For me, last year was both a whirlwind and at other times eeked by at a snail’s pace. And while the pandemic eased up and ebbed and flowed through the entire year, it never truly went away. We are so fortunate to have meaningful work that we can do safely from home (or our new office space).
Let's face it. This is a difficult time. When I get down, I try to focus on the good things like all of the great nonprofit organizations we've worked with. I’m proud of the work we did last year. Here are some of the highlights.
2021 Client Highlights
The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and the Council on Accreditation engaged with ArcStone in 2021 for help with a website when the two nonprofits merged together as one to form Social Current. Social Current is committed to igniting change for an equitable society where all people can thrive. We were so honored to work with this nonprofit with such an important mission.
Mind Body Solutions
To prepare for one of their biggest events of the year, we helped Mind Body Solutions streamline their events page while also adding advanced functionality. By the way, if you’re into yoga, check out their Kiss My Asana® Yogathon coming up later this year.
Children & Nature Network
Our client, Children & Nature Network had lots of work in the hopper last year. Early on in the year, we designed a hub for their big Inside Out! International Conference - The world’s largest gathering of leaders in the children and nature movement. We transformed their robust Research Library into a more user-friendly and functional experience for all. We also supported the CN&N team with ongoing AV & web management services, SEO strategy, and social media execution. We are honored to work with such an important organization.
We were delighted to help the historic Capri Theater to launch its new website in 2021! Yes, this is THE theater where Prince made his legendary debut in 1979. The new website coincided with the theater's $12.5 million dollar renovation. It was really fun to attend their open house part of Go! Week last summer and tour the theater, community hall, plaza, and more! Check out Go! Week in Pictures!
BlueSky Online School
We continued our marketing partnership with BlueSky Online School helping them with content strategy, video, paid advertising, and more. With the majority of schools pivoting to remote learning, this was a busy year for BlueSky and we are honored to help them bring more students and families into their programs.
National Mentor Resource Center
We launched a new website for our friends at the National Mentor Resource Center, a program of OJJDP. It was vital that their robust website was accessible and easy for their users to navigate. We’re thrilled to be working with them on some new projects again!
Literacy MN came to us last year to help with a marketing blueprint. The blueprint compiled a campaign strategy for key stakeholders, audience personas, and a 90-day priority plan. We’re thrilled to help them bring their mission of making life-changing learning a reality for all come to life.
Kids in Need Foundation
The Kids in Need Foundation enlisted our help with a couple of virtual events including the Champions for Education virtual event. We handled the event branding, script creation, live stream production, and technical support. We look forward to working with KINF again in 2022!
Late Spring, we connected with InnerCity Tennis to design and launch a new website for this stalwart nonprofit, they’ve been around since 1954, whose mission is to develop and unleash the potential of youth on and off the tennis court by engaging and serving a supportive community.
Emma Norton Services
Early on in the pandemic, Emma Norton Services pivoted their events to virtual experiences. We were thrilled to be able to help their team plan and produce an event that exceeded their fundraising goals! We look forward to working with them again in 2022!
Minnesota Corn Grower's Association
We continued our marketing partnership with MCGA, assisting them with an array of projects, from design, development to SEO and marketing automation. We’re grateful for their business and we’re happy to help amplify their voice to over 24,000 corn farmers while also building connections with the non-farming public.
Student Leadership Network
Student Leadership Network, a nonprofit organization committed to supporting young people growing up in diverse underserved communities to gain access to higher education, helping them fulfill their dreams, engaged with us to help with a website redesign that resonated with their audience better and was easier for their staff to update.
We were honored to help the Twin Cities chapter of Project Success produce their first-ever virtual event. It was a smashing success! We look forward to working with them again this year!
North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission
Last summer, we kicked off a marketing partnership with North Carolina Sweet Potatoes Commission. They were interested in gaining more brand awareness and visibility through SEO. Check out why they’re called the orange superfood. We are happy to continue our partnership!
South Dakota Heathcare Association
Back in 2020, South Dakota Healthcare Association engaged with ArcStone to help with their learning portal and virtual tradeshow. Since then we’ve tackled everything from live streaming production, event branding, registration setup to configuring CE certificates and Zoomkeeping. We look forward to producing their next event in April!
West Central Initiative
We connected with West Central Initiative, a nonprofit committed to supporting a vibrant, inclusive world, to design a new website that balanced the needs of their audience with the functionality their team required. Since the launch, we’ve gone on to help with a host of other projects from email template design to producing their first hybrid event. We are thrilled to be helping them with their upcoming event this year.
These are just a few of the nonprofits we worked with last year! We are grateful to help such a variety of organizations committed to making the world a better place.