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Practicing the 3 P's of "People, Planet and Profit" lies at the very heart of benefit corporations. From the environment to equity, Benefit Corporations for Good admires how these companies focus on the greater good in their communities and in their states. They believe in empowering such beacons of light through education, communication, and advocacy. They are helping build a union of forward-thinking companies aligned in their shared values of honesty, transparency, and empathy.
Colin believes that universal global good is achievable in our time. With 20 years of experience crafting fresh copy and brand strategy for nonprofits, B Corps, and mission-driven businesses, he knows how to tell stories clearly and powerfully. He's a big thinker and a close listener. Whether for a project or a lifetime, a partnership with him means creating a scalable, unified, cross-platform presence aligned with the heart and soul of your organization.
Good Gallagher champions the causes, nonprofit orgs, good companies, and social change enterprises making this a better place for all. They are strategic thinkers, communications experts, and conceptual designers driven by the greater good. As an independent community of like-minded marketing and design specialists, they collaborate to ensure your mission resonates in an authentic, relevant, and unique way.
Rational Unicorn Legal Service's why is to be a community business law firm for everyone in the community. They offer free no cost phone or in person consults, don't collect retainers, and offer pay as you go services. From nonprofit formation to contract reviewing and drafting, to protecting intellectual property, their goal is to provide affordable and attainable legal services.
From extensive past corporate and agency experience, Gravity was created as an 'anti-agency.' They are more focused on their clients and less on being a sales organization. They also believe in treating their staff and contractors with respect by allowing them more time freedom to pursue personal happiness. Gravity believes these two principles, coupled with their breadth of experience equates to better work outcomes and a more balanced life.
Nonprofits and business owners need a transparent SEO & Analytics partner they can trust. Matt has helped organizations and companies make sense of complex data and never-ending algorithm changes for over 10 years. He loves helping educate people on strategies that actually move the needle while calling out the BS on fickle smoke and mirror tactics.
The Printory uses their business, design and production skills for the greater good. Their Refutees goal is to fill a box with 100 quality garments every month to donate to local refugees. When you purchase a classic tee or sign up to be a Refutee club member another shirt is donated to the box for refugees.
Richard created the Nonprofit Startup School to guide founders of mission-driven organizations around and away from the pitfalls they are likely to encounter as they navigate their way through the complex maze that they find themselves in. He wants to help these inspired individuals find meaningful and sustainable (that is workable) ways to channel their energy to change the world.
Frequently Asked Questions
We believe that business can be a force for good and we're always striving toward this goal by aligning with purpose-driven people who also have a strong focus on helping nonprofits.
Sometimes our clients need a service that's outside our specialty (web design and graphic design). Rather than turning or clients away, we'd like to provide a resource of providers that share our belief in business.
We always enjoy letting our nonprofit clients and colleagues know about our alliance members. They typically are looking for a collaborative partner who can help with their specific needs.
So we're happy to refer you and make an email introduction to build a warm business connection.
We also send out monthly newsletters to our mission-driven clients, colleagues, and business partners. We recommend our alliance members because it's helpful for you, us, and them.
It's our way of saying thanks.
We're looking for alliance members that provide these types of services, specifically to nonprofits or purpose-driven businesses. If that's you, apply to join forces:
- Events & promotion
- Grant writing
- Volunteer outreach
Membership is free and if you want to join forces to help, apply to become a Nonprofit Alliance member. We'll need some information about you to get started. If everything looks good, we'll be in touch to follow up when we've shared your post.
What we need from you:
- Your company logo
- A brief overview of your WHY and how you can be helpful
- The link to your website
- A link to your blog topic(s) for sharing
We're hoping to eventually start a networking group called Purpose-Driven Professionals. Our goal is to get nonprofit professionals and consultants who serve them together in-person to get to know each other and share helpful resources and/or tips.
In the meantime, we're sharing the alliances page to our nonprofits friends so they can visit your website and learn more about your services.