You’ve probably noticed business isn’t just about profits anymore. Instead, we demand an impact framework from the businesses we love and support. This has created a global movement where business & social good are intertwined – hand-in-hand, walking together.
The greatest achievements in the social good space are achieved when business ideas are utilized and the businesses we respect most focus on people, planet, and profits. The world is changing because we – as consumers, as practitioners, as entrepreneurs, as fighters for good – demand impact.
We demand our businesses combine the work ethic & scale they’ve always pursued with a similar passion for social good. And we demand our social organizations combine the compassion & perseverance they’re known for with the inclusion of business principles. Business & impact no longer need stand in separate corners.
So how do you combine business & social good? We want to hear from you.
Cornerstone International has launched a Business + Social Good contest, called #bizsogood14, to contribute to the discussion about business as a tool for social impact. Open to nonprofits, for-profits, and every group in between, we want to hear about your ideas and your current operations. It doesn’t matter if your business + social good project is in the idea phase or is already in the field – you’re eligible for the contest.
Bottom line, we want to reward your innovations. The Cornerstone Team is offering 25 hours of free consulting services to the winner that will help further your mission. Likewise, we’ve assembled a strategy package that includes cash, signed books, feature articles, an invitation to an exclusive conference, and more from our fantastic contributing sponsors.
We’re thrilled to be partnering with Business Fights Poverty for this contest, and look forward to hearing from many of you in the BPF community. Our team here at Cornerstone is consistently challenged, affirmed, and encouraged by the content that comes out of this community. We’re excited to share this contest with you and hope in some small way it encourages you as much as many of you have uplifted us. We invite you to take part and to share with other change makers.
The contest runs through May 15th, but don’t wait – submit your entry today. It only takes a couple minutes, honest! The top five finalists will be announced on May 23, 2014 and will be featured on the Cornerstone blog. The winner will be announced on May 30, 2014 and will receive the free consulting support & strategy package.
Business is changing, the social good space is changing. And we know much of that change is due to the very people reading this article right now. So thank you for enabling us to do what we do, for being agents of change every single day. You understand the power of business to solve major issues in our society.
#Bizsogood14 is for you. We want to hear your story. We want to learn about your game changer.