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Social Business Enterprise (SBE)

Social Business Enterprise

The Speaking Husky is a Social Business Enterprise.

What This Means

I will give 3% of my net sales to nonprofit organizations. I have a long list of nonprofit organizations that I will give to, and as a client you may choose which of these organizations I give 3% of what you pay me. Here’s some more information about social business enterprise. If you choose to select the nonprofit I will give to, I will send you a receipt verifying that I made the contribution. As my business grows, my goal is to increase the 3% of net sales to…as much as I can afford to give. A one for one model like Toms uses would be great! (When they sell a pair of shoes, Toms gives one pair of shoes to a needy child. When Toms sells eyewear, the company donates a pair of prescription glasses, sight-saving surgery, or medical care to a needy person.) Do you have an idea how I can change my business model to a one for one model now? Please share that idea with me…immediately. 🙂

The Areas Where I Will Focus The Speaking Husky’s Giving

Can I Give to a Group that is Not on One of Your Lists?

Unfortunately not. (If you live outside the USA, I will give to your country’s chapter of one of these nonprofits though.) Selecting these groups was a major undertaking. I’m 100% certain that there are many other worthy nonprofits and I’m also sure that you can find a group that you will want to give to on one of my lists.

The Speaking Husky List of Nonprofits

People—Basic Needs and Immediate Survival Needs. Food, Water, Clothing, and Shelter

  • American Cancer Society For nearly 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.
  • The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.
  • American Heart Association The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest, largest voluntary organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
  • The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through Education, Advocacy and Research.
  • The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas: 1. Disaster Relief 2. Supporting America’s Military Families 3. Life Saving Blood 4. Health And Human Services 5. International Services.
  • Charity: Water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations.
  • Doctors Without Borders works in nearly 70 countries providing medical aid to those most in need regardless of their race, religion, or political affiliation.
  • Feeding America is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity.
  • Habitat For Humanity believes that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. We build and repair houses all over the world using volunteer labor and donations.
  • Make-A-Wish grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories, on average, every 38 minutes. We believe that a wish experience can be a game-changer.
  • At Modest Needs, we work to promote the self-sufficiency of the ‘working poor’ – the hard-working but low-income individuals and families that conventional philanthropy has otherwise forgotten.
  • One achieves change through advocacy. We hold world leaders to account for the commitments they’ve made to fight extreme poverty, and we campaign for better development policies, more effective aid and trade reform.
  • Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations networked together in more than 90 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty.
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is unlike any other pediatric treatment and research facility. Discoveries made here have completely changed how the world treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. With research and patient care under one roof, St. Jude is where some of today’s most gifted researchers are able to do science more quickly.
  • The V Foundation was founded by Jim Valvano and ESPN in 1993. After being diagnosed with cancer at the young age of 46, Jim dreamed of finding cures for cancer. A relatively young organization, The V Foundation has a strong presence in the scientific community. The Foundation is guided by an elite, all-volunteer Scientific Advisory Board who recommends the research projects funded. This Board is comprised of top physicians and research scientists from prominent universities and cancer centers throughout the country. Working with this team of talented professionals, we are proud to carry out Jim’s vision for the future.
  • Water.org is a nonprofit organization that has transformed hundreds of communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America by providing access to safe water and sanitation.
  • World Vision’s excellent work in areas such as disaster relief, poverty reduction, and hunger alleviation has earned the trust of more than 3 million donors, supporters, and volunteers; more than half a million child sponsors; thousands of churches; hundreds of corporations; and government agencies in the United States and around the world.
  • The Wounded Warrior Project’s vision is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s (USA) history.

People—Long term needs. Education, Employment, and Human Rights.

  • Ashoka is the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, with nearly 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 70 countries putting their system changing ideas into practice on a global scale.
  • Children of the Night is a privately funded non-profit organization established in 1979 and dedicated to rescuing America’s children from the ravages of prostitution.
  • DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on our site, and you can give any amount to the project that most inspires you.
  • Grameen Foundation helps the world’s poorest – especially women – improve their lives and escape poverty by providing them with access to appropriate financial services, life-changing information and unique income-generating opportunities.
  • Kiva is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.
  • PeacePlayers International Through a groundbreaking peacebuilding-and-leadership development curriculum, PeacePlayers International uses basketball to bring children together and teach them proven tactics for improving their communities. PeacePlayers International currently operates year-round programs in South Africa, Northern Ireland, Israel and the West Bank, and Cyprus.
  • Raising A Reader helps families of children aged 0-8 develop, practice and maintain home-based literacy routines critical for school success. The research is clear — when families are involved, children’s academic achievement improves.
  • Reading is Fundamental’s (RIF) mission is to motivate young children to read by working with them, their parents, and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life. RIF’s highest priority is reaching underserved children from birth to age 8.
  • Special Olympics transforms lives through the joy of sport, every day, everywhere. We are the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities: with nearly 4 million athletes in more than 170 countries — and millions more volunteers and supporters. We are also a global social movement.
  • WITNESS empowers human rights defenders to use video to fight injustice, and to transform personal stories of abuse into powerful tools that can pressure those in power or with power to act. By bringing often unseen images and seldom heard stories to the attention of key decision makers, the media, and the public–WITNESS catalyzes grassroots activism, political engagement, and lasting change..
  • UNICEF was created with this purpose in mind – to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path. We believe that we can, together, advance the cause of humanity.

Animals—Best Friends of the Human Race.

  • American Humane Association’s mission is to ensure the welfare, wellness and well-being of children and animals, and to unleash the full potential of the bond between humans and animals to the mutual benefit of both.
  • ASPCA is the first humane organization to be granted legal authority to investigate and make arrests for crimes against animals, we are wholly dedicated to fulfilling the ASPCA mission through nonviolent approaches. Our organization provides local and national leadership in three key areas: caring for pet parents and pets, providing positive outcomes for at-risk animals and serving victims of animal cruelty.
  • Best Friends’ Animal Society At the core of Best Friends’ work is the dream that one day animals will no longer be killed in America’s shelters. Making this dream a reality is the mission we call No More Homeless Pets.
  • Defenders of Wildlife is a national leader in science-based, results-oriented wildlife conservation. We stand out in our commitment to saving imperiled wildlife and championing the Endangered Species Act, the landmark law that protects them.
  • National Audubon Society’s mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.
  • National Wildlife Federation is a voice for wildlife, dedicated to protecting wildlife and habitat and inspiring the future generation of conservationists.
  • Oceana, founded in 2001, is the largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation. Our offices in North America, South America and Europe work together on a limited number of strategic, directed campaigns to achieve measurable outcomes that will help return our oceans to former levels of abundance.
  • World Wildlife Fund works to conserve the world’s most important natural places and significantly change global forces to protect the future of nature. Our experts are active at every level—from field work to government—conserving the largest tropical rain forests, the most remote areas of our planet, and the world’s most endangered species.

Conservation—Land Preservation and Pollution Reduction.

  • American Farmland Trust is the only national conservation organization dedicated to protecting farmland, promoting sound farming practices, and keeping farmers on the land. As the vital link among farmers, conservationists and policy-makers, we’re focused on ensuring the availability of the land that provides fresh food, a healthy environment and lasting rural landscapes.
  • Carbonfund.org is leading the fight against global warming, making it easy and affordable for any individual, business or organization to reduce & offset their climate impact and hasten the transition to a clean energy future.
  • Climatepath — Of the dozens of ways to tackle climate change, conservation and offsetting can have the most immediate impact…Our mission is to let you offset and conserve in the way that is right for you.
  • Ducks Unlimited— DU got its start in 1937 during the Dust Bowl when North America’s drought-plagued waterfowl populations had plunged to unprecedented lows. Determined not to sit idly by as the continent’s waterfowl dwindled beyond recovery, a small group of sportsmen joined together to form an organization that became known as Ducks Unlimited. Its mission: habitat conservation.
  • Green Cross International’s roots can be traced back to President Mikhail Gorbachev’s time in office as Head of State of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, a period during which he spoke repeatedly about the interrelated threats humanity and our Earth face from nuclear arms, chemical weapons, unsustainable development, and the man-induced decimation of the planet’s ecology.
  • The Land Trust Alliance is a national conservation organization that works in three ways to save the places people love. First, we increase the pace of conservation, so more land and natural resources get protected. Second, we enhance the quality of conservation, so the most important lands get protected using the best practices in the business. And third, we ensure the permanence of conservation by creating the laws and resources needed to defend protected land over time. The Alliance is based in Washington, D.C., and has several regional offices.
  • The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land and thousands of miles of rivers worldwide — and operates more than 100 marine conservation projects globally.
  • The National Parks Conservation Association believes that America’s national parks and historical sites embody the American spirit. They are windows to our past, homes to some of our rarest plants and animal species, and places where every American can go to find inspiration, peace, and open space.
  • The Natural Resources Defense Council has six main priorities: 1. Curbing Global Warming and Creating the Clean Energy Future 2. Reviving the World’s Oceans 3. Defending Endangered Wildlife and Wild Places 4. Protecting Our Health by Preventing Pollution 5. Ensuring Safe and Sufficient Water 6. Fostering Sustainable Communities
  • The Rainforest Foundation believes that the most effective way to protect rainforests is to ensure that the indigenous communities who have historically managed and protected those forests have secure and long term rights to their lands and resources.
  • The Sierra Club exists to— explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources; To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.
  • TerraPass has helped more than 1,000 businesses and other institutions, as well as hundreds of thousands of individuals, take responsibility for their impact on the climate. This has resulted in implementation of dozens of renewable energy and greenhouse gas destruction projects that in aggregate have reduced greenhouse gases in our atmosphere equivalent to billions of tons of carbon dioxide.
  • The Trust for Public Land is the go-to organization for communities wanting to protect special places and create close-to home-parks in and near cities. Our goal is to put a park or playground within walking distance of every American.