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40 Internet-Based Social Businesses

From Good Cause Tweeting to Digital Literacy Agencies

— March 22, 2012 — Social Good
While it's arguable that social enterprises, non-profit organizations and charities have lagged behind when it comes to jumping on everything and anything web, these Internet-based social businesses prove that conception wrong.

This SocialBusiness.org top list shows that some Internet-based social businesses harness the power of social media and the web in order to further their message and impact -- for the better.

From the good cause tweeting promoted by 'beremedy' to local food connectors like Sustaination and socially oriented job sites, these businesses push online shopping, social networking and general digital education in an effort to create positive social change.

When all things ethical and local seemed, once, to be relegated to a grassroots level, only time will tell what the consequences -- positive or negative -- will be when social businesses hit the web hard.

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Computer Cradle Campaigns
Computer Cradle Campaigns
‘Saving Bletchley Park' is Restoring the Origin of the PC
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39
Action-Oriented Business Guides
Action-Oriented Business Guides
Sojo Empowers Social Entrepreneurs to Make a Difference
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38
Good Cause Tweeting
Good Cause Tweeting
beremedy Members Support Causes Via Tweets and Facebook Posts
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37
Digital Divide Connectors
Digital Divide Connectors
Talk2One is a Social Enterprise Connecting People to Communication
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36
Crowdsourced Charity Reviews
Crowdsourced Charity Reviews
GreatNonProfits is a Website that Supports Good Causes
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35
Child Labor Avoidance Apps
Child Labor Avoidance Apps
The Free2Work App Scans Barcodes to Unveil Standards of the Company
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34
Ethical Shopping Mobs
Ethical Shopping Mobs
Carrotmob Organizes Consumer Purchases to Encourage Social Change
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33
Social Business Info Portals
Social Business Info Portals
Via3 Offers Publicity and Networking for Ethical Companies
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32
Local Food Biz Connectors
Local Food Biz Connectors
Sustaination Makes It Easy and Efficient to Get Healthy Food
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31
Technological Literacy Programs
Technological Literacy Programs
‘121 Women and Computers' Teaches Valuable Employment
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30
Online Development Communities
Online Development Communities
Next Billion Looks to Enterprises to Create a Global Middle Class
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29
Changing Consumption Practices
Changing Consumption Practices
Goodsumption Highlights Ethical Products Around the Globe
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28
Conscientious Clothes-Tracking
Conscientious Clothes-Tracking
This Made-By Website Tracks Textiles Transparently
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27
Passionate Internet Communities
Passionate Internet Communities
Phinklife is a Social Platform and Non-Profit Organization
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26
Global Empowerment Tutor Sites
Global Empowerment Tutor Sites
EducateNcare Works with Students for a Social Purpose
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25
Developing World Entrepreneur Webisodes
Developing World Entrepreneur Webisodes
‘Young World Innovators’ Follows African Business
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24
Dramatic Social Enterprises
Dramatic Social Enterprises
13th Theatre Company Uses the Performing Arts to Build Confidence
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23
Ethical Cocoa Gadget Helpers
Ethical Cocoa Gadget Helpers
The Divine Chocolate App Shares the Story of the Farmer-Owned Company
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22
Cause-Based Social Networks
Cause-Based Social Networks
KooDooZ Acts as a Soapbox for Youth Entrepreneurs
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21
CSR Influencers
CSR Influencers
'One Love Network' Empowers Consumers to Impact Social Good Budgets
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20
Members-Only Social Boutiques
Members-Only Social Boutiques
The New Ethical Ocean Website Presents a Revamped E-Commerce Company
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19
Social Good Careers
Social Good Careers
'Give to Get Jobs' is a Board for For-Profit Jobs With Positive Impact
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18
Stuff-Sharing Social Enterprises
Stuff-Sharing Social Enterprises
Unstash Fosters Collaborative Consumption for Sustainability
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17
Digital Literacy Agencies
Digital Literacy Agencies
New Found Network Employs Youth to Create Nonprofit Campaigns
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16
Community Giving Sites
Community Giving Sites
'A Little More Good' Helps Vancouverites Give Back to their Communities
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15
Purpose-Driven IT Companies
Purpose-Driven IT Companies
Better The World is a B Corporation Using Technology for Social Good
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14
Great Deals for Good
Great Deals for Good
DealGooder Facilitates Group Buying and Giving, Donating 50% of Profits
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13
Conscious Online Marketplaces
Conscious Online Marketplaces
'Ethical Community' Connects Businesses With Customers Who Care
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12
Cause-Oriented Deals
Cause-Oriented Deals
Roozt Lets You Support Social Enterprise Brands and Products
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11
Online Marketplaces for Good
Online Marketplaces for Good
KarmaGoat is Like Craigslist But Proceeds Go to Charity
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10
Ethical Lifestyle Apps
Ethical Lifestyle Apps
The Fair Trade Finder App Crowdsources Fair Trade-Certified Products
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9
Data-Driven Classroom Management
Data-Driven Classroom Management
Kickboard is a For-Profit Social Business Boosting Education
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8
Ethical Eco Retailers
Ethical Eco Retailers
The Offset Warehouse Online Store Makes a Cost-Effective Statement
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7
Crowdfunded Social Innovator Sites
Crowdfunded Social Innovator Sites
‘StartSomeGood’ Grows Purpose-Driven Initiatives
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6
Conscious E-Commerce
Conscious E-Commerce
Ethical Ocean is an Online Marketplace for Eco, Organic & Fair Trade Products
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5
Social Good Shopping Sites
Social Good Shopping Sites
'Histoire' Boutique is an Online Store Devoted to Creating a Just World
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4
Online Ethical Retailers
Online Ethical Retailers
SERRV Alleviates Poverty by Supporting Artisans from Around the World
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3
Ethical Shopping Sites
Ethical Shopping Sites
Magnifeco is an Eco-Fashion Source Featuring All Things Socially Good
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2
Planet-Loving Marketplaces
Planet-Loving Marketplaces
Eartheasy is an Online Shop to Support Sustainable Lifestyles
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1
Altruistic Online Marketplaces
Altruistic Online Marketplaces
'Shop With Meaning' Sells Socially-Responsible Items with a Story
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