“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
KDMC Founder and Chief Dynamic Officer David Kaufer moved the company offices from downtown Seattle to his hometown, Edmonds, Washington in June 2015.
Working and living in the same city was important to Kaufer – allowing him to get involved and use his marketing, communications, and leadership experience with numerous Edmonds community organizations, beginning with the Edmonds Rotary Club.
Among the projects KDMC has supported over the years includes:
Kaufer was the brainchild behind Edmonds Oktoberfest and KDMC provided the branding, graphic design, social media marketing and website for the new festival, which attracted thousands of locals and visitors alike to Edmonds. The event raised more than $20,000 for the Rotary Club of Edmonds in 2019 and is returning as an in-person event in 2021.
The new inclusive play area will be an exciting and imaginative new space at the new Edmonds Civic Park, where all ages and abilities will be able to play and explore at their own pace. As President of Edmonds Rotary, Kaufer secured the commitment from the Edmonds Rotary Foundation to work with the City of Edmonds to raise nearly $300,000 to buy specialized playground equipment that is needed to ensure the playground is inclusive for everyone. KDMC created the website and provided social media and marketing support. The funding was secured in April, 2021.
Edmonds Historical Museum
Located in the beautifully restored 1910 Carnegie Library building in the heart of downtown Edmonds, the Edmonds Historical Museum’s website was in desperate need of a redesign and needed additional functionality to accommodate its popular Scarecrow Festival fundraising event – especially since it would have to go virtual in 2020. KDMC provided pro bono marketing strategy as well as a new website (including a fun online voting system for the Scarecrow Festival).
Washington Kids in Transition
Feeding Students and Families. WKIT’s mission is to provide food to the children each day after school. Some of the children will not have another meal from the time they leave school until they come back to school the next day. The food is distributed on the bus for them to take home. Currently WKIT provides 250 small food bags each day after school. In 2019 the organization distributed 32,000 small bags of food. KDMC assisted with the new website and has been an ongoing sponsor of the organization.
Off Leash Area Edmonds
A small group of volunteers founded the non-profit organization
called Off Leash Area Edmonds in 2005. A scenic and pleasant non-threatening place for dogs and their owners. Dogs are permitted to run free, swim, meet new friends and play. KDMC provided the organization with its first new website in 11 years!
Edmonds Cares Fund
The Edmonds Cares Fund was directed at businesses impacted by the COVID-19 economic crisis in 2020. KDMC partnered with the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce and City of Edmonds to provide new or updated websites and/or digital marketing campaigns with numerous local businesses at a steep discount.