Open Door Baltimore Is Now Open Door America
Baltimore-based Nonprofit Adds Locations and Rebrands Organization
Baltimore, Maryland (September 23, 2014) – Open Door Baltimore, a nonprofit that fights poverty by working with businesses to provide living-wage jobs, is expanding beyond the Baltimore Beltway. To better reflect the organization’s larger mission, the board of directors recently approved a new identity and logo.
“We came up with a unique approach to fighting poverty in Baltimore,” says Open Door America CEO Bill Simpson, “and our board of directors wants to share what we’ve learned with the rest of the country.”
By working with their employment and giving partners, Open Door America is positioned to expand operations in the near-term throughout the Baltimore-Washington corridor and along the Gulf Coast of Florida. Other expansion sites are under consideration.
“Our old logo was fine for the first few years when we were focused on the local community and figuring out the best way to affect positive changes in people’s lives,” recalls Simpson, “but now that we’ve set our sights on the national stage we felt we needed a professional image to help convey our message.”
The organization worked with Milestone Marketing Associates, a digital agency based in Sarasota, Florida, to develop their new identity.
About Open Door America
Open Door America (ODA) is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. Their mission is to fight poverty by working with individuals, businesses, and community-based organizations to provide living-wage employment opportunities. For more information about ODA, please visit their website at www.opendooramerica.org.
Bill Simpson, CEO
Open Door America
Post Office Box 2090
Ellicott City, Maryland 21041-2090
(888) 217-9476 | (410) 775-5437
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