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2016: The Year in Review

I know, I know, it’s already February. But today at our monthly All Staff Meeting, we took a quick look back at successes from the past year and the list was so exciting not to share.

In 2016…

We Did a Lot:

Number of projects: 95
Number of new clients: 41

Our Clients Are Very Happy:

Client Feedback (1-10 scale): 9.58
Rating on Google Reviews: 5 stars

Staff Are, Too:

Rated in the top 10% of workplaces for employee happiness (TinyPulse)

We Helped a Lot of Amazing Organizations:

Nationally Recognized Brands:

  • Goodwill
  • Dannon
  • HBO
  • Smile Train (our video featured on their homepage!)
  • The United Way
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Seed Savers (another video featured on their homepage!)
  • Tiffany & Co
  • The Campaign for Youth Justice
  • The Solidarity Center
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • BallotReady
  • American Medical Women’s Association (fun fact: we made their whole site AND database!)
  • InterContinental Hotels Group (Holiday Inn, etc.)
  • DVF (Diane Von Furstenburg, inventor of the wrap dress!)
  • And a few other big names to whom we’re sworn to secrecy…

Good Works Projects for Mission-Driven Organizations:

  • Books for Africa
  • Clarifi Financial Literacy
  • Save the Boundary Waters
  • BallotReady
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Smile Train
  • The United Way
  • Goodwill
  • Seed Savers
  • Reve Academy (Youth Tech Nonprofit)
  • National Pension Protection Coalition
  • Alberta Quits (Smoking Cessation)
  • Physician Assistant Education Association
  • Save the Boundary Waters
  • Illinois Action for Children (series of 8)
  • Teen Health Matters
  • Maryland Nonprofits
  • Epilepsy Foundation
  • And so many other incredible clients, that there are too many to list!

We Even Made Some Videos without a Client:

We Adopted New Processes for Faster Projects:

Current projects over 28 days: 0

We Won Some Awards:

  • Two Telly Awards
  • Four “Hole In One!” awards (We made this up- it’s for every time a client approves the first draft of an animation as final)

We Started a Scholarship For Young Women:

Two $750 Girls Who Illustrate Awesomeness Scholarship awards were awarded to amazing young women.

And lastly, 2016 brought us lots of amazing new team members:

  • Sage
  • Elisa
  • Cori
  • Nick
  • Steve
  • Daya
  • Christine

From the whole team – thanks to all our clients, partners, and mentors for a fantastic 2016.

2017 is already off to an awesome start!