Geonetric has been building some of the most advanced websites and digital campaigns in the healthcare industry for over a decade. We’ve done all kinds of neat things for our community, and this year, we made community involvement one of our highest-priority company goals.
But what’s the best way for a bunch of software engineers and strategists and designers and project managers to give back to our community?
We first considered doing something like Habitat for Humanity to build a house for someone in need, but a quick review of the typical construction skillset of our team made it clear that we’re not ready for something like that. Here’s an example of a toothpick-and-marshmallow bridge constructed by one of us* at Bring Your Kid to Work Day, slowly falling over:
No, we should not build a house.
Instead, we figured the best use of our talents would be to do what we do every day – build incredible websites, deploy amazing social media tools, or develop an aggressive guerilla marketing campaign. And we would do it for a non-profit with a mission focused on improving our local community.
So, we established Operation Overnight. In 24 hours we will deliver (at no cost) a fully-functioning website, online marketing campaign and/or social media plan to a Cedar Rapids-based non-profit organization.
As of August 13th, more than half of Geonetric has volunteered to contribute, and we’re accepting applications from non-profits in need of our expertise. The overnight volunteers will vote on the non-profit that we think can best be helped by our team, from those that apply.
Do you know of a deserving Cedar Rapids-based non-profit in need of help? Check out our Operation Overnight page and get an application in by September 14th!
* the builder’s name need not be disclosed here, but I heard it rhymes with “Shmingleman”.