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2017 Seven Small Jewels

Impact Makers is honored to be one of Consulting’s 2017 Seven Small Jewels. The magazine announced its 2017 Seven Small Jewels on February 10. The annual list recognizes the fastest growing small businesses in consulting and highlights “the hidden gems of the profession.”

Consulting magazine is the flagship publication of the consulting profession featuring the latest information on consulting careers, thought leadership, and corporate strategies.

In 2016, Impact Makers was named to the ‘Seven to Watch’ List.

Read about the 2017 Seven Small Jewels.

See Impact Makers’ coverage in the February 2017 issue.

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Lenovo proudly featured Impact Makers on Forbes.com for being an innovator in the for-profit space, dubbing our company one of 2016′s “Difference Makers.”

“What if the typical philanthropic model was turned inside-out, and for-profit companies made it their business from the start to donate all their profits to charity?”

Sounds revolutionary, right? That’s exactly the model that our company was built on and the engine that powers our success and continuing social impact.

“Impact Makers maintains an enviable “triple bottom-line” business model, competing on the basis of providing cutting-edge technology solutions to its clients, directing the fruits of its success  to doing social good, and providing meaningful purpose to its employees.”

It’s an honor to be featured and we hope that coverage of our business model like this inspires the next Michael Pirrons of the world, across many industries to come.

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Every year, our Impact Report highlights our community partners, our clients, our B Corp partners, our board and staff, and many other members of the community.  The 2015 Impact Report carries on that tradition.

Some of the accomplishments can be seen in our 2015 Impact Report (click here):

  • More than $404,000 contributed in direct, unrestricted financial support and pro bono management and technology consulting support (over 1,760 hours) to our community partner organizations.
  • Three pro bono partners were added – Midwives for Haiti, IT4Causes, and AHRC New York City.  They joined our community partners: Family Lifeline, Rx Partnership, Peter Paul Development Center, and FLiPM (Future Leaders in Project Management).
  • The B Corp movement has grown to more than 1,800 Certified B Corps from 42 countries and over 120 industries.
  • $2.4m in working capital was raised to accelerate Impact Makers’ growth with new and expanded services.

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View the 2015 year-end letters from our charitable community partners for more details on how each organization helped those in need.

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A CNN article covering the cyber security threats to the 2016 general election quoted Cathie Brown. Cathie is Impact Makers’ VP of GRC, and formerly Virginia’s Deputy Chief Information Security Officer.

Great job, Cathie!

 

IMG_20160919_134319082For the fourth straight year, Impact Makers has made the RVA 25, a list of the fastest growing companies in Richmond by BizSense. Companies are ranked by annual average revenue growth percentage from 2013-2015. This year, !m ranks 20th.

 

 

Screen Shot 2016-09-19 at 12.33.03 PMFor the fourth year in a row, Impact Makers was designated as a “Best for the World” and “Best for the Community” company by B the Change media. Only B Corps that score in the top 10% are awarded the designation. In Impact Makers’ category of employee size (50-249), !m ranked no. 3 in both the “Best for the World” overall, as well as “Best for the Community” lists.

“B Corps are leading the global movement to use business as a force for good. Every year we honor the members of our community who are forging ahead—B Corps that score in the top 10% in different areas on the B Impact Assessment. The Best for the World lists recognize top performers and inspire more businesses to follow in their footsteps—but they’re also a great way to introduce the world to the entire B Corp community.” – B the Change Media 

Impact Makers has also made the Inner City 100 list of companies by Fortune Magazine and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC). For the second year in a row, !m is recognized for its efforts to cause positive change in the nation’s poorest areas. Impact Makers ranked no. 23 out of 100 companies.

“From a high-tech commercial fishing outlet in Boston to a socially responsible apparel company in Oakland, there’s great variety in the types of businesses thriving in America’s urban centers and creating jobs where they are needed most. Here are this year’s 100 fastest-growing inner city companies, as ranked by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC).” – Fortune Magazine