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Referrals

If you’d like to work with another worker cooperative, our number one recommendation is to check out the Tech Co-op Network — its member coops provide a huge spectrum of technology services.

Domain registration: We recommend GKG, as they are affordable, their online systems are well-organized and straightforward, and they provide quality customer support.

Web design and development: Design Action Collective (Oakland) specializes in graphic design and visual communications for progressive, non-profit and social change organizations. We also like Radical Designs (Oakland), FivePaths (Bay Area), and other coop shops.

Web site maintenance and intrusion recovery: Give a call to C4 Tech & Design (New Orleans), Palante Technology Cooperative (NYC), or Webskillet (VT).

Web strategy: Aspiration (San Francisco) is a great resource for technology planning/process help and RFP design.

Other hosting services: If you’re looking for dedicated servers or for MS Windows-based hosting, try GAIA Host Collective (New England). For server colocation or virtual server hosting, try our colo provider, MonkeyBrains (San Francisco).

Newsletter/CRM service: If you need message personalization, list segmentation, open rate tracking, and such, check out the Salsa platform or MailerMailer, or take a look at this excellent survey of other providers as of January 2012 put together by our friends at Groundwire.

IT consulting: In the SF Bay Area, try Tech Underground or Giant Rabbit.

Computer service and data recovery: In San Francisco, trust TechCollective.

Local San Francisco ISPs: Try MonkeyBrains, Sonic.net or Wave, depending on your exact needs and location.