Fast Company Inc. Names NEP as the 8th Most Innovative Company of 2024

Fast Company Inc. Names NEP as the 8th Most Innovative Company of 2024

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (April 2024) – As NEP Services continues to provide innovative member communications solutions for unions and nonprofits across the nation, the company was named on Tuesday to Fast Company's list of the Most Innovative Companies of 2024 in North America as the 8th Most Innovative Company in North America.

This prestigious list spotlights businesses that are shaping industry and culture through their innovations. NEP Services was recognized for setting new technological standards for unions and nonprofits among other global companies, achieving remarkable milestones in all sectors of the economy. Alongside the world's 50 most innovative companies, Fast Company recognizes 606 organizations across 58 sectors and regions.

"NEP has worked hard to build a membership management and engagement platform for union leaders and members that makes their day-to-day tasks and communications easier, with Connect Plus+," said Stacey Yudin, CEO of NEP Services. "I'm so proud to see our team honored for the hard work and years of union research that I see them display every day and that went into the development of this product and it's massive update."

In 2023, NEP Services once again redefined union and nonprofit industry tech standards through our union-powered membership management software, Connect Plus+. This cutting-edge cloud-based member and communication platform allows union leaders and members to communicate seamlessly in a matter of seconds. Connect Plus+ also introduces segmentation for targeted and strategic messaging, which enables our clients to streamline their operations and deliver information to specific sections of their organizations.

“It’s exciting to see Connect Plus+ and NEP Services be recognized on a global scale after years of hard work and development of the platform for our union clients’ needs,” says Shubhangi Srivastava, Chief Technology Officer of NEP Services. Shubhangi was the principle engineer behind the ideas, development and advancements of Connect Plus+, working directly with unions and nonprofit organizations to understand their struggles and design solutions that lead directly to features on Connect Plus+ like chat, texting, and a user-friendly interface.

NEP Services has also enhanced digital advocacy by implementing multi-channeled demographic targeting strategies, expanding organization’s and their leaders’ local influence, strengthening their brand, and growing a larger audience of local, digital supporters. This approach resulted in unprecedented success for emergency responder unions during contract negotiations, as they garnered public support prior to activating their supporters with the help of Connect Plus+ and its easy communications dashboard. NEP Services continues to rewrite the playbook for successful membership communications, engagement, and activation strategies, reshaping the dynamics between unions and nonprofit organizations and their communities.

Beyond the impact NEP has on its more than 700 clients, NEP's commitment to gender diversity and female empowerment has had a profound influence in our industry. Five of NEP's six directors are women, setting a benchmark for gender inclusivity. This commitment challenges the norms of the male-dominated technology sector and inspires positive change beyond the walls of our company.

"Our list of the Most Innovative Companies is both a comprehensive look at the innovation economy and a snapshot of the business trends that defined the year," said Fast Company editor-in-chief Brendan Vaughan. "We saw extraordinary innovation across the board in 2023, but we also saw a handful of clear patterns: the growing footprint and impact of AI, the triumphant return of live events, and great leaps forward in climate tech. We face daunting challenges on many fronts, but the solutions we celebrate in MIC give me plenty of hope about the future."

Fast Company will host the Most Innovative Companies Summit and Gala on May 16 where NEP Services will be honored. This event celebrates the Most Innovative Companies honorees and provides an inside look at cutting-edge business trends and what it takes to innovate in 2024. NEP is honored to be recognized as redefining how unions and nonprofit organizations communicate with our easy to use technology solution, Connect Plus+.

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