By Rolfe Larson Associates, LLC
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This app uses the GPS feature in your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to display nearby retail social enterprises and green businesses anywhere in the world. You can also visit us on the web at www.SocialImpactApp.com.
We include restaurants, coffee shops, catering services, bakeries, ice cream stores, artisan stores, and many B2B companies. (Thrift stores are currently not included.)
What's a social enterprise?
It's a business whose primary purpose is to serve the common good. That purpose might include training and employing homeless or low-income individuals or by paying a "fair trade" price to artisans from the developing world. It could be a "green" restaurant, a triple bottom line company, or a nonprofit venture.
Praise for Social Impact:
"Looking for a place to eat, go shopping and change the world? This new smartphone app connects do-gooders with social-purpose businesses." - Chronicle of Philanthropy
"Here's a good idea: boosting social enterprise through a useful app." - Forbes
"This new tool will help drive customers to more ethical businesses." - FastCompany
"I love this app! I have already used it in different cities to find socially-responsible businesses. I now use this before I check Yelp." - ZapLadyBug (review posted at the App Store.)
Contact us at Rolfe@RolfeLarson.com with comments or suggestions. To add a business, visit: http://svy.mk/Tcul7P, "Like" us on Facebook http://on.fb.me/RhlBBW, or follow us on Twitter @SocImpactApp.
Social Impact was created by Rolfe Larson Associates and Red Room Software, in partnership with Social Enterprise Alliance (Minneapolis), the Kibble Education and Care Centre (Glasgow), and ClearlySo and the Aperio Group (London).
Rolfe Larson Associates is a management consulting firm located in Denver, USA, that supports social enterprises with business planning, social capital development, and other services. www.RolfeLarson.com.
What's New in Version 2.2
Updated for iOS 8 and fixed bugs.