We facilitate methods for creative problem solving. 

At verynice, we build bridges between the needs of an organization, and the needs of the people it serves. We collaborate with clients and communities to produce authentic solutions shaped by the essence of an organization’s value and vision. Our client experience spans 750+ governments and organizations including Disney Imagineering, the American Heart Association, the City of Los Angeles, Google, and UNICEF.

 
 

OUR SERVICES

• Mission/Vision Development
• Strategic Foresight and Planning
• Brand Positioning
• Marketing and Communication Strategy
• Business Model Design
• UX Research and Design
• Team Building and Creativity

 
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Highlight Reel

 

verynice's projects have created impact across a wide range of sectors and industries including education, the arts, healthcare, human rights, environmental sustainability, animal welfare, and economic development. The following serves as a "highlight reel" of our work. For more information about what we do, be sure to get in touch.

 
 
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American Heart Association

We worked with the American Heart Association to redefine their value proposition, inspiring a new mission statement and a suite of programs to help more Americans live a long and healthy life.

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Google x Billion Acts

We partnered with Google to support PeaceJam in the launch of Billion Acts, a mobile application that has inspired over 60 million acts of peace, and has been nominated 8 times for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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City of West Hollywood

We designed curriculum with the City of West Hollywood's innovation team for an internal training series that fast-tracked the growth of knowledge and resources city staff had access to in the design and innovation sphere.

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Children's Hospital Los Angeles

We co-created the digital product and UX strategy with Children's Hospital Los Angeles for a mobile app that makes food diaries more fun for pediatric patients with food allergies and sensitivities.

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Natural Resources Defense Council

We developed a national campaign that temporarily stopped the Keystone XL pipeline while simultaneously introducing the Natural Resources Defense Council's mission to the Millennial generation.

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Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

We are currently working with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network on the development of a new mission, vision, and goal statement to guide the organization's efforts from 2020-2030.

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UNICEF x Women's Refugee Commission

We are currently working with UNICEF and the Women's Refugee Commission to develop the strategy for a pilot program that leverages online learning to bring sexual and reproductive health education to girls in the Middle East.

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Skateistan

We conceptualized a global marketing campaign in collaboration with Skateistan called "The Game of S.K.A.T.E.I.S.T.A.N.". This email-based campaign challenges participants to mimic a skateboard trick every day for 10 day, or donate!

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Sutter Health

We worked with Sutter Health's community of nurses, physicians, and other staff to develop scenarios that would inspire future innovation within the organization. The workshop resulted in a range of visions for the future of healthcare.

Disney Imagineering

We collaborated with Disney Imagineering's finance department in order to uncover new visual communication opportunities that could better distill and disseminate their global investment and "menu planning" process.

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Pando Populus x LA Trade Technical College

We co-designed and co-facilitated a community workshop in South LA to re-imagine the use of vacant lots in the area. During the workshop, local residents and leaders developed prototypes that were ultimately piloted.

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AIDS/LifeCycle

We re-branded and re-named the AIDS/LifeCycle initiative, a 545 mile ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles that raises critical funds for the Los Angeles LGBT Center and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.

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  • The ASUCLA Board of Directors was looking to define its vision for the mid- and long-term future. verynice’s approach resulted in a better understanding of possible futures of ASUCLA and has inspired and energized the members of the Board for the upcoming year.

    — Lena Riess, Graduate Student Board Representative, ASUCLA
  • What if we inhabited a world in which every service provider gave half of their work away for free? Matthew Manos, founder of verynice, is pioneering a global, small business movement to do just that.

    — Huffington Post
  • At verynice, pro bono work isn't something that employees do off the clock, with or without incentives. Rather, it's business as usual.

    — Forbes Magazine
  • Manos is on a mission to get more designers to donate work to pro-bono causes, and he makes a persuasive case for why giving work away doesn’t necessarily mean losing something.

    — Core77
 
 
 
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  • The verynice team really cares. Point blank. They truly are genuine and want you to succeed and will be your biggest supporters, champions, and fans. You feel safe and secure working with verynice because of the transparent, collaborative, honest, dependable, and trustworthy environment that they operate in.

    — Daniel Rounds, Social Entrepreneur
  • What if we inhabited a world in which every service provider gave half of their work away for free? Matthew Manos, founder of verynice, is pioneering a global, small business movement to do just that.

    — Huffington Post
  • At verynice, pro bono work isn't something that employees do off the clock, with or without incentives. Rather, it's business as usual.

    — Forbes Magazine
  • Manos is on a mission to get more designers to donate work to pro-bono causes, and he makes a persuasive case for why giving work away doesn’t necessarily mean losing something.

    — Core77
 
 
 
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Let's work together.

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