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Mark Berzins

I think getting involved [with nonprofits] is like working out. It’s always hard to go that first time, but once you get started and begin to feel the benefits of regular participation, you can’t imagine how you lived without it. I hear very often: ‘I’m too busy to volunteer,’ ‘I don’t have the time,’ ‘I

Sue Hyatt

The best time to begin thinking about how to engage with your community is when you initially design your business. You do not need to be an established, profitable company to either start or increase your involvement with nonprofits and other community organizations. Starting your business giving activities early allows you to build community investment

B:CIVIC Honors Founding Chair

  So great to see the leadership of Jack Fox, Founding Chair of B:CIVIC, the Colorado organization I helped start, honored by his peers through the inaugural B:CIVIC Community Connector award, honoring those quietly doing great things. B:CIVIC is the acronym for 'Businesses Committed to Investing and Volunteering in the Community.' B:CIVIC is focused for professionals and business

Zulugrass Jewelry Supports the Maasai

Cruising through Embellishments in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, I saw a great display of Zulugrass jewelry from The Leakey Collection that gives back.  So of course I had to check it out….and couldn’t leave without buying an $8 necklace! All materials used by The Leakey Collection are environmentally sustainable. Only fallen dead wood is used to

Conscious Step Socks

Today when I watched the Business for Good competition video from the 2014 Social Enterprise Alliance Summit in Nashville, I learned about Conscious Step. After I went to their website to learn more, I immediately bought my first pair of socks!

Conscious Company Magazine

Doing one of my favorite past times, browsing bookstores, I came across Conscious Company: The Future of Business as Usual, a new magazine I’d never heard about before. I think you’ll be interested to learn about this great new publication.

Happy Birthday Social Venture Partners Denver!

Last night I attended the 10th anniversary celebration of Social Venture Partners Denver at the Grant Humphries Mansion in downtown Denver.  What fun to reconnect with people I had not seen in years, meet some of the new Partners, as well as hear about the progress of this great organization since my involvement ended some

Obesity AND Hunger?

Friday as I was waiting for my flight back to Denver from Dulles, I was reading USA Today looking (as always) for cause marketing ads or articles that highlight ways businesses give back or are engaged in corporate social responsibility (CSR). What I saw that struck me was the juxtaposition of ads highlighting obesity and

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