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Optimizing Digital Performance for Your Nonprofit

If our bottom line is to deepen our impact for the communities that matter to us, every minute counts. How do you prioritize your weekly digital tasks for optimal performance? During our internal tri-weekly SCRUM (an Agile framework for getting projects done), each Fifty team member provides an update on what they’ve accomplished, what they’re […]
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Behind the Scenes | Creative | Social Impact

The Justice Conference 17

What does it look like to ‘Love thy Neighbor?’ Exploring this theme of The Justice Conference held in Schaumburg, IL last week, dozens of nonprofit leaders and activists gathered at Willow Creek Community Church to discuss today’s most pressing issues. I walked into The Justice Conference with an open mind and open heart. I had […]
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Behind the Scenes | Social Impact

The Monarch School: Our Collaboration with Homeless Youth

There are over 20,000 homeless students in San Diego County. Let that sink in. The number is still sinking deep for a lot of us here – it’s a reality that we see when we walk from our homes to the office, from our parking garage to the nearby gym or coffee house. Over the past couple […]
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Behind the Scenes | Social Impact

Welcome to the First Day of the Rest of Our Lives

Let’s consider this day one. Yes, we’ve been a creative agency since 2009. Yes, we’ve worked on countless projects where we’ve strategized, designed, and developed projects for our dream clients. Yes, we’ve grown our team members, skill sets, and services to accommodate any and all advances in the digital world. Yes, we’ve slept well at […]
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Behind the Scenes | Social Impact

When Punk Rockers Turn Do-Gooders

Now that he’s head honcho at Fifty & Fifty, Javan Van Gronigen keeps a low profile. He hung up his wallet-chain and ditched the studded dog collar a long time ago. He’s dialed his use of the f-word way down and hasn’t sported a shaved head since the Clinton administration. A little known fact: this CEO […]
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Behind the Scenes | Creative

It’s Actually More Common Than You Think

Do you ever have moments where you feel like a fraud? Professionally speaking. Scenario: You have a career, qualifications that warrant your position, and maybe even a history of notable work accomplishments. But more often than not, you’re waiting for people to realize that you actually don’t know what you’re doing. This is called Impostor […]
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Behind the Scenes | Creative

A Disruptive Blog Post

I feel like I hear the word “disruptive” a lot in regards to the goals of web design. Especially as far as what companies are trying to do or what digital campaigns are trying to achieve. I’ve been associating the word with a negative connotation…why would you want to be disruptive? Disruptive is the problem […]
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Behind the Scenes | Creative

A Word on Multi-tasking

People love to kill two birds with one stone. And many of us have even been conditioned to believe it’s a good thing—multitasking, that is. But should double-booking our brains really give us a sense of accomplishment? All signs point to no. It turns out taking on more than one activity at once has been […]
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Behind the Scenes

How To Work With Men

I am one of six girls working alongside six guys at the Fifty & Fifty office. I previously posted a blog about our differences and similarities, but now I’m going to go one step further. Gender cohabitation in the workplace can be tricky to navigate. The ladies of Fifty & Fifty have learned a lot […]
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Behind the Scenes | Social Impact

Fifty & Fifty Goes To Washington

We saw John Stamos when we attended a meeting at the White House. How’s that for a hook? What: We were invited to Washington DC to take part in a roundtable discussion about how digital creativity and communication can raise awareness around campaigns and initiatives. Secondary point of the meeting was to take really awesome […]

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