I wish I could claim to have come up with the term "Social Impact" organization.
I can't. But, I may be single-handedly trying to change the way we talk about nonprofit organizations today and for years to come.
Think about it. If you are reading this post, then chances are high that you are connected to the social impact sector. Some people also use the term "tax exempt" organization, which is a little less negative.
I like the term "social impact organization" because it is a much better descriptor for what we do. For what we are about. We are about making an impact in our world. We are about helping kids learn, finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease, providing homes for the homeless, food to the hungry and shelter for those experiencing a disaster. At some point, every one of us has been or will be on the receiving end of a social impact organization.
When we are, we don't care about whether or not they are in business to make a profit. We don't care whether or not a person gets a tax deduction for making a gift. We care about impact.
The impact these organizations make is tremendous. I, for one, am grateful that they exist. Our "nonprofits" deserve a name befitting of their duties.
Mentor Kimberly Massey
In addition to my work in the social impact field, I have a great husband of 27 years and an incredible 20 year old daughter. Our family lives in central Mississippi and we provide a loving, but sometimes chaotic home to two awesome dogs and a turtle.
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