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Re:think report: Blue Bottle Coffee, Saatchi & Saatchi S leaders discuss building a strong and ethical brand

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Purpose, people, pleasure and profit are trumping the traditional product, price, place and promotion as the new “4 P’s of marketing,” Annie Longsworth told attendees at New Resource Bank’s re:think event on Oct. 3.

Re:think report: building a sustainable nonprofit with compelling stories and robust online platforms

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How can nonprofits grow and thrive while honoring the desires of donors who want most or all of their money to directly fund programs? By creatively applying private-sector funding approaches to support operations and by using artful storytelling to keep donors engaged, say the leaders of three pioneering nonprofits.

How to Build a Sustainable Nonprofit with a Compelling Story and Robust Online Platform

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As traditional sources of nonprofit funding crumble, innovative platforms for attracting donors are rising to replace them. Join us June 4 for the next re:think, where Bartlomiej Jan Skorupa of Groundwork Opportunities, Katherine Woo of Kiva and Pamela Hawley of UniversalGiving will discuss using the art of storytelling to build a movement, creating funding platforms that allow nonprofits to be self-reliant and turning the shopping cart into an instrument of change by integrating crowdfunding and e-commerce models.

Secrets of success: how Wild Planet grew from $2 million to $60 million

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Wild Planet Foods, a provider of sustainably caught wild seafood, grew from $2 million in revenue in 2008 to $20 million in 2010 and $60 million today—without compromising on its mission. How’d the company do it?

New Resource earns spot on ‘Best for the World’ list

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B Lab, the nonprofit that certifies B Corporations, has named New Resource Bank to its “Best for the World” list of businesses that are creating the most overall positive social and environmental impact.

Mike Hannigan for President?

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I was completely moved at last night’s re:think event featuring Give Something Back (GSB) founder Mike Hannigan. Mike started GSB 20 years ago, with the idea of giving all of their profits away. What kind of crazy person….

Well, this year GSB is celebrating their 20th year in business and have donated over $5 million dollars to local nonprofits.

But Mike and his team at GSB aren’t resting. They’ve begun to look at their assets as tools to further help the community. An example?

Sustainability can drive profit—for your firm and your portfolio

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Can entrepreneurs, executives and investors profit by focusing on sustainability? Investment adviser and author R. Paul Herman, creator of the HIP (Human Impact + Profit) method of evaluating companies, says yes: his HIP 100 Index beat the S&P 500 cumulatively in 2010. Hear him speak Feb. 3 at the next re:think about how positive environmental and social impacts can improve your company’s performance, and how you can help build a better world with your investment portfolio.

Speaker/networking series debuts

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Our new bimonthly series, re:think, launches Feb. 3 with Hunter Lovins, president and founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions. The event will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with plenty of time for meeting fellow New Resource customers. The series is part of our ongoing effort to foster community and encourage dialogue about sustainability. Look for an invitation in your e-mail box soon.

 

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