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B Corps Spotlight: Synapse

Next on deck in our blog series on local B Corps is Synapse, a membership networking organization that “facilitates connections between businesses, and businesses and nonprofit groups for community and economic development.” What does that look like in real life? A Synapse Hub – where groups of business and nonprofit community members gather to exchange resources, ideas, and make valuable connections. Nonprofit hosts have an opportunity to share updates and needs with a captive audience at the Hub. ConnectVA attended a recent hub at Unbound RVA, and sat down with Keith Reynolds, Co-Founder of Synapse to learn more about the Synapse story:

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B Corps Spotlight: TMI Consulting

B Corps. Diversity and inclusion. What do these two things have in common? They were both identified by Independent Sector as key factors affecting the social sector in the years to come. They are also defining characteristics of TMI Consulting – a management consulting firm and certified B Corps that specifically serves as a diversity and inclusion strategy resource for clients. We talked with Tiffany Jana, CEO and President of TMI, to ask her a few questions about the company and the B Corps movement:

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Nonprofit Trends: The Rise of the B Corps Movement

As more and more companies make community engagement a priority and add corporate responsibility pages to their websites, and as "benefit corporations" continue to rise, the definition of the social sector is becoming increasingly broad. In the past, businesses were reactive, performing social sector engagement for reputation management. Now, there is demand among consumers, and preference among talent, for socially-engaged brands. As we illustrated in a previous piece, younger generations' are attracted to employers who emphasize community engagement and social impact, regardless of whether that means working for a nonprofit, a for-profit, or something in-between.

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Business User Spotlight: Trina Willard, Knowledge Advisory Group

We are excited to feature our first Business User Spotlight on Trina Willard, Principal Consultant at Knowledge Advisory Group. Also check out her "From an Expert" guest blog post on "Baby Steps" Towards a Strong Evaluation Culture. Business User Spotlights and guest blog posts are valuable benefits of a premium listing in the ConnectVA Business…

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Get your Business Connected on ConnectVA

Would you like your business to be more connected with the good work and impact of our local community-based organizations?  ConnectVA unifies ConnectSouthide and ConnectRichmond into Central Virginia's virtual nonprofit center and civic hub - and this time we've made a space for the business sector to join the dialogue and participate in the community…

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