Impact your world. Make a difference. Donate.
These are the mantras of Serquest, a new way to give.
Founded by Henry Hammond Cobb IV of Montgomery, the goal of the nonprofit is, “to help connect companies to a powerful nonprofit narrative in their community, where they can invest their time, money and physical resources into life-changing transformation in the city they do business, to change their focus to telling people who they are instead of what they do.”
And it has seen big successes.
Take Good People Brewing, for example. Serquest created a video about Good People Brewing and their involvement with Kings Home, ultimately driving more than 1.5 million views.
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“We realized that the best way to introduce people to our software platform was to help them create powerful media they could deploy to engage their audiences on fundraisers, volunteer events and needed items to distribute in the community to those who need it the most,” said Cobb.
How did this idea start?
When Cobb’s grandfather passed away, he was presented with 20,000 square feet of warehouse space to empty and no great system to do so. After weeks of phone calls, he met someone with an idea: Sell it on a Facebook yard sale group.
“Like magic, in the course of a couple days everything was gone,” said Cobb.
“I realized that what the nonprofit world or industry needed the most was a platform designed to help connect people who have resources to people who need resources efficiently and effectively,” and Serquest was born.
Serquest has helped more than 50 nonprofits since its inception, connecting nonprofits and companies with resources and volunteers.
Companies like Golden Flake.
Cobb is proud of the support Golden Flake has been able to give to Big Oak Ranch, “through building the girls boutique and the boys store and helping to make great citizens in our state by starting early with children.”
And Tacala and the Phoenix Club that helps Boys and Girls club in Birmingham, he said.
But Serquest isn’t done yet.
Cobb says, “Our dream is to create digital roads and bridges to connect individuals and companies to a story they want to define their life and help them get started today.
“It should be almost as easy as hailing an Uber.”
Serquest’s role is to remove roadblocks and to connect communities who want to make a difference — whether at companies, schools or churches.
“In many ways a church is an aggregator like a school or college, and so what we’re trying to do with our Facebook app is have it so any church, school or company can put it on their Facebook page to create this outreach platform to connect members to outreach opportunities,” said Cobb.
In other words, Serquest wants to help you.
“If you run a church, a school or a big hospital, we’re a digital resource to connect the large amount of people that come to you with the large amount of groups that come to you.”
Visit Serquest.com today to learn more about their digital tools.