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Lessons & insights from our journey for positive impact.

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Shop for Good

Online shopping this holiday season? Start shopping early and support mission-driven brands that give back. Shop ethically made, fair-trade, and sustainable gifts by looking for certifications like B Corp and Fair Trade Certified. By purchasing gifts from Certified B Corps and Social Enterprises, you’re not only giving a gift, but you’re also supporting mission-driven companies that …

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Designing with empathy.

Human-centered design (HCD) is at the core of CauseLabs’ empathetic approach to creative problem solving. This methodology defines a framework that seeks to better understand the needs, wants and behaviors of the user, and to best identify a technologically feasible and economically viable solution. By focusing on the end user’s perspective, their environments and routines, …

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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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The 2019 Inclusive Economy Challenge

Once a year, B Lab presents Certified B Corps with a list of focus areas where their social and environmental sustainability could be improved upon through the Inclusive Economy Challenge. B Lab provides resources and opportunities to collaborate and learn from one another, so we can collectively improve our impact and move towards a more …

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Growing Positive Impact with the Mission Model Canvas

Think of the Mission Model Canvas as your business plan cheat sheet. This worksheet helps you to focus your ideas and validate outcomes early and efficiently.

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Financial Empathy — The Promise of FinTech

Many of the factors that determine our social labels and future success are placed upon us at birth. Uncontrollable and at times unfortunate, what can we do to forge new paths for realizing every person’s potential? That is a question that drives our social sector, our development goals, and our philanthropy. The answer is complex …

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Level-up Your Financial Literacy

At CauseLabs, we believe that collaboration is a critical factor for Growing Positive Impact. That’s why we like to write about the great causes and initiatives of our clients, partners, and peers. Today, we’re featuring a guest post from our friend Brandon Burton of Securing Life Today. Brandon is a United States Marine Corps Veteran …

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10 Tools and Resources for Improving Financial Literacy

Ten tools and resources to help build your financial literacy and give you the skills to make smart financial decisions important to your everyday life.

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