National Leadership
& Innovation in
Children's Education
See how the National Head Start Association's new brand and website are helping it and its members ensure every child in America has the opportunity to succeed.
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Helping Realize a Global Strategy to Tackle Climate Change
See how ClimateWork's new organizational strategy has been translated into a clear message and compelling brand experience that's helping change climate philanthropy.
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The Definitive Measure of Global Environmental Performance
See how research, a data-rich website, and online tools are helping Yale change how governments and business around the world implement policies that combat climate change.
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Strengthening the
Voice of a Leader for
a More Equitable NYC
Find out how a focused message and visual branding are helping The Pratt Center ensure more equitable, sustainable communities for all New Yorkers.
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The New Home of Leading Global Academic Research
See how Columbia University’s new website is uniting its global community and providing an online home for its schools, institutes, programs, and scholars around the world.
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Designing a New Way Forward

MSDS is a boutique branding and web design firm, helping nonprofit and education clients achieve greater impact by uniting effective brand strategy, UX, design, content, and technology.

MSDS Insights

How to Make Content-Heavy Websites More Engaging & Effective
It’s official—our attention span is now shorter than that of a goldfish . As far back as 1971…wait, what was I about to say? Anyway, though the goldfish statistic does oversimplify things, there’s no denying that sustaining online engagement has...
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8 Keys to a Successful Client/Design Firm Relationship
In my experience, communication is often the biggest impediment to a productive client/design firm relationship. It also underscores the importance of discussing the dynamics of the client/design firm relationship before exploring the nuances of the...
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How Nonprofits & Design Firms Collaborate to Change the World
Nonprofits bring passion, dedication, and expertise to the often complex problems they are trying to solve. Design firms bring a similar passion, dedication, and expertise to the work of designing experiences. While the specifics of what we do and...
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MSDS New & Notable

ClimateWorks Foundation Rebranding and New Website Design Launches
Expanding MSDS's concentration in branding and interactive for organizations addressing climate change and sustainability, MSDS is very pleased to celebrate the rebranding of the ClimateWorks Foundation and the launch of their new website , for...
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MSDS Founder to Author Weekly Column With Philanthropy News Digest
Beginning in January, 2015, Philanthropy News Digest , a daily news service of the Foundation Center, announced it will begin publishing a monthly column on their PhilanTopic website, authored by MSDS Founder and Director of Strategy, Matthew...
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New Souls Grown Deep Foundation Website Launches
MSDS is very pleased to celebrate the release of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation's new website, for which we were the nonprofit's UX and design partner. MSDS worked with the foundation to bring its collection of works, the largest of it's kind in...
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