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Lessons & insights from our journey for positive impact.

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Sustainable Digital Stewardship: A new way to build for the web

For over a decade, CauseLabs has been building for the web. Through hundreds of projects, reaching millions of people with digital technology, we know that it has exponentially compounding impacts on our society and on our organizations. These impacts are both positive and negative, and with our clients, we have learned to be good stewards …

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Considering the Layers of Inclusion in the Modern Workplace

The need for inclusion and trauma-informed workplaces is growing and apparent. Becoming aware is compelling, but there is so much to be considered before integrating these realities into the fabric of our companies.  There are nuances to successfully integrating inclusion into the daily functioning of your organization, but the benefits are worth embracing the change. …

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How to Bring Your Work Home with You

It sounds counterintuitive to how you’ve learned to think about work. Keeping your professional and personal lives separate has long been a focus. This post is not a proposal to ditch boundaries and work 24/7. Instead, what if aspects of work, company culture, and organizational values could enhance your life outside of work? Understanding how …

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How To Clear Your Browser Cache

Clearing your cache is a great first step to troubleshooting a website that starts acting strangely all of a sudden, but what exactly does it mean and how do you go about clearing your browser cache?

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Values-Based Giving: A Holiday Gift Guide

We’re quickly approaching the holiday season, and around the world, people are planning gatherings and gift givings. On average, people spend about $1,000 on winter holiday purchases each year. Values-based giving allows you to give some of that money back to a non-profit or other worthwhile organization with your holiday gifting.  What is Values-Based Giving? …

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Technical Debt: What It Is and Why You Should Care

Developers think of technical debt as poor coding or a lack of maintenance. But, to you, it’s the cost your organization incurs due to poor or outdated code quality. Time is lost, but so is the money needed to try to repair your technical issues. Old or inadequate coding is costly to update, but the …

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Leadership, Perspective & Building a Fire.

After attending Opportunity Collaboration, I always return home with new friends, new stories, and things to continue pondering. Like some of my other posts, this is more personal and focused on leadership lessons. Some of the stories are alarming, and at this year’s conference, I was reminded again of how privileged I am to have …

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Why Location Jittering is Important

We live in an age where everyone is glued to their phones. It’s difficult to imagine leaving home without them, but we don’t often consider how much information our phones might share without our knowledge or consent. Sharing your location is not inherently bad or dangerous. The data gathered and the organizations that receive it …

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