Introducing the new Big Big Design

Launching a new website is exciting for everyone. There are cheers and congratulations, plans of posting news and blog entries, and promises of updating galleries and portfolios And yet, in all the years I’ll been building websites (14 years!), I’ve seen relatively few companies and organizations work actively with their sites and keep them fresh and up-to-date after they’re launched. … Read More

Finding Your Voice: Post Workshop Materials

Vine of cardsorting exercise courtesy E.Louis Larson What a lot of good discussion and hands-on work we had at the Finding Your Voice: A Social Media Content Development Workshop, hosted by HandsOn Tech, part of Pittsburgh Cares, and Google Pittsburgh. I hope you found the presentation and the card sorting exercise helpful, and I hope you’re inspired to take what … Read More

Finding Your Voice: A Social Media Content Development Workshop


Are you a registered Pittsburgh nonprofit that wants to connect your mission with your audience through social media?  Do you want to engage on Twitter or Facebook, but you’re not quite sure what to say? Join Big Big Design’s own Cynthia Closkey for a content development workshop hosted by HandsOn Tech Pittsburgh and Google Pittsburgh.  HandsOn Tech, part of PittsburghCares, was … Read More

Upcoming: “Creating a Website for Your Nonprofit”

I’ll be teaching a few courses in the CCAC’s Nonprofit Academy program this Spring. The first will be “Creating a Website for Your Nonprofit.” This 3-hour course is designed to bring the Nonprofit organization into the world of technology by creating or updating an existing website for the organization. Student will learn various options in creating a website – the … Read More

PodCamp Pittsburgh 3

It’s back! Pittsburgh’s social media conference returns for the third year running, with great sessions, awesome networking opportunities, and unexpected unexpectedness. PodCamp Pittsburgh 3 will take place on October 18 and 19, 2008, with a meet-and-greet the evening of October 17. WHEN: October 18 and 19, 9am to 4pm each day WHERE: Art Institute of Pittsburgh, 420 Boulevard of the … Read More

PodCamp Pittsburgh 3

PodCamp Pittsburgh 3 is the third iteration of a community UnConference for people who create, enjoy or are interested in learning more about blogs, vlogs, audio podcasts, web video, content networks and new media monetization. WHEN: Saturday, October 18 through Sunday, October 19, from 9 AM to 4 PM each day WHERE: The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, 420 Boulevard of … Read More

Marketing for Nonprofits Workshop

My colleague Karen Bryant will be presenting an all-day marketing class at the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management this Thursday. There are still a few spots open. Marketing for Nonprofits: Five Keys to a Winning Marketing Plan. Every nonprofit needs a strategic marketing plan to attract clients, secure funding and get noticed. This practical, how-to session presents the five keys … Read More