A short introduction to Sustainable Digital

Bob Lawson, Co-founder of Sustainable DigitalSustainable 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:

After a thorough interview assessing our past work and future goals for our educational technology, Bob conducted research and market analysis and delivered a report summarizing the results and his recommendations. His assistance was invaluable in helping us decide how to best invest our time and energy.


Bob Lawson’s work has been extremely helpful for our organization. He was efficient, flexible, enjoyable to work with, and perhaps most importantly, he was able to understand our goals and meet our needs with very little oversight or micro management. He’s a great service provider.


Bob Lawson quickly zeroed in on a solution for one of our problems. Within days he had researched options and possibilities, did the analysis and made recommendations.  Thanks to his efforts and professionalism, Pure Water for the World will soon be implementing a cloud-based monitoring program in Central America.