Welcome to the shiny, new ATA website! Our new layout is designed to make it easier to learn about ATA-sponsored programs and to see our latest blog posts, tours, news, and events, plus lots of new photos for your enjoyment. To the right of the navigation buttons, you’ll also find translation buttons – the tiny flags – so you can view content in English or Spanish. (Yes, that is a Mexican flag. Sadly, the translation software doesn’t currently offer the flags of any Andean nations for the button.)
The other good news is that the underlying web platform is now WordPress. This means even more of your donations can go into supporting Andean textile communities rather than into operating costs. The cost of our donor management software had been rising steadily the last several years. So, last year the board decided to move the website to take advantage of the many free or low-cost, secure software plug-ins available to nonprofit organizations through WordPress. The marketing committee has been hard at work since then, updating, improving, and porting the website, with volunteer Stefanie Berganini leading the effort. (Read more about Stefanie here.) Many thanks to Stefanie and our marketing team for their hard work, to Evan Rabinowitz of Cogent Marketing for donating time and resources, and many thanks to all of you who support ATA programs.