Hi, I’m David Ryal “Pug” Anderson!
I help people use technology to help other people.
I help folks with a cool social mission formulate and execute startup nonprofit/business planning, strategy, and operations. Although I’m not strictly a web developer or designer, over the years I’ve also developed a strong expertise in using the free & open source WordPress website creation ecosystem to create and host a variety of digital projects, from simple brochure sites to full-blown membership communities with thousands of individual accounts.
Besides helping small mission-focused organizations get on their feet, since around 2013 I’ve focused on the digital currency movement, especially on community-based mutual credit currencies (as opposed to speculative assets).
If you have an altruistic mission and a big vision but few resources, I can probably help you, too.
I find solutions…
I draw on experience in a wide range of disciplines to identify key issues, and make progress.
To reach your goals…
I navigate technology so that people who help the world can focus on giving their own gifts.
Without breaking the bank!
Much of my work is for non-profits at a reduced rate, or via a pay-what-you-can arrangement.
What People Say
“When I first met David, I did what I normally try to do when I meet an entrepreneur for the first time and that entrepreneur claims they understand their business – I tried to break him. I peppered him with questions, challenges and logic arguments until I finally had to admit defeat. What I then learned over the next year is that not only does David understand his instrument, he has the IQ and X factor required to then take that knowledge and place all of the options on the table. Seeing the dots and connecting them in a way that no other could see is what the most successful entrepreneurs have done.”
“David has the rare ability to take an idea from page zero to page 10, which makes him a priceless asset to any startup.”
“[David] is smart, organized, and thoughtful. I would recommend him without reservation.”
“David’s a very creative thinker, and a powerhouse of working energy… once he sets his mind to a task, there’s no stopping him. He’s very quick to seize on opportunities, to take risks, and to correct course when he recognizes that a risk he’s taken isn’t working.”
“David is committed to making the world a better place. And when David commits to something, he does not mess around. He has an enormous capacity for hard work, and he’s a tenacious problem solver.”
I can argue any side of an argument, and I don’t really believe in absolutes. But I do believe:
trust > control
inspiration > calculation
cooperation > competition
benefit > profit
empathy > sympathy
Click here to schedule a quick intro call, or if you’d rather chat by email, click the mail icon in the bottom right-hand portion of the page to send me a quick email!
Or, if social media is your thing, find me on Twitter (@davidryalpug) or on Facebook.