Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 29, 2013
The product development team at ansarada have been putting their specialist skills to work to design and build a new mobile site for ‘Steptember’, a fundraising initiative for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance. All employees worldwide will then ‘walk the talk’ as they participate in the fundraiser throughout September.
Cerebral Palsy is the most common physical disability in childhood. It refers to a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to move due to damage to the developing brain either during pregnancy or shortly after birth. It affects people in different ways including body movement, muscle control, coordination, muscle tone, reﬂex, posture and balance.
September is a health and wellness initiative designed to improve ﬁtness while raising awareness of and funds for CPA. Teams of four track their daily step count (or swim distance among other movement measurements) by wearing a pedometer, and record the results on the interactive mobile site. The target is 10,000 steps a day for each team member during the month (ofﬁce workers typically take 3,000 steps per day). The team goal is to virtually climb the highest peak on each continent. It’s a fun way to get ﬁt while raising funds for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance.
The team at ansarada participated last year and saw an opportunity to improve the process: to make life easier for those involved and in doing so improve CPA’s fundraising potential. Jason Taylor, Head of Design, said of the project: "We know as a company that we can bring our expertise to bear in helping CPA raise awareness through the mobile site and social media. We’re passionate and we care, and we feel not enough is being done to raise the proﬁle of CPA and Steptember."
After running a future-focused scoping workshop with CPA, members of ansarada’s product design and development team, Jason Taylor, Bevan Blackie, Tom Egiert, Andy Lovegrove and Martin Sto Domingo worked closely with CPA’s Kate Van De Peer to bring the mobile site to life.
But it’s not just the product team who are getting involved. All ansarada staff across the globe will ‘walk the talk’ as they too participate in Steptember, counting their steps and fundraising in teams of four.
As a company, ansarada provides ongoing support of not-for-proﬁt organisations and causes through pro bono data room services, ﬁnancial sponsorship and donations. Alongside this, the company runs a Community & Action program that provides employees with four paid days of leave each year for staff to use their skills to support causes of their choice, either individually or in groups. Employees are actively encouraged to use their unique talents to make a real difference in ways that go beyond typical fundraising efforts.
Formed in 2005, ansarada offers the only virtual data room designed exclusively to simplify M&A due diligence. Their data rooms have been used for transactions in over 3100 cities worldwide. They have offices in the US, Australia, Asia and Europe and were recently placed in the top 20 of BRW’s 2013 Best Place to Work awards.
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