REDF commissioned Impact to Last to inform and inspire entrepreneurial employers by examining the instructive lessons and scaled success of 10 social enterprises across the U.S. These organizations and the businesses they operate are diverse in their product lines, market approaches, core job design, and geographic scope.

Impact to Last identified 10 established, high-performing social enterprises beginning in summer 2014 and initiated an intensive case study research process with each one, conducting analysis of a wide range of public and  proprietary materials and interviewing, in total, over 100 social enterprise executives, employees, funders, and customers. By investigating and then sharing the experiences and practices of these innovative businesses, Impact to Last provides unique insights into the range of factors that have contributed to their success, both  individually and collectively.

 

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Bank of America Support Services

Creating employment for people with disabilities through back office support services to Bank of America departments.

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Cara

The Cara Program operates Cleanslate, a Chicago based social enterprise focused on neighborhood beautification.

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CEO

Provides immediate, effective, and comprehensive employment services to men and women with recent criminal convictions

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Evergreen Cooperatives

Expands economic opportunity through a network of green, community-based, worker-owned enterprises in Cleveland.

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Goodwill Central Texas

Creating jobs through 31 retail stores, temporary staffing, recycling services, and custodial contracts with public agencies.

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Greyston Bakery

Greyston Bakery in Yonkers, New York creates jobs by producing four million pounds of brownies and cookies annually.

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Human Technologies

Profile of Human Technologies, a New York based social enterprise focused on creating jobs for people impacted by disabilities.

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Juma Ventures

Juma Ventures sells concessions at major sporting events across the country and helps break the cycle of poverty for young people.

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Women’s Bean Project

Denver based manufacturer of handcrafted gourmet foods and handmade jewelry.

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Impact to Last: Full Report

A close look at a diverse group of thriving, high-performing social enterprises from around the country and the key drivers of their success.

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Impact to Last: Executive Summary

Lessons from the Front Lines of Social Enterprises – this Executive Summary profiles 10 high performing, high impact social enterprises from around the country.

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