Better Planet Business

Greetings!

I’ve decided to create a custom template for this directory to better serve member needs. Subscribe to the mailing list to receive the initial email asking for your input and for updates. The sign up form is at the bottom of this page. I will be taking suggestions through July 31, 2018. My mailing list is large enough that I should get enough suggestions to satisfy everyone. I hope to have the revised directory up by the end of September so that you can join in time to get social media promotion for winter holidays.

Thank you for your interest,
Paula Kramer

Small businesses collaborating
to protect, support, and uplift all life
while making money for themselves

“Do Consumers Care About Social Impact?”

“Consumers Will Pay More For Corporate Social Responsibility”

“How Social Responsibility Helps Your Business”

“The Unsung Role That Ordinary Citizens Played in the Great Crime Decline”
(Your support for and participation with nonprofits can help reduce crime.)

“5 Ways Nonprofits Can Build Social Capital…and Boost the Economy!”
(Higher direct-engagement nonprofit density = better economic resiliency.)

Sivvus Heart

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Better Planet Business helps small businesses to first make money for themselves, then to make the planet better by sharing their income with charities. Each business decides what portion of its income it will share and what percentage of that portion it will share. Members can base their donations on income from all products or services, some products or services, one product or service. Better Planet Business members can also collaborate to increase their visibility, their customer base, and their income while sharing their income with the charities of their choice. If you do business only in your own area, then you can share your income with a local charity.

You need permission from a charity before using its name.

Better Planet Business encourages collaboration between members. The easiest way to collaborate is to share links with other Better Planet Businesses so that they support and promote each other. Local businesses in the same town/city or nearby towns/cities could agree to sell a few of each other’s products. A Better Planet Business poster or flyer could indicate  that the products come from another Better Planet Business, which type of charity the other business is supporting, and what percentage of the sales of that product go to the charity. You could even create live events to raise money for the charity.

You need permission from a charity before using its name.

All charities want donations, but many charities do not want businesses using their names to promote sales. BPB planned to post donations to charity social media websites until it ran into resistance from charities. Contact the charity you want to support and ask if you can post your donations to their social media after you make them. BPB will not post to charity social media sites because confirming permission would be too time consuming. All BPB promotional postings will mention only the charity category you donated to. Customers and clients can ask you which specific charities you support when they do business with you. All online proof of donations have to block out the charity name. Online businesses could provide a copy of the most recent thank you letter or email. Brick and mortar businesses could keep a binder of thank you emails and letters. Names of the charities could be kept visible in a binder, because it would not be seen online.

Visit my Speaking From Triumph Store to see how I handled charity choice without using charity names.

Membership benefits include:

  • Website logo
  • One free 11×17 poster if you have a physical location
  • Free 11×17 Better Planet Business poster template for promoting your income sharing
  • Free 8.5×11 inch Better Planet Business flyer template for promoting  your income sharing
  • Listing of Better Planet Businesses by type of charity so that customers who support the same type of charities can find you
  • BPB announcements about your BPB membership on its own social media plus 5 websites of your choice, including which type of charity you make donations to (Types of charity examples: animal, children’s, environmental, homeless, veteran, etc.)
  • BPB postings to the 5 websites of your choice announcing each of your donations, with “Proof of donations provided on request.” Proof can include thank you letters and emails with identifying information blocked out.
  • Posting all of your sales and promotions to the BPB Facebook page to give other BPB members opportunities to support you.
  • Posting all of the charity events you participate in to the BPB Facebook page.
  • Posting all of your collaborations with other BPB businesses to the BPB Facebook page.

Better Planet Businesses are responsible for local press releases, posters, flyers, and notices on local convention and visitors bureau websites when appropriate.

You need permission from a charity before using its name.

Better Planet Businesses create more success for themselves by creating success for other businesses and all life on the planet. Please join us in creating a better planet for all life.

Disclaimers:

Better Planet Business offers opportunities. Better Planet Business does not guarantee any particular outcome from these opportunities.

Better Planet Business is not responsible for either the success or failure of any relationship — financial or otherwise — between Better Planet Businesses, between Better Planet Businesses  and charities, or between Better Planet Businesses and customers.

Better Planet Business is not responsible for false membership claims.

Better Planet Business reserves the right to refuse or cancel memberships.

Better Planet Business is not responsible for fraudulent charities.

Better Planet Businesses and their customers are responsible for checking on the credibility and effectiveness of the charities they support.

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“Do Consumers Care About Social Impact”
Nielsen Global Survey
August 6, 2013

“Consumers Will Pay More For Corporate Social Responsibility”
Patrick Sullivan
The NonProfit Times
June 17, 2014

“How Social Responsibility Helps Your Business”
Rieva Lesonsky
AllBusiness
No Date

“The Unsung Role That Ordinary Citizens Played in the Great Crime Decline”
Emily Badger
The New York Times
November 9, 2017

“5 Ways Nonprofits Can Build Social Capital…and Boost the Economy!”
David B. Crowley
SCI Social Capital Inc.
September 14, 2012

Paula Kramer
Updated May 7, 2018