Hi. I'm Chris, and I started Brightest because I was frustrated and optimistic. Maybe you are too. I know when I looked at my community, my company, my country, the world, I saw all these problems happening around me - inequality, poverty, climate change, attacks on people's freedoms, children and families needing better health and care...
I wanted to do something about it - but I didn't know where to start. I didn't have money, or the connections, or a plan to help solve them. I was just a regular person who believed things could be better.
When I started asking friends, family-members - even strangers - I realized I wasn't the only one who felt disconnected from their neighborhood, or disappointed with how much stands between you and those in need of help when you want to donate your time, a skill, a passion, or something more than just money. I also realized the same opportunity existed inside organizations - the chance to develop a more inspired, productive, and mission-driven culture based on togetherness and shared values. So I created Brightest for you, me, organizers, doers and anyone else out there who wants to roll up their sleeves, go out into their patch of the world, and make it a little better.
Today, Brightest is now a software partner to social justice groups, non-profits, student organizers, and corporate social responsibility and culture teams all around the world. Along the way, we've stood alongside movements like March For Our Lives, SwingLeft, Families Belong Together, and Fridays for Future - and will continue to stand alongside any person, group, or movement that challenges what's broken in the world and sees a path to a better, brighter future.
There's still a lot to be done to make Brightest the type of platform for change we think it can be, but we're already immensely grateful if you'd like to get involved personally, share your feedback, or use it as an organizer or people-centric leader to bring people together and achieve great things.
After all, this is just the start of Brightest - it's up to you to decide where it goes next.