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12 Principles for UX and Motion

18 Apr 2017

Video  |  Work

Video Testimonial: Streamlined, Low-Maintenance Grantmaking with Meyer Memorial Trust

11 Apr 2017

 

We're always excited to partner with local companies in Portland. It's even better when the companies we work with are actively working to improve our home state. We partnered with Meyer Memorial Trust, a Portland-based philanthropic foundation, back in 2012. Since then, we've iterated their grant management system to allow quicker and more efficient grant application and decision-making for both applicants and their internal team.

At the beginning of our partnership, Meyer Memorial's custom grant management tool had years of fixes and updates with little documentation. This resulted in a steep learning curve for new employees and grant applicants, and a high overhead cost to maintain the app.

As Meyer Memorial Trust grew to field more grant applications, they needed a flexible, scalable system with a clear path for all users. We designed and implemented user interfaces that guided potential grantees or internal staff from beginning to end.

Our collaboration with MMT was built upon simplification from the beginning. The end product is a more efficient grant management process for both applicants and admins. They can now adapt to community needs and adjust funding initiatives and programs accordingly.

In fact, Meyer Memorial Trust is preparing to give $17 million to groups creating a flourishing and equitable Oregon this spring. We're excited as Portland residents to see the result of their grants right here at home, and thrilled to continue our partnership going forward.

Article  |  Development

So...How Was Your First Week at Your Internship?

10 Apr 2017

So...How Was Your First Week at Your Internship?

After spending five months in coding school, it was great to get hands-on agency coding experience at Planet Argon. Taking the Ruby and Rails track at Epicodus gave me a breadth of knowledge and I was eager to continue learning about backend development and see bigger applications implemented with these technologies.

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