Our team at Flourish is passionate about giving back to our community. The Ivy Initiative was created after recognizing local businesses and organizations’ needs for communication and marketing support. Often, nonprofit organizations and budding startups are so busy wearing all the different hats it takes to operate, that marketing and public relations get pushed to the side or forgotten. We support select organizations through strategic marketing, event planning, social media, video production and media outreach at little to no cost. Let us help you grow and meet your goals. After all, a little bit of goodness spreads like ivy!
AREAS OF FOCUS
Nonprofit organizations are vital to the community as they help contribute to economic stability and mobility. Many community members rely on organizations like these to help with food assistance, education and so much more. We understand that you may not have the budget or resources to strategically market your organization. We assist local nonprofits to help increase awareness of the awesome work that they provide for the community.
We understand that it takes a village when launching a new business, just ask Megan! As a small business, the last thing that comes to mind is your marketing and communication efforts. There can be so many different costs that come up with starting a business such as rent, supplies and the occasional unforeseen bill. We provide low-cost to no-cost services when you are launching your start-up. Just don’t forget us when you’re a Fortune 500! (wink wink)
Organizations We've Partnered With
Alabama Kidney Foundation
The Alabama Kidney Foundation (AKF) was founded to assist kidney patients and has a 43-year history of serving Alabama’s kidney patient population. The Alabama Kidney Foundation focuses on providing those kidney patients with education, support and financial assistance during their time of need.
Deaf Access, Inc
Deaf Access, Inc. is a woman-owned small business that has provided quality Sign Language interpreting services in North Alabama and surrounding areas for more than 25 years. They are able to interpret for a variety of settings including healthcare, business and government.
Listen Local Huntsville
Listen Local is a local initiative that believes that showcasing, promoting, and supporting local singer-songwriters will fundamentally transform the live listening entertainment culture of Huntsville and Northern Alabama.
NASA Space Apps
Space Apps is an international hackathon for coders, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, technologists, and others in cities around the world. Teams engage with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s free and open data to address real-world problems on Earth and in space.
As a Huntsville musical event, The Twickenham Fest mission is to bring together the world’s finest musicians to perform chamber music for diverse audiences at concerts with free admission in Alabama.
Urban Engine contributes heavily to North Alabama’s innovation ecosystem by cultivating a dynamic workforce, professional development through creative autonomy and the entrepreneurial drive to launch and build thriving businesses.
The Wall That Heals
The Wall That Heals has been displayed at nearly 700 communities throughout the nation, spreading the Vietnam Veterans Memorial’s healing legacy to millions. The traveling exhibit provides thousands of veterans who have been unable to cope with the prospect of facing The Wall to find the strength and courage to do so within their own communities, thus allowing the healing process to begin.
The WEDC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit located in Huntsville, Alabama, formed in 1998 by the non-profit, founder organization Women’s Economic Development Council (WEDC). They provide professional networking opportunities, financial assistance, workshops and mentor programs to empower local women in the community.