There’s a major problem with the social mission of most every traditional company in America: they don’t sell their social impact. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wondered what charitable causes a large company donates to only to find that I have to dig through about 20 web pages to figure it out.
As we pass through Martin Luther King Jr. day today, it’s fitting to think through the lessons that this great man offers us. For me personally, his philosophies and tenacity had a profound influence on my sense of social justice and social action. When I was an AmeriCorps member, I remember we always considered MLK day a
We’ve had a lot of new folks join in over these past weeks, so I wanted to take this week to share our promise & our core mantras at Social Change Nation. I crafted this as I’ve linked up with change agents around the world and it’s like the constitution that holds this nation together.
As I’ve interviewed and interacted with change agents all over the world, I’ve been shocked by the number of people who seem to think that the idea of business doing well for the world, or social entrepreneurship is just another fad that will come and go like those LA Lights shoes I wore in kindergarten.
Over the years, I’ve been pretty involved with community service… I devoted a year of my life to AmeriCorps (the domestic equivalent of the Peace Corps) worked for 3 years at my college’s community service office, served indigenous farmers in Peru, and have been involved with Habitat for Humanity and World Relief for a number