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The Total Impact of Great Beer–With New Belgium Brewing’s Kim Jordan

Click the player to listen to my conversation with Kim or right-click and save for the MP3.  Either way, you should listen. I’d bet good money that most of us would love to have Kim Jordan’s job as New Belgium Brewing Company’s intrepid leader of good beer and good business. Beyond making (and tasting) great […]

Confused About L3Cs and the Rest? Me Too. Jenny Kassan, Esq. Helps Us Out

Click the player or right-click and save for the MP3. Business structures for Triple Bottom Line ventures are my Bermuda Triangle.  I’m whipped around to end up confused about the benefits of each structure (L3C, LLC, Special Purpose Corporation, hybrid for-profit and nonprofit) and its respective requirements and restrictions.  So I asked Jenny Kassan, managing director at Katovich […]

Pamela Hawley On Founding UniversalGiving and Why She Helps Companies Have a Cause–video

In this video, shot by Lee Fox at the Social Enterprise Alliance Summit, Pamela Hawley, founder and CEO of UniversalGiving, talks about the experience that set her on her path at age twelve and how social responsibility can specifically benefit a company. Pamela Hawley founded UniversalGiving as a nonprofit social enterprise to match donors and volunteers with […]

How He Turned His 20 Years on Wall Street Into a Hub for Impact Investing –with Mike Van Patten

Michael Van Patten used to give out his entire allowance when he lived in Ecuador during high school.  This went against common practice to ignore people with their hands and pretend they weren’t there.  The poverty he saw stuck with him for years but didn’t affect the way he made a living, until recently. Click the […]

3 Lessons For Your Cause Campaign From a Man Who’s Raised $25M For Charity–With Chris Noble

Like this interview?  You can thank Chris on Twitter like this. Cause marketing is the only marketing segment that grew last year, which is good news for Chris Noble, who runs Causemedia Group.  It means that when he has an idea for a social media fundraising campaign, he can find a sponsor who’s dying to […]

How Getting Serious About Sustainability Brought GoLite Serious Growth–with Kim Coupounas

Click the player to listen to the interview or right-click and save for the MP3. Get the Mp3 Player Widget widget and many other great free widgets at Widgetbox! Not seeing a widget? (More info) Kim Coupounas ran a conscious company.  GoLite gave money to the community and recycled. Its employees biked to work, served on […]

Turning Wine Into Water: A New Online Retailer With a Purpose–With Ryan Bettencourt

Click the player to listen to the interview or right-click and save for the MP3. Get the Mp3 Player Widget widget and many other great free widgets at Widgetbox! Not seeing a widget? (More info) Like this interview?  You can thank Ryan on Twitter like this. I do a lot of name calling here: for-profit, nonprofit, […]

Building Shock and Awe Cause Marketing Campaigns That Meet a Need–With Bruce Burtch

Click the player to listen to the interview or right-click and save for the MP3. Get the Mp3 Player Widget widget and many other great free widgets at Widgetbox! Not seeing a widget? (More info) Like this interview?  You can thank Bruce on Twitter like this. Increased sales, better brand recognition and public perception, engaged employees […]

The Fundamentals of Building An Employee Volunteer Program

As companies, we spend a lot of time trying to attract the best employees, make them happy, increase productivity, create a corporate culture and positively present our selves to the community. As a socially driven business, we also spend the time and resources to develop practices that advance the mission we stand for. Chris Jarvis […]

Better Employees, Finances and Image: Why and How to Create A Corporate Volunteer Program–With Chris Jarvis

Click the player to listen to the interview or right-click and save for the MP3. Like this interview?  You can thank Chris on Twitter like this. With a poke in the chest, Chris Jarvis was asked a question on a street corner that stripped away what he knew and put him on a path to […]