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What does the merger of messaging services mean at a public and policy level?

The New York Times recently revealed that there are plans to merge the messaging services of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp by, at the latest, early next year. This will mean that anyone using any of the services can message anyone using another - bringing together 2.6 billion users across the three platforms. This merger raises interesting considerations - and potentially concerns - about what this could mean at a public and policy level.

Is technology making your staff more efficient — or slowing it down?

The best technology empowers people to get more done in less time — but when technology adds complexity, it can increase costs and distract your team. The best technology also caters to your specific needs. Today, we’re announcing an update to our product that empowers marketers to make deep customizations to forms — without touching a line of code.

How Do Weekends Affect Year-End Fundraising? (Update)

In 2017, nonprofit fundraisers were challenged by the tax deadline for charitable donations (December 31) falling on a weekend; in 2018, 12/31 fell on a Monday. Now that year-end donations are in, our analysts took a look at the effect weekends can have in the final stretch of year-end fundraising.

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Go deeper: Raising Dough, Mo by Mo

Download our latest report where we demystify the value of engagement. Using insights from our partnership with the Movember Foundation, we’ll help you understand why it pays to think longer-term.

7 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Next Paid Media Campaign

Digital advertising isn’t easy — even the most seasoned digital campaigners struggle to get results. To get your 2019 off on the right foot, here are seven tips from Haneef Khan, our Director of Advocacy and Engagement, London.

BSD@Events: Native entrepreneurship at 2018 Change Labs

Significant portions of the Navajo Nation are disconnected from cell phone service, internet, landlines, and even water. UX Designer Andrea Powell returned from Change Labs 2018 with thoughts on what tech innovation for Native-owned businesses looks like.

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.

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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