TUGG - what we've been working on and where we are going

2019 is off to a roaring start here at TUGG, with some exciting new initiatives and an eagerness as we look towards the return of the Wine & Tequila Party, our largest and favorite engagement event of the year. Here’s an update on what we’re focused on and what we have to look forward to.


Get ready, Boston: the return of one of the most electrifying events of the year is upon us. Join us as we welcome three new early-stage Boston nonprofits into the TUGG portfolio, and play a role in the voting process to determine how we allocate our grants. The night is a blast; you won’t regret spending the evening of May 23rd with the TUGG community at the BCA Cyclorama. Show your support of the Boston tech ecosystem by become a Wine & Tequila party sponsor!

If you are interested in having your company sponsor this event, please reach out to mike@tugg.org directly

New TUGG Programming - Lunch n’ Learn series

After a brief pilot program that showed demand and positive feedback, we’ve decided to accelerate the roll-out of our new Lunch n’ Learn series to members of the Boston tech community. If you’re a company that’s serious about workforce development and giving back, then we want to hear from you! It’s simple: all you have to do is provide lunch to your employees, TUGG provides a nonprofit that wants to tell its story, and we set up a 30-45 minute info session for your workforce to learn more about volunteering opportunities right in their own communities. This programming is in partnership with The Boston Foundation.


TUGG runs as a very lean nonprofit and we rely on the graciousness and time of volunteers to help us run efficiently. In return for volunteering your time, TUGG is happy to add your name to our engagement council (which is showcased on our website). College students welcome! Currently, TUGG could use an extra set of hands for the following:

Social Media (2 hr/month) - TUGG needs a volunteer to keep our social media posts running smoothly. Duties include scheduling and creatively concepting tweets and FB posts. We can provide the content, looking some someone that is comfortable and creative with social.

Programming Coordinator (1-2 hr/week) - As we scale our Lunch n’ Learn program, TUGG needs someone who can coordinate between our participating companies and our portfolio of nonprofits. Duties include sending out introduction packs, helping schedule, and keeping the Lunch n’ Learn spreadsheet current.

Graphic Designer (1-2 hr/week) - With our upcoming Wine & Tequila Party, TUGG needs a graphic designer who can create a few different items with a look and feel consistent with TUGG’s brand. Items needed include formal invitations, information pamphlets, and an updated web design.

If you would like to be a part of TUGG’s future success by volunteering your skills, please reach out to community@tugg.org to set up some time to speak.