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Forum One Wins 10 Davey Awards

The Davey Award winners have been announced, and we’re proud to say that Forum One and our amazing clients have officially won 10 awards in website and app design for nonprofits, health, government, cultural institutions, and more. 

The Davey Awards honor the achievements of the “Creative Davids”  or smaller companies who derive their strength from big ideas, rather than stratospheric budgets. As a smaller agency ourselves, we’re inspired to see so many others like us doing great things and to be honored as an agency that can hang with the big players. Check out our Davey Award Winners below!


Gold – Nonprofit

Since 1970, NRDC has been working to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. NRDC combines the power of more than three million members and online activists with the expertise of more than 700 scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates across the globe to ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water, and the wild. Forum One has partnered with NRDC to develop its website as well as additional digital assets, such as an immersive storytelling experience to celebrate the organization’s 50th anniversary in 2020 and an offshore drilling position tracking tool to help constituents easily find their legislators’ positions on offshore drilling. Overall, this work has helped to empower NRDC’s content managers, engage their audience, and amplify their impact.

March of Dimes

Gold – Nonprofit

March of Dimes is dedicated to leading the fight for the health of all moms and babies. Their goals are to end preventable maternal health risks and deaths, end preventable preterm birth and infant death, and close the health equity gap. Their work includes research, education for families and health professionals, support for families directly affected by the maternal health crisis, and advocacy.

Forum One partnered with March of Dimes to consolidate their more than 40 web platforms to develop an easy and streamlined experience for audience members to engage as they like, as well as create a website that could clearly communicate their mission.

American Jazz Museum

Gold – Cultural Institutions Website

Located in the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District in Kansas City, MO, the American Jazz Museum showcases the sights and sounds of jazz through interactive exhibits and films, and features live music in their venues, The Blue Room, and Gem Theater. We partnered with the Museum to launch their new brand to the world. This work not only included launching a new website but also revitalizing the entire American Jazz Museum brand as a whole. The new American Jazz Museum brand positions the museum to be a beacon of rich history and vibrancy for the community and neighborhood, and attract audiences from around the country to experience music from a range of eras and artists.

National Rural Health Resource Center

Gold – Health

The National Rural Health Resource Center provides technical assistance, information, tools, and resources for the improvement of rural health care. The work that the center does is crucial in rural communities, where it improves the health of rural populations and helps to keep many rural hospitals open.

Forum One worked with the National Rural Health Resource Center to design their new website in Drupal 9. This redesign took a user-centric approach to better meet the needs of the site’s users and also utilized accessible, inclusive, and scalable design.

Freedman’s Bureau Search Portal (NMAAHC)

Gold – Government

In 2016 NMAAHC launched the Freedmen’s Bureau Transcription Project in the Smithsonian Transcription Center. Since then, thousands of volunteers have transcribed hundreds of thousands of image files of the more than 1.7 million pages of documents in the Freedmen’s Bureau archive, the largest transcription project ever undertaken by the Smithsonian. To make these files as searchable as possible, NMAAHC teamed up with Forum One and Quotient, to build the Freedmen’s Bureau Search Portal. Through this online portal, anyone can search the transcribed and indexed Freedmen’s Bureau Archive in one place. 

The Freedmen’s Bureau Search Portal was a massive undertaking that could not have happened without the Smithsonian, multiple partners, the thousands of volunteers who transcribed the documents, and the technology that powers the portal. To date, more than 400,000 pages of records have been transcribed. If you would like to help transcribe the remaining documents, please visit the Smithsonian Transcription Center.

Compass by March of Dimes

Silver  – Health and Wellness App

As part of March of Dimes’ mission to fight for the health of all mothers and babies, March of Dimes came to Forum One with the goal of being the digital leader in providing families across the birthing continuum with comprehensive support at the right time to meet their needs. To achieve this, March of Dimes and Forum One worked together to develop Compass by March of Dimes.

Compass is an app designed to support parents in their journey from pregnancy through postpartum by providing answers, resources, and compassion at every step. The app includes journals and trackers to allow parents to record important information about their journey, a glossary of commonly used terms, a community and resource library, a directory of NICU family support partners, a postpartum checkup, and more.

NYU Congressional District Health Dashboard

Silver – Health

Created by the Department of Population Health at NYU Grossman School of Medicine in partnership with and support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Congressional District Health Dashboard is based on a belief that where a person lives shouldn’t determine how long or how well they live. 

The Dashboard recognizes that while everyone should have the same opportunity to live the healthiest life possible, persistent and systemic barriers to health and opportunity exist in many areas across the country. While city, state, and regional-level data exist, the Congressional District Health Dashboard launched in January 2023 as a first-of-its-kind resource, offering trusted data on health and its drivers for all 435 (and Washington DC) U.S. congressional districts.

HHMI Biointeractive Community

Silver – Education

HHMI BioInteractive brings the power of real science stories into tens of thousands of high school and undergraduate life science classrooms through free classroom resources and professional development. In partnership with HHMI, Forum One developed the HHMI Biointeractive Online Community, which is a multi-lingual, logged-in experience offering a wide range of tools for science educators vetted through a verification process. 

NMAAHC Simmons Talks

Silver – Branded Digital Content for Community Engagement/Outreach

The National Museum of African American History & Culture’s Simmons Talks series connects audiences with individuals of singular vision, intellect, courage, compassion, and historical and contemporary significance and creates an opportunity for NMAAHC to connect with its audiences outside of the structure of a visit to the museum. Endowed by Dr. Ruth J. Simmons, the talks named in her honor feature discussions with African American innovators in art, business, science, literature, medicine, social justice, technology, and more. Forum One partnered with NMAAHC to develop a visual brand system for the event in addition to visual assets which were used across NMAAHC’s digital channels and in-person at the event. This built on NMAAHC’s core design system and utilized design, illustration, motion graphics and more to engage NMAAHC’s audience and create a visual language that could excite and inspire event attendees.

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Silver – Science

The SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) is a multipurpose research facility operated by Stanford University for the U.S. Department of Energy. Since its opening in 1962, SLAC has been helping create the future, including the launch of the first website in North America in 1991. In order to continue attracting top talent and share its mission with stakeholders, SLAC was looking for a complete redesign of its website. Forum One worked with SLAC to create a Drupal site that achieved all of these goals and more.  

We want to thank our fabulous Forum One team members and clients for the countless hours, hard-won achievements, and commitment to making the world a better place that drove all of these projects to success. While this passionate work has translated into great honors like this, it’s also, more importantly, created a positive impact in communities nationwide!

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