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 care and education...
I wanted to do something about it - but I didn't quite know where to start. I didn't have money or special connections; I was just a regular person who believed in joy, life, and taking care of each other.
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 places like schools, campuses, and 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, we've grown into a software partner to universities, student and community organizers, social justice groups, non-profits, 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, engage them, and achieve great things.
After all, this is just the start of Brightest 🔆 - it's up to you to decide where it goes next.