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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.

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 big wins

We ensured that Pie Ranch had what they needed to host their farm event!

  • Website

    Website redesign

    Starting from nothing, our team was able to design and develop a full website for Pie Ranch that helps them connect with the community.

  • Dinner

    Dinner with Adelaide

    Pie Ranch hosts a fundraising dinner on their farm for hundreds. We created a theme, menu, invites, envelopes, thank you cards, and posters.

  • Reach

    Reach for the pie

    We created slick donation packets for Pie Ranch to advertise to potential donors. The year after Wired, Pie Ranch raised over $22,000 beyond what they expected.


They actually brought a live chicken to the event. I've never worked with livestock before. Jonathan Smiley, Designer, ZURB

8:00am

  • Kick off

    The group breaks off into teams and gets cracking on the days' goals.
  • Collecting Assets

    The Dinner with Adelaide invitation begins to take shape, thanks to some speedy photography and mad Photoshop skills.
  • The work montage

    Everyone hits a productive streak in the afternoon and puts their nose to the grindstone.
  • Bringing the hammer down

    As the print deadlines draw nearer, the team works to get everything done on time. Adding to the chaos is the vandalism of 10 fiber optic lines, causing massive phone & internet outages in 3 counties, and requiring the team to physically drive the InDesign files to Morgan Hill to be printed.
  • Our beautiful chicken

    We blow past our print deadlines and Pie Ranch volunteer, Sky DeMuro, brings us a live chicken to spice things up at ZURB HQ.
  • Bring more coffee

    The day really starts kicking in around midnight. Sky, a Pie Ranch farming apprentice, looks over the content for the new site.
  • Still going strong

    Hunter returns with boxes fresh from the printers. Invitations, thank you cards and donation packet materials arrive and get the stamp of approval.
  • Down to the wire

    Creeping up on dawn, the web team is still cranking and a couple people have fallen into zombie mode. Facebook and Twitter accounts are in the works for Pie Ranch.
  • Wrapping up

    The day comes to a close with some tired, but happy faces. 24 hours, 27 volunteers and 1 chicken have made it an event to remember.

8:00am

What we accomplished:


Just blown away by the extent of the contribution ZURB has made to our organization. Jered Lawson, Executive Director, Pie Ranch

An inspired team got the win

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.


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

  • Having Fun

    Most important of all!

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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.

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