2016

Life Services Alternatives

They help provide exceptional community living and programs for adults with disabilities.

Building a community for adults with disabilities

Life Services Alternatives believes all people with developmental disabilities have the right to live life to its fullest in our community. Twenty four hours a day, they care for and support adults with special needs in 11 neighborhood homes in Santa Clara County. Through personalized programs focused on skill-building, they make a difference in the quality of their lives, enabling them to reach their true potential.

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2015

Downtown Streets Team

They help fight homelessness by providing housing and job opportunities to their clients.

Ending homelessness through dignity of work

Downtown Streets Team is ending homelessness by restoring the dignity and rebuilding the lives of unhoused men and women. Serving the community through work teams prepares members for permanent employment and housing.

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2014

Sacred Heart Community Service

They help families who need food and gifts for their kids during the holidays.

Making a difference in the community

Sacred Heart helps more than 75,000 people and families that struggle to make ends meet. We worked alongside them in a coffee-fueled 24 hour frenzy to create an entire marketing push for their campaign that provides food for individuals and gifts for children during the holidays.

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2013

Rebuilding Together Peninsula

They help those families who need extra help repairing their homes in the Bay Area.

Hammering away at posters, invitations and even a video

Rebuilding Peninsula Together has been helping families and communities in the Bay Area for nearly 25 years. We've known them for awhile now and this is the first year we worked alongside them for 24 hours. Our goal: create a marketing campaign that helps them celebrate their 25th anniversary. We built and new site and created print materials for that milestone. The one thing that we did this year that hadn't before was produce a marketing video in 24 hours!

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2012

Family Giving Tree

Since 1990, Family Giving Tree has fulfilled the holiday wishes of children
in low-income neighborhoods.

Growing the celebration for the one millionth child in 2012

The Elves at Family Giving Tree had applied several times in the past and weren’t chosen. But that didn’t stop them from applying again and again. In 2012, their persistence paid off and we selected them to be part of our fifth Wired. Our selecting them couldn’t have come at a better time for the organization as 2012 was the year they celebrated helping a million children.

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2011

Rebekah Children’s Services

Rebekah Children’s Services promotes the social, emotional and physical well being
of children and families.

Putting the “who” and “why” back into a non profit’s branding

Rebekah Children’s Services was our winning nonprofit in 2011. Before coming to ZURB, people had been confused about what it was that Rebekah’s actually did and why. One of the reasons for that confusion had to do with the nonprofit’s website, which they referred to as a “visual train wreck” and “breaks every rule of what a good nonprofit website should look like.” Now Rebekah’s is taking the logo we designed for them and slapping it on all their materials. They’ve even rebranding themselves based on the designs we came up for them. It’s amazing that the materials and new site that we were able to hammer out in 24 hours is still sparking Rebekah’s and influencing their marketing materials, everything from business cards to marketing giveaways.

Check out Wired 2011

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2010

RAFT

RAFT provides creative ideas and one-on-one mentoring to more than 10,000 educators,
so they can prepare kids to meet 21st Century challenges.

Rebuilding a broken message and a broken website for a growing non profit

RAFT came to ZURB with the goal to fix the broken message and broken interaction on their website. This fit part of a larger effort to get more of their organization online to expand the reach of their materials and efforts. Buoyed by their efforts over the past year, RAFT is making their website the center of their growth plans. By continually working on the web and iterating on their site's content and messaging, they've grown more confident to invest in their future online.

Check out Wired 2010

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2009

Pie Ranch

Pie Ranch is a thriving, hands-on farm and food education center. Their mission is to inspire urban and rural people to know the source of their food and improve the health of our food system, from seed to table.

Cutting them a piece of the fundraising pie

Pie Ranch’s ambitious goal of a fundraiser dinner on their farm for hundreds, as well as their “Reach for the Pie!” capital campaign captured our team’s imagination. We had to help them come up with a theme, a menu, a web presence and all the necessary collateral to host their largest farm event ever. The event was a great success for all those involved. We started the day with some ideas and some goals. We ended it with a brand new website for Pie Ranch, totally slick donation packet materials, thank you cards, Twitter and Facebook presences, as well as invitations, menu templates, and posters for the first-ever Dinner with Adelaide. The dinner, which was hosted in August 2009, went on to raise $22,000 in donations above and beyond ticket sales.

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2006

Second Harvest

Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo is dedicated to ending local hunger by connecting people with the nutrition that they need.

Skipping lunch and combating hunger at the same time

Second Harvest of Santa Clara and San Mateo was our winning nonprofit in 2006. Second Harvest requested assistance building a campaign for their first ever "Skip Lunch - Fight Hunger" Campaign. "Skip Lunch - Fight Hunger" was an initiative for people to skip lunch for a day and instead donate the money they would have spent to both raise awareness and feed the hungry. With the average lunch meal cost for one person Second Harvest can feed 20 hungry people!

Check out Wired 2006

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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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