The season of giving is upon us – a favorite time of year for women who care about social impact. But a donation is not the only way to make your AWE-thentic Impact. You can shop your way there as well!!
Shopping for a cause is nothing new – but are you doing it??
If not, I REALLY want you to think about unleashing your shopping superpowers to turn this year’s holiday gift giving into your Passion for Purpose!!
Profit + Purpose = Double Bottom Line
Social enterprises are organizations who change the world for the common good by focusing on business and social goals simultaneously. You can find social enterprises selling almost anything from apparel, jewelry, shoes, bags, and accessories, to home goods, paper goods, and toys. And the causes they support include women’s empowerment, housing, environmental sustainability, education, job training, and more.
Profit + People + Planet = Triple Bottom Line
Socially conscious women tend to base their buying decisions on how a company’s mission aligns with their personal values. And heart-centered entrepreneurs and businesses want their team members and clients to know they care about more than just making money.
Wouldn’t it be amazingly cool to know that when you purchase a gift you’re supporting a cause that is near and dear to your heart? So, what’s the easiest way to do this?
I know you’re busy, so I’ve chosen my favorite marketplaces where you can go for one stop shopping and know that your purchase is making a real difference. Shop by cause, location, or item. Buy just one or in bulk for your team and clients. In some cases, you can even customize an item with your company logo!
And don’t forget to share this guide with friends and family so they can unleash their Passion for Purpose, too. I promise – once you shop for impact you’ll be hooked!
AWE-Inspiring 2018 Holiday Gift Giving Guide
Packed with Purpose:
Founded in 2016 by Leeatt Rothschild, Packed with Purpose blends the best of two worlds: gifting and doing good. They’re a specialty gifting company with a social mission that discovers premium products that make a difference.
From granola made by female survivors of abuse to glass-blown wine stoppers that support teens affected by gun violence, their gifts create an impact. With pre-curated, customizable and brandable gifts, they help customers delight their recipients with unforgettable items that stand out AND create an impact. Each gift tells the story of their Purposeful Purveyors (aka suppliers) and how they positively impact people and communities around us. Whether you’re sending a gift to a client, colleague or friend Packed with Purpose gifts are sure to delight and leave a lasting impression.
Ethical. Sustainable. Fair Trade. Eco-friendly. Shop their website to find the perfect gift box here…
Gifts for Good:
Gifts for Good is an innovative, millennial-driven, and socially conscious start-up whose mission is to disrupt the world of business gifting. As an agent of change for both large corporations and smaller companies alike, Gifts for Good’s digital platform curates premium, posh, and purposeful gifts that give back. They make it super easy for companies to outsource their gift-giving and deliver unique gifts year-round, while also adding social impact.
The company provides everything from handmade candles to luxe leather totes and unique wooden headphones, all of which support a wide range of nonprofits and charitable causes including: children-in-need, economic development, environment, homelessness, health, women-at-risk and more. Currently, their gifts aid the work of over 40 nonprofits and social enterprises in 19 U.S. states and 65 countries across the globe.
Customers looking to utilize Gifts for Good are encouraged to shop the company’s online platform organized by charitable cause, product category, gift recipient or price. A large selection of premium products can also be customized/branded to provide corporate gifting solutions with a personalized touch. Gifts for Good also offers businesses a complimentary gifting concierge service that will provide personal assistance with finding the perfect gift to drive both business outcomes and social responsibility simultaneously.
Get your Goods here…
Global Goods Partners:
Co-founded by Joan Shifrin and Catherine Shimony as a not-for-profit social enterprise, Global Goods Partners (GGP) is committed to providing sustainable jobs for women—widely proven to be the key to community development and family wellbeing. In partnership with women-led, community-based organizations, GGP taps into the rich well of skill and artistry that is passed from one generation of women to the next. They invest all proceeds from product sales in developing sustainable market access as well as providing training and funding to enable their partners to prosper and thrive well into the future.
Since GGP first launched in 2005, they have partnered with over 60 artisan groups in more than 20 countries throughout Asia, Africa and the Americas, helping to design and bring to market the fair trade, handcrafted products they produce. Each artisan that creates products for GGP earns reliable, fair living wages and gains experience than can add benefit to all aspects of her life.
Shop for beautifully handcrafted products on their site and in shops around the US and abroad. Give a gift that has the power to lift women out of poverty and bring lasting positive change to artisans and their families around the world. They offer 10% off of the first order for new customers and free shipping on orders over $100! Shop now…
To The Market:
TO THE MARKET connects businesses and consumers to ethically-made, social impact goods created by vulnerable communities from around the world, creating a better outcome for people, the planet, and ultimately, better products.
TTM was founded by Jane Mosbacher Morris on the belief that the best way to empower survivors of abuse, conflict, and disease is to promote their economic independence. Many of these survivors are talented artisans who produce beautiful marketable goods that can be sold globally and ultimately create a sustainable livelihood. With this economic independence comes a new sense of direction and a path forward for these courageous survivors. TTM’s goal is to promote respect, dignity, compassion, and human kindness while creating self-sufficiency for people who simply need to be given a chance.
Head To The Market now…