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    Get Inspired: Start Something That Matters

    We have been feeling extremely inspired this week. When was the last time you were inspired? If you need a pep talk on your Thursday here are some inspiring words from a “Kid President”.


    We are fortunate to work with some pretty inspiring companies and non-profits – and wanted to share some of them with you. If you are inspired to make the world a better place – check out the following ways you can start today:


    1.  You want to personally impact the lives of others across the globe and expand your horizons

    Your Answer: Volunteer with Cross-Cultural Solutions

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    Cross-Cultural Solutions is an international non-profit that operates volunteer programs around the world in partnership with sustainable community initiatives.  They have sent over 30,000 volunteers abroad to date and their home-base experience is unlike any other.  Safety with Cross-Cultural Solutions is unparalleled; pretty much they are AMAZING and we are so excited to be their partner.


    2.  You want to decrease your carbon footprint and help solve car overpopulation, while establishing a stronger sense of community in your neighborhood.

    Your Answer: Rent a car with Getaround

    Get around is a social car-sharing platform that brings together a community of car owners and renters.  With convenient hourly rentals and full insurance provided, Getaround users are part of a safe, trusting community that is disrupting the transportation industry.  We love what Getaround provides to its users, and just as importantly, how it’s helping to solve car overpopulation.


    3.  You want to connect and give back to the causes you care about.

    Your Answer: Sign up for a Pure Charity account and fund a Field Partner’s project.


    Put simply, Pure Charity is a completely new way to give.  Pure Charity is a social platform that connects people and businesses to the nonprofits they care about.  Pure Charity makes it easy to give; individuals can contribute to their giving fund out of their own pocket, or shop for a cause at one of Pure Charity’s retail partners.  Pure Charity’s mission is to inspire “generation g”- or a generosity generation.  It is free to sign up- live generous!


    We are so excited to be working with these great organizations that not only help people in the United States, but all around the world. And as we have shown you through our three partners above, everyone can contribute to making the world a better place.


    “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others”
    -Mahatma Gandhi


    Here’s to an Inspiring 2013

    Happy New Year! We’ve been so inspired lately by our friends, advisors, clients, and students, and we wanted to share how we’re embracing 2013.

    Every Monday morning, the whole UQ team visits a new coffee shop around town to kick off the week, chatting about upcoming projects, planning out our week, and catching up on fun from the weekend. At the end of every meeting, we pick a quote that reflects our motivation for the week. And when we return to the office, we write that quote on our chalkboard wall to serve as a daily reminder of inspiration. (Side note: you can see some of our favorites so far on Instagram @UQmarketing)

    One of our favorite quotes shared with us by a team member is “Inspect what you expect.” It got us thinking, and we wanted to act on it. This week, we’re launching a new Student Portal to help us do just that- inspect what we’re expecting. Here’s a little teaser:

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    We can’t wait for our students to experience the new UQ Portal, having real-time access to projects, leader boards, files, and everything else that enables their success on campus.

    Another point of motivation for us in 2013: we have the most amazing clients! It is such a privilege to work with all of our clients, and we’ve been so inspired about the philanthropic work that Pure Charity and Cross-Cultural Solutions is doing. As a company, we’re setting a goal for every team member to be generous every month in 2013- whether it’s giving back to a favorite project on Pure Charity, becoming a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters, or volunteering abroad at one of Cross-Cultural Solutions’ amazing project sites (a personal goal!)

    Here’s to an inspiring and productive New Year. We will leave you with the quote on our wall this week…

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