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BSD’s 2018 Hackathon: The Hacks of Life

A recap of our annual Hackathon in which BSD’s technophiles across offices and teams work both collaboratively and competitively for two days on projects that benefit our work, our clients, and the BSD Tools.

Staten Island Community Organizing: #WomenTookCareOfIt

The 2018 Elections saw Staten Island flip from red to blue in one of the most dramatic swings in the country. One of the people who helped make this happen was Rosie Klein, Payroll Manager in our NY office, who spent her nights and weekends organizing her community to flip the district.

Making the Most of Giving Season

Giving Season is officially kicking off, with Giving Tuesday and Cyber Monday around the corner. Associate Creative Director Brenna Foster has some last-minute tips to make the most of this all-important time of the year.

Taking Back the House, and Other Victories

Each year, our Hackathon brings together staff from across offices and teams to work both collaboratively and competitively on projects that benefit our work, our clients, and the BSD Tools, a suite of email, fundraising, and mobilization tools we’ve developed over 14 years of campaigning and building movements. The Hackathon is kind of like a […]

Listen: Changing the World With Good Creative

How can creative work make a positive impact on the world? Matt Ipcar, our Executive Creative Director, recently appeared on the Lecture in Progress podcast to discuss his work in both the political and creative agency spaces.

GOTV or GTFO

Some of our designers and writers sat down for one night creating get-out-the-vote posters — take a look and download them here.

Why We Won’t Speak on All-Male Panels

We’re tired of women being excluded from conference panels. Executive Creative Director Matt Ipcar explains our simple new policy on what we’re doing to help fix the problem.

Rise of the Machines: Is a Chatbot Right for You?

Are chatbots dead, or are they still the next big thing? The answer is somewhere in between. Technical Director Vinny DiBartolo has some thoughts on how you can decide whether investing in a chatbot is right for your nonprofit.

BSD@Events: The Future of Decoupled Drupal

What does the future of Drupal hold? Jack Steadman, Chief Technology Strategist, recently went to the Decoupled Drupal Days to find out what’s new and what’s next in decoupled web architecture.

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Decoupled Drupal, Demystified

The idea of the “decoupled” or “headless” CMS seems to all the rage in web development, but what these terms mean may not be obvious to decision makers with less technical expertise. In this explainer, we break down what a decoupled CMS is, what it can do for your organization, and what you need to know to get started.

3 Keys to Effective Community Organising

We’re witnessing the rebirth of community organising. What can we learn from effective organisers like The Democratic Party and Stand Up America? Our Director of Advocacy and Engagement in London, Haneef Khan, explains.

3 Questions to Answer Before Your Next Facebook Campaign

Recently, Facebook suffered the biggest single-day loss in stock market history. Now, the pioneering platform-turned-media-company looks to right its ship. But after a turbulent year, is it time for marketers to look elsewhere? Haneef Khan, Director of Advocacy and Engagement, and Patrick Savoia, Media Strategy Director, break down what Facebook’s changes mean for your next media campaign.

Are You Reading Test Results Wrong?

When an A/B test doesn’t produce statistically significant results, it can be tempting to write it off as a failure. But if you do, explains Senior Digital Analyst Will Moyle, you might be missing an important opportunity to broaden your creative toolbox.

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