A New Way Forward for Women & Business

The global nonprofit leader in expanding opportunities for women and business, Catalyst asked MSDS to help create an online platform that would transform how they interact with audiences around the world. Their goal? To move from a research-driven organization with a one-way broadcasting model to one that connects & collaborates with its membership of thousands around the world. Together, we built the platform to get them there.

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The Results
139%
Increase in total page views in first year
445%
Increase in visits of 10 or more pages
100%
Increase in mobile visits
Project Case Study
Catalyst Nonprofit Websie Design Case Study

Get a detailed look, from strategy to execution, into Catalyst.org's redesign

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Recognition

Horizon Interactive Award, Bronze Medal

Creativity International Award, Honorable Mention

Interactive Media Awards, Best in Class

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The
Client's
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“Catalyst’s partnership with MSDS has been successful for many reasons. They really got to know our organization, understanding our needs, aspirations and constraints—then applied their technical, design and brand expertise to develop an effective and engaging website experience. Most importantly, MSDS is a flexible & creative collaborator who asks the right questions so we stay focused on strengthening our strategic positioning.”

– Debbie Soon, Senior VP, Strategy & Marketing

MSDS Insights

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MSDS New & Notable

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MSDS Selected Design Partner by International Institute for Sustainable Development
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