From Ripples to Waves: How to Collaborate for Impact
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Got ambitious plans for making a positive difference in 2019? We can help you put them in motion with our kick-off event, From Ripples to Waves: How to Collaborate for Impact.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30
During this interactive skills-building workshop, facilitated by Kimberley Jutze, Founder of Shifting Patterns Consulting, you'll learn what it takes for impact-oriented organizations, like B Corps and benefit corporations, to collectively address pressing problems in our communities. You'll come away with an understanding of the key components of an effective collaboration, how to avoid common pitfalls, best practices for developing a new or existing collaborative, support for addressing a collaboration challenge you're facing, and next steps for putting what you've learned into practice.
Please join us for a hands-on interactive workshop packed with networking, sharing best practices, and making connections.
Registration fee of $25 includes a 90 minute workshop and light bites. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at the bar.
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Annual Daylight Savings Hike
We couldn’t have asked for better weather for our Annual Daylight Savings Hike, which was held at Harper’s Ferry on November 4, 2018. Representatives from leading regional companies who are committed to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems gathered in Harpers Ferry for a fun-filled day of hiking, lunch, and networking.
DC Happy Hour & Digital Marketing Discussion
Members of the B Corp community from across the Mid-Atlantic region gathered at Local 16 in Northwest Washington, DC on Tuesday, September 18 for a lively discussion about digital marketing.
Liz Lord, a Digital Strategist/Analyst at Threespot, walked attendees through a range of digital marketing benefits, including reach, detailed targeting options, audience funneling, and how various digital marketing activities map back to the funnel. Here are some key takeaways.
June Happy Hour
One June 5, 2018, the BLMA partnered with the Green Business Roundtable and its non-profit partner, Bethesda Green, to convene its first ever event in Northern Virginia! The event was sponsored by BetterWorld Telecom had a record-breaking turn out.
Vita Global took the lead in developing this event and showcasing not only the amazing work of Northern Virginia based B Corps®, but also provided an opportunity for them to share their experiences with certification, the ROI they have seen as well as best practices they have employed as B Corps®.
- What is the ROI of becoming a Certified B Corporation®? By Vita Global
- "B"-Line to Prosperity: How B and Benefit Corps Can Boost Economic Development & Quality of Life By Council Fire
- The Path to Becoming a Certified B Corporation® For Social Entrepreneurs By Vita Global
- What sets you apart in business is not your product, it's your purpose! By Vita Global
- Quick Impact Assessment By B Lab
- 8 Things Purposeful Leaders Do Differently Every Day By Huffington Post
- CSR Matters: To "B" or not to "B"... A Better Way to Do Business By Huffington Post
- How to Buy Responsibly All Year Long By RoundPeg
- 8 Tips for Collaborating to B The Change By Shifting Patterns Consulting
- Benefit Corporations vs. B Corp™ Certification By Vita Global
- Bringing the B to Baltimore: Using Certified B Corps as a New Tool for Economic Development By Council Fire + Abell Foundation
Certified B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab® to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
B Local: Mid-Atlantic Region is a group of Certified B Corps from DC, Maryland, VA and beyond working to foster and deepen connections among organizations in our region who share our purpose and passion for using business as a force for good.
We're a community that helps business people act on their purpose to achieve socio-economic and environmental impact through meaningful relationships.
Meet Our Members
Our steering committee members are leaders on a mission to help Mid-Atlantic businesses contribute meaningfully to our community.
Founder + CEO of Council FireContact George
Chief Change Architect, Shifting Patterns ConsultingContact Kimberley
Chief Marketing Officer, AE WorksContact Carly
Director of Client Engagement, ThreespotContact Liz
Partner + Creative Director, RoundPeg Benefit LLCContact Polina
Director, Mission PartnersContact Bridget
Best Practices Chair
Founder + Principal of Global Solutions, Vita Global, Inc.Contact Colleen
Senior Vice President, CityFirst BankContact Edward
B Corp™ Program Manager, Laureate EducationContact Todd