We have been talking a lot here at the ASSETS office about building an equitable economy. We have been talking about important building blocks needed for an equitable economy. Blocks like:
- Customers, who are willing to make just, socially and environmentally choices in the goods and services they buy.
- Business owners who are willing to pay their employees higher wages so that they can thrive, even if that means they don’t make as much of a profit as their competitor next door. They know that business as usual is getting us nowhere and they are committed to doing things differently.
- Employees who, when offered meaningful employment, can build wealth and move themselves out of poverty.
- Investors and donors, who are committed not just to a financial return but to a social return on investment.
We can’t build this new world without you.
By donating to ASSETS, you’re helping to provide resources, connections and support to small business.
By supporting the work of ASSETS, you’re helping us help local business owners create more good jobs in the community. By investing in ASSETS you’re investing in an avant garde idea that flips the traditional business model on its head. Because you know that the world needs new ways of doing things.
This matters because a good job is the surest path out of poverty. And locally owned businesses – especially those who intentionally measure and improve their business practices – create the most jobs and economic benefit in a community.
Will you help us build this new world by donating to ASSETS today?
A gift from you would mean that ASSETS could work with more people like Olayinka & Saba, the owners of Melanin Essentials and the winners of the 2016 Great Social Enterprise Pitch. They believe that by helping women of color transform the way that they treat their skin and hair, providing good jobs to single mothers and combating the environmental and bodily hazards of chemical ingredients, they are not only generating a profit for themselves, but also helping to change their community.
With you, we’ll have all the blocks we need to make our local economy more equitable for everyone.
Thank you for considering this request!