- Website Development: Building an effective presence for your business or organization on the web.
- Website Visibility: Making sure clients and prospects can find your web home; meeting the needs of search engines and internet directories.
- Social Media Integration: Automated applications drive connectivity between your website, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
- Email Marketing: Efficient and automated technologies gather email contacts and distribute company updates and promotions as directed.
- Web Analytics: Gathering data from your web visitors from website and social media, building targeted campaigns, growing customers and support.
- Web Applications: Specialized applications to build interest and engagement with visitors to your website.
Whatever your organizational goal may be, we want to design a solution to help you meet your goals. Our only measurable impact is tied directly to the cost-effective achievement of our customer's goals.
Client Impact: Growth and Service
Consider, for example, the illustration of Mission of Hope, an Iowa non-profit serving those in need of food, clothing, and housing. During 2013, Mission of Hope was on the path toward failure. Growing needs in the area had pressured their expenditures and facilities, and revenues could no longer keep up with expenses.
Mission of Hope
Fall Newsletter: 2015
We praise the Lord for His love, and the love He calls us to live out day by day. In this newsletter, we celebrate salvation, service, and shelter. We also offer an inside look at ministry stewardship.
At Mission of Hope we are blessed to connect at critical points in the lives of others, and to participate along the way in the many faces of God’s saving grace. When Jenifer came by the Mission of Hope in 2014, she was in a state of homelessness and despair. She was comforted and counseled. In a short time, her life was back on track. Over one year later, Jenifer is an overcomer, and often volunteers at Mission of Hope so that she can give back that which she once received. We praise God for Jenifer’s recovery and celebrate the wonderful new life in her baby Mya day by day.
As part of God’s transforming love, we continue to offer expanding services related to food, clothing, and shelter. The noon meal program, clothes closet, and food bank all continue to be offered six days a week, Monday through Saturday. Going into the winter months, we expect to give away thousands of coats, and warm clothing donations are very welcome. Canned goods, especially canned meat and hearty soups, are in high demand.
Church partners also participated in their own unique programs in our neighborhood. Holy Redeemer’s Cana Meal offered a full-service meal to over one hundred guests, including entertainment and complimentary photo booth. Great fun was also provided at Beautiful Day hosted by St. Mark’s Lutheran, including a picnic for over three hundred, a bounce house, an obstacle course, a velcro wall, and an army of volunteers to complete projects around the mission. In all, the special events took place almost weekly and are far too many to be listed.
Shelter. So far in 2015 the Mission of Hope men’s shelter has provided temporary refuge for just over 200 homeless men. We continue to press capacity levels up to and beyond 100% going into the cold winter months. During October, Mission of Hope was able to purchase a new property for women’s shelter, and we are working diligently to open this property for business before January. Please join us in praising the Lord and praying for the completion of this important project.
During the fourth quarter of 2013, the Mission of Hope board resolved to reducing operating expenses in effort to expand services and facilities. We praise the Lord for providing the purchase of a new mission and shelter buildings since that time. Assets for ongoing services have more than doubled.
We Need Your Help: The ministry remains 100% privately funded. Monthly budgeted expenses will be increasing with the new shelter space. Donate online or mail to Mission of Hope, P.O. Box 1101, Cedar Rapids, IA,52406.