Making a beneficial impact on society requires insight, tools and teamwork. As you or your organization strives to make a positive social impact, one way we can support your mission is by pointing you to information, tools and other resources to help you make a difference in this world. It is our pleasure to offer you the following social impact resources:
News - key media organizations, publications and other websites that provide up-to-date information to social impact leaders, entrepreneurs and workers.
Careers - services and websites that specialize in connecting people with jobs and volunteer opportunities at social impact nonprofits and companies.
Organizations - directory of social impact nonprofit organizations grouped by mission: disaster relief, environment, health care, literacy and microfinance.
Companies - list of significant socially responsible businesses to explore and consider.
Nonprofit Resources - useful tools and information for leaders wanting to improve the effectiveness of their social impact nonprofit organization.
Consulting Firms - list of prominent consulting firms that specialize in improving the effectiveness of social impact organizations.
Whether you are a leader, worker or donor, it is important to stay current of the latest developments in the social impact field. This is a list of key media organizations, publications and other websites providing up-to-date information that should benefit you:
Builds and cultivates a community of change leaders who collaborate to transform institutions and cultures worldwide so they support changemaking for the good of all.
A website that informs and inspires people who have a passion for using business as a force for good in the world.
Provides resources for conscious entrepreneurs who are ready to make a difference in the world, change the status quo and elevate their success.
A media platform working to make the aid and development industry do more good for more people.
Works to reduce inequity in the quality of health care and education available to the poor.
Works to stimulate discussion, raise awareness and provide a platform for sharing ideas that improve the lives of the poor and reshape entire economies.
A magazine and website that advances, educates and inspires the field of social innovation by seeking out, cultivating and disseminating the best research-based and practice-based knowledge.
Provides insights required for investors and companies to make more informed decisions that lead to a more just and sustainable global economy.
Writes and publishes articles about social businesses and moving toward a more sustainable world.
A website that provides commentary and coverage of the UN and UN-related issues.
You are acting on your beliefs and are either launching a career in the social impact field, wanting to change organizations or are looking for a short-term volunteer opportunity. This is a list of services and websites that specialize in matching people to job opportunities at social impact organizations.
Nonprofit organization that aims to solve skill bottlenecks in the world’s most pressing problems by providing research and support to help people switch into careers that tackle those problems.
Connects professionals looking to make a difference with purpose-oriented positions.
Improves lives, strengthens communities and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering.
Connects people with organizations by posting jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities, organizing career fairs and maintaining a grad-school directory.
Inspires and equips emerging leaders to build a more just and sustainable world.
Gathering information about social impact organizations can be beneficial to the career planning process. As you strive to make a positive social impact, here is a list of nonprofit organizations grouped according to their type of mission. The mission categories represented in this list are disaster relief, environment, health care, literacy and microfinance.
Saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster so they can reach their full potential.
Works internationally to equip doctors and nurses with life-saving medical resources to care for the world’s most vulnerable people.
Prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
Brings governments, partners and communities together to reduce disaster risk and losses to ensure a safer, more sustainable future.
Contributes to principled and effective humanitarian response through coordination, advocacy, policy, information management and humanitarian financing tools and services.
Delivers food assistance in emergencies and works with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.
An international movement of ordinary people working to end the age of fossil fuels and build a world of community-led renewable energy for all.
A network of NGOs working on climate change from around the world.
Protects the nature we all rely on for food, fresh water and livelihoods.
Connects people with scientists worldwide to conduct environmental research and empowers them with the knowledge they need to conserve the planet.
Halts and reverses environmental degradation and depletion of natural resources, nurtures the earth’s ecological and cultural diversity and secures sustainable livelihoods.
Catalyzes transformational change in key systems that are driving major environmental loss, in particular, energy, cities and food.
Uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.
Brings together influential organizations and top experts in a combined effort to conserve nature and accelerate the transition to sustainable development.
Works to safeguard the earth - its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.
Provides leadership and encourages partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing and enabling nations and peoples to improve the quality of life without compromising that of future generations.
Global organization of leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world.
An independent, global movement providing medical aid where it’s needed most.
Mobilizes a diverse community of leaders to build a movement for global health equity.
A website that connects global health implementers to the information they need to do good work.
Works to make universal health coverage a reality by treating beneficiaries like consumers and engaging people in the design of their own health care.
Works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.
Works worldwide to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable.
Partners with nonprofit organizations to build spaces where people can become healthier, better educated, and increase economic mobility.
Promotes collaborative and innovative partnerships with individuals and organizations to provide adequate shelter for all people in need worldwide.
Builds the capacity of communities to direct the development of their own lives and livelihoods.
Brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Works in partnership with the building industry to accelerate the end of global poverty, in all its forms.
Researches breakthroughs in homebuilding, proves them in the communities they build and shares them with other nonprofits and governments.
Provides books, resources and training to support an environment in which reading for pleasure, study and lifelong learning can flourish.
Meets physical needs, promotes local language literacy and collaborates with communities to create business, social and educational development.
Enhances literacy instruction through research and professional development.
Works with a broad coalition of national and international partners to ensure that young people worldwide can experience the joy and transformation of reading, writing and storytelling.
Promotes adult literacy through content development, programs and advocacy.
Focuses on literacy and gender equality in education to transform the lives of children in low-income communities.
Provides free access to quality education materials and innovative solutions that target wide-scale literacy.
Works with partners to address the global learning crisis by bringing digital books to millions of children and youth.
Gives small loans to the poor to transform communities in a sustainable way.
Helps nonprofits access the tools, training and support needed to be more effective and make the world a better place.
Helps entrepreneurial women who live in poverty build businesses to enable financial mobility.
Expands financial access to help underserved communities thrive.
Empowers those in Africa living in extreme poverty to lift themselves up with dignity through access to services and education.
Provides financial solutions and training to empower people living in poverty to transform their lives, their children’s futures and their communities.
Empowers the world’s poorest people with microcredit, giving them a chance to create or expand a home-based business to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.
There are socially responsible companies that truly want to have a positive social impact on the world. Whether you are searching for a career or investment opportunity, this list of companies should be helpful to you.
Play toy bricks to help children think creatively
High-quality natural ice cream company commitment to incorporating nutritious, natural ingredients and promoting business practices that respect the Earth and the Environment
Online shoe supplier who donates $1 for every $3 made to provide shoes for those in need
Online shoe, clothing, and accessory supplier who delivers happiness in a sustainable way
Offers designer eyewear at a revolutionary price while leading the way for socially conscious businesses. Donates glasses to those in need
Provides finance, tax, legal, risk, and consulting services to organizations throughout the world
Makes jeans and other high-quality clothing while minimizing the impact on the planet
Supplies clothing and accessories and uses the resources they have to do something about the climate crisis
Supplies organic, vegan, fair trade soap products to protect the Earth
A Climate Neutral certified company who supplies high-quality reusable bottles, cups, and mugs
Makes organic body care products that are good for your body and for nature, and they support environmental restoration and education projects
Makes comfortable clothing products and donates an item for every purchase
Provides household cleaning products and person care products that are organic and eco-friendly
Financial services organization that offers socially-conscious and sustainable cash management services and investment products
Makes children’s clothing and donates clothing to children and families in need
Distributes remarkable designs by independent makers in an environmentally friendly way and a way that gives back
Provides exceptional quality clothing using ethical factories
Creates safe, natural, effective baby and beauty supply products in a transparent and ethical way
Makes comfortable clothing and gives to save elephants and other charitable organizations
Makes shoes in an ethical and responsible way
Supplies bracelets and other jewelry to give back and provide income to struggling artisans
Provides health and medical products in a sustainable way to positively impact the health of people and the the planet
Provides medicine to improve the health of people and seeks to advance medical care to protect people and the environment
Uses technological innovations to improve peoples’ lives and runs a foundation that gives to educational and environment sustainability programs
Creates technological products that power many different industries and uses innovative solutions to reduce their environmental footprint
Brews many types of beer in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way
Creates positive, safe, and fun entertainment for people of all ages. They are committed to environmental sustainability, conservation, and inclusion.
Provides products to help patients overcome diabetes and other serious chronic conditions and gives back to the community
Creates many types of technological products in a responsible and sustainable way
Makes high-quality tires in a socially and environmentally responsible way
Provides household furniture and other products in a sustainable way and gives back to programs that help children
If you are a leader or an aspiring leader of a nonprofit organization that makes a positive social impact, you continually strive to improve the effectiveness of your organization. This is a list of services, organizations and websites that provide useful tools and information for that purpose.
Helps donors make informed giving decisions and promotes high standards of conduct among organizations that solicit contributions from the public.
Engages and supports a global network of nonprofit leaders and organizations, and offers a wide range of resources to strengthen and support board performance.
Uses research, collaboration and training to connect people who want to change the world to the resources they need to do it.
Works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S.
Provides charitable givers and social investors with the tools necessary to make informed giving decisions.
Helps philanthropy become a strong and trusted partner in advancing the common good.
Providing information to the nonprofit sector to enable them to make smart decisions, build connections, and learn from each other to achieve their missions.
An open data platform for nonprofit practitioners, researchers, and policymakers to download and explore charitable statistics.
Keeps nonprofits informed and empowered to create a positive public policy environment that best supports nonprofits in advancing their missions.
Works to end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity throughout the world.
Promotes and demonstrates democratic values abroad, and advances a free, peaceful, and prosperous world.
As a leader of a social impact organization, occasionally your desire to improve your organization’s effectiveness requires outside help. This is a list of prominent consulting firms that specialize in improving the effectiveness of social impact organizations.
Works with socially conscious organizations to develop innovative, practical and sustainable solutions to whatever challenges they are facing.
Drives transformative social impact by applying their talent in partnership with innovative and effective organizations, addressing some of the world’s most pressing issues.
Works strengthen the ability of mission-driven organizations and philanthropists to achieve breakthrough results in addressing society’s most important challenges and opportunities.
Crafts and activates programs that differentiate brands, deliver social impact and inspire people to take action.
Helps organizations find new ways to achieve real results against society’s toughest challenges. Combines practical advice with unconventional thinking to create a more equitable and sustainable future.
Helps global development organizations and programs become more effective at improving people’s lives.
Co-creates a globally accepted impact measurement and management framework, and streamlines cross-sector efforts, to make the world a better place.
Partners with people and organizations with game-changing ideas to improve the world, and helps them do it bigger, better and faster.