Posts in Mighty Ally
Gift good: a holiday guide.

Americans are expected to spend $720 billion on gifts, travel, and entertainment this season. That’s no chump change. But, we can use those dollars to support thoughtful brands doing incredible things through the creation and sale of their beautiful products. So we’ve curated a list from our most admired companies. No “give back” gimmicks here.

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The Mighty Five: November.

In the November cross-sector curation of the best social impact listens and reads, we dig into broken justice systems, prioritizing dignity on social media, your zip code as a driver (or hinderance) of the “Great American Dream”, the art and science of selling, and why 2018 was a tough year for charity.

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One month, four events, five key takeaways.

Our minds are racing after spending most of October at four distinctive convenings around the world. We went from the Segal Family Foundation annual meeting, to Austin City Limits Music Festival with a nonprofit client, then Opportunity Collaboration, and finally on to SOCAP. We detected a number of themes and compiled our top five takeaways.

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Introducing the Changemaker Capacity Index.

Whether an NGO or social enterprise, driving impact requires a number of building blocks. So how do you gauge at a glance an organization’s capacity for creating social change? Today we eagerly launch a new diagnostic tool for underserved changemakers to assess four key indicators of impact capacity. See how your org measures up.

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The Mighty Five: August.

A cross-sector curation of the month’s best social impact listens & reads. For August, our articles & insights include the concept of the adjacent possible, the 5-Hour Rule, how marketing can save lives, profit in purpose (again!), and artificial intelligence.

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The Mighty Five: July.

A cross-sector curation of the month’s best social impact listens & reads. In the July edition, article topics include hubris and proximity, video conferencing, systems change, public-private partnerships, and using social media to drive social change.

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Fighting to meet basic human needs.

We focus on organizations with the potential to create systemic impact around the issues of poverty, health, hunger, water, work, education, and equality. These seven Global Goals are where we devote every ounce of our might. And we’re humbled to see inspiring changemakers like these leading the way. 

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Notes from the field, thoughts for the future.

With just two days left before we flip the calendar to 2018, I’m thankful for all the growth and learning we’ve amassed in our first (partial) year. But I’m extremely impatient for all the work left to be done – not only within our own model, but more broadly in the world at large.

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Laying the foundation for social enterprise success.

We’ve just completed the formation phase here at Mighty Ally. And while we’re no scholars on the subject of success, we’ve each had a few solid wins – and losses – in our careers and brought those learnings into this new nonprofit. Here are five principles we’ve recently put through the paces.

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