Whether we realize it or not, the degree of influence, and the acceleration of that influence, that key digital gatekeepers are having in our lives and those around the world is exceptional. Big data aggregators with democratically charged algorithms such as Google, Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Apple are wielding powerful influence in how we think, where our attention is directed, how we search for the truth, and who has sway in our lives. The question is, where are we going with all this? who's taking us there? And how will this affect our societies, families, and the generations that follow?Read More
I've spent many sleepless nights praying and wishing I could just get some rest. Recently we met Gary Brown, CEO of Spiritual Sleep Therapy and I wanted to share his story on our blog. Here it is in his words. …
One third of Americans (82M people) struggle with insomnia and 15% (36M+) struggle every night, two-thirds of whom are women. Spiritual Sleep Therapy (SST) is the first company to produce sleep sessions that use the most effective elements of cognitive behavioral therapy relaxation techniques combined with the power of God’s Word to help those who struggle with insomnia.Read More
After successful careers in the musical sales and financial services business, Joe was ready for a new challenge. So, during May 2013, he went on a 4-day fast and committed to God to sow (invest and give) 90% of his personal income to the work of the Kingdom of God on earth, and to live on 10% of his income.
The very next day, while driving, Joe saw a sign announcing a new Wal-Mart Store opening in his area. He felt God speak to his heart to contact Wal-Mart and try to begin a business relationship. Having spent his Saturdays serving meals to homeless men, Joe developed a burden to help. Over time that burden grew into an idea to offer affordable insurance to help people land on their feet even after the toughest life situations.Read More
Category: Impact-First, for-profit business
Area of work/impact: clean water, entrepreneurship in Africa
How to engage: donate, franchise, invest* Learn more at Jibuco.com
Jibu, a for-profit social enterprise, trains and finances African entrepreneurs to solve their communities' problems. With the heart to catalyze lasting change in Africa, the company is also returning profits for their investors and franchisees.Read More
Category: Impact-First, charity
Area of work/impact: human trafficking
Freedom, healing, community, opportunity - these are the things women and children need to escape sexual slavery. And that's just what Nomi Network seeks to provide.
We've met some incredible organizations fighting for freedom and healing. Today we share one of our favorites: Nomi is a nonprofit with an earned-revenue model that creates economic opportunities for survivors and women at risk of human trafficking.Read More