Alexia Louis has joined our team about 6 months ago as a Discovery Analyst. We knew about her passion for community service so we approached her with starting up our Corporate Social Responsibility program. Here is her reflection on building out the team.
aSomewhere in college I realized childlike excitement was just that. The day I was approached to help lead the Corporate Social Responsibility program at Logikcull was the day I stood corrected. I was over the MOON excited to help give back to the community with some of the coolest people. With the help of a few other members on the team, we started Logikcull’s first Volunteer Committee.
I was over the MOON excited to help give back to the community with some of the coolest people.
We started off small and sent a survey around to see what kinds of organizations and activities my coworkers were passionate about. I know I am very passionate about the organization that I invest my time and resources in, and I saw that it was important to hear what others were most passionate about as well. I wanted to create a committee that people were excited to be a part of!
Where the Grind Began...
People are quick to give me credit for the projects we do, but I’m simply the facilitator of so many people’s great ideas and plans. The team and I met to brainstorm how we can start to give back. We needed ideas, a budget and manpower.
So that’s when Allison, our Office Manager, suggested “What if we donated the budget we put toward lunch, to charity.” Free lunch every day was quite the cherry on top when I joined Logikcull--would this be a breaking point for some? Would there be a revolt? We got the sign off from Evan, our VP of Finance and all that was left was to let the team know! Luckily everyone seemed to be just as enthusiastic as I was about giving back. So now, each Wednesday an employee would nominate a charity and the lunch budget would be donated to that organization.
Free lunch every day was quite the cherry on top when I joined Logikcull--would this be a breaking point for some? Would there be a revolt?
Before I even joined Logikcull I knew this was a special company with very genuine people. But still, I was nervous that the enthusiasm wouldn’t be matched.
After peeking at the shared list of charities a few hours after sending it, I got a literal ‘warm and fuzzy’ feeling seeing so many different charities and organizations that were near and dear to people.
Having the Dream Team...
You could argue I have reached my peak of wisdom being in the workforce for about a year. But, I’m serious when I say if it’s anything I know for certain, is that people are intrinsically good and want to do good. I also know that life can move quickly and the opportunity to help doesn’talways grant itself. With that said, I quickly saw that the team was excited to suggest different organizations to partner with and colleagues were willing to donate their Logikprop money (Logikprops are a way to recognize each other for going above and beyond. If you prop someone, Logikcull will give them $50 (have I mentioned how cool Logikcull is?) to the lunch fund. There was no revolt, in fact no complaints, because our team really wanted to help its community in any way.
Some Projects in Between...
Most recently, with kids going back to school, we partnered with Sydney Paige to stuff brand new, fully loaded backpacks, to children in need all around San Francisco. Everyone got involved and it was great to take some time out of the day to make an impact in our very neighborhood.
As the Logikcull team continues to grow, so do the plans to expand our company efforts to aid nonprofits. Our next item on the agenda includes heading to the SF Marin Food Bank to pack fresh food for senior citizens.
Most recently, with kids going back to school, we partnered with Sydney Paige to stuff brand new, fully loaded backpacks, to children in need all around San Francisco
From donating to relief funds in times of crisis, to sponsoring our employees who run for a cause--Logikcull’s team is always planning for the next, most impactful way we can give back to our communities, and the communities of our customers. Sincerely speaking, I feel very fortunate to work side by side such hard working and empathetic people and I’m THRILLED to be able to lead a corporate social responsibility program and continue to see what’s next for Logikcull.
Stay tuned for the next big project with Logikcull!
List of all the organizations we’ve donated to/ partnered with so far:
This article was written by Alexia Louis who is a Discovery Analyst at Logikcull. Her job is to connect legal professionals with the solutions that will help them democratize discovery. She is based out of San Francisco, Ca. You can connect with her on LinkedIn.
This article was edited by Laura Goldberg, Head of Talent.