What makes us tick

It’s quite simple really. We feel energized and gratified by the type of work we get to do. We’re not just communicators—it’s so much deeper than that. Employing each of our unique talents, we are storytellers and movement builders. We are change agents, reframers and advocates. And continually proud of the impact we make. Learn more about what drives us in our staff-written blogs.

“Abstract to ‘aha!’”: diving into the world of discovery with Oregon students

“What do you want to be when your grow up?” was a question I remember being asked often as a kid, though I never really had a good answer. A wedding planner? A professional crafter? Is that even a thing? Though I always knew I wanted to do something “creative” when I grew up, zeroing in on exactly what I wanted to do for the rest of my life was a daunting decision for a high school student.

What the season of giving is all about.

In this spirit of Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s Oregonian op-ed, Harnessing the holiday spirit to help our homeless, Coates Kokes held a donation drive to benefit Clackamas Service Center. Founded in 1971 by three women who pooled their bingo winnings to make a difference in their community, CSC is dedicated to providing basic life assistance, transitional support and resources to individuals, families and children who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. In addition to the donations that CK staff brought in from their own homes, we went on an excursion – via the Portland streetcar – to Goodwill for a supersized shopping adventure.

In disaster relief, peoples’ goodwill gains traction

In light of recent tragedies, I’ve been reflecting on the role social media has taken in the aftermath of disasters. The responses to the hurricanes in the Southeast and the earthquakes south of our border remind us of the impact wide exposure of humanitarian goodwill can have to inform and inspire additional relief efforts. I’m…

Give better

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. Really, every two seconds. Most of us probably take for granted that the blood will be there, waiting for transfusion, if and when we or a loved one need it. But there’s no guarantee of that… unless we all do our part to contribute to…

Coming together for better

What does it mean to “Live Better?” For some people, it may mean cutting back on calories (goodbye, Christmas cookies!) and getting a little more physical activity. To others it could mean working a little less and spending a little more time with loved ones. Or possibly cutting back on a bad habit that prevents…

Put your trunks in the air for Elephant Lands!

Not every city can say that they are home to a 12,500-pound celebrity, but Portland sure can! Packy, the big guy, is a household name around these parts. He also shares a birthday with our account manager for the Oregon Zoo, Christina – so it goes without saying we’re pretty excited  to see the progress…