Models of Impact: the starter pack

Models of Impact promotes legacy and entrepreneurship by facilitating workshops, and developing tools 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 Starter Pack includes a glossary of 100+ 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.  Join a community of thousands of practitioners from 90+ countries who have leveraged our content and game-changing approaches to impact-driven business-design, today! 

DOWNLOAD THE original models of impact TOOLKIT

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.

Models of impact: Бизнес-модели, планы и прототип

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

coming soon: models of impact in more languages!

We are currently working on translations for Portuguese and Japanese. Do you want to help us translate the toolkit to your language? Get in touch, and let's collaborate!


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Don’t want to go about this alone? For $199, you will get a one-hour coaching session with one of our award-winning experts, immediate access to all of our tools and resources in one place, a series of materials that are only available in this bundle, and access to a VIP email list for ongoing support and exclusive content.

Our award-winning team has been featured in Forbes, Inc, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, and Wired. We've written books. We've spoken on the TEDx stage. We've helped over 500 clients generate millions in revenue. We're pioneers in the field of social entrepreneurship and design-driven innovation. Some examples of things we can cover in the coaching session include Value Proposition, Branding, Social Impact, Entrepreneurship, and Tactics for Creative Ideation. Learn more about the offer, or...


the models of impact 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. 

"[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: the expansion packs

In addition to our flagship product, we are developing a library Expansion Packs that focus on specific causes and topics of interest. Each of our comprehensive Models of Impact Expansion Packs are designed to stand alone, and are co-authored with leading experts from around the world. We are always looking for new collaboration opportunities, so if you are interested in co-authoring a toolkit with us, email info@verynice.co! All of our Expansion Packs are available on a Pay-What-You-Want basis for immediate download. 

DOWNLOAD THE public sector expansion pack

Designed for practitioners working in civic innovation, this new toolkit has 50+ additional government impact and revenue models for the public sector.

DOWNLOAD THE sustainability expansion pack

Designed for businesses and individuals who are looking to make a positive impact on the environment, this toolkit includes 80 impact and revenue models.

coming soon: education expansion pack

Coming soon, this new expansion pack will provide the tools and resources you need to invent a new educational initiative, product, or service!

coming soon: healthcare expansion pack

Coming soon, this new expansion pack will provide the tools and resources you need to invent a new health and wellness initiative, product, or service!


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

 

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

Todd Terrazas, Social Entrepreneur


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enroll in our global ambassador program

Models of Impact has been downloaded in 90 different countries, and has generated an estimated 15,000+ 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 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.