6 Things We Liked About 2014

When you barter in behavior change, New Year’s Day is the best holiday of the year. So you can understand why we become a bit giddy in the final days of December. While we’re waiting to ring in 2015, here’s a short list of some of the best things that happened at SGA in the last 12 months. Starting with…

  1. Adam Quinn. Our new business guru joined the team to create new strategies and growth opportunities for SGA. In the meantime, he taught us a thing or two about vermiculture and ran two marathons.
  2. New clients. It’s always nice to make new friends. We were honored in 2014 to begin working with the County of Santa Barbara, Downtown Long Beach Associates, West Yost Associates and Rethink Waste.
  3. CASQA. We can’t deny it. Winning the Outstanding Regional Stormwater News, Information, Outreach and Media Award for Be the Street, an anti-litter campaign we created for the Bay Area Stormwater Management Agencies Association felt really nice.
  4. Volunteer events. Making impact isn’t just our work. It’s how we play, too. In 2014, we wrapped holiday gifts for foster kids, picked oranges for the hungry, painted a house in Compton and read stories to children.
  5. Learning. We read 10 fantastic books this year in our book club. From the seminal Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman to Dan Ariely’s The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty and The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver, we explored new research, discussed new ideas and engaged in lively debate over takeout Indian food.
  6. Teaching. We love sharing what we know. In 2014, we helped CASQA develop a strategic plan, HCIDLA uncover their core values and branding strategy and young leaders at the EPA cultivate leadership tools.

We’re looking forward to more in 2015. Happy New Year!

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