Making a Difference

The Highest Human Potential

Whether it’s the work we do for our clients, or the volunteer work our staff members perform outside of the office, we strive for the highest human potential. No matter if it’s cleaning up trash on the beach or translating the World Wealth Report for the fifth largest Wealth Management Institution in the world; we approach every project with the goal of doing our absolute best and creating the most good for the most people.

That is why we feel so fortunate to be able to work in translation because facilitating effective communication between cultures contributes to a closer, more connected world. A world where people’s understanding of each other leads to a greater sense of cooperation, compassion, trust, friendship and the shared goal of improving the wellbeing of all people living on this planet.

In keeping with that goal, the highest human potential, Translation by Design partners with the following nonprofit organizations that also strive to make a difference in our community, the environment, and for humanity as a whole.


Knowledge is power. It saves lives, lifts people out of poverty, ensures better health and nutrition, and it creates and maintains economies. But what happens when the knowledge that can help a struggling community is locked away in a language they don’t understand? Translators Without Borders (TWB)  steps in to help.

Through the TWB platform, NGO’s and aid groups can connect with professional translators who volunteer their skills to help communities in crisis. Since their founding, TWB has coordinated the translation of more than 20 million words in the areas of health, nutrition, education and emergency response.

Monterey Bay Aquarium works to inspire action for conservation of the oceans, striving to empower individuals, influence policy and contribute to the protection of the oceans for future generations. For over 30 years the Monterey Bay Aquarium has been a showcase for the habitats and sea life of one of the world’s richest marine regions.

More than 35,000 creatures representing over 550 species fill 34 galleries. With nearly 200 exhibits in all, the Aquarium is a window to the wonders of the ocean.

MEarth is an environmental education nonprofit with roots in Carmel Valley, California.

By working side-by-side with community partners, MEarth prepares the next generation of environmental leaders through collaborative community-based programs that build the knowledge, skills and inspiration needed to tackle current and future environmental challenges.

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) for Monterey County is an independent, donor-supported humane society that has been serving the animals and people of Monterey County since 1905. The SPCA shelters homeless, neglected and abused pets and livestock, and provides humane education and countless other services to the community. It investigates animal cruelty, rescues and rehabilitates injured wildlife, aids domestic animals in distress, and so much more.

The Big Sur Land Trust has inspired love of land and conservation of our treasured landscapes. The result is over 40,000 acres protected via an interconnected network of community parks, nature lands, trails, ranchlands and farmlands, wildlife corridors and coastal rivers and streams.

In recent years, the Big Sur Land Trust has expanded the mission to inspire a new spirit of land stewardship that acknowledges healthy land as a source of clean air and clean water, healthy food and often as places for recreation, inspiration and reflection.