social impact

From SaaS to Coding to Social Impact, See What Awaits You at Dallas Startup Week

by | Aug 2, 2022
Dallas Startup Week is only days away. In addition to three big summits, the DEC Network's flagship week-long event will offer sessions on 21 different "tracks." From social impact to startup funding to esports and emerging tech, here's a look at what the week holds in store.
Plano-Based iDonate Raises $15M Series B to Grow Its Digital Giving Platform
by | Dec 14, 2021
iDonate wants to innovate generosity. The company's all-in-one digital fundraising platform is built to boost the impact of nonprofits. Its new funding to scale operations globally follows last year's raise of $8.7 million to expand its tech.
The Water Cooler at Pegasus Park Gathers 15 New Tenants for Its Social Impact Hub in Dallas
by | Oct 14, 2021
The Water Cooler at Pegasus Park—the largest shared nonprofit space in Texas — is a place designed to accelerate impact, together.

From Big Thought to SVP Dallas to The Trust for Public Land, the 15 ‘exceptional nonprofits' were picked after an application process last summer. They’ll join Water Cooler's five founding tenants.

Solo Stove Acquires Chubbies, Oru Kayak, and ISLE to Form Southlake-Based Solo Brands

by | Sep 7, 2021
Solo Stove has unveiled a new house of brands with the mission to build a better direct-to-consumer experience. Solo Brands aims to improve the operations of each entity—Chubbies Shorts, Oru Kayak, and ISLE—while "leaving the world a better place" for local communities and the planet.
Texas Bar Foundation Awards Dallas Nonprofit POETIC $10K to Expand Its Reach
by | Jul 7, 2021
Dallas-based POETIC, an aftercare program dedicated to supporting vulnerable youth, is continuing its partnership with the Texas Bar Foundation to enhance its programs and aid its goal to end child exploitation and trafficking in the community.

This New Dallas Fashion Line Will Donate a Year’s Supply of Menstruation Products For Each Pair of Pants Sold

by | Nov 5, 2020
Oluna wants to end the stigma and bring attention to menstrual health inequity by distributing feminine products to homeless shelters in Dallas.

13 Nations Join March For Science, Samoa, and More to ‘Unite the World Behind the Science’

by | Oct 15, 2020
This year's Island Resilience Forum is championing the SC1.5NCE Not SILENCE campaign, which mobilizes world leaders and national governments to publicly champion the ​IPCC 1.5C Special Report, a study that looks at the impacts of global warming. Behind it all is Dallas-based organizations: the Island Resilience Partnership, March for Science, and EarthX. But why is a land-locked area like Texas involved? "Their future is our future," organizers say.
Dallas-Based Arcosa Makes $87M Acquisition That Could Reduce Transportation Costs, Carbon Footprint
by | Oct 12, 2020
The acquisition, a follow-on to another one Arcosa made in January, will expand the company's recycled aggregates platform into the Dallas-Fort Worth market.
Pegasus Park: 23-Acre Project Can Boost Biotech, Social Impact, and Corporate Innovation in Dallas
by | Oct 7, 2020
J. Small Investments and Lyda Hill Philanthropies are teaming up to turn a former oil and gas industry campus into a center for innovation and social impact.