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Exploring Your Neighbourhood For Social Profitability

Business success with ‘kindness’ at its core!

A couple of weeks ago a member of our team was walking around the neighbourhood and stumbled upon a small boutique store called, A Kind Heart. She was intrigued and decided to step inside. This is Emily’s story… Kyla, who I later learned was the owner of the store, warmly greeted me. She began telling me that all of the… Read More

The Shift in Strategic Planning for Social Profitability

The Shift in Strategic Planning for Social Profitability

How a new calendar year shouldn’t affect your year-to-year thinking

The start of a new year provides a tabula rasa… clean slate. Fresh beginnings are golden opportunities for brands and organizations to develop new ideas and approaches for corporate Social Profitability. We ask, “Should the slate be completely wiped clean of what’s come before?” A new year is a great time to be thinking about the importance of strategic planning…… Read More

Putting Your Campaign Front and Center for Social Profitability

Extending Your Reach to a Wider Audience

Fundraising campaigns take effort, time and money to build steam and reach enough supporters to see your donations or event registrations multiply. Of course, the connection to cause plays a strong roll in the success of any campaign’s achievement of Social Profitability. How can you guarantee that you’re in the game from the start? Firstly, don’t expect that your new… Read More

Umano Meshes Fashion and Philanthropy for Social Profitability

A fashion brand for social-minded changemakers

Umano, which means human or mankind in Italian, is the appropriate name for a startup company that is all about Social Profitability, helping others, and making the world a better place for all. Brothers Alex and Jonathan Torrey founded the Umano label in 2011, with the aim of creating a brand that is socially conscious, giving back within their own… Read More

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Exploitive or Tactical for Social Profitability?

Engaging the many by targeting the few

When is it o.k. to push boundaries? For Social Profitability… perhaps all of the time?!? I read in ADWEEK about a campaign created by an agency in Demark on behalf of Coca-Cola and its new brand, stevia- and cane-sugar-sweetened Coca-Cola Life. The kicker was that only about 5% of the population could actually see the message. The message was hidden… Read More

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The Pursuit of Social Profitability… Even When Failure Strikes

When things don’t go as planned, be strategic in your response

Even the best of plans can sometimes fall short. Despite your best efforts to be strategic and collaborative as you created the perfect program, event or campaign, the results sometimes don’t meet their objectives. This does not necessarily mean your concept has no future. The exact opposite can be true. While a lack of success can be difficult to accept… Read More

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Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation and its Affect on Social Profitability

You must be compliant and personalized to achieve a successful email marketing strategy

Despite the fact that Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) has prompted many not-for-profit organizations to cut down on – or even cut out – the use of email as part of their marketing strategy, it’s worth the effort to adapt your cause marketing plan to comply with the current legislation. Email is not only the most effective, but also among the… Read More

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Social Profitability is on the Rise

Canadian small businesses have more reasons to get involved

Social Profitability is becoming a priority for Canadian small businesses. Many are beginning to realize that doing good for others can actually make good business sense all around. The trend to integrate corporate social responsibility (CSR) into a business strategy is starting to take hold from the grassroots level up. Small businesses should be prepared to leverage the good they… Read More

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The Business Drivers Behind Social Profitability

Social responsibility pays off when it comes from the heart

When it comes to making Social Profitability a priority in business, personal experience can be the motivating factor for many corporate leaders. It was for Paul Lindley, who founded Ella’s Kitchen. He had two motivating drivers: 1) his years helping build Nickelodeon into a trusted brand for children and seeking to address the perception that TV was responsible for kids’… Read More

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Stars Shine for Social Profitability

Celebrities lend their support to worthy causes

Charities working to achieve Social Profitability recognize the importance of fostering relationships with stars for their ability to increase awareness of their endeavours. For so many celebrities from the world of television, music, film, fashion, sports or the arts, commitment to a cause means more than paying it lip-service. Impassioned by their beliefs, whether through personal circumstance or the desire… Read More