A short introduction to Sustainable Digital

Bob Lawson, Co-founder of Sustainable Digital

Sustainable Digital was founded by consultant Bob Lawson to assist nonprofits and international NGOs in the fast-changing fields of online communication and technology. Not-for-profits face difficult challenges in these areas and this is where Sustainable Digital is designed to help. With one foot in each of these fields, and experience in both the private and nonprofit sectors, Bob is uniquely equipped to offer assistance.

Bob began his career at the United Nations in Geneva and New York where he helped edit and write an independent magazine focused on social and economic development. He later worked as an editor and publisher in business and environmental fields before fully embracing the online world in the 1990s. Since then, he has worked at a variety of internet companies in the US, Switzerland, Italy, and Spain where he has focused on technology, marketing, and operations.

Bob has often played the role of technological innovator, helping organizations adopt new systems and software tools. But Bob is also a communicator, and it is this marriage of technology and communication that makes Sustainable Digital unique.

We are here to help you with digital communication, from the web to social media and fundraising. And we’re here to help with technology, from use in the field in project delivery to use in your organization’s internal operations.

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What our clients say:

Bob Lawson’s expertise in social media and his international background enabled him to compile concise, informative reports that helped us assess our current social media practices in countries around the world and explore markets for expansion.


Bob has been great to work with on the Burn Right environmental campaign. He has developed creative, thoughtful and comprehensive digital media strategies that will be very helpful as we move forward. He is both a team player and someone who takes initiative.


Bob Lawson was extremely supportive in helping me understand my website needs. He worked tirelessly to meet our needs, and as an expert in web design and management, Bob helped us find the best ways to appeal to our audience.


Sustainable Digital was invaluable in helping us with our branding and our strategic communication plan, then leading us through the web development process. We look forward to soon implementing the rest of the plan that they developed for us.


Working with the Sustainable Development staff was perfect for our organization. They are professional, easy to work with, and get the job done on time.  They helped us determine our communication goals and then ably guided us through the website development process and implemented our online giving program.