EVERYONE HAS A STORY…
Socially present’s story started with the tensions most individuals face daily. Have you ever felt like you’re juggling your job, and family, and at the same time desiring to do something that makes a difference in society or leaves a legacy when you are gone?
My name is Jonas Neihoff and I know that feeling. Being a man that has felt the depths of God’s grace in his life (In which I am not ashamed), all I’ve wanted to do is show that same love to my family and to others. For years I have tried the juggling act of family, work and charity, and it can quickly wear you down to nothing. Often times in desperation I would find myself grabbing for some kind of quick fix to the problem, but ultimately I would hit another dead end.
Finally, at a leadership conference I heard a man I deeply admired speaking about the difference between being good and being great at whatever your passion is. In that moment, I looked around, and saw 13,000 leaders all wishing that they had the impact and influence this man had, I realized that statistically ninety nine percent of those LEADERS would never be in a position like this man was. That’s when I began asking the question, “What is it that sets this man apart from the 13,000 others in this room?” One word entered my mind…”discipline.” This was a cuss word in my book. Why can’t we just go with the flow on things? Why do I need discipline? At least that’s what I always thought before.
In this moment, my mind changed and so did my actions. God has called all of us to greatness, but it’s up to us to walk it out. I realized if greatness was going to be manifested in my life, I had to give it my all. I vowed to be a man who practiced discipline. Not in some legalistic way of trying to be better than the next guy, but in a way of positioning myself for all that I’m called to do. It’s very hard to accomplish anything sitting on the couch.
Then everything began to change. Two weeks in I realized I’d been approaching everything wrong. I had several plans and thoughts about starting non-profits in the past, but the biggest challenge with them was the time it took to find donors. There is also so many non-profits in my city that they are usually competing for the same donors. However, I have seen this new generation of businesses that are making a huge difference in society and integrating their philanthropy into the DNA of their company. This intrigued me. Why not start a business that is generating revenues that can help the existing non-profits and have a positive impact on the people of my community? So…I decided for my family, community, and all those that are in need, to start a for-profit company that built lavish generosity into its core values. And so “Socially Present” was born.
Our company is more than a social media management group. Our core values are built on excellence, transparency, and helping our fellow man. We believe that every business has a story and in the heart of every man or woman is a desire to do something bigger than them self. We hope you will join the movement of businesses across the world, that are finding their story and the joy of living for something that matters.