2021 In Review

The Cultivated Group's 2021 Year In Review

Welcome to The Cultivated Group's 2021 Year in Review and “Annual Impact Report” -- a quick & dirty overview of our company’s revenue, reach, results, and the relationships & resources that have made our growth possible in 2021.

 

We're excited to share insights on behalf of our clients and team, and are delighted you're here with us. Enjoy!

About The Cultivated Group

Formerly known as Get Involved - Be the Change, The Cultivated Group has expanded into an international portfolio of conscious, impact-driven businesses. The Cultivated Group was created with a vision for a future where impactful ideas, access to opportunity, and taking action to change and preserve the beautiful world in which we live is equitably accessible.​​ Using our Fluid Framework™ method, we use an industry-agnostic approach to connect the "servant's heart" to the "business brain" of impact-driven businesses.

 

Amongst the growing Cultivated portfolio is Cultivated Creative, the creative brain behind what we do, whose goal is to challenge convention in every sense of the word. Through Creative, we're unleashing and empowering creative potential. Additionally, The Cultivated portfolio is home to Cultivated Change, the philanthropic heartbeat of who we are, whose focus is providing philanthropic advising services to individuals ready to give and causes ready to ignite change. Through Change, we're doing good, better. Housing all The Cultivated Group's startup and business development activity, Cultivated Ventures is the for-profit focused wholly owned subsidiary. The startup and business development arm of our operation, through Ventures, we activate and empower: turning dreams, into action, into realities. We're tackling this world’s biggest problems, together. Most recently, Cultivated has announced The Elevated Method, through which timeless tools, templates, and exercises are shared to co-create purpose-driven lives & businesses with intention, impact, and integrity. Our team is also thrilled to be building Cultivated Press; a boutique, bespoke publishing firm focused on illuminating authentic stories, planting seeds for our future. 

Social impact is the core of why the Cultivated Group exists. We provide innovative solutions, unconventional products, streamlined processes, and transparent business.

The 2021 Chapter

As the 2021 chapter comes to a close, we can't believe the transformations that have happened with our clients, our teams, our systems, ourselves, and the impact we have. Among many other things, this New Year we're celebrating:

  • Our company celebrated its 2nd birthday on September 6, 2019!

  • Our team served over 5,000 hours of pro bono consulting services over the 2021 to small businesses, NGO's, and non-profits

  • Event reach resulting in 72,000+ virtual and on-site attendees

  • Over 50 grants applied for, providing opportunities for over $50MM in philanthropic support

  • Launched 4 new brands & companies

  • Appeared in Forbes 

Monthly Highlights

HIGHLIGHTS & INSIGHTS BY THE MONTH

JANUARY

  • 2021 Strategic Planning & 2020 Wrap-Up!

APRIL

  • Published our 12th book in the Esmè the Curious Cat series: Esmè the Curious Cat: The World Is Our Home

  • Strategic Review: New Buffalo, MI

JULY

  • Officially received The Cultivated Group Trademark

  • Provided 10 additional pro bono resources to The Elevated Method

  • Business in Charleston, SC

  • Business in Manhattan, NY

  • Book Feature with Lisa Kipps Brown Published!

OCTOBER

  • 6 Articles: Thrive Global & Authority Magazine

  • Speaking engagement in Denver, CO

  • Filed The Elevated Method Trademark

  • Speaking engagement with Ken Joslin's Grow Stack Drive in Las Vegas, NV

FEBRUARY

  • Published our 10th book in the Esmè the Curious Cat series: Esmè the Curious Cat: And the Rainbow Day Adventure

  • Launched Esmè the Curious Cat Calendar

MAY

  • Softly launched The Elevated Method

  • First feature in Forbes

  • First feature in Thrive Global

  • First feature in Authority Magazine

  • Began Engagement with SBA Small Business Advising

AUGUST

  • Softly Launched Cultivated Press

  • 6 Articles: Thrive Global & Authority Magazine

  • Provided 5 additional pro bono resources to The Elevated Method

  • Business in Hawaii

  • Business in Charlotte, NC

NOVEMBER

  • 6 Articles: Thrive Global & Authority Magazine

  • Business in Chicago, IL

  • Began Advising with Local Spirit Co.

MARCH

  • Filed The Elevated Method Trademark

  • Published our 11th book in the Esmè the Curious Cat series: Esmè the Curious Cat: And the Rainbow Day Adventure (Color Your Own Adventure)

JUNE

  • Michiana 40 Under 40

  • Speaking Engagement with Ken Joslin's Grow, Stack, Drive in Scottsdale, AZ

  • Provided 10 additional pro bono resources to The Elevated Method

  • Speaking Engagement for the Chicago Boss Talks Chapter

  • First in-person Book Signing of 2021 at Fables Bookstore

SEPTEMBER

  • Began collaborating with Sharon Lechter and Greg Reid through Station 42 Book

  • 6 Articles: Thrive Global & Authority Magazine

  • Provided 5 additional pro bono resources to The Elevated Method

  • Secret Knock Event: San Diego, CA

  • Business in Park City, UT

  • Accepted in the HustleSBE 2021 Cohort

DECEMBER

  • Graduated from the 2021 HustleSBE Cohort

  • Business in Miami

  • Softly Launched The Arboretum (More to Come!)

  • Business in Cleveland, OH

  • 3 Articles:  Authority Magazine