Impact Makers Gifts Company to the Community – Would You Do It?

By Michael Pirron, Impact Makers’ Founder and CEO What if you had an idea to change the way business works so that you could help to address social problems?  Would you do it? What if you only had $50 and a laptop in order to realize your dream?  Would you do it? What if your […]

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B Corps by the Numbers

1000+ B Corps In May 2014, the number of Certified B Corporations rose to more than 1,000 worldwide. 1,020 B Corporations 34 Countries 60 Industries 1 Unifying Goal: to redefine success in business

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B the Change!

B the Change Impact Makers, along with the community of B Corporations, launched the B the Change campaign last week – a global movement to celebrate and reward people using business as a force for good. B Corporations are certified to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. The B Corp […]

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Are You a Victim of Unrealistic Expectations?

by Doug Couvillion, former Impact Makers’ consultant One weekend my wife and I decided to take down three small trees in our yard.  We discussed hiring somebody to remove the trees but guessed it would cost $600 and decided to save that money for something else.  After working for 12 hours the trees were down […]

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How to Identify Assumptions

by Doug Couvillion, former Impact Makers’ consultant Introduction As we move about our day we constantly face unknowns.  To get past these uncertainties we make assumptions.  The assumptions we consciously make are usually not so dangerous because we are well aware of them.  It is the assumptions we don’t recognize that most often get us […]

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How to Get the Most from Your Project Management Office

Whatever the reasons your organization wants a project management office, make sure it’s purpose and goals are well understood and don’t expect miracles. PMOs take years to mature and won’t produce dramatic results when they first get started. Most PMOs will not lower project delivery costs, so if that’s the reason your organization wants a PMO, you may need to reconsider. A flexible PMO that helps project teams where they need it most will eventually be respected by, if not embraced by, the project teams and their sponsors. Here are five actions you can take to make your PMO successful.

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