Paying It Forward
We, at Innolect are committed to finding ways to serve and give back to the communities in which we work and live. We give a percentage of our profits to nonprofits that offer thoughtful and intentional approaches to community development.
In 2007, Innolect introduced its Sustainable Legacies℠ Practice to intentionally link leadership development to volunteerism with the communities in which our clients serve. Innolect offers turn-key programs (workshops and individual coaching) and tools to help nonprofit and community-based organizations expand, enhance, and sustain relationships with strategic corporate partners and increase their impact for giving.
A percentage of Innolect’s profits are given to nonprofits that offer thoughtful and intentional approaches to community development.
Innolect’s Sustainable Legacies® Award
This award was created to honor organizations that promote volunteerism and sustainable social responsibility. Our passion is to inspire organizations and volunteers to give back to the communities in which they live and work.
To make a submission, click here.
Innolect’s Growing Leaders Award
Becky Ripley, Innolect’s Sustainable Legacies℠ Lead, sponsors an Annual Growing Leaders Award during ManneqART Madness. The themed competition brings artworks from around the world to be judged for their execution and expression of the theme. In addition to cash prizes, funds are used to inspire creativity, teach problem solving and reward excellent.
Sustainable Giving Recommendations:
The organizations below are known for developing healthy, community-driven programs that produce deep, measurable and lasting change for people in need at home and around the globe. Please join us as volunteers and by selecting one of our favorite causes, or one of yours and pay it forward.
Bit of Hope Ranch
Bit of Hope Ranch reaches, rescues and restores hurting children, families and horses through counseling and educational programs. The horse is a valuable part of the healing process for many children that have experienced trauma and/or neglect. Their licensed therapists are trained to help the child foster healthy relationships with the horses based on trust, respect and boundaries. The clients take these skills back to their homes, school and work so they can begin to overcome destructive, painful patterns.
Your donations ensure that horse partners and facility are equipped to handle the children and families that come through the gates at Bit of Hope Ranch. Donate securely online and contact for more information.
Sole Hope exists to offer hope, healthier lives and freedom from foot related diseases through education, jobs and medical relief. By not wearing closed-toed shoes, thousands of Ugandan children and adults alike are becoming gravely ill with infection, gangrene, paralysis, and occasionally amputation or even death. Sand flea parasites called jiggers burrow into bare feet and rob the body of the little nutrition it has. Many are unable to attend school because their feet have been so badly mutilated.
A graphic, heartbreaking YouTube video exposed the truth about jiggers to Sole Hope founder, Asher Collie. You can host a Sole Hope event where participants prepare the materials that are then shipped to Africa and used to make Sole Hope shoes for village children in the Busoga region.
Heifer’s mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the earth. By giving families a hand-up, not just a hand-out, Heifer empowers them to turn lives of hunger and poverty into self-reliance and hope.
Institute for the Study of Intrapersonal Processes (ISIP)
A group of educators and business leaders joined forces to explore methods to promote research in intrapersonal processes as well as to promote growth and development for under-represented groups and underprivileged individuals. The founders, committed to building a sustainable organization, elected to form a nonprofit, tax exempt foundation.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity of York County (South Carolina) empowers families to achieve financial stability and community sustainability through affordable home ownership solutions. Through funding and volunteer support from the community we work in partnership with qualified families to create or preserve safe, decent affordable homes.
Ronald McDonald House
Many families travel far from home to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children. Often, it can be a long time to be away from home, or to divide a family. And, for children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having their mom and dad close by for love and support.
Created by a partnership of four local agencies: United Way of Cobb, Cobb Family Resources, Cobb County YWCA, and Kennesaw State University’s Coles College of Business where it has been housed on its main campus. Together, their purpose was to alleviate poverty in Cobb County. They wanted to offer low to moderate-income residents a hand up–a proven path to increase their income and financial security. Through micro-business training they could help the unemployed and underemployed launch businesses to create jobs for themselves and others.
Trees for Life
Donate through Trees for Life. Most gifts go to just one person. But give someone a Trees for Life Gift from the Heart, and you make the whole world a better place. Your friend or loved one will receive an acknowledgment of your gift.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.
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