About GJD

GJD was founded on the belief that we're all part of something larger, and because of that, we look out for each other. Our nonprofit clients and partners share this understanding, and we work together toward building that feeling and community in all our efforts.

Since 2000, GJD has been serving as a strategic arm of this big family. You’re working for community and social change; we bring the communications experience to help you make change more effectively.

We can help with communications coaching, web development, or both!

Team

Margaux O'Malley, Principal

Margaux continues to find herself at the intersection of three big ideas:

  • For as long as she can remember she’s had a desire to make the world better. Nicer, more just, more loving, more pleasant. To protect our natural resources so we can enjoy the beauty and wonder of our planet. What one does affects the others, and we are all in this together.
  • She loves being with people, listening to their stories and beginning to understand their experiences. She’s inspired by people who give of themselves for others.
  • She has a natural aptitude for understanding technology and how things work. She’s found that she has a gift for explaining technical things in plain English (or Spanish) to non-technical people.

She sometimes thinks about doing other work, but is always drawn back to this intersection of technology, communications, people and social change.

So, almost 20 years later, Margaux continues to work and strategize with groovy nonprofits to plan and build websites—often multilingual, and usually with Drupal. She also teaches yoga to tweens and teenagers, and hosts and produces the Yoga of Nonprofit Communications podcast. She’s a proud and enthusiastic long-time member of the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN), and for the last few years has been honored to lead yoga practice at the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC). She was recently awarded an NTENny for being the Most likely to be a calming presence during your communications or Drupal crises.

Find her on Twitter at @margaux_om.

Matthew O'Malley, Chief Technical Officer

Matthew knows a ton about how Drupal works. He’s good at building solid websites, and also at translating his knowledge into English for non-techies. He’s a great teacher.

Together with Margaux, he founded GJD back in 2000, and has been developing websites for social change since then.

He loves to play music with friends and family. His first instrument was fiddle, and he later learned guitar, mandolin and ukulele. And he sings too! He also loves to read, and to be outdoors doing pretty much anything.