Elevating Our Impact: Oomph Joins 1% for the Planet

I have been following 1% for the Planet since around 2006, before Oomph was even born. As a father of a one-year-old at the time and a passionate outdoor enthusiast — especially around the ocean — sustainability was always top of mind for me, and seeing businesses take a stand on these issues was incredibly inspiring.

I used to dream that one day my company would be a member, committed to giving back to the environment. Today, I’m excited to announce that Oomph has joined 1% for the Planet for 2022 and beyond!

1% for the Planet pairs businesses and individuals with environmental nonprofits, creating high-impact partnerships that channel funds to worthy causes. “Whole company” members like us must pledge 1% of gross annual sales, which can include employee volunteer time and service donations, to support approved organizations.

A Better Way to Do Business

Over the years, as our team and client base have grown, we’ve honed our core purpose: to elevate our clients, our people, and our community. Elevating our clients means helping them create human connection through digital platforms and impactful solutions. Elevating our people means dedicating company time to collaborative learning and professional development opportunities, along with providing real-life work schedules.

As for community, we’ve always supported the open source software community, particularly through our work with Drupal. Many of our team members regularly contribute code, fixes, and feedback to the OSS world. Even more of us are outdoor enthusiasts — but we’ve never officially banded together to stand up for the planet.

By joining 1% for the Planet, we’re making a commitment to an even bigger community and magnifying our collective good. We’re also holding ourselves accountable for our collective impact on the natural world.

While industries like food and fashion get scrutinized for their environmental impact, most service providers usually escape judgment. The truth is, both the process of doing our work and the platforms we deliver to clients inherently use precious resources and affect the planet, directly or indirectly. So, today, we’re taking responsibility for that impact.

This is not philanthropy. This should be a cost of doing business.

– Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia and co-founder of 1% for the Planet

A pastiche of poloroid photos depicting team members in the outdoor environment — hiking, posing near a waterfall, mountain biking, and enjoying the ocean scenery


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Chris Murray

Founder & CEO

Hey, I’m Chris. I started Oomph what feels like many moons ago, back in 2007. It’s been quite a journey and I have been lucky enough to assemble an amazing team that keeps me energized and ready to tackle each new day.

My main focus as CEO is making sure Oomph is a great place to work, setting the vision and goals for the future of the company, and supporting the team to get us there. I also love getting to know and strategizing with our clients and seeing the positive impact technology can have on their business.

Before founding Oomph, I ran the Boston office for an early web development agency where I led a team that guided digital strategies for clients like Polaroid, Reebok and Stonyfield Farm. We also brought a content management system to market with both open source and SaaS offerings.

I am an active member of the Entrepreneur's Organization and live in Dartmouth, Massachusetts with my wife and three daughters.