Presentation Elevation History
We launched the outsourcing business PowerPointPartners in February of 2007, focusing on offering high quality PowerPoint presentations at economical prices. As our business and reputation grew, our clients started asking for other graphic design projects such as brochures, logos, flyers, and websites. Some of our clients even hired us year-round on retainer for all their graphic design needs. In June of 2010 we changed our name to Presentation Elevation to reflect our focus on elevating presentations and people to the next level. See below to read about the heart and soul of our company, a mission to empower the poor out of poverty.
Empowering the Poor through Excellence in Business
We live in the country of Indonesia, where we are saddened to see so many people stuck in generational cycles of poverty. After living here for a few years we started brainstorming on how to empower people of out poverty, not just give them handouts. We knew that if you give a man to fish, you only feed him for a meal, but if you teach him how to fish, you feed him for a lifetime. But how could we do that practically here?
Around the same time we were stirred by Thomas Friedman’s book, The World is Flat, particularly the sections on how developing countries are taking advantage of globalization through innovation and technology. Friedman also focused on “social entrepreneurs,” those people who start businesses primarily for community development reasons. In 2007 we launched our outsourcing company, PowerPointPartners, with the goal of lifting people out of poverty. As social entrepreneurs our vision was “empowering the poor through excellence in business.” We offered free graphic design classes to the community and the crème of the crop became our employees. Since then well over 200 people have gone through our free computer classes. Everyone who attends gets new job skills, and as our business grows we continue to add to our team the best of the best from those free classes.
We just opened the doors to our “empowerment center” in a poor neighborhood in Malang, Indonesia, with the purpose of offering English, computer, and life-changing job skills to the community. 10% of your payment goes directly toward this empowerment project. So not only are you getting quality graphic-design at a great price, you are also providing an opportunity for underprivileged Indonesians to help themselves out of poverty.
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