Chad Kruse

Chad Kruse

Founder, SmarterGiving.org Joined almost 6 years ago

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  • Posted to GiveForms - Beautifully Simple Giving, in reply to Philip Lester , Dec 22, 2017

    Great work on this and congrats on the launch. Good stuff.

    Question: How would you compare GiveForms to Donorbox?

    I think the more options nonprofits have the better, just curious.

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  • Posted to Where can I find charities to work for free?, Mar 08, 2017

    There used to be an organization called Hashtag Charity that did exactly this. Sadly, it looks like they've closed shop.

    There's really three options to go about it:

    1. Find a nonprofit that knows it needs a designer (Idealist.org is popular)
    2. Figure out what causes you're passionate about and reach out to nonprofits in that space that appear to have a need
    3. Create an open source template

    The second option will likely take you longer to find something tangible, but you'll learn a ton about what nonprofits actually need in the process.

    Personally, I've found the third option most rewarding. I built a Jekyll/Github-Pages template for small family foundations which was adopted by a regional association of grantmakers. I spend three to four hours a month helping a non-technical staffer debug new sites and make minor tweaks.

    You might also look into the nonprofitprojects and freedesign groups on Reddit.

    Good luck!

    3 points
  • Posted to How We Use Trello for Product Design and Development at thoughtbot, Apr 08, 2015

    Reminded me of an old post from the folks at UserVoice describing their version of a Trello-centric product workflow:

    https://community.uservoice.com/blog/trello-google-docs-product-management/

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  • Posted to Ask DN: How do you use Designer News?, Nov 14, 2014

    Visit about once a day, during the morning coffee routine, just after reading HN....I like to finish on a positive note ;)

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