We’re here to transform the role of branding in the social sector

About Briteweb

Briteweb was founded on the belief that impact is more important than profit. With years of experience exclusively in the social sector, we understand the complexities of the challenges you’re working to solve and we’re deeply invested in your outcomes. When we commit to working with you, we consider ourselves an extension of your team. And we are proud of the long-lasting relationships we build with our clients.

Where we thrive

Our sweet spot is working with complex social sector organizations and navigating multi-stakeholder engagements. We have consistently led the creation of groundbreaking projects, such as: the UN Women’s #HeForShe Campaign; Rockefeller Philanthropy Partners’ brand strategy, digital platform, and marketing plan; and College Advising Corps’ cloud-based student tracker software, which tracks millions of student interactions across the US.

Briteweb offers a combination of expertise, values-alignment and passion that you simply will not find at any other agency in North America. We’re trusted partners for some of the most impactful organizations in the education, health, gender equality, environmental, international aid and philanthropic spaces. We have a proven track record of delivering lasting value for our clients, regardless of their specific focus area.

Operations & Culture

Briteweb is a pioneer in the future of work, company culture and 21st century organizational strategy. Our team members are tech-enabled, incredibly well connected and led by a world-class project management and administrative team. We work tirelessly to continually improve our processes and the quality of the work we deliver. We consider every challenge to be a learning opportunity and encourage an open and safe environment for everyone on the team to provide ideas and feedback.

We understand that creativity and talent alone aren’t enough when the world’s biggest issues are on the line. Working in the social sector means higher stakes, more complexity and heightened investment from everyone involved. And we’re experts at designing and guiding processes to suit these environments. Our clients appreciate the transparency, budget clarity and peace of mind we offer, even when there may be many unknowns.

We’ve learned that the best results come when we can collaborate closely and openly with our clients. We expect a high level of partnership from our clients and we know you expect the same from us.

Meet the international Briteweb Team - Branding and Digital Agency for nonprofits

Our Values

Briteweb is built on a foundation of strong values, mission and purpose. They guide our hiring process and our approach to ensuring the right fit with the clients we engage with. Our values are more than words on a page for us, they are built into everything we do.

We keep it real.

We say what we mean, and we mean what we say. Feedback and honesty are critical to being our best selves and delivering the best work possible.

We’re in it together.

Our best work is created when we collaborate. This means social equality between staff members as well as our client teams. We don’t play the blame game, instead, we create a safe environment to share challenges and support one another to find solutions.

We’re open-hearted.

Real people, real feelings. In our careers, we’re going to spend a huge amount of time with our colleagues and clients. Teams are happier and more productive when we get to know and care for one another in a meaningful way.

We’re resourceful.

We are nimble, entrepreneurial and prepared for the unexpected. The world is changing at the rate of technology and we need to be open and prepared to solve new problems every day.

We’re accountable.

Trust with clients and each other is critical to our success. We do what we say we’re going to do, and when that’s not possible, we communicate clearly with everyone involved to redefine expectations. Communicating early and often, even when it’s not good news, is critical in our fast paced, team-based environment.

Leadership Team
Founder & CEO

Steve Rio

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When Steve Rio told his agency friends he wanted to start a digital agency focused on social impact, many of them thought he was crazy. He decided to do it anyway, and Briteweb was born – proving it’s possible to be both impact-focused and profitable...

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Director of Strategy

Samantha Langdorf

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Samantha has been with Briteweb since the very beginning. Her deep passion for the social sector inspired her to join Steve Rio in his mission to transform the role of branding in the impact space. Since then, she’s led breakthrough creative work for...

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Account Director

Brodie Wasserman

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A true people person, Brodie cultivates genuine, lasting relationships with our clients, from the day we begin a conversation to the moment we say goodbye. In fact, most of the time we don’t have to say goodbye; 95% of our clients come back to work with...

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Director of Project Operations

Kelly Ostrowercha

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Kelly’s overarching purpose is to make lives easier—both our team’s and our clients’. Her capacity to keep a multitude of projects on track, on time and on budget without missing a beat is remarkable to everyone who works with her, making her the perfect...

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HR & Operations Manager

Hayley Norwood

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Hayley says she was initially attracted to Briteweb’s supportive and human-centered culture. So it’s fitting that cultivating and preserving that culture has become a major part of Hayley’s role as HR & Operations Manager. Hayley stays connected...

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