Our Community Work

As we grow as a business and take on new clients, we enable others to grow. This results in a beautiful cycle of expanding horizons.

Kiva

Zuni has always been fascinated by crowdsourcing, so much so that it's how we created our logo. We extended our fascination to include crowd funding, which led us to Kiva. Kiva's mission is to connect people, through lending, with the aim of alleviating poverty around the world. This is where it gets interesting. Kiva is not just your average charity, Kiva works with micro-financing institutions on five different continents to provide loans to people without access to traditional banking systems. Kiva has achieved mind blowing results, with the total value of all loans made through Kiva amounting to an incredible $228,937,850. The average number of loans per Kiva Lender is 7.22. Now that my friends is a few loans!

When Valentina and Mike started the business, one of their objectives was to change the world one step at a time. For every client that Zuni brings on board, we invest $100 into a single Kiva loan. We usually try and match our loan to a business in a third world country that provides similar services. For example, when we took on National Roads and Motorists’ Association, we invested in a roads infrastructure business. As all of our loans have been repaid, we continue to reinvest in Kiva. 

Zuni have since contributed over $8,775 in 88 loans from 82 different countries, helping third-world entrepreneurs make ends meet and their dreams come true. Being involved in Kiva really brings you back down to earth with a bump, because it makes you remember how much we have to be thankful for in developed countries.

Does Kiva sound like something you would like to get involved in? Check out their website here http://www.kiva.org/home

Visit Get involved »

MonSTaR Foundation

The MonSTaR Foundation was born from both the suffering and passion of three successful business men and their family members affected by Motor Neurone Disease and other disabilities. Since MonSTaR's conception in 2006, it has raised over $1,000,000 in the name of supporting sufferers of MND and research, as well as providing funds to support educational facilities for children with disabilities through the STaR Association.


We began working with MonSTaR Foundation in 2013 via a very special and personal introduction from Valentina Borbone - Zuni's part owner and Client Relationship Director whose family is heavily involved with the STaR Association. Zuni provides pro-bono support for MonSTaR, beginning with the re-launch of their website into one that was responsive and better aligns with the charity's events and objectives. We are now focused on optimising their digital channels and subsequent communications so that the Foundation can continue to improve the lives of those who most deserve it.


You can donate to their wonderful cause at the MonSTaR Foundation website.

Visit MonSTaR Foundation »

Young and Well CRC

Zuni are a supporting Partner in The Young and Well CRC, a federal government initiative which unites young people with researchers, practitioners and innovators from 70 partner organisations across the not-for-profit, academic, government and corporate sectors. The Young and Well CRC explores the role of technology in young people’s lives, and how technology can be used to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people aged 12 - 25.

Zuni, along with the University of Western Sydney and the University of South Australia are leading activities as part of the Safe and Supportive Research Program with the Safe and Well Online project, responsible for developing and testing a program of online, youth-centred social marketing campaigns such as anti-cyberbullying and digital citizenship to promote young people's safety and wellbeing online.

In our third year of the five year framework, our most recent campaign called @ppreciate is a mobile and desktop enabled site, as well as an iPhone App, that allows users to generate customisable, highly crafted messages of appreciation and then pass them on via Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and text.

The insights used, which informed the approach were the result of a unique partnership research study between Zuni, University of South Australia, University of Western Sydney and Queensland University of Technology. The messages were developed in conjunction with our primary audience (young people 12 - 18 yrs old) via a series of co-design workshops. 28 graphic artists from around the world then interpreted the messages in their unique way to create the 45 possible quotes users can choose from.

@ppreciate a mate can be accessed here www.appreciateamate.com crc

 Now available to download on the app store here 

Visit @appreciateamate »

Stay up to date

Sign up to receive fortnightly updates on all the latest changes in our crazy digital world

Your email will never be shared