Giving Back: Operation Overnight

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”.

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Eric Engelmann

About Eric Engelmann

Eric gets people excited. About healthcare. About technology. About Geonetric. It only takes a few moments of being in his presence to feel his passion and see his vision. A healthcare reform junkie, Eric can usually be found uncovering new ways to show healthcare executives how to leverage technology investments and develop patient portals that will improve care delivery. After earning his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Iowa, he began his career in technology, founding Geonetric and never looking back. Through his leadership, Geonetric continuously receives honors and recognitions, including being named a Best Place to Work by Modern Healthcare, Software Company of the Year by the Technology Association of Iowa, and an Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company for five years running. When he’s not sharing his vision for the future of healthcare or accepting awards on behalf of his company, he can be found having lunch with his daughter at a local elementary school or donning lederhosen and entertaining his team at the Annual Engelmann Oktoberfest.

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