We help entrepreneurs and business owners start, grow, and invest in businesses with a triple bottom line--meaning they turn a profit, create positive social change, and have eternal impact. Our primary client is wealthy, faith-based donors with strong propensity to generosity. The service we offer them is facilitating investments on behalf of their foundations.
Donors increasingly want stronger impact from their charitable donations. They want to end sex trafficking, feed the hungry, bring clean drinking water, take care of orphans, bring the Gospel to the lost, translate Scripture into every language, and on and on. And yet, they’ve read “When Helping Hurts” and know the all the charity in the world can’t move the needle on some of the biggest social issues of our day. Plus, the inefficiencies built into the charity model run counter to the principles they’ve used to build their own businesses.
Charities themselves know that old models of funding won’t carry them through the next decade. Many are beginning to see that their mission can only come to fruition through revenue-generating activities. Joe Knittig, CEO of Global Orphan Project, a charity engaged in orphan care and prevention in Haiti and Uganda, says it well, “Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day; teach him how to fish and he’ll eat for a lifetime; but invest in his fishing business and buy his product and he’ll feed his whole village.”
Businesses built alongside charity have the power to change social dynamics in ways that charity alone simply cannot.