The 2008 Social Capitalist Awards
Change the world. Make some money. It's an appealing prospect. Nonprofits were born because for-profits weren't addressing some market failures--pollution, poverty, illiteracy. Profit won't cure those ills, but it's becoming a bigger part of more solutions. Below you will find the organizations that are granted the Fast Company/Monitor Group Social Capitalist Award. Along with the 45 world-changing nonprofits, we also honor ten companies not only striving to make a profit, but to also make a difference.
Besides the features of our December/January 2008 issue, you will also find expanded profiles, web exclusive interviews, additional features, and interactive slideshows that present the Social Capitalists in a concise and lively way. The world of social entrepreneurship is a wonderful one -- go experience it. And you may want to keep an eye out for that donate button.
= 5-year winner = Newcomer
Aspire Public Schools
BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life)
Calvert Social Investment Foundation
Community Reinvestment Fund
Housing Partnership Network
New Leaders for New Schools
The New Teacher Project
Points of Light Foundation & HandsOn Network
Raising a Reader
Reach Out and Read
Room to Read
Rubicon Programs Inc.
Teach for America
Working Today Freelancers Union
Now the Good News...
Venture philanthropy. Patient capital. For-benefit corporations. What if you could actually make a profit while changing the world?
- Rising Star: GlobalGiving
- Rising Star: Goodwill Industries
- Rising Star: Green Dot Public Schools
- Rising Star: Prison Entrepreneurship Program
- Bill Drayton, founder and CEO, Ashoka
- John Elkington, founder, SustainAbility
- Brian Walker, president and CEO, Herman Miller