Project Technology: Amazon EC2

Amazon EC2 provides affordable, reliable virtual servers. Giant Rabbit's typical server hosting arrangement involves each client owning their own EC2 account and their own private virtual server, ensuring that they fully own and control their own data.

Giant Rabbit provides operating system support and maintenance for the following clients' Amazon EC2 instances:

18 Reasons is building a healthy community of cooks, gardeners, and eaters of all ages by offering cooking and nutrition classes in San Francisco. We built their site using Drupal Commerce to power their class registrations and CiviCRM to track their memberships. 

ACE's mission is to educate high school students on the science behind climate change and inspire them to take action to curb global warming. We built ACE's site in Drupal (along the way using Formstack to send data to Salesforce), and we're currently providing providing ongoing maintenance and support.

The American Prairie Reserve works to create and manage a prairie-based wildlife reserve that protects a unique natural habitat, provides lasting economic benefits and improves public access to and enjoyment of the prairie landscape. We rearchitected and redesigned the site, launched in March of 2016, and we're providing ongoing support and development. We also cut together the introductory video on their home page. Explore the design, and be sure to visit the live site to see the video in action. 

Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights fights the tobacco industry at all levels of government to protect nonsmokers from exposure to secondhand smoke and prevent tobacco addiction among youth. We're working with them to rethink their web properties and re-architect, re-design and re-build their online presence to better support their ongoing work to defend public health. We recently launched their new 501(c)4 site, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, which provides a platform for their continued advocacy to protect nonsmokers in multi-unit housing, casinos, and other hotspots of second-hand smoke exposure nationwide. Explore the design.

The Center for Ecoliteracy advances ecological education in K–12 schools, helping students to understand how nature sustains life and how to live accordingly. We deployed CiviCRM for the Center, and provide ongoing support and maintenance. 

The Center for Gender and Refugee Studies protects the human rights of refugee women, children, LGBT individuals and others who flee persecution in their home countries. They provide legal expertise and training, policy development, research, and in-country fact-finding, and use international human rights instruments to address the root causes of persecution. We support their Drupal-based website and technical assistance database, and we're working with them to develop a searchable database of expert witnesses that lawyers fighting for the rights of asylum-seekers can draw on for testimony.

CSE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating change for a clean energy future. They offer practical information about energy efficiency, renewable energy, clean transportation, and incentive programs and help promote sustainable policies and developing technologies. We provide ongoing Drupal support and maintenance for CSE's Drupal sites. 

CompassPoint has been building capacity in nonprofit organizations for over 35 years through teaching, coaching, consulting, and the facilitation of peer learning. We recently architected, designed and built a new modular web site for them, along with an updated class registration system. We also have worked with them for the past few years to produce online annual reports (see herehere, here, and here). 

Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. They provide free copyright licenses to give creative people simple, standard ways to grant permission to the public to share and use their work. We provided support for Creative Commons' Development department by setting up custom integrations between their website and their CiviCRM instance. 

eLock Technologies promotes green transit by providing secure, automated bike parking systems at mass transit hubs from San Francisco to Seattle to Washington DC and beyond. We provide ongoing Ruby on Rails development services to power their web site that allows users to buy and add value to bike parking cards; we also work on specialized software to power their bike lockers and multi-bike kiosks around the country. 

The Helping Hands Foundation is a supportive network of families with children with upper limb loss. By sharing experiences and supplying information to parents, affected children, and their siblings, Helping Hands gives hope, encouragement, and ideas to those affected and their loved ones. We provide Helping Hands with ongoing Drupal and CiviCRM support, development and maintenance. 

Ignited, formerly Industry Initiatives for Science and Math Education (IISME), promotes a partnership between industry and the education system by placing qualified math and science teachers in high-performance summer work projects that provide income, practical experience, laboratory skills, and access to a broader professional community. We developed an elaborate candidate-matching system whereby program candidates complete an extensive profile that then proceeds through a set of automated and manual steps to be paired with a sponsor organization. The system made heavy use of Drupal Rules to automate and streamline the process. We also provide ongoing development, maintenance and support. 

Keshet works for full LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Jewish life. They cultivate the spirit and practice of inclusion in all parts of the Jewish community, guided by a vision of a world where Jews of all sexual orientations and gender identities can live fully integrated Jewish lives. They partner with clergy, educators and volunteers to equip them with the tools and knowledge to be effective agents of change. We provide ongoing support and maintenance for their WordPress-based website. 

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics teaches people of all ages how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. Through relevant and targeted education, research, and outreach, the Center ensures the long-term health of the natural world. We provide ongoing development, support and maintenance for their Drupal and CiviCRM installation. We also recently redesigned and rebuilt their Youth Education pages

MADRE is an international women's human rights organization that partners with community-based women's groups worldwide to provide basic needs for food, clean water, health care and more for communities facing war and disaster. MADRE works to advance women’s human rights by meeting urgent needs in communities and building lasting solutions to the crises women face. We rearchitected and redesigned their site, implementing a modular Drupal site that launched in March of 2016. We are currently providing ongoing maintenance, support, and development. Explore the design.

MapLight reveals money’s influence on politics. They research and compile data about the sources of campaign contributions in U.S. presidential, congressional, state, and local ballot and candidate elections and provide transparency tools for journalists and citizens. We provide ongoing CiviCRM consutling, maintenance and support. 

MyShakespeare works to make Shakespeare's plays accessible and fun for high school students, and to provide support for classroom teachers. They offer free, full-text interactive editions of some of Shakespeare's most commonly-taught plays. We worked with them to design and build a responsive, interactive website that replaces traditional footnotes with multimedia resources for contemporary students. Explore the design, then visit the site to see the interactive elements at work.

Putah Creek Council works to protect the Putah Creek watershed through advocacy, outreach, and community stewardship. We provide ongoing Drupal and CiviCRM support, maintenance and development. In 2017, we redesigned their home page for improved usability and engagement. Explore the design.

RedRover's core staff organize a vast national network of volunteers to bring animals out of crisis and into caring homes. They perform mass rescues of animals during natural disasters or in cases of animal cruelty, as well as providing outreach and services to individual pet owners in need of support. We provide ongoing support and maintenance for their site, and we designed and built their Safe Place for Pets site that helps victims of domestic violence find shelter for their pets as well as themselves when they escape from an abusive home. 

The San Francisco Center for the Book fosters the joy of books and bookmaking. They provide both a home for Bay Area book artists and a place where the wider community can discover book arts. They offer over 300 workshops annually, along with exhibitions, free public programs, and other community events. We're working with SFCB to make incremental enhancements to their Drupal/CiviCRM site, while providing ongoing maintenance, training and support. 

The San Francisco General Hospital Foundation provides Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital with the financial resources it needs to deliver exceptional comprehensive healthcare and trauma services to anyone in need. We're rethinking and redesigning their website from the ground up, with a renewed focus on inspiring support by telling the story of the life-saving work the Foundation makes possible. In the meantime, we're providing ongoing support and maintenance for their WordPress site. 

SMPTE is the leading technical society for the motion picture industry; they have been working since 1916 to provide international standards to guide the field of motion imaging. We helped them restore and rebuild their Drupal and CiviCRM instances, and have provided ongoing development, support and maintenance ever since. We recently brought their membership sales, library subscriptions, merchandise and donations into one unified Drupal Commerce store. We also developed integrations with both their digital standards library at IEEE and the Kavi Workspace. In 2017 we launched a redesigned home page. Explore the design

The Tor software platform provides additional layers of privacy for people when they are using the internet. They help users circumvent censorship by allowing them to reach otherwise blocked destinations or content. We designed and built a custom donation page for their year-end fundraising campaign, integrating it with CiviCRM so they could manage their campaign communications and fulfillment of their donation perks. We're also providing fundraising strategy and supporting technology for their year-end fundraising communications, including a redesign of their donation page. Explore the design.

TRWC brings the community "Together for the Truckee" to protect, enhance, and restore the Truckee River watershed. We provide ongoing strategic consulting, development and implementation services to help TRWC leverage CiviCRM to track and manage their work. 

Unbound Philanthropy is a private grantmaking foundation dedicated to ensuring that migrants, refugees, and their families can ultimately thrive in a society that is comfortable with the diversity and opportunity that immigration brings. We rearchitected and redesigned a modular Drupal site that launched in early 2015, and we currently provide ongoing support and maintenance. 

Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms is a cultural and educational exchange program that supports and expands the organic farm movement by connecting volunteers from around the world with organic farms in the United States. We provide ongoing support and development for WWOOF's heavily-customized WordPress site and CiviCRM instance.