Social Enterprise Edition
You Do Not Need to be a Billionaire to Give It All Away, or to Make a Difference
The 2015 Giving Tuesday, which followed Cyber Monday, which followed Black Friday, was especially noteworthy because of the commitment Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Pricilla Chan made: pledging to donate 99% of their Facebook shares to charity. The value of that gift, if all the shares were donated today, is somewhere north of $45 billion – an extraordinary amount of money.
The Zuckerberg-Chan gift is impressive not just in its size but also its time frame: they already have started funding their education-related initiatives and will continue to do so for years to come.
This is not a “wait until I retire” kind of commitment that is more common in philanthropic circles. Read More>>
Impact Makers has raised over $1.5 million in a distinct equity investment to support the growth of its unique business and technology-consulting firm. This influx of capital will enable the company to expand its service offerings, intellectual property and geographic coverage, and ultimately provide even greater community impact. Read More>>
In the Jan/Feb 2016 issue of Conscious Company magazine, Lori Hanau interviews Impact Makers’ Founder and CEO Michael Pirron on “7 Guideposts for Leading Conscious Growth.”
The article states a central tenant of conscious companies like Impact Makers; “We don’t grow only for profit; we grow forpurpose. We scale not only for a greater bottom line, but also for greater impact.” Read More>>
How does the B Corp Certification provide companies and consumers with crucial context? Is a company “good” or is it “good marketing”? B Corp RoundPeg weighs in. Read More>>
On January 19, the Virginia B Corps hosted a B Corp Hack-a-Thon at Impact Makers’ office. The B Corp Hack-a-Thon is an opportunity for businesses to fast-track their B Corp certification. Experienced local B Corps and volunteers were on-site to assist businesses in filling out their complete certification. Read More>>
AHRC NYC has officially been established as a pro bono community partner in New York City. AHRC NYC supports people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities to build full lives.
Our first project was providing professional employment coaching and mentoring to individuals with Asperger’s. Read More>>
B Corporations, Ben & Jerry’s and New Belgium Brewing are collaborating in a sweet partnership to help fight climate change. Delicicious ice cream and beer combined. Read More>>