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Overview: 7 steps to setting up your social impact programs

Congratulations! Your company has taken the pledge and is ready to realize its vision for impact. It’s exciting, but also can feel daunting, especially if driving social impact is not your day job. We want to assure you that no matter your size, stag...

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Unit 1: Engage executives early

As you are starting to design your initial social impact program plan, be sure to meet with your executive team and other key stakeholders (this could be employees, board members, and even investors) to better understand their motivations, listen to ...

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Unit 2: Determine your structure

Identify your executive sponsor and social impact leader There are typically at least two types of people responsible for starting impact programs at companies (in many instances this is the same person): the executive sponsor is the CEO/Founder or c...

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Unit 3: Define your impact mission, vision and values

Defining a social impact vision and mission is an essential step in your organization's efforts to make a positive difference in the world. This vision statement serves as a guiding beacon, outlining your long-term goals and aspirations for creating ...

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Unit 6: Announce your pledge

No matter your future plans, one of the best ways to set the stage for success is to celebrate your Pledge 1% membership. Use this moment as an opportunity to rally your team and other stakeholders and to build excitement for next steps. When develop...

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Unit 7: Build momentum with a quick win

You want to have a strong start with your program, but there’s no need to do it all in the first year. Kick off your program by executing a quick win to establish a starting point and initial benchmark to grow. Many members start with time as a way t...

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