Models of Impact 3.0

Models of Impact is a strategic business-design toolkit and global certification program. Our mission is to promote legacy and entrepreneurship by developing tools and resources that make it easy (and fun!) to design disruptive business models. Our method is comprised of a simple 4-step process: Learn, Invent, Program, and Report. Our FREE toolkit includes a glossary of 101 unique business models, a library of icons and illustrations, helpful diagrams and maps, comprehensive workshop curricula, and more! All of our digital products are available on a Pay-What-You-Want basis for immediate download, and our certification program is designed to be completed from anywhere in the world.  Join the community of 30,000+ people who have engaged in our content and game-changing approaches to impact-driven business-design, today! 

 

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Models of Impact is a game-based methodology for business design. Pay-What-You-Want to immediately access our curricula, glossary, maps, worksheets, and more!

DESCArGA el KIT DE modelos de impacto EN ESPAÑOL

 Modelos de Impacto es un kit de herramientas para diseño de negocios con impacto social. Descarga aquí, todos los componentes traducidos al español.

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Enroll now! Our online learning experience provides the tools, materials, video content, and feedback you need to facilitate your own business-design workshop.

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In partnership with Strelka Institute, we developed an online course that was specially designed to help grow the social enterprise movement in Russia.


the methodology

Our methodology is broken into 4 distinct segments: Learn, Invent, Program, and Report. After taking a deep-dive into the landscape of existing business models that are relevant to your areas of interest/operation, users engage in a cross-pollination of ideas that serve as the catalyst for a new product, service, or program. The "secret sauce" of the Models of Impact methodology is a game-based experience that creates the space for spontaneous discovery in order to challenge ideas and help you think BIG. By exploring a range of ideas in an unbiased manner, you are able to understand the edges of your opportunity for impact. 

 

"It's difficult to think about the breadth of business models without proper framework. The [Models of Impact] exercise gave each chapter that framework to begin asking themselves the core questions that contribute to the creation of a new business."

Garrett Jacobs, AFH CHAPTER NETWORK 

 

Featured Models of Impact

A commitment made by businesses to donate at least 1% of all profits to environmental causes. RA Partners, Patagonia, New Outlook Financial.

A commitment made by businesses to donate at least 1% of all profits to environmental causes. RA Partners, Patagonia, New Outlook Financial.

A model that allows customers to purchase a product that sponsors a product of equal or lesser value to be sent to individuals/communities/ organizations in need. TOMS, One Laptop Per Child (OLPC).

A model that allows customers to purchase a product that sponsors a product of equal or lesser value to be sent to individuals/communities/ organizations in need. TOMS, One Laptop Per Child (OLPC).

Products that are available for free/low cost that allow the end users to build upon a framework in order to develop new solutions that can scale across industry. Processing, Makerbot, Arduino.

Products that are available for free/low cost that allow the end users to build upon a framework in order to develop new solutions that can scale across industry. Processing, Makerbot, Arduino.

A model that allows service-providers to increase bandwidth while lowering company overhead in order to allocate resources toward a 50% pro-bono commitment. verynice, No Typical Moments.

A model that allows service-providers to increase bandwidth while lowering company overhead in order to allocate resources toward a 50% pro-bono commitment. verynice, No Typical Moments.

Businesses that develop products with the specific purpose to alleviate medical/health stress for their end users. Jerry the Bear, Medic Mobile, SwipeSense.

Businesses that develop products with the specific purpose to alleviate medical/health stress for their end users. Jerry the Bear, Medic Mobile, SwipeSense.

Products and/or services that are manufactured and/or offered in a manner that allows the business to create jobs in developing countries. SHE, Apolis.

Products and/or services that are manufactured and/or offered in a manner that allows the business to create jobs in developing countries. SHE, Apolis.

A model in which the proprietor of a restaurant directs his/her purchases toward local farmers in order to reduce footprint while simultaneously supporting the local economy. 

A model in which the proprietor of a restaurant directs his/her purchases toward local farmers in order to reduce footprint while simultaneously supporting the local economy. 

A model in which service-providers take on a pro-bono project in one intensive session that typically lasts for 24 hours and leverages all resources. Impact Rising, Global Service Jam, CreateAthon

A model in which service-providers take on a pro-bono project in one intensive session that typically lasts for 24 hours and leverages all resources. Impact Rising, Global Service Jam, CreateAthon

A method of fundraising that activates a group of people to make a mass of small purchases that collectively fund a project or initiative. Start Some Good, Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, Patreon

A method of fundraising that activates a group of people to make a mass of small purchases that collectively fund a project or initiative. Start Some Good, Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, Patreon

A business in the service or product-oriented business space that is dedicated to inventing products or delivering services that raise awareness around a cause. Sevenly, Falling Whistles, Keep A Breast.

A business in the service or product-oriented business space that is dedicated to inventing products or delivering services that raise awareness around a cause. Sevenly, Falling Whistles, Keep A Breast.

A collaborative economy that is built around the concept of sharing physical or intellectual resources between peers. Burning Man, Task Rabbit, Uber, Lyft, Airbnb

A collaborative economy that is built around the concept of sharing physical or intellectual resources between peers. Burning Man, Task Rabbit, Uber, Lyft, Airbnb

 A model in which businesses dedicate a set percentage of their inventory to be donated to communities in need. Microsoft, Kraft Foods, Google, Marriott International, Pfizer.

 A model in which businesses dedicate a set percentage of their inventory to be donated to communities in need. Microsoft, Kraft Foods, Google, Marriott International, Pfizer.

 

"This process has helped us shape the next step for Brainitch by confirming our set goals and initiatives so we can better engage new customers and differentiate ourselves from our competitors."

Todd Terrazas, Social Entrepreneur + CEO of Brainitch

 

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enroll in our global ambassador program

Models of Impact has been downloaded in 75 different countries, and has generated an estimated 10,000+ new business models across the globe. Help us make even more impact by becoming a Global Ambassador. Enroll now in our free online certification program. Our online learning experience provides the tools, materials, video content, and feedback you need to facilitate your own business-design workshop. This program is perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to coach business leaders, non-profit executives, educators, and students on impact-driven business.

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"[Models of Impact] is paving the way for designers to make an impact on society by bringing their inherently entrepreneurial way of thinking into the organizations they work with and for."

Ilise Benun, HOW Magazine


Models of Impact is an initiative of verynice, a global design-strategy consultancy that ignites movements, builds brands, and changes perspectives. If you are interested in learning more about verynice's services, please direct inquiries to info@verynice.co.