January 5th, 2011

Small Society, big impact: Portland iPhone agency donates $10,000 to local charities


Small Society, big impact: Portland iPhone agency donates $10,000 to local charities
[HTML1]Without a doubt, 2010 showed us that mobile development was one of the most interesting and full-of-potential segments of the Portland startup community. We saw any number of startups---from individual app developers to full fledged companies---release compelling technology and collaborate with name brand clients, time and again. For some, that success means they can do a little more. It means that they can share that success by giving back to the community. That's why Portland's Small Society---arguably one of the most successful mobile outfits around town---donated $10,000 to Portland area charities.
We love what we do, we have awesome co-workers, we work near great food carts and the Apple Store. The universe has been good to us, and so we knew that this was our opportunity to give back.
In short: We allocated $10,000 of our 2010 profits for charitable donations.
And while this is a very welcome sign of just how successful the Portland mobile scene is, it's also just damn nice to see a company---let alone a startup---take this kind of opportunity to give back to the community. Well done, Small Society. Who was on the receiving end of this generosity? Well, a number of folks: Mangrove Fund, Planned Parenthood of Columbia/Willamette, Project Pooch, Mercy Corps, Smile Train, and Oregon Public Broadcasting. For how and why those folks were chosen, read the Small Society post.

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