Following the success of our inaugural Season of Giving in 2018, Smokeball again devoted the month of November to raising charitable funds for the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Cook County. In our first year we were able to provide $8,000 of direct aid to CASA; this season we set the goal of doubling that, and were successful in raising exactly $16,000 for CASA.
Smokeball, the leader in legal practice management software for small law firms, is interested in more than our business goal of helping legal professionals increase their profitability. Our mission is to help small law firms be successful businesses so that they can better serve our communities. And “our communities” include the Chicagoland area, where CASA’s mission extends our own: “to advance and safeguard the best interest of the children who have experienced abuse or neglect, involved in the court system, by utilizing trained volunteers who advocate for them in court, school and in their community.”
Needless to say CASA’s work is inspiring as Sales Development Representative Kate Mauldin reflected, “I’m grateful to be part of a work culture that values kindness and community above all.” Likewise Alex Bodkin felt inspired all the way down in Texas, where she works remotely as Smokeball’s Web Designer/Developer. For her, “community is about looking out for each other, and I’m so proud to help others [like CASA] look out for those in the most need.”
Throughout November Smokeball team members like Kate and Alex worked together to promote our Season of Giving charity by networking and posting to social media. For every demonstration of Smokeball software to a new potential user, the company promised to provide CASA with a $100 donation. With 160 demos run by Thanksgiving, Smokeball was able to write a $16,000 check.
Smokeball is a proud Chicago community member, and an even prouder enabler of small law firms who support their local communities.