My take on growing the pie and how that helps us all get things done and change the world.Read More
Are you a social entrepreneur or leader pitching to customers or funders? You need to articulate your impact with clarity and show how it ties directly to revenue generation, whether you’re running a social enterprise or nonprofit.Read More
Is your for-profit business a social enterprise? Well, the good news is there’s no technical definition. However, the following is a solid guide to see whether or not this term generally applies to you and if not, steps any small business can take to be more impactful.Read More
A few notes on our role as donors - now, and always.Read More
Need a framing context for your social impact business strategy conversations? I got ya.Read More
My favorite e-magazines and blogs related to social impact, for both business owners/leaders and individuals.Read More
An Impact Boss™ interview with my business school friend Evan Sharp about how he addresses black issues in corporate America and advice for all of us to do so as well, both at work and at home.Read More
Last year, I went to Costa Rica for two weeks, shut down my inbox, and launched this website. It wasn’t just a site, it was a brand and the result of a lot of reflection and strategy, and I needed time away from client work to allow myself the mental space to focus. While I’m staying here in Denver this time around, I’m doing this again – and think you should too. Here’s why.Read More
Are we always looking beyond what’s easy when it comes to driving forward social change? This is a note about opportunity . . . and music videos.Read More
If you want to be more intentional about influencing social impact results at home, at work, and in your day-to-day life, this is for you. I’m not a life coach, I’m not a career coach, but I am your perfect partner if your priority right now is to leave a positive impact and social impact footprint on the world however you are able.Read More
“Buy less, choose well, make it last.” - Vivienne Westwood. Yes, this is a note about fashion.
This is the third of my series of Impact Boss™ interviews showcasing various case studies of how passionate individuals have found opportunity to integrate social impact into both their personal and professional lives. See how losing hair and a PhD reality check ignited a new community for Dr. Tiffany Johnson.Read More
This is the second of my series of Impact Boss™ interviews showcasing various case studies of how passionate individuals have found opportunity to integrate social impact into both their personal and professional lives. After finding himself $26 million in debt, Jorge Newbery went on to found one of the most innovative impact investment funds out there helping struggling families stay in their homes.Read More
Ok. So for starters, this is not legal or fiduciary advice whatsoever. It’s strategic, and base solely on my experience and observations that have been supported by boatloads of both anecdotal stories and actual third party researc. The cliffs note: Be like my mom giving me an allowance when I was little. How? Here are my top tips.Read More
This is the first of my series of Impact Boss™ interviews I am launching in 2018 to show various case studies of how passionate individuals have found opportunity to integrate social impact into both their personal and professional lives. A seasoned entrepreneur and investor, Katy has cemented her spot as a leader in the Chicagoland tech community as well as an advocate for women in tech.Read More
I get asked this question a lot, especially from young men and women who have a background and undergraduate education similar to mine. Here is my response. This is part one of a two part discussion on business school and social impact. In my next Blog (hannahgay.com/blog/7) I will discuss how to get into social impact if you have an MBA and are feeling a bit stuck.
Is it our role to police language people use to empower themselves, even if we don't love it? I can't claim ownership to much more other than the language women are using to empower themselves, but I have some thoughts.
We all have opportunities to influence social impact, but recognizing and siezing those opportunities takes a little work. It's a process of reflection, deliberate opportunity recognition, creativity, service leadership, and a little bit of soul searching . . . read on to up your personal social impact starting today.
So why do small and often highly localized nonprofits try to emulate the big 501c3 behemoths of our world? Just because both have the same tax incorporation and even similar missions doesn’t mean they should have the same strategy . . .Read More
The following are some great free or cheap resources (all except Fiverr have free offerings) that will help you max out your impact and save a hell of a lot of time while doing so . . .Read More