Here at Swell+Good, we have one thing constantly running through our veins and minds and conversations: stories.
We are those awesome people at your party on Saturday night who want to talk endlessly about the amazing social enterprise in Haiti we just learned about, or the community center in Lawndale we just visited, or the book we just read about the state of Peshawar in the early 2000s. (Clearly, we are very cool and we annoy our friends exactly never.)
So when we began our business, and then this platform, we knew that stories would be our core. We are proud and grateful that our work allows us to partner with incredible organizations to help them better identify, create, and share their own stories (and if you are or know a nonprofit who might benefit from our services, please let us know!). It’s our greatest joy to help an NGO tell the world about the amazing work they are doing. It’s why we are in this business, after all.
But we also knew that we wanted to be more than an agency.
We wanted to create a space to celebrate the stories we can’t stop talking about. And we wanted to build a community who would join the party with us.
And so we did.
You’re here and you’re invited and you’re already a part of it.
Welcome to the party!
This blog will be a celebration of causes and organizations that are doing remarkable work to empower people, transform communities, and change their corners of the world. If you’re a nonprofit leader, we hope you’ll be encouraged by your peers. And if you’re a friend of the NGO community, we know you’ll be inspired by these amazing people and programs (because really, truly, they are amazing. Just ask our Saturday night party hosts…).
Sometimes, we’ll also use this blog to share tips and tricks we’ve picked up along the way – stories and advice that may help you with your own storytelling and brand-building.
Sometimes, we’ll use it to introduce you to resources or experts or information you should know.
But most of the time, we’ll be sharing stories that inspire and amaze us.
Make sure to fill out this form to get an inspiring story in your inbox each week. We know the pain of overcrowded inboxes (one of us may have a red bubble on her non-work mail app that currently says “26,461”, so yes, trust us, we get it), so we won’t spam you or add to the mess – we’ll only send you things that we would want to read, too.
And it should come as no surprise that we want to hear your story, too!
So please send us a note, connect with us all over social media, or simply say hello – we’d love to meet you! (We promise we aren’t scary).
We’re so glad you’re here – and we can’t wait to celebrate with you.