About Us

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About Us 2017-01-17T17:22:24+00:00

1000 Cranes provides leadership development services to organizations seeking to grow, sustain and thrive in this ever changing economy.

  • 1000 Cranes assists not-for-profit (NPOs) and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in becoming more financially stable so they can continue their missions to help the community.
  • 1000 Cranes assists corporations to integrate social impact into their business practices and grow engagement with the local communities.
  • 1000 Cranes assists entrepreneurs, microenterprises and family businesses to become more effective and competitive in an ever changing business landscape.

Philosophy

• Success comes from faith and vision.
• Success comes from planning and passion.
• Success comes from embracing change.
• Success comes from collaborative relationships.
• Success comes from helping others.

History

2002: 1000 Cranes was founded in June 2002 in response to a request from Duke University to create customized training programs for its Duke Certificate Program in Nonprofit Management.
2003: In September 2003, 1000 Cranes was created as a Limited Liability Company (LLC) based in North Carolina with headquarters in Research Triangle Park’s Meridian Center.
2006: 1000 Cranes receives its first registered trademark with the US Patent and Trademark Office on September 19, 2006 for the slogan, “Believe. Plan. Fly.”
2007: 1000 Cranes opened a satellite site in Washington, DC to better address its US Federal clients. The “1000 Cranes” and 1000 Cranes logo become registered trademarks with the US Patent and Trademark Office
2011: In response to an increase in government contracts and to provide a higher level of service to its customers, 1000 Cranes consolidated its North Carolina and District of Columbia operations and moved its physical corporate US headquarters to its current location at 1425 K Street, NW, Suite 350. 1000 Cranes is chosen for the US Patent and Trademark Expo in Alexandria, VA
2012: 1000 Cranes is chosen for the second time to participate in the US Patent and Trademark Expo in Alexandria, VA
2013: 10 Year Celebration Party in Cary, North Carolina
2014: 1000 Cranes launches its cartoon crane mascots at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, NV. 1000 Cranes is chosen for the third time to participate in the US Patent and Trademark Expo in Alexandria, VA
2015: All operations were moved to the financial capital of the Southeastern United States in Charlotte, NC. 1000 Cranes begins work in New Zealand with “1000 Cranes Kids”.