Journal

Lessons & insights from our journey for positive impact.

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The Value of Five Dollars

I’ve recently returned from Mexico, where I attended a convening with 460 changemakers from around the world. Read this article if you want to know more about why I’ve attended for seven years. In short, Opportunity Collaboration broadens my perspective, gives me awareness of important programs that I share with others, and challenges me to …

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Reflections from Opportunity Collaboration

As of October 2019, I have attended Opportunity Collaboration (OC) seven times, which means that as a company, CauseLabs has participated in this annual unconference for over a decade. It’s no surprise that new delegates often ask me, “Why do you come back each year?”  I suspect there is a desired response. I suspect they …

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What are Social Impact Companies and Why Do They Matter?

If you pay any attention to business news and trends, then you have probably noticed an increase in the number of companies embracing “social impact” as a core value. Consumers are taking notice, as a 2018 study found that 78% of Americans expect companies to go beyond making profits; they must also positively impact society. …

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Balancing Act Demo Puts Fort Worth Budget into the Hands of Neighborhood Leaders

60 attendees participated in the workshop demo where they were tasked with balancing a hypothetical deficit of $4.2 million with a few challenging fiscal options thrown in.

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CauseLabs CEO Sheryle Gillihan Profiled In BizWomen

This isn’t Sheryle’s first time being featured in the journal, as in 2017 she was named a BizWomen Headliner in technology, and in 2018 she was interviewed for their 7 Questions series.

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Diversity in Hiring Practices

When our teams consist of all (or mostly) one gender, one race, one religion, one age range, etc. it is our responsibility as leaders to evaluate if that pattern aligns with our core values and if it serves the growth and health of our companies.

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B Corp Brands We Love

We highlight some amazing companies that you can shop at this holiday season that we are proud to share the B Corp certification with.

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Planning a Giving Tuesday Campaign

Learn how you can fast track a Giving Tuesday campaign and get in on this global collaboration for good.

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