How to Measure Your Impact

The value of your actions is only as good as the impact you have. What impact are you having?

I don’t mean what you’re ‘doing’ but rather the extent to which your actions are making a difference to the lives of others or the planet.

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10 Good Reasons to Support Charities and Social Causes Through Your Business

Supporting charities or social causes through your business isn’t only good for business, it can help you grow a business that’s more aligned to your heart, help you have a positive social impact and will enrich your life in so many ways. To not do this could actually be sending customers to your competition. 

Many business owners and entrepreneurs are torn between their desire to make a difference and getting their financial needs met. However, as I discovered you don’t have to choose between the two, or wait until you have a successful business to support causes close to your heart. 

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What Social Impact Do You Want To Have Through Your Business?

The term ‘social entrepreneur’ is being used increasingly but I sometimes wonder whether those described in this way are really putting social impact at the heart of their business.

Or whether ‘social entrepreneurship’ has become a marketing term used to attract the cluster of business owners and entrepreneurs who are driven by the desire to make a difference in the world, but who structure their business primarily to make money for themselves.

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The Top 5 Fundraising Ideas that Grew my Business

One of my greatest passions is fundraising for charities and social causes through my business, and coming up with creative ways for doing this that have the greatest positive impact.

Having raised over US$25,000 for causes through my business, I experimented with lots of ways for doing this and share some ideas in my free ebook 52 Ways to Raise Funds for Causes Through Your Business.

In this blog, I share the top 5 ways I’ve raised funds for causes through my business with a view to inspiring your and others to do something similar, so collectively we can all make the world a better place.

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Who Are More Successful In Business – Givers Or Takers

If you’re reading this, you’re most likely to enjoy helping and making a difference to others. But does this approach really pay off in business?

I’m having a great time researching this topic ahead of hosting my first‘Give To Profit’ Fundraising Tele-summit’ next month with lots of fantastic speakers who do business with heart. And so today I thought I’d share a couple of really encouraging findings I’ve discovered from reading ‘Give And Take’ by Adam Grant:

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Could Volunteering Transform Your Business?

Imagine feeling connected to your life purpose, where you feel a deep sense of contentment and inner peace.

And having a successful business completely aligned to this… a business where people readily buy what you’re offering.

When I decided to volunteer in Rwanda I had no idea just now it would change my life and my business. I’d simply been looking for an opportunity to ‘give back’ in a way that would add meaning to my life.

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