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The Social Impact Movement

  • Impact Makers is a national thought leader in the social impact movement, helping businesses to transform economic value into social value into their communities.
  • Impact Makers gifted the company to the community, a first amongst social enterprises, in order to preserve and grow its philanthropic mission.
  • Impact Makers is a founding Certified B Corporation.  B Lab is an organization that certifies companies as B Corporations for meeting comprehensive and transparent social and environmental performance standards.
  • The Richmond Times-Dispatch published an article on Virginia’s B Corps in April 2015 called “For B Corporations, mission carries a purpose.”
  • Impact Makers championed the passage of Benefit Corporation legislation in Virginia.  Benefit Corporations are stock corporations that have elected to incorporate with the business purpose of creating a positive impact on society and the environment in addition to generating profits. Virginia’s Benefit Corporation law took effect on July 1, 2011.  Virginia was the fourth state in the country to enact such legislation. See the article for more information.

 Inspirational Story

Our business model inspired consultants in Cincinnati, Ohio to create a management and technology company modeled after Impact Makers.  That company, Ingage Partners, uses a significant percentage of its profits to fund charitable organizations in the Cincinnati area.  Read the news post here.

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