why your organization needs a social media strategy

Top 5 reasons why your organization needs a social media strategy

The following are five (among many) reasons why you need a social media strategy in place for your organization, and how it can benefit your brand.With 2.96 billion users on Facebook and 2.35 billion users on Instagram, there are a lot of people using social media for...

Housekeeping: The importance of keeping your website tidy

Housekeeping: The importance of keeping your website tidy

Remove old documents & images One great thing about Google is that it finds everything. One bad thing about Google, is that it finds everything. And this includes your outdated calendar from 2017 that was updated at least a dozen times that year due to the snow....

Website accessibility and best practices

Website accessibility and best practices

NOTE: These tips do not replace the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. Always refer to these guidelines and recommendations above anything else. Accessibility Tools There are many accessibility tools available, both free and paid. These are the ones that...

Brand Implementation Series

Brand Implementation Series

Introduction to style guides In this article, we will cover how to properly implement your organization’s brand using a style guide. Don’t have a style guide? Our creative team has developed style guides for dozens of existing and new brands for schools and...

Video for Social Media

Video for Social Media

Tips for Creating Effective Social Media VideosIf doing interviews, take time before the shoot to prepare the right questions for the soundbites you need. Get plenty of extra footage, with multiple cameras while on location. Cut interviews using both views so that you...

Ensuring your election communications are PDC compliant

Ensuring your election communications are PDC compliant

The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) is the Washington state body that regulates what districts are allowed to do when communicating about a school funding initiative. Their very lengthy guidelines can be found here. While they are absolutely the best source of...

Help! I just designed another flyer that should have been an email

Help! I just designed another flyer that should have been an email

Now don’t get me wrong: I love a good flyer. The flyer (or handout, poster, one-sheeter, take-away) is pretty much the mainstay of graphic design. In fact, it’s the bulk of what I designed at one of my first jobs working for my college bookstore. However, technology...

To Canva or not to Canva?

To Canva or not to Canva?

Why use Canva? Canva is a great tool for those with limited budgets who can't afford Adobe Creative Suite. It is also very user-friendly, making it easy for just about anyone to jump in feet first and start designing. The tool offers hundreds of design templates to...