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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The New Home of Leading Global Academic Research
Columbia University’s new website is uniting its global community by providing a singular online home for its schools, institutes, programs, and scholars around the world.
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Strengthening the
Voice of a Leader for
a More Equitable NYC
A new brand strategy, focused message, and strong visual identity are helping The Pratt Center ensure more equitable, sustainable communities for all New Yorkers.
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Connecting Leading Social Entrepreneurs Around the World
What's possible when some of the the world's most respected social entrepreneurs collaborate online to change the world? We helped the Aspen Institute create the platform to find out.
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Leading the Charge on Sustainable, Electrified Transportation
The Electrification Coalition is engaging leaders in business & government across the nation to support US electric transportation grid.
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Empowering Women
and Strengthening African Communities
Tostan's new website is helping the nonprofit innovator empower African communities, champion women's and children's rights, and create generational change.
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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

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 design process itself. What do clients and design...
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The 5 Benefits of Designing a Consistent Nonprofit Brand
Cockroaches. They make us nervous, we don't know what to expect from them, we stand semi-frozen waiting to see what direction they'll dart off in next. But what do cockroaches have to do with design and branding? To me, inconsistent brands are like cockroaches. Because when brands present...
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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 the way we do it may be different, at our cores...
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MSDS New & Notable

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 the world, to life through a newly designed user...
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MSDS Wins Silver Honors in the Davey Awards and W3 Awards
The results for the 2014 Davey Awards and W³ Awards are in, and we're proud to say that MSDS's design for the Yale 2014 Environmental Performance Index has been recognized with a Silver Award from the W³ Awards in the University category, while our designs for the Aspen Global Leadership Network...
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MSDS Selected Design Partner by International Institute for Sustainable Development
Continuing MSDS's concentration in branding and design for organizations addressing climate change and sustainability, MSDS is proud to announce our selection as an interactive design partner by the International Institute for Sustainable Development. MSDS will collaborate with the nonprofit on a...
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