Posts Tagged ‘social impact’

B Lab Names Social Impact Architects a “Best for the World” Company

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Social Impact Architects is no stranger to creating positive changes — this is the fourth year in a row that the company has been named as a “Best for the World” by the nonprofit B Lab. The business exceeds expectations

Dollars for Good: TWU Gets Record $10M Gift & Mavs Foundation Creates Computer Lab for Homeless Parents

Posted by Heather Noel

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TWU GETS RECORD $10M GIFT FROM FRISCO BUSINESSWOMAN

Texas Woman’s University received an historic donation of more than $10 million last week from Frisco businesswoman Mary L.A. Stanton.

The university said Stanton’s gift marked the single largest …

Business as Mutual: Leaders Talk Collaborations in Social Innovation, Blockchain & AI

Posted by Dallas Innovates

Collaboration and partnerships are the lifeblood of business and innovation, and the Dallas-Fort Worth region has diversity that drives collaboration from a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem to a strong enterprise base to wide-ranging educational opportunities.     

“Business as usual” represents the status …

Business as Mutual: Leaders Give Insight on How Collaboration + Innovation Happens in DFW

Posted by Dallas Innovates

Collaboration and partnerships are the lifeblood of business and innovation, and the Dallas-Fort Worth region has diversity that drives collaboration from a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem to a strong enterprise base to wide-ranging educational opportunities.     

“Business as usual” represents the status …

Toyota Honored by Boys & Girls Clubs for Placing Service Above Self

Posted by Toyota Motor North America

Toyota was recently awarded the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s prestigious Chairman’s Award, presented annually to recognize a corporation or foundation that has placed service above self and made a positive difference in the lives of children.

Mike Groff, …

Good Returns, Inverdale Create Program to Increase Social Impact Guarantee Capacity

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-based Good Returns, a social enterprise firm, and Dallas-based investment firm Inverdale Capital Management have announced the launch of their Guarantee-Investment-Values Strategies program.

The Guarantee-Investment-Values Strategies immediately will expand the guarantee capacity for Good Returns’ Cycle program, according to a …

Social Impact Company Good Returns Group Gets $1M from Inverdale Capital

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Dallas-based social enterprise firm Good Returns Group announced a $1 million investment Tuesday from Inverdale Capital Management.

Inverdale Capital is also based in Dallas, and the funding represents a convergence of the two organizations’ business models with Good Returns’ focus …

ColorComm Dallas Joining in National Service Day

Posted by Heather Noel

The Dallas chapter of ColorComm will participate in the communications industry group’s first national day of service in observance of Women’s History Month.

This Saturday, the women professionals of color in communications, advertising, media, and marketing will partner with the …

Impact House Has Found a New Space, Continues Mission to Cultivate Social Good

Posted by Heather Noel

Dallas nonprofit incubator and accelerator Impact House has moved to a new home where it hopes to continue developing its programs and serve as “a catalyst for change in underserved communities,” according to founder and CEO Benjamin Vann.

After about …

My Possibilities, LaunchAbility Merge for Greater Impact

Posted by Lance Murray

Two major North Texas nonprofits that serve members of the disabled community have merged.

Plano-based My Possibilities and LaunchAbility announced that they merged effective Jan. 15 as a way to provide greater impact by combining resources. The nonprofits will now …

The Altruists: North Texans Are Making Social Innovation Their Mission

Posted by Krista Nightengale

There is plenty of proof that North Texas is an incubator for creatives in urban planning, education, and social innovation.

From national nonprofits launched out of homes to game-changing ideas that have cultivated millions of dollars for the nonprofit sector, …

NBCUniversal Looking for DFW Nonprofits Making Tech-based Social Impact

Posted by Katie Kelton

Dallas-Fort Worth nonprofits will benefit from a new transformative technology grant program from the NBCUniversal Foundation.

Over the next two years, the foundation and NBCUniversal-owned Television Studios will partner to donate $5 million to nonprofits around the country as part …

Movers + Shakers:
North Texas Social Innovators You Should Know

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-Fort Worth is home to dozens of creatives who are changing the face of urban planning, social, and educational innovation. Here are some to watch.

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Brittany Merrill Underwood

Founder of Akola Project

Underwood is the founder of the Akola …

Ranch Hand to Open Safe House for Male Sex Trafficking Victims

Posted by Heather Noel

Ranch Hand Rescue has announced plans to open a safe house exclusively for male sex trafficking victims.

The Denton nonprofit may be the only nonprofit in the world pairing abused and neglected animals with human mental health therapy. Now, …

Dallas Women’s Foundation Awards Record $4.5M in Grants

Posted by Jewels Clark

The Dallas Women’s Foundation announced a spike in grants for 2017, investing in 144 different organizations helping women and girls in need.

“We are very excited to have reached a new record of $4.5 million in grants that address the …

REVTECH Announces First ‘Entrepreneur of the Year Award’

Posted by Jewels Clark

REVTECH named Dallas ethical home decor startup founders as the first recipient of its REVTECH Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

The Dallas retail accelerator honored the women during an event Thursday, which celebrated North Texas entrepreneurs disrupting the retail industry. 

Impact Shares Creates Funds With NAACP, YWCA

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-based Impact Shares has filed for its first two exchange-traded funds being developed by The YWCA Metropolitan Chicago and The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

The Minority Empowerment ETF and the Women’s Empowerment ETF are expected to …

TREC Commits $1M to Revive Forest Theater, MLK Blvd

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

More hope is coming to the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard area as The Real Estate Council Foundation committed $1 million in money and services to a key revitalization project.

TREC selected the Forest Theater project to be the first …

From Seats to Shoes: Southwest Airlines, Mexican Fashion Label to ‘Upcycle’ Old Leather

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co. is working with Mexican fashion label Carla Fernandez to upcycle hundreds of pounds of leather from airplane seat covers into consumer goods.

The line of products is called LUV Seat: Mexico, and the recycled seat …

Skratch Expands Gig-Finding App to 4 New ZIP Codes

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

Dallas-based startup Skratch has expanded its gig-finding app for teens to four new ZIP codes in the Plano and University Park areas.

Teens in 75075, 75023, 75225, and 75205 ZIP codes can now find ways to make money close to