Year Three
Earth House & INDYCOG

The Year of Doubling Down


When Year Three applications began to roll in, we realized our decision was going to be even harder than usual. Amidst some other really killer applicants, two rose to the top that were doing amazing things in Indy and a perfect cultural fit for our team too. We couldn't pick just one. To prove we're certifiably crazy, we decided to award both INDYCOG and Earth House with a new website. The more the merrier, right?

We holed up in the café at Earth House with teams from both nonprofits and the 'Boxers divided in half. Lydia led the process with INDYCOG, while Leigh headed up designs and planning for Earth House. The moment we had a rough sitemap and wireframe, the teams were off and running. We had whole teams building out the site content in Wrangle while design and development were in progress. Every member of the team was engaged in full gear.

Despite the heavy workload, we were able to take a few breaks. We had a ghost hunting tour of the second floor and bell tower at Earth House. We raised a few hundred dollars for each nonprofit by offering up videos of us dancing and performing personalized cheers (back flips included, courtesy of Dan). Jordan Updike serenaded us with his acoustic guitar and we had access to all of the tea and espresso our hearts could desire, courtesy of Earth House's café. And we can't lie, there were a few naps on the cozy couches, and one accidental nap in someone's car (we actually thought Justin Lacey might have been whisked away by ghosts for a minute there).

With two sites edging towards completion we were down to the wire, but we finished in half-delirium and with full hearts.

View posts from Year Three:

September 14, 2011

They are so busy using SmallBox's new Content gathering tool! So awesome!

September 14, 2011

After launching its first successful fundraising campaign earlier this year, Earth House is poised to make big things happen in the next 6 months.

September 14, 2011

Joshua gets a digital high five from John the intern! John is so enthusiastic!

September 14, 2011

INDYCOG has been just a little busy these days...

September 14, 2011

JP LaFrance got more than he bargained for with our lovely cabbage patch moves!

Jeremy Albert got some sweet groovin from Elizabeth.

September 14, 2011

Tom Evaniew donated for a 10 second dance! Lydia did a sweet dance to some Queen! Shake those buns girl!

September 14, 2011

Leigh let me look over her shoulder for a minute. Earth House home page in progress!Earth House

September 14, 2011

We do like visitors. Thanks for popping in, Dodge!

September 14, 2011

So far, so good. Ben from INDYCOG is liking the content gathering tool.

September 14, 2011

Our first one is from Sarah Howell! She gets a digital high five!

September 14, 2011

Aw, yeah.

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