UpTo Public Quarterly Stakeholders Meeting
At UpTo, we put transparency and our social mission first. We present our quarterly stakeholders meetings live via the web and they are open to the public. You are invited to our first quarterly stakeholders meeting October 9th starting at 6:30 pm.
We encourage all of the various stakeholders of UpTo to take part. That includes the professional freelancers that participated in UpTo Mainstreet, our partnering communities and organizations as well as our customers.
Folks can attend either in person at 6101 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 or via web conference (see below).
Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone on Thu, Oct 9, 6:30 PM EDT by clicking the link below. By joining via the link below you can submit questions using the chat feature.
In addition to joining the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone, please also call the conference number below to hear the audio portion of the meeting.
Conference line: +1 (571) 317-3131
Access Code: 269-332-845
Audio PIN: Shown after joining the session
We open our meetings in order to refine our purpose of serving small business owners with quality design, marketing and writing assets. We also do this to expose the creative process and show how writers, designers and digital marketing professionals sketch and conceptualize creative assets. We think by showing how artists come to ideas that this will better inform those who buy or utilize creative work through UpTo.
Our social mission is so important that we wrote it into our operating agreement. Eric Sloss is co-founder and the social benefits manager. It is his responsibility to report back to the stakeholders how UpTo is delivering its social mission. At the end of 2014, UpTo will put its first application into B-Labs. The country’s only accredited system that holds corporations accountable for their social good.
In Pittsburgh we are lucky to have a wealth of philanthropic support. UpTo chooses to be a social enterprise, a for-profit company with a social mission. We are often asked, “Are you a nonprofit or for profit?” We say we can be both. We don’t have a “corporate social responsibility” (CSR) mission. To us, we see CSR as a way for companies to try and define a social program without fully adopting change in their corporate ethos unless it is profitable.
We are honored to receive foundation support. We partner with a nonprofit fiscal sponsor who holds us to the same high social standards that we keep for ourselves. Our philanthropic support shows that others know we are making a significant difference.
Please come attend our stakeholders meeting or stay tuned for a live webcast version posted after the meeting.