Research to Practice: Other Resources
This page contains some resources that don’t tend to have a home. They’re our recommendations, favorites, and things that inspire us. These are all tested and loved by the Research to Practice Project staff or the Center on Domestic Violence team.
Choosing the perfect photo for your marketing materials can be difficult and expensive. Typical stock photos are often cheesy or overpriced. Modern websites are offering free, beautiful images shot by world renowned photographers who just want their work seen.
Our coordinator’s favorite is Unsplash. This website features stunning modern photography in a searchable format that is great for marketing, social media, and other activities. You’ll probably recognize some of the images on Unsplash from the Research to Practice newsletter and website.
When you’re trying to figure how to match colors, find coordinating colors, or see a color spectrum- try ColorHexa. This website is a free color tool providing information about any color and generating matching color palettes for your designs! ColorHexa lets you search by color name, or any Hex, RGB or HSL value. It’s especially helpful when trying to find that perfect orange for your Halloween Fundraiser invitations! Check it out next time you’re playing around with colors of fonts, images, or marketing materials.
Some of the best online tools require subscriptions. Some of them are free and some are not. Sometimes they offer discounts or free months based on your status as a non-profit or public service organization. Here are some of our personal favorites:
Canva is an online design program that lets you easily make marketing materials, invitations, social media posts, and anything else you can think of. There are thousands of templates, hundreds of themes, and a whole slew of prepped sizes ready to be posted directly to your social media pages. It’s free to sign up and you can build a team that can co-create materials together! Some of the prepared templates on Canva do cost money however, so look for the small dollar sign in the bottom right corner of the templates. Canva
Qualtrics is an amazing research-based online survey software that takes the guess work out of designing, conducting, and analyzing surveys. Qualtrics has built in answer banks including Likert scales with sufficient power to collect statistically significant information. In addition, qualtrics will distribute your survey- by link, password-protected link, QR code, or individual emails. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, qualtrics completes the initial data analysis for you. The reports features takes your data and presents it in easy to read charts and tables, which can be downloaded into almost any software of your choice. Take a look around their website to see if qualtrics could be what your organization needs for your next big survey project. Qualtrics
Our project coordinator has been part of a feminist book club for many years now and has enjoyed discussing important books during her time here at CU Denver and the Center on Domestic Violence. Here are some of the books she or our other staff have recommended:
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
Women, Race, and Class by Angela Y Davis
Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt
Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era by Michael Kimmel
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur