According to the May 2011 issue of Inc. Magazine:

It used to be that if you wanted to make a difference, you joined a nonprofit.  And if you wanted to make money, you launched a business.  These days, it’s not so simple.  More nonprofits are being run like fast-growth start-ups.  And more traditional companies are being built around social missions.

All for One, One for All

And, if GREEN is added to the mix, then one would have a “triple-bottom-line” establishment.  There is, of course, an entire spectrum ranging from nonprofits with earned income to B corporations to hybrid models.

Green Force for Good

Goodjoe, for example, is “a community-based T-shirt company with a passion for doing good.”  They have generously teamed up with OneVietnam Network (OVN) to support OVN’s causes.  Here is the gist:

1.  Visit


2.  Select your favorite design(s) for yourself and/or as gift(s) to your loved ones

In Good Company

3.  Enter GJLIKESOVN at checkout

Share Against Hunger

4.  Buyers in the United States will receive FREE shipping while international buyers will receive a FREE TOTE BAG

Gives Soulfully

5.  25% of proceeds will be donated to OneVietnam!

Half Full Wins

How many other Vietnamese-owned businesses with a community-cause can you name?

Peace Love Happiness

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