Episode 23: Finding Your Cause and Embedding it Into Your Life


This week's episode is all about giving back in a way that is sustainable to your life and maximizes impact around your cause.

This episode has a freebie - The Ready, Set , Do (Good) mini course is designed to help embed giving into your biz or life. It outlines seven ways to give back, get it for FREE at www.liveblacksheep.com/findyourcause

A hallmark of every client Nicole has even coached is that they are values-driven women. And whether through their work or personal lives they seek ways to give back. 

Many of them are also multi-passionate and have a ton of ideas and projects they are trying to juggle. Sound like you? 

This week Nicole uses Jes as a case study of how she works with clients to launch social good projects. Make sure you grab your freebie to get access to Nicole's coaching process that helped Jes maximize her social impact through the social impact initiative she birthed called www.poweredbyher.com

This week we are Black Sheep because...

"I am Black Sheep because I am taking risks to talk more about the things I am passionate about." - Nicole

"I am Black Sheep because I make unreasonable asks." - Jes

The #BlackSheepAsk Challenge is live! 

For 30 Days we are making small and large asks to get out of our comfort zone. When you make your ask tag us #blacksheepask

Terms mentioned in this episode: 

DoGoodLiving.com - Spectrum of Social Change

There is a pipeline of change, where along a change journey to affect this wrong is your intervention going to be placed?

Social Entrepreneurship - Mission driven for-profit entity that from it's start is intended to do social good for world. Or non profits that create revenue generating streams. 

One-for-One Model - Buy a product, company donates one.


B-Corps - "B Corp is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk. B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency." 

Source: https://www.bcorporation.net/what-are-b-corps

Example: SustyParty - http://www.sustyparty.com/

Non Profit with Revenue Generating Streams - These organizations are supported by both donations and "incorporate some form of revenue generation through commercial means into their operations. Income-generating activities are not conducted as a separate business, but rather are integrated into the organization's other activities." 

Source: http://www.4lenses.org/Setypology/iga

Examples include: 

Social return on investment (SROI) - "is a principles-based method for measuring extra-financial value (i.e., environmental and social value not currently reflected in conventional financial accounts) relative to resources invested." 

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_return_on_investment

Organization mentioned in this episode:

Unreasonable Institutehttps://unreasonableinstitute.org/
Ashoka - https://www.ashoka.org/
AshokaU - http://ashokau.org/
The New School Social Innovation Initiative - http://www.newschool.edu/social-innovation/

To learn more about Nicole's coaching work with clients around social impact visit www.DoGoodLiving.com

Have a cause or effort you support - tell us so we can support and share with the community.