UPDATE: Our Pitch to the VIA Agency

What do you get when you mix a hot pizza lunch with a beautiful storyboard and 15 of Portland’s most brilliant creative minds?  An amazing…video!  Or at least we hope.  Those of you who have followed along with our progress might remember that we made some pretty amazing connections coming out of our Springboard with Lift360.  And this magical lunch just so happens to be one of them.   This week, Simon had an exiting challenge in front of him: pitch School Square at The VIA Agency’s “Lunch and Learn” series to see who might want to support us in making an amazing video to share our vision.  But the stakes were high.  This marks a critical juncture in School Square’s (albeit short) history and it feels pretty urgent for the team.  The creation of this video has the potential to change the game for us by kick-starting our fundraising efforts (pun intended) and turn our new platform from a mock-up into a reality.  […]

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UPDATE: School Square Gets a Lift360

It’s been a little over a month since the School Square team had our Springboard Session with Lift360, and wow, what a month it’s been!  The session was an incredible resource, and we’ve wasted no time connecting with the panelists and putting their great ideas into motion.  Take a moment and get caught up on all the action! 1.  A marketing campaign on LinkedIn?  Yes, please! We connected with panelist Tamara Thomas, Interim Vice President of IT at Martin’s Point Healthcare.  She is part of Lift360’s Leadership Intensive, and her group aims to help us create a marketing campaign that can be shared on Linkedin that would drive potential volunteers to School Square.  I mean, how awesome is that!? 2. Possibilities with The VIA Agency  With Tammy’s help, we also connected with John Coleman, CEO of The VIA Agency.  They are well known for their giving spirit (check this out!) and he’s open to connecting us with his employees about possible […]

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