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The latest in technology, company culture, and other musings from the Mangrove team.

Mangrove Celebrates the Giving Season

How and why we pay it forward

December 14, 2021

Each year, Mangrove commits a portion of our time and money to a range of nonprofits that align with our team’s ethos and vision. From pro-bono projects to volunteer hours and financial contributions, we believe in doing what we can to support organizations that make our world a better place.

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An Orientation to our Project Workflow

What it’s like to be our client

December 2, 2021

Welcome to your custom website development experience. We’ve outlined our process and workflow to give you an idea of what it’s like to engage Mangrove as a client.

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Why Webflow?

An interview with our experts

October 12, 2021

We’re always on the lookout for what’s new in the CMS (Content Management System) world, and have been hearing chatter…
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Women Empowering Women

Why it matters

September 21, 2021

As a women-led business, our team is committed to supporting other women in the workforce and within our communities, but the reasons go far beyond old-fashioned feminism. Supporting other women is smart business that has positive ripple effects on our society and our planet.

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How to Budget Your Website Project

A Lengthy Guide

August 18, 2021

“How much will my website cost?” Believe it or not, there is a simple answer that applies in all circumstances. “It depends.” Sorry, but … not sorry. It’s true. At least, it’s true if you want any degree of customization and/or assurance that the job will be done right.

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Revamping the Mangrove Brand Roots

Introducing our new logo and website

July 20, 2021

If you haven’t yet noticed, Mangrove has an all-new look and website!  Learn about our process, collaborators, and the experience of rebuilding your own brand and site.

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Summer Fridays

We're taking Fridays off this summer!

June 3, 2021

We want to encourage our team members to take a break, spend time with their loved ones, and practice self-care by spending time away from the screen. As a company that strives to put its people first, we feel it’s our responsibility to create this space for our team members to care for themselves as they see fit.

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2020 Annual Report

Despite the rough seas of 2020, we stayed on course with our B Corp commitments and remained anchored to our purpose-driven approach.

May 1, 2021

We are pleased to share that we’ve published our 2020 Annual Report. As we reflect on last year, it’s clear how our values-driven approach to work and work-life made the difference between success and mere survival in a year of “unprecedented” everything. With confidence in our team and our mission, we’ve moved into 2021 with curiosity, resilience and even hope.

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Magnificent Mangroves

Celebrating our Namesake

April 26, 2021

Mangrove trees are pretty amazing. In honor of Earth Month, we’re sharing an interview with Alfredo Quarto, Co-founder and International Program and Policy Director of Mangrove Action Project (MAP), an organization that we are proud to support. MAP’s work aims to boost awareness of the importance of mangroves with hands-on curriculum and community involvement.

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Development and Accessibility

Understanding of the coding side of website accessibility

April 14, 2021

When our team talks to clients about website accessibility, we break it down into three categories: content, design and development. In this post, we’ll cover the key considerations from a development perspective. Many elements come into play when we talk about developing for accessibility. There are a range of edits that can be done “under the hood” to ensure the website code properly interacts with screen readers and other assistive technology tools.  
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How to Select the Perfect Technology Partner

Building Your Business' Voltron

March 17, 2021

Alex Levin is the CEO and Co-Founder at L+R, an award-winning strategy consulting firm and digital design studio. Mangrove often partners with L+R for their design and UX/UI expertise. We invited Alex to offer insight into factors design firms should consider when choosing a technology partner.

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Hack the Hood: A Need-to-Know Nonprofit

Creating a Path for Black, Latinx, and Indigenous Communities in Tech

March 4, 2021

Since 2019, Mangrove has proudly supported Oakland, CA-based nonprofit Hack the Hood, an organization that empowers communities of color to succeed in tech careers. We recently had the opportunity to meet Anina Tweed, their Director of Development, and asked her to share more about the organization’s current vision and programs.

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Content Strategy for Purpose-Driven Orgs

Tips from a Trusted Partner

January 5, 2021

Lindsay LaShell, owner of digital marketing company Diamond + Branch, is a trusted partner and valued collaborator. We asked her to share her expert opinion on why content strategy particularly matters to purpose-driven organizations. Here’s what she had to say.

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Content Strategy for Your Website

A tour of Mangrove's process

November 20, 2020

When you get strategic advice for developing your content, your website then becomes a masterful storytelling and conversion tool. Ideally, your website should efficiently guide your visitors to the information they want and convince them to take actions that will engage them more fully with your services or products.

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Time for a Website Rebuild?

The care and feeding of your website

August 24, 2020

Has it been a few of years since your website got any love? Has your organization grown or changed its mission? Have you done an accessibility report and checked your site speed? Take a look behind the curtain — we’re sharing the questionnaire we use internally when clients ask if it’s time to rebuild their website.

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Design and Accessibility

First steps and tips from our team

July 28, 2020

As a group of website designers, developers and content creators, we recognize our responsibility to make our own site, and the sites we create, more accessible for all users. We have also committed to sharing information that will help our peers take steps toward greater accessibility. This post, the third in our 4-part series, aims to do just that.

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We’re Taking Action on Racial Inequity and Injustice

This is our plan of action

June 26, 2020

As a purpose-driven company and B Corp, it’s important that we do everything we can to understand how we as individuals and as a company perpetuate systemic injustice.

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Content and Accessibility

What to consider when writing for accessibility.

May 26, 2020

If you want to start to make your site more accessible without a ton of heavy lifting, content is a great place to begin. Many of the key considerations can be addressed quickly and easily without back-end support. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

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