Blog Tag: 1% For Good

Be the Most Accessible Lawyer You Know

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Advance on this post: I recently had the opportunity to design a website for a client that works with individuals and families that have experienced a traumatic brain injury. Different from our typical client, this pro-bono project was made possible by Mockingbird 1% for Good — part of our ongoing effort to make the world a little better for everyone. This project has been a welcome doorway into the world of web accessibility. I quickly learned how little I knew, and how strongly the lessons I learned applied to the legal industry. Thanks to the patience and assistance of a… Keep Reading

1% For Good: Colon Cancer Research

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Last week, Mockingbird contributed to a small, but growing, 5K run/walk in support of the Colon Cancer Coalition. This was my third year doing the race – the first year was with my son’s teacher who was fighting colon cancer.  The most recent two years, Katie was not there.  But Katie’s supporters were – wearing purple for Team Purple Power. For putting things in perspective . . . I’ve watched Katie’s young daughter grow up in annual snapshots at this race.  This year, was the largest event yet and we raised close to $20,000 in support of colon cancer research. Hug your… Keep Reading

1% for Good: Challenged Athletes Foundation

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Well, it’s been a year since we started the 1% For Good Campaign at Mockingbird – which provides regular donations to charities.  Our first ever donation was to The Challenged Athletes Foundation.  In support of my brother, who has made CAF a regular part of his life, this year, we’ve come back around to supporting CAF – contributing a small portion of the more than $1.1 million dollars raised at this year’s Challenge. The San Diego Triathlon Challenge Every year, CAF puts on The San Diego Triathlon Challenge – a fundraising race where a mix of physically challenged athletes and able… Keep Reading

1% For Good: His Heart My Voice

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our people must learn to do good by meeting the urgent needs of others – Titus 3:14 I received an email request from a friend the other day: I wanted to see if you could do something for me.  Well a friend.  But he’s unaware that I’m trying to help him.  He and a friend started what might as well be an orphanage for some children in Kenya a few years ago. I met him and was very fascinated with his story.  I’m also inspired by what they do. I’m not Christian but I love what they’re doing out there…. Keep Reading

1% for Good: Get Your Rear in Gear in Memory of Katie Tinnea

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Last year, my son’s 1st grade teacher, Katie Tinnea died of colon cancer.  She was a young mom, a great teacher and made sharing her experience the final lesson plan for a classroom of kiddos (and parents).  Our family has been running in 5Ks supporting colon cancer research ever since we met Katie.  This year, I was flattered to have some of my co-workers join the race. Katie’s support group was called Purple Power – and Purple Power was out in force this year and I was pleased to contribute 1% of our revenue last month to cancer research on… Keep Reading

1% for Good: Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative

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This is a crappy post to write.  Generally, I’m a few steps removed from Atticus’ 1% for Good campaigns – this time it hits home.  Courtesy of social media, I recently learned that one of my earliest Seattle friends, Sig  is undergoing treatment for Sarcoma – a connective tissue cancer usually associated with children, but occasionally cropping up in adults. I played rugby with Sig at Old Puget Sound Beach – one of the premier rugby teams in the USA Superleague.  He’s every part the rugby player, a huge dude with the body fat of a teenage cross country star…. Keep Reading

1% For Good: Sea Shepherd

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I wanted pictures of the Atticus team with sweatshirts and flag from Sea Shepherd before I revealed them as our December 1% For Good donation, but today’s photographs and reports coming out of the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary have forced my hand. While Sea Shepherd’s fulfillment for their online store may be very slow – their boats are much faster at intercepting and driving out the Japanese whaling fleet from Antarctic whaling grounds. Sea Shepherd captain, Canadian Paul Watson has been combating the Japanese whaling fleet for years and has been featured on the show, Whale Wars. The Japanese fleet… Keep Reading

1% for Good: Get Your Rear In Gear in Memory of Katie Tinnea

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When I first heard that my son’s upcoming first grade teacher was dying of colon cancer, my immediate reaction was to do everything to shelter him from the experience.  But I was wrong.  Over the year, we met Katie, submitted homework assignments and had parent teacher conferences. Our family ran two 5K’s in support of Katie and cancer research – the first with her and her Purple Power support team (that’s Katie below on the right). At the second race, just a few months later, Katie stayed home as she was just too tired.  But Purple Power was out in… Keep Reading

Introducing: Atticus 1% for Good

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One of the reasons that I love working for lawyers is the good that many attorneys do for people in less fortunate situations.  In my role as an SEO – my work product is simply shifting a zero sum game – my clients get new clients who would have otherwise found a different law firm.  It is important to me that Atticus has a greater impact on the world. Inspired by equal parts – Yvon Chouinard (founder of Patagonia and author of Let My People Go Surfing), the environmental organization 1% For the Planet, and some of the attorneys I’ve… Keep Reading