Every year, ZURB works with a dedicated nonprofit team and a few passionate volunteers to accomplish an entire marketing campaign. This all happens in a mere 24 hours.


Still strong (and crazy) after Ten Years

We were crazy enough to do our first Wired in 2006 and, in 24-hours,
blazed through a huge marketing effort.

Our first Wired wasn't just a stunt. We saw an educational opportunity where nonprofits could learn Progressive Design and push forward!

Working with nonprofits over the years, we've found that they need every detail figured out before they take action. There's a time and place for detail, but when getting a project off the ground, it can be paralyzing. That's where design thinking comes to the rescue!

This year, we worked alongside the Downtown Streets Team who are on a mission to end homelessness through the dignity of work. It was a coffee-fueled 24 hour frenzy to create an entire marketing push for their campaign to clean up our streets, educate our community about the causes of homelesness, and place those in need with jobs and housing.

Since 2006, ZURB Wired has been a testament to the power of both design and community, accomplishing months worth of work in mere hours. We’re extremely proud of what we’ve achieved so far, and we’re setting the bar even higher this year! Do you have an inspiring cause and a passionate team? If so, you may be the nonprofit we’re looking for! We are now accepting application for this year's Wired.

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Why 24 hours?

Because 25 hours sounded really really bad.. We started off doing similar philanthropic events, and learned that an inspiring mission alone was not enough. We needed to put a time-box around these events to provide focus for our non-profits, challenging them and ourselves to make quick decisions. Progressive Design, a 24 hour time-box, and a whole lot of caffeine turned out to be the secret sauce for maximizing impact for a non-profit organization.

This event gives the ZURB team a chance to help a nonprofit get unstuck by giving back in the best way we know how — by helping them solve problems through our time and effort. We get to stretch and grow while sharing our unique skill set for designing things for people.


Want to be a part of Wired?

Volunteering means signing up for the full 24 hours, showing up on time, and committing to helping various team members out in a fluid schedule that will test your mettle throughout the day and night (and day again).

The people who have the most rewarding experiences are also the ones who contribute the most. Web, visual and print design skills are best. They are great at their craft, think quick on their feet, likable and motivated to help a non-profit and collaborate with ZURB.

    What we are looking for:

  • Hard Worker

    It takes a lot to go 24 hours straight.

  • Scrappy

    Be able to figure out how to do something

  • Team Player

    Be able to give helpful feedback

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Be this year's ZURB Wired nonprofit

Applying for your nonprofit means signing up for the full 24 hours, getting your team invested in showing up on time, and committing to helping various team members out in a fluid schedule that will test your mettle throughout the day and night (and day again).

    What we are looking for:

  • Hard Workers

    It takes a lot to go 24 hours straight.

  • Scrappy

    Be able to figure out how to do something

  • Team Players

    Be able to give helpful feedback

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We love local businesses!

Anything you can send to our efforts would be awesome. We really like goodies — cupcakes and coffee — to keep our volunteers fueled or help with getting our print materials ... well, printed.

Let us know how you can help

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