We all have a place we call home. It’s where it all began for us. We were born there, raised there, went to college there, and for some, found the one we love there. For all of us here at Bellagurl, we love calling North Carolina home. Most of us cannot imagine being anywhere else. With the challenges facing our economy, we understand many organizations, especially non-profits, have felt the struggle of keeping a presence in their community without feeling the tug on their wallets. Did you know there are more than 30,000 non-profit organizations in the State of North Carolina alone? For most of us North Carolinians, you’ve probably only heard of a portion of them. Well, for 12 deserving organizations, that is about to change. Bellagurl Marketing has decided to take on a community project we believe is deeply needed and will be reaching further than just our home town. Bellagurl will be choosing 12 non-profit organizations to develop and design new websites, as well as provide social media and blog training during 2014. We call it Marketing that Matters! We’ll choose 12 of the most deserving non-profit applicants located throughout North Carolina, connect them with our talented team, and help them continue to make a difference in their community. Each month, we will be working alongside one organization to teach them the skills and give them the necessary resources to better serve their community. To qualify for this amazing opportunity, the non-profit must be able to provide the following: proof of 501(c)3 status and provide a 1,000 word essay on why they are in need of Marketing that Matters. Applications are currently being accepted. Each applicant will be carefully reviewed and winners will be announced throughout 2014. Chosen non-profits will be notified via letter and email of acceptance along with our expectations and conditions. Our goal for this project is to reach out to the ones who drive our communities at the most basic level, the non-profits, and help raise North Carolina up. We believe in our state and in the ones who place emphasis on helping those who can’t always help themselves. We are looking forward to producing Marketing that Matters. Download one here.