Life has been AWESOME! I’ve found my niche and it is teaching one-on-one, small get-togethers and speaking to large groups about website design and social networking. I can’t help myself – it is my passion. I love it when my peeps say, “Twitter is confusing, all that crap you have to sift through on your wall.” or “Can I make money on Facebook?” or even “Isn’t this all just a waste of time?” I feel like I’m being challenged to turn people’s opinions of social media around – give them shortcuts and easier ways of doing things just so I can see their faces light up and hear them say, “Oh wow, that’s EASY!” There is such a buzz of satisfaction from hearing that, and knowing it helps people open up entire new worlds of prosperity for their businesses and themselves is the best part. If social networking is something you want to explore, or explore more, I’m your gal. Right here. Ready, willing and able to ROCK YOUR WORLD. C’mon and get it!
Civic Site Design started out creating websites for non-profit organizations. As we gained expertise and more experience with all kinds of website design, eNewsletters and social networking, we branched out. Now we provide all that and hosting as well. Kristine started this company to give non-profits an opportunity to work with people who share their vision. She believes in their values and shares their passion for their mission, as well as every small business owner’s passion for what they do that makes their company a valuable contribution to their community and to the world at large.
A Message from owner Kristine
This company started out as a side project that was born during a neighborhood residents meeting. A local school owner was threatening to put yet ANOTHER school right across from one in our small area of the San Fernando Valley and having TWO SCHOOLS already within two blocks of each other was taxing the resident’s nerves as it was. Noise, garbage thrown onto our streets and lawns during lunch hour, traffic in the morning and early afternoon, reckless teenage drivers were already annoying and the occasional escalated nuisance in the case of the trash, but the horrible pollution belched from the tailpipes of LAUSD school buses already made it intolerable to be out during these pick up and drop off times in what was otherwise a beautiful neighborhood. With the announcement of this pending yet-another-school in our midst project, we had finally had it. Since I was the only one of the neighbors at the time that created websites, I volunteered to take on the task of creating a new one to fuel our cause against this negative, neighborhood-degrading project. We fought them and won. I guess that is why I love non-profit organizations and heeded my business consultant’s advice to take them on as my exclusive territory in the over-populated world of website developers. That first project showed me that the regular guy CAN successfully fight City Hall. We went up against the City of Los Angeles to protect and preserve our neighborhood’s character. It was an awesome win and one I hope encourages everyone in the same situation to fight for their cause no matter how big the other guy is. You not only can win, but they will think twice next time they want to invade your peaceful community with a property development deal that only benefits themselves no matter how much they try to tell you it’s for the benefit of all. Roll up your sleeves when you are threatened, then call me in to help you fight the fight you need to win for your neighborhood’s, community’s and organization’s sake.