If you’ve been a customer for a while, you already know: we take our products seriously, but ourselves much less so. When we’re not building great survey software, we do a lot more around the SurveyGizmo offices that we rarely talk about. For the most part, it’s pretty standard dotcom company fare – there are Nerf gun fights, movie nights, gaming tournaments, and more. The usual.
Every year for the holidays, we do a lot of giving. This year it all started with Movember. Joshua Robitaille organized a group of SurveyGizmo employees to grow moustaches over the month of November to raise money for prostate cancer research. They raised close to $400, and are already making plans to go bigger (and, uh, creepier) next year. (Side note – if you’d still like to donate, you can do so here).
We also organized a food drive for Thanksgiving, with departments competing to bring in the most food. The winning department (Sales) received a gourmet grilled cheese lunch donated and cooked by our Strategic Alliance manager, Gerald Rhodes (who studied who studied les Arts Culinaires du Fromage Grillé at the Collège de Sorbonne in Paris*).
Then during the month of December, we adopted 4 local families in need and bought gifts for them. Not bad for a company with 49 employees! Taylor Morgan, our Survey Support Mermaid (yes, that’s her official title), spearheaded the effort. We were able to get something for everyone on the list, and even got something for those family members who hadn’t asked to receive any gifts! We finished the whole project off with a big wrapping party – here are a few of the photos:
Overall, it’s been a great holiday season here at SurveyGizmo. We thank you all for your support, and wish you the warmest and happiest of holidays! (Also – if you’re a customer, we may have sent you something that’ll arrive soon. So you might keep an eye out. Just sayin’.)
*Okay, not really. But he does make a mean grilled cheese.