A Cup of Coffee

This holiday season we roasted a special batch of coffee – to share with our clients and collaborators, and of course to enjoy ourselves too! Huge thanks to our friends at Bloom Coffee for their help with the roast. Here's how we made it:

Come see us at MessageMakers as we celebrate our 40th anniversary, and we'll look forward to sharing a cup!

Our Winter Wish

 

A Hand-Made World to Celebrate the Season

We had a lot of fun building the MessageMakers world out of paper. We did it to express appreciation for our creative community, to say “Thanks!” to our clients for a wonderful year, and to challenge ourselves to try something special.

How Do You Thank Your Volunteers?

How Do You Thank Your Volunteers?

The past few weeks have been full of work on local festivals driven by some very dedicated volunteers. Like most nonprofits, this one couldn't hope to survive without the enthusiastic volunteer support it receives.

Today, I'm contemplating a simple question: how do you thank your volunteers? How do you let them know that their work matters?

Here are a few examples I've seen in action:

Food / drinks: If you're going to be working for free, it's nice to have your basic needs met while you're doing it.