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We know our stuff and we love to share it with audiences who want to learn how to make a greater impact in their part of the world. Let us share it with you. More…


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You focus on your business and we’ll focus on your volunteers. We plan the events then mobilize, organize, support, and track your volunteers. More…

Community engagement program design

Starting a corporate citizenship initiative or program? We design and build it to make it a sustainable force for good.


Corporate-nonprofit matchmaking

We find the best cause organizations to be your community partners. Then we design and launch partnerships that get results for both. More…

25-Point Corporate Citizenship Program Inspection & Report

We’ll analyze 25 metrics of your corporate citizenship program. You’ll get a report that includes a plan to “do good better.”


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Starting a business is not a good gig for those who are perfectionists or who prefer to work alone. When you set out to succeed for your clients and your community, you must first make friends with failure and master the art of making mistakes. One of the biggest mistakes I made over my first…

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This is the time of year when many companies prepare for what I call the “community engagement season”–the months when employees go into the community to give and volunteer. The most intense months of the season run from April to October. A few common difficulties companies face when planning community service: Finding good nonprofit partners…

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If you’re just finding out about this for the first time, I’m crowdfunding an eight-month executive leadership program in social impact at the University of Pennsylvania. Read more about the crowdfunding campaign here and here. Find a direct link to the crowdfunding page here. Today is the last day, so if you like what you…

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The reason companies work with nonprofits is the same reason they work with UPS. Let’s say you’re the CEO of a commercial landscaping company. Does your company need to ship packages? Why don’t you start your own parcel delivery company? Easy answer: Because you’re a commercial landscaping company. You know how to cut the lawn…

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A couple of weeks ago I launched my first-ever crowdfunding campaign to pay for my enrollment in the Executive Program for Social Impact Strategy at Penn. This is the final week and I need you to donate. So please do so now. Why should you give me money? Because I’m going to give it back…

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Community projects take a long time and that’s the way it should be. You could say the Lake Norcentra Project is over 50 years in the making. I’m pleased with our progress as we enter our 18th month running the project for Rochester College. The beauty of this project is the people who are contributing…

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Passionate. Committed. Principled. Creative. Driven. Energetic. Visionary … and the most prolific social networker I know. BT gets it … and gets it done. If you want a teammate or business partner who can make things happen, I highly recommend BT Irwin.

I so appreciate BT’s attention to detail and his visionary and long term approach to community outreach.

I have had the pleasure of knowing BT Irwin for several years and can say without hesitation that he is one of most inspiring and effective leaders in Southeast Michigan. His visionary take on community building is equaled only by the practical connections he makes between private and public entities—connections that create forward momentum for his organization. BT serves the public and private good in the most admirable way: by leading not because he wants to be a leader, but because his complete dedication motivates others to follow his lead . . . and achieve success.

A thought leader with an innate ability to harness energy toward accomplishing meaningful goals for the benefit of humanity– that is what BT should note in the summary on his resume. Know him, befriend him, partner with him– you will cherish his unique presence.


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