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
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
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
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
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!
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.
A sneak peek of Driving Force Radio upcoming program I was interviewed for this week. The program will air this Saturday morning 9/29 on KNUS 710AM at 10:00 am MT. Jan Mazotti, host of Driving Force Radio talks with Strategy for Good author Susan Hyatt. Hyatt is also the CEO of Core Thought, a company
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
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