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Be a Left Shark

Be a Left Shark

You know Left Shark, right? He made quite a splash dancing to his own beat at the Superbowl, and became an instant hero among the team here. We even made him into an emoji, which we use far too often. Why do we love Left Shark so much? Because that dude got out there and did … Continued

Embrace Change

This week we’re embracing change. In fact, we’re both expecting and welcoming it, as change is central to Agile development and our process. From the Agile Manifesto: “We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value: Individuals and interactions over processes and … Continued

Do Something Different

Kicking off February with the challenge to do something different this week. Evolve. Don’t get mired in the day to day routine. Try something new that’s out of your comfort zone and job description. I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. –Pablo Picasso … Continued

Living the Dream

Living the Dream

When the team at Digitaria reached out to Casey and asked if they could profile him and the Software for Good story in a spot for the American Family Insurance DreamBank, he played it cool. In fact, he played it so cool that I’m not sure anyone here realized what a big deal it was until a team … Continued

Introducing Software for Good, GBC

We’re celebrating the new year in a big way: Today, the much-anticipated Minnesota Public Benefit Corporation Act went into effect, and Software for Good was one of the first to file as a benefit corporation in the state of Minnesota. Say hello to Software for Good, GBC! Why is this big news? Because benefit corporations, or … Continued

Giving Back, Looking Ahead

As a team, we like to stay focused on what’s next. Trends, technologies, what have you – there’s no use looking back or lingering too long in the present when you work in technology, because things are constantly changing. And this year, a lot more than technology changed for us. Our team grew significantly, as … Continued

People, Planet, Profit: Measuring Project Goodness

Top three questions we get at Software for Good: “What do you mean by ‘good’?” “How do you make money if you only work with nonprofits?” “Unlimited PTO, whaaa?” That last one aside (no, we’re not joking and yes, it’s amazing), these questions are fair and worthy of further explanation. So, what do we mean by good?  Of … Continued