Why 3dASAP? ...3dASAP cares!
• Founded to serve Non-Profit Organizations in 2002
Our NAMI Story
The BeginningIn 2000, our president had a family member receive a diagnosis of Bipolar disorder. As for most of us involved with NAMI, it is in knowing and caring for another that we start on the journey to gain knowledge and understanding.
NAMI was the only organization that listened. Our president became active in NAMI Austin participating in support groups, taking the Family to Family course, becoming a trained facilitator and eventually joining the NAMI Austin Board as Vice President of Publiciity. It was during this multi-year tenure that the organization's need a strong brand and successful funding was apparent. Brand Development depends a lot on print and promotional products, so in addition to creating and managing a successful annual event, building the first NAMI Austin website, we also became their marketing partner.
Highlights through the Years
The 3dASAP relationship was built through the grassroots network within the NAMI Affiliates. One Affiliate at a time.
By 2003, 3dASAP began operating a website for the affiliates to reduce design and print cost for all the Affiliates. NAMI was not charged for this technology and pays no hosting, development an maintainence fees to this day.
In 2004, we attended our first NAM National event and the word spread quickly of our services around the country. We have set up a booth with affordable products at every National Conference since. Sometimes having as many as 6 tables filled with value priced products of excellent quality.
2010 marked the launch of the INKitz technology that was specifically designed to assist NAMI in raising more funds through the NAMIWalks event. Team t-shirts increase fundraising, we made it easier for everyone.
Today, we have once again revamped the NAMIStore to pull together the latest technolgy and provide an upgraded appearance that supports our new tagline. "A caring conversation can change everything. Branded products start a conversation." It is certainly a documented fact that most nonprofit participation (funding, volunteers, etc.) is based on that initial conversation. "What's NAMI?" should be music to your ears, 3dASAP makes sure the question is asked.