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32 Volunteer-Supporting Social Enterprises

From Altruistic Law Firms to Fair Trade Underwear

— June 14, 2012 — Social Good
This Social Business top list of volunteer-supporting social enterprises ranges from the more for-profit side of things to the pure charity idea of an organization. Some of the people and brands featured here rely on volunteers to function and others make it their mission to encourage their own employees to lend their time to a cause that is creating positive social change around the globe.

Interestingly, a few of the innovations featured here connect community, individuals, non-profits and businesses -- many of them through an Internet platform that allows for an easy and simple application. For instance, Do Good Get Rewards helps to give perks to volunteers in an effort to increase the amount of time people spend volunteering. Spice Innovations, which is a 2012 Deloitte Social Innovation Pioneer, has created a time credit program. Initiatives like these will undoubtedly create a further fusion between what is typically thought of as separate: volunteerism and paid work.
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Waste-Reverting Social Enterprises
Waste-Reverting Social Enterprises
Wombling CIC Recycles Goods Headed for the Landfill
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Health Service Social Enterprises
Health Service Social Enterprises
The SCA Group Offers Community Care in the United Kingdom
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30
Crowdsourced Charity Reviews
Crowdsourced Charity Reviews
GreatNonProfits is a Website that Supports Good Causes
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29
Youth Ownership Organizations
Youth Ownership Organizations
Five Lamps is a Social Enterprise Focusing on Creating Possibilities
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28
Change Agent Communities
Change Agent Communities
Changents Connects People Doing Good With People Who Help Them
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27
Community-Connecting Commerce
Community-Connecting Commerce
Cause.it is a Free Mobile App Pushing for Change
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26
Altruistic Law Firms
Altruistic Law Firms
Rimon is a Certified B Corp and Donates 10% Of Its Profits to Charity
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25
Online Development Communities
Online Development Communities
Next Billion Looks to Enterprises to Create a Global Middle Class
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24
Free Money Social Networks
Free Money Social Networks
Good Deeds Global is an Organization That Helps You Pay It Forward
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Volunteer Time Credits
Volunteer Time Credits
Spice Innovations Engages Community in Order to Create Change
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22
Empowering Childcare Networks
Empowering Childcare Networks
Cool2Care Matches Personal Assistants with Disabled Children
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21
Professional Good Doers
Professional Good Doers
Catchafire is a B Corp That Lets Professionals Volunteer Their Skills
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Sustainable Society Cooperatives
Sustainable Society Cooperatives
The Zebra Collective is a Social Enterprise Supporting Workers
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19
Purpose-Driven Workouts
Purpose-Driven Workouts
The Good Gym Mobilizes Volunteers Through Social Good
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Relationship-Based Baking Businesses
Relationship-Based Baking Businesses
King Arthur Flour Company is Employee-Owned
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Community Craft Ciders
Community Craft Ciders
Brew On is a Social Enterprise Based in the United Kingdom
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16
Volunteer Perk Programs
Volunteer Perk Programs
Do Good Get Rewards is a Platform to Recognize the Help of Non-Profits
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Ethical Vacation Choices
Ethical Vacation Choices
Responsible Travel is a Locally-Oriented Online Portal
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14
Micro-Volunteering
Micro-Volunteering
The Extraordinaries is a Platform for Small-Scale Time Commitments
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13
Empowering Bakeries
Empowering Bakeries
The Bread Maker in the UK Employees People with Learning Disabilities
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12
Inclusive Nightclubs
Inclusive Nightclubs
'Star Enterprise Work and Play' is for People with Learning Disabilities
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11
Microloans for Homelessness?
Microloans for Homelessness?
Beyond the Cardboard Shares Stories, Interviews and Resources
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10
Outdoor Gear for Good
Outdoor Gear for Good
Patagonia Pays Employees to Volunteer for Eco Nonprofits
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9
Economically Empowering Jewelry Programs
Economically Empowering Jewelry Programs
Senhoa Benefits Survivors of Human Trafficking
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8
Vibrant Fair Trade Products
Vibrant Fair Trade Products
Global Mamas Helps Ghana-Based Artisan Reach New Markets
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7
Surfing for a Cause
Surfing for a Cause
'Much Better Adventures' Help You Organize Ethical Travel Experiences
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6
Better Biking Businesses
Better Biking Businesses
Bikeworks is a Social Enterprise with Oodles of Responsible Initiatives
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5
Slum Empowerment Fashion
Slum Empowerment Fashion
Bachhara Makes Fair Trade, Ethical Silk Apparel in Bangladesh
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Profit-Sharing Cafes
Profit-Sharing Cafes
Kinfolk is an Australian Social Business with Four Development Projects
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Well-Wasted Cuisine
Well-Wasted Cuisine
FoodCycle Uses Surplus to Feed Local Communities
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2
Cause-Conscious Clothing
Cause-Conscious Clothing
United by Blue Removes One Pound of Trash from Oceans for Every Item Sold
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Fair Trade Underwear
Fair Trade Underwear
Pants to Poverty is a Hip Social Enterprise That Raises “Underwearness"
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