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COLAB supports virginia businesses and nonprofits during COVID-19
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COLAB Supports Virginia Businesses and Nonprofits During COVID-19

COVID-19’s Effects on Virginia Businesses The unprecedented COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has affected businesses and nonprofits in Virginia in unpredictable ways. As Governor Northam put social distancing restrictions into place and eventually imposed a stay-at-home order, organizations’ leaders have to make calls on what to do next. Many businesses and nonprofits have scaled back their operations, […]

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Free COVID-19 Website Alert Banner for Richmond Nonprofits

As COVID-19 becomes increasingly real for our Richmond, VA community, COLAB is offering to implement a COVID-19 website alert banner as a free service to any Richmond City-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Why are we doing this? At COLAB, our purpose is to help others achieve more and it is important to us that the most […]

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3 Tips for Efficient and Effective Remote Work

As part of our COVID-19 preparation, I want to provide some tips for creating an efficient and effective remote work environment.  At COLAB, remote work is part of our weekly habit. We recognize the importance of flexibility and it’s amazing what a change of scenery can do for your creative juices. It turns out this […]

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Crystal speaking on User Experience Design Thinking at VCU
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User Experience Design and Design Thinking Lecture at VCU

One of our talented user experience and user interface designers, Crystal Douglas, had the opportunity to teach students last week. She guest lectured for an Experience Design course at VCU on the topic of Design Thinking. Design Thinking is a methodology that centers conceptualization around the end-user, allowing the designer to accurately marry needs to […]

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Meet our new web development project manager
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Meet Our New Project Management Team Member

We are proud to introduce you to our newest addition to the Project Management team, our new Project Coordinator: Rachel Crowe. Over the last five years, Rachel worked at small marketing agencies in Harrisonburg and Richmond as an Account Manager, Photographer, Project Manager, and Content Strategist. Aside from marketing, Rachel has a passion for art […]

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Integrating Pattern Lab and Drupal, Our Technical Approach

Our team was delighted to host the Drupal Richmond Meet Up yesterday on using Pattern Lab and Drupal. This post is a technical follow up for our event recap post. Check that out if you haven’t yet. Our Demo We built our demo using the node version of Pattern Lab 3.0. Pattern Lab is tool-agnostic, so it […]

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Partnership for the Future Spotlight Sponsor
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Partnership for the Future Website Spotlight

About a year ago, we launched Partnership for the Future’s (PFF) new WordPress website. We’re proud to help make a difference for an important community nonprofit organization. PFF is a nonprofit that provides motivated, underprivileged high school students with the knowledge and resources to achieve successful college educations and careers. Their work spans from college […]

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Top 5 Reasons to do a Drupal Version Update

From Dries Buytaert (the creator of Drupal) “Drupal 7 will be end-of-life in November 2021, Drupal 9 will be released in 2020, and Drupal 8 will be end-of-life in November 2021.” Check out the top 5 reasons to do a Drupal version update below: 1. The deadline is approaching.  If you haven’t heard, Drupal 7 […]

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COLAB Wins Best Places to Work 2020

We are delighted and honored to be recognized as one of 55 Virginia Business‘s Best Places to Work 2020 in the Small Employers category. Winners are determined by an independent group that analyzes quantitative data and survey results submitted by our employees. Questions include topics around leadership, business planning, culture, communication, job roles, environment, management, […]

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