CDEL is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the legal rights of low-income persons with disabilities and senior citizens in Cook County. The organization provides pro bono legal services through the combined efforts of a modest in-house staff and an active network of hundreds of volunteer attorneys, paralegals, and law students from top law firms and academic institutions.
“This donation couldn’t have come at a better time,” says CDEL Executive Director Michael T. Roth, Esq. “We’ve recently seen a large increase in the need for our services, yet many in these underserved populations are not aware that we exist and that we can help. The professional services provided via Chicago Cause will help us increase awareness and effectiveness, allowing us to better meet the needs of our constituents.”
“It was very difficult to choose just one organization from the more than 70 submissions Chicago Cause received, but our team felt that CDEL best matched our criteria in terms of need; impact on the community and ability to maintain the programs we execute to benefit the organization long term,” says Andy Crestodina, principal and strategic director at Orbit Media. “We’re proud and honored to be helping this very worthy cause.”
As the grand prize winners, CDEL receives a fully developed web site and a marketing video, both produced by the team at Orbit; social media training, planning and strategy by Lightspan Digital and four months of public relations consulting from Flanigan Communications, Inc. Chicago Cause was launched in July, 2010 to create a formal program using the companies’ combined resources to make a donation available to a broader scope of organizations. Each of the 10 finalists received a 30-second video and all entrants were invited to a free networking reception.
Founded in 2001, Orbit Media Studios is a community of creative, award-winning professionals. Each member is a specialist in an aspect of modern marketing: design, programming, media production, project management or strategy. Its focus is in providing interactive marketing and video production services. Web design projects include search engine optimization, content management, application development, ecommerce and web-based video. Recent projects have involved mobile marketing and social media.
Lightspan Digital is a Chicago firm with a clear, simple and direct approach to marketing that takes the mystery out of social media and e-mail marketing. Lightspan uses a hands-on approach, giving due attention to strategy but stressing the importance of getting things done via strong execution work.
Chicago-based Flanigan Communications, Inc. is a full-service marketing and public relations firm committed to growing clients’ business through targeted, creative and strategic programs. Integrating traditional and nontraditional tools and strategies that showcase its clients’ companies, Flanigan Communications delivers big agency results with boutique agency commitment to service.