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Groundwire Turns 15

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

gw-logoWe were fortunate to be present and help sponsor last week the 15th Anniversary of Groundwire’s founding, originally started as ONE/Northwest.  Groundwire is a truly innovative organization with a storied history of impact and innovation for environmental non-profits in the Northwest and across the U.S.

A who’s who of environmental leaders from Seattle were on hand to hear co-founders and enviro rockstars Dennis Hayes (President and CEO of the Bullitt Foundation, founder of Earth Day) and Paul Brainerd (President of the Brainerd Foundation, co-founder of Islandwood, Social Venture Partners) lead off the festivities at the beautiful Colman Estate in West Seattle with some historical perspectives and their pioneering efforts in the environmental movement.  They then handed the baton to Groundwire’s new Executive Director, Neil Myrick, who discussed Groundwire’s ambitious plans for the coming months and years.

Groundwire is focused on building online tools and strategies for environmental non-profits to create a more sustainable world. They are a nonprofit deeply committed to creating a sustainable society and believe their work helps bring about the change needed to sustain the planet for centuries to come. Because they are so passionate about getting people inspired and engaged in the building of a sustainable society – locally, nationally, globally – they are totally focused on making sure hundreds of environmental groups have the online tools needed to accomplish real social change.

Through generous funders and individual donations they are able to subsidize the cost to environmental nonprofits.  They are experts in tools used to build websites, databases, and email & social media tools.

Congratulations to the Groundwire staff and supporters for raising over $27,000 from this event and reaching their matching grant goals to help fund Groundwire Labs.  We look forward to working with Groundwire in the months and years to come & hopefully finding some amazing partnership opportunities to help bolster their critical mission.

For more information and how you can get involved: www.groundwire.org

In service,

Gina and Matt

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