Flexing your dollars to benefit social impact, for example: 501(c)3 donations (including matching funds), 501(c)4 political contributions, or spending money with a values aligned business.
For businesses, donating non-monetary contributions of beneficial goods or services.
For nonprofits, programmatic and educational work related to your core mission, and the reason you exist as a nonprofit.
Providing voluntary skilled or unskilled labor opportunities (e.g.: community service).
Asserting individual or brand leadership to defend or support a cause or policy, either in the public sphere (e.g.: legislation) or private sphere (e.g.: trade association statement).
Taking “above and beyond” company action to support employees and their families.
Leveraging your organization’s power to engage people in person or online and mobilizing this audience to serve a social impact goal.
Including programs and policies that support diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Advancing social and environmental goals and prioritizing mission-aligned vendors.
Tracking environmental impact and holding teams accountable to meaningful environmental stewardship.
When nonprofits and businesses collaborate to create social impact value that one could not achieve without the other.
Generating funds to support nonprofit work.
Selling products or services that inherently support social impact objectives.
Using the corpus of a fund or other working capital to invest in mission-aligned for-profit businesses.