What is Chicago Cause?

Chicago Cause began as a philanthropic partnership between Orbit Media and Digital Third Coast.

Together we’ve donated over $700,000 in marketing services including web design, digital marketing, SEO and content strategy to local Chicago nonprofits. Through this cause, we strive to strengthen and serve Chicago nonprofits so that they can continue to do great things in the city we love!

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2023 Chicago Cause Winners

Congratulations to this year’s Chicago Cause winners.

One or more Chicago nonprofits were selected to win the following donations:

A new website. This includes website design + development, copywriting, content entry, digital strategy consulting, and GA4 setup and review from Orbit Media Studios, plus free website hosting for the life of the website, valued at $50,000.

  • Off the Streets Club: Off The Street Club (OTSC) is Chicago’s oldest boys and girls club, located in West Garfield Park. West Garfield Park is one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the country and OTSC has one simple mission—to bring hope, play, and casual joy to the deserving kids who live there. Every year OTSC serves over 3,000 kids by offering community, mentorship, tutoring, and access to opportunities or experiences they wouldn’t have otherwise.

Digital marketing strategy, which may include SEO, content and paid media strategies from Digital Third Coast, valued at $20,000.

  • And Rise Women Inc: Rise Women’s mission is to empower women to be the ultimate versions of themselves no matter what adversities they’ve faced. We offer female sexual and domestic abuse survivors with free mental health services such as counseling and support groups, financial education workshops, career development with resumes and mock interviewing skills. We also take a holistic approach to healing and offer art therapy, sound bath meditations, reiki, and offer workshops such as orders of protection and child support and custody.

    We have served 3446 women through our support groups alone and over 3650 women through all of our events collectively.

Grand total = $70,000

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