Positive Social Impact
Everything we do at Mightybytes stems from a desire to do good. From sustainable web design projects to certifying as a B Corp and community engagement—we want to have a positive impact on our employees, our city, our peers in the digital marketing industry, and the world.
Partnering for Good
Working with conscientious organizations and sustainable brands is important to us. The more we can do to improve their visibility online, the better their outreach can be, which leads to more success in achieving their missions. We commit a portion of our business development efforts to working with nonprofits and social enterprises and our educational events are often targeted to these communities. These events teach participants how to promote their causes more effectively online, and help to broaden their network of contacts in the Chicago area.
In 2017 we became a 1% for the Planet Business Member. With this partnership, we earmark 1% of the company’s top line revenue for environmental nonprofits. A healthier planet supports better lives for the people on it.
Improving our Community
We are members of our local Chamber of Commerce, working to improve the Ravenswood corridor and make it a great place to live and work. We buy first from local businesses and other B Corps whenever possible, and we also host community events at our office.
Our community stretches beyond the Ravenswood neighborhood. We collaborate with other B Corps in Chicago to grow the local B Corp community and help it thrive. From volunteer opportunities to speaking engagements, we actively participate in B Corp events to spread the word about using business as a force for good.
Best for Chicago: Mightybytes is working with other local organizations to launch the ‘Best for Chicago’ campaign, meant to help the private sector address some of our city’s biggest challenges. Through a series of workshops, the campaign will teach local businesses to create higher quality jobs, strengthen communities and work towards a healthy environment. Kurt Summers, Chicago’s City Treasurer, has been very supportive of the initiative since its early days.
Story Associates: Mightybytes has partnered with two other North American sustainability, design, and development firms to launch Story Associates. This consortium helps brands generate actionable insights from their corporate social responsibility policies, and helps them create compelling stories that raters, employees, customers and investors will want to read. The more we can help brands feel proud of and benefit from their CSR efforts, the more they will want to improve them.
At the heart of our business is our team, and they help make a positive impact at work and at home through:
- Peer-to-peer education and process improvement through regular lunch-and-learns.
- Participation in annual business planning through SOAR analysis, assessing our company’s strengths, opportunities, aspirations and results.
- Participation in a variety of bike commuting and green commuting challenges sponsored by the Active Transportation Alliance.
- Participation in environmental events like the Chicago Green Office Challenge, where our team educated each other about topics like water conservation, recycling, green cleaning, and were encouraged to complete at-home activities.
- Coordinated volunteer efforts.
If partnering with an agency that excels at making the world a better place matters to you, consider Mightybytes for your next project.