“(Here are) the raw material of facts and thoughts, wood, as it were, so called from the multiplicity and variety of the matter contained therein.”
From Ben Jonson’s Commonplace Book


Leif Nordberg's picture

5 Digital Priorities for Your Organization in 2015

It may not be Dick Clark official, but it’s true nonetheless: 2015 is upon us. With it comes new budget cycles, fundraising goals, and election countdowns.


Alan Ivey's picture

OS X 10.10 Yosemite Local Development Environment: Apache, PHP, and MySQL with Homebrew

OS X 10.10 Yosemite comes with Apache and PHP pre-installed, but it's not in a great configuration, requires root to make lots of changes, and can introduce issues with file ownership and permissions. We prefer to use Homebrew to avoid these problems and because it's easier to keep up to date with newer versions of each component and extend customization. We can also set things up to be fully automatic so you can create new websites locally without needing to edit any configuration files.


Will Patterson's picture

Getting Line Count (and Length) with JavaScript

JavaScript provides fantastic tools for dealing with HTML element positions, but when it comes to text nodes there are very few options.


Lauren Zingarelli's picture

A Nonprofit Wish List

It's that time of year again. The season can't help but lend itself to a variation of posts modeled after the classic wish list. And yet, here’s another.


Dibby Johnson's picture

Retreat Yourself!

Let me tell you about the recent Echo & Co. retreat and why you should plan one for your team. A well-planned retreat can be time and money well spent.


Leif Nordberg's picture

Looking Local: Our Work with Root Cause

We work very hard to help our clients carry out their life changing work, which often shifts our attention to some of the most underserved populations and regions.


Tony Guzmán's picture

Building flexibility into MIT's new online newsletter

We recently launched a new site for MIT’s Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) department that has, at its core, the goal of providing flexibility to the CEE team.


Jessica Teal's picture

Driving Online Action with Social Media Graphics

Last week I hosted a Google Hangout with Kevin Call from Everytown for Gun Safety to discuss visually impactful content designed specifically for social media.


Peter Sax's picture

Architecting Brennan Center's Interactive Map Building Tool

Our own devilishly handsome Project Manager and #1 Giants fan Tony Guzmán already wrote about the U.S. State Map building tool we created for the Brennan Center for Justice.


Jeff Grieve's picture

Everytown: Using Social Media Graphics to End Gun Violence

As social media networks become a ubiquitous part of our lives, their importance to social advocacy organizations, both on and offline, grows by leaps and bounds.

I see you like to read printed material. You should check out Nicco's book The End of Big: