At Vers Creative, our core values state:
We are humble
We are strategic
We are brave
And we are mission-based; committed to working with companies and non-profits and all across America who are using their brands as forces for good.
Vers – pronounced “Verse” – was founded on the idea that great storytelling plus cutting-edge design plus fresh and effective marketing strategies can amplify and illuminate great work in all industries, but particularly with people-forward and impact-focused organizations.
Our mission is to take your mission: and make a difference en masse.
While we work with clients from all over the United States, we’re proud to be founded and headquartered in the Tampa Bay region of Florida, where some of the most inspiring brands are at work every day.
Here’s a salute to some of the mission-based Tampa Bay organizations to watch in 2022.
Big Cat Rescue
Big Cat Rescue -- yes, the organization founded by Carole Baskin and featured on television, in movies and more -- provides homes for large cats in the Tampa Bay area, and is working to prevent extinction of big cats in the wild. Volunteers provide most of the cat care, overseeing the health of lions, tigers, bobcats and (oh my!) much more.
The Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation*
The Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation’s mission is to educate students in a public-private partnership and improve their academic performance, self-esteem, and character using the golf course as a living classroom.
Shepherd’s Village’s mission is to stand in the gap for single moms and their children. It is the only single mother housing program in Pinellas County, Florida, and has also expanded its free, online offerings so more women across the country can experience healing, safety, and restoration.
Next Generation Kids Camp
Next Generation Kids Camp was created by two founders who saw a need to bridge the gap in the community for kids and families that are needing quality help. NGK understands the dynamic and difficulties some kids have in education and social life, and through NGKCamp, provides them with a family atmosphere while giving them an outlet to see their full potential in after school care and summer camp programs.
Kids Wish Network*
Kids Wish Network infuses hope, creates happy memories and improves the quality of life for children experiencing life-altering solutions. The children served represent diverse backgrounds and circumstances, they have one thing in common: they have all faced extraordinary challenges in their young lives.
Small But Mighty Heroes
Small But Mighty Heroes’ mission is to help spread awareness of pediatric cancer and to be the voice for these amazing warriors. Additionally, the organization aims to remain constant and supportive for the survivors and help keep the legacies alive of the fallen.
Children’s Dream Fund
The Children’s Dream Fund was founded in 1981 with the single purpose of fulfilling dreams for children ages 3-21 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, and who live in West Central Florida. Their mission statement includes this inspirational reminder: “Every child deserves hope and a dream and our goal is to continue to make those dreams come true."
The ALS Association Florida Chapter
The ALS Association Florida Chapter is fighting ALS on all fronts, or as it likes to say, “Covering all the bases for people living with ALS in Florida." The ALS Association organizes local fundraising events, connects caregivers to support resources and works to find a cure for this disease.
The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation
The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation is dedicated to funding research to eliminate childhood cancer. The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation formed the Sunshine Project, an innovative collaboration with one goal: to bring together the nation’s top doctors and researchers to find a faster cure for pediatric cancer. And since its inception, the NPCF has donated over $30 million to research and has funded over 28 project initiatives.
A Woman’s Place*
A Woman’s Place is “A safe, supportive, and professional clinic where women leave feeling empowered to make positive choices for their life and future.” Providing pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, pregnancy consultation, well-woman care and more, A Woman’s Place has helped thousands of women and their partners make educated choices with confidence.
*Dream Center of Ybor
The mission of Dream Center of Tampa is to empower youth and their families to live powerful and purpose filled lives through offering programming in four key areas which are education, sports, life skills and the arts. Pastor Craig Altman, senior pastor at Grace Family Church (GFC) in Lutz, Florida, founded the Dream Center of Tampa in November 2010. Having been a youth pastor for many years before starting GFC, Pastor Craig has a deep desire and heart to reach youth.
*While Vers is proud to have worked with these clients, they aren’t on this list because of that; in fact, they were selected as Vers Clients because of their existing impact.
Is your favorite Tampa Bay organization on the list? Let us know!
And if you’re looking for help with strategic marketing and branding services that can make your mission-based organization one to watch in 2022 and beyond, let’s chat.