Impact Makers Session at the 2015 SEE Conference

Joseph Sprangel and Amanda Slemaker, both from Mary Baldwin College, presented a session on Impact Makers during the 2015 SEE Conference (Sustainability Ethics Entrepreneurship). The event took place April 30 to May 1, 2015 at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. The session, called “50$, a Laptop, and a Client – The Start to […]

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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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Impact Makers in the Philanthropy News Digest

On April 25, 2015, the Philanthropy News Digest published an article on Impact Makers’ gifting called “Impact Makers Donates Equity to Two Virginia Nonprofits.” The article discusses how the equity gift will allow The Community Foundation and Virginia Community Capital to create funds to support charities and invest in B Corps and other social enterprises.

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B Lab: This Best for the Communities Honoree Just Gave Itself Away

B Lab posted the article “Win-Win-Win: This Best for the Communities Honoree Just Gave Itself Away” on Medium.com. The post states “One of our Best for Communities honorees, Impact Makers of Richmond, Virginia, recently took a step that exemplifies what it means for a business to be a force for good in its community. Impact Makers has gifted complete […]

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Mission Investors Exchange on Impact Makers’ Gifting

The Mission Investors Exchange featured a story on Impact Makers gifting of its equity to The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia and Virginia Community Capital, a Mission Investors Exchange affiliate member. Read the article.  

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Richmond BizSense: Scott’s Addition firm gifts itself to charity

On April 21, 2015, Richmond BizSense ran “Scott’s Addition firm gifts itself to charity” about Impact Makers’ gifting announcement. Impact Makers announced Tuesday that it transferred all of the company’s equity ownership to The Community Foundation and Virginia Community Capital. This is a formalization of the commitment CEO Michael Pirron made when launching Impact Makers […]

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Virginia Business on Impact Makers’ Gifting

On April 21, 2015, Virginia Business magazine published “Ownership of IT Consulting Firm Given to Two Nonprofits” on Impact Makers’ recent gifting of the company’s equity to The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia and Virginia Community Capital.

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Richmond Times-Dispatch: For B Corporations, mission carries a purpose

On Sunday, April 19, 2015 the Richmond Times-Dispatch covered local B Corps in ‘For B Corporations, mission carries a purpose.’ B Corporations are companies that have social and environmental missions beyond profits. A number of Richmond-area companies have adopted the business structure and been certified as B Corps. “It is a wonderful re-thinking of the model […]

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