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April 11, 2014

Yahoo! Mail recently made a change that may affect some of our users

Yahoo! Mail recently made a change that could affect delivery of your email alerts. Yahoo! no longer allows any web service (including FMYI) to deliver emails “From:” Yahoo!. For a couple of days this week, anyone with a Yahoo! email address in FMYI could post but not send email alerts to their team. We only recently discovered this change from Yahoo! and apologize for the inconvenience. How it used to work: When an FMYI user posted in a site and [...]

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April 8, 2014

Patching an OpenSSL vulnerability

First off, everything in FMYI land is fine. Early this week, researchers discovered an issue with a software library used by 66% of web servers, including FMYI’s. Fortunately, no intrusion or unauthorized access was detected on FMYI servers. To be safe, we recently updated a software library to remove the potential vulnerability. We want to bring to your attention what happened, what we’ve done and, what you can do (short answer: we recommend you change your password). What happened? Researchers [...]

February 26, 2014

Our latest job openings in Portland

We’re excited to let everyone know that thanks to our record setting growth in 2013, we have new job openings currently at our Portland, Oregon headquarters. We have some big new projects in store for 2014 and we’d love for you to join in on the fun. If you’re excited about working in a dynamic tech company environment on a popular collaboration software platform while helping out the community thanks to our B Corporation status, check out the details about [...]

February 25, 2014

10 lessons learned on FMYI’s 10th anniversary

(A version of this originally appeared in Sustainable Business Oregon) 2004. The Summer Olympics were held in Athens, Google had their IPO, Hey Ya won MTV Video of the Year, The Incredibles came out in the theaters, and George W. Bush was Time’s Person of the Year. And FMYI [for my innovation] was born out of a coffee shop here in Portland on January 28th. It’s been an amazing ride. Although I’m sometimes compared to Chris Traeger when I try [...]

January 23, 2014

Top three benefits of being a B Corporation

“Hello, I’m Justin, and I’m a capitalist pig.” That’s how I introduced myself at a recent conference exploring organizational structures for good, from nonprofits, to nonprofits with earned income, to social enterprises and B Corps. I did follow up and say I’m at least a “mostly organically fed, pasture-raised” pig. As a for profit company, the perception could be that FMYI is only in it for one thing. But in reality, we’re dedicated to the triple bottom line of people, [...]

December 20, 2013

Happy holidays!

As the year winds down amidst the holiday season, we wanted to take a moment to thank you for making 2013 our best year yet. From the big launch of version 7.0, to media attention, awards, major new client deals, working for a better world, going over one million workspaces, and a new record for our annual revenue, there’s lots to celebrate. We’re so thankful for the community around FMYI, including our team, clients, vendors, community partners, families, social media [...]

November 22, 2013

Managing corporate responsibility, sustainability, and community initiatives on an online platform

Having been involved with the early days of corporate responsibility at Nike, I remember the excitement and innovation going on with our initiatives. Over time, online tools became more and more essential to manage the success of the projects. Whether you’re involved with a corporate responsibility, sustainability/environmental, or community initiative, one of the most important things you need is a way to manage projects and stakeholders, track progress, and report the results. In the past, we used to rely only [...]

November 19, 2013

A Faster Fast team project collaboration workflow

If you had one wish for your team project collaboration workflow, what would it be? More people? An unlimited budget? Hump day everyday? There is something you can do right now that will maximize what you can get done with your team on a small budget to free up time for other things. A phenomenon where you and your teams get more done, faster, with less work, more fun, while helping you achieve your goals as you scale up. You [...]

August 29, 2013

Best travel gear for modern work collaboration

We’ve talked recently about online collaboration, tools to make working virtually on projects easier, and how digital forms can help you achieve goals. But you need face to face communication once in awhile, whether it’s with colleagues, clients, prospects, or vendors. And personal travel with family and friends can be a wonderful way to recharge, explore creative new ideas, and gain a new perspective. As we shift into the post-summer work travel and conferences blitz before the holidays, here’s a [...]

August 21, 2013

Three reasons why you need Dropbox alternatives

The good old standby of file sharing, which has been around forever, is still alive and kicking in 2013. I remember the days when file sharing meant handing a floppy disk to a friend. Now, we have things like Air Drop, Dropbox, and Box. Dropbox in particular has been popping up all over the place, from nonprofit board meetings, to family photo sharing events, to web design projects. And Box has made some inroads in more complex scenarios at larger [...]

August 16, 2013

FMYI wins workplace flexibility award for the third year in a row

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Portland, Oregon (August 16, 2013) – FMYI has been honored with the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility for its use of flexibility and other aspects of workplace effectiveness as a workplace strategy to increase business and employee success. This prestigious award, part of the national When Work Works project administered by Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), recognizes employers of all sizes and [...]