A global business network for owners/management who want to use their business for positive social impact on the world AND for people from other areas of society who want to support them.
Over time we will also begin to introduce sub-chapters for certain groups such as:
Members of the subchapters will still be full members of the local and global network, the only difference will be that 1-2 times per month, there will be a special event just for members of that subchapter and there will also be periodic special global events for all the members of such subchapters around the world.
Wherever possible we will also be applying for grants from the appropriate sources so that we can offer discounted memberships and/or enhanced support to these members.
Philosophy: We only want owners/managers who believe in the values of our NGO. Please visit our home page, SpiritoftheGame.org to read more about our mission and core principles
Methodology: Because our focus is on Impact, we have positioned ourselves at a multi-disciplinary nexus, giving our members access to a unique combination of skill sets, i.e. the type of insight and ideas which you typically can’t get from within the business community
Marketing power: Spirit of the Game is an NGO, a life philosophy, and a social movement, all of which bring a sense of purpose to the table which is lacking in many business models.
Drawing on this sense of purpose and tapping the extensive connections of the SotG global Impact Network will be a key competitive advantage both in how we attract members and how we help our members maximize their positive impact on the world.
Our network exists to fund our NGO work, rather than our NGO being a part of the company’s public relations arm. In addition, it is our intention to build up a network of national NGO chapters alongside the national networking franchises which will enhance the “think global, act local” element of our model.
We will have local shareholders, not just subcontractors. Again, the goal of this coaching network is not to make the founders rich, but to create a harmonious and symbiotic ecosystem which allows our members to make a positive impact in multiple ways while still making a healthy living.
Employee Engagement Workshops – For owner/managers who are looking for help engaging their employees with either the ideation or implementation of their social impact platform.
Leadership Development – Individual and group consulting, as well as peer advisory groups for owners, managers, board members, executives, and executive assistants
Full Social Impact Platform Analysis and Development – For larger companies we can:
In select cases, we may also be positioned to act as your external implementation partners, essentially a white lable NGO. But in general we prefer to train your personnel as that will allow us to maximize the use of our time.
We also have a full range of partners who can offer Sustainability services, which allows us to stay focused on Impact.
There are several other elements which make our global Impactful Business Network unique:
Access to our core coaching offerings is included in the basic membership package
We will be continually adding to our list of certified business partners who will offer their services at a discount to our members.
A regular schedule of both online and in-person(Covid permitting) meetings, as well as a better structure to help our members interact with members in other cities.
A special membership rate for NGOs, especially those in the startup phase. There will also be a special student rate for the supporter membership.
Regular polling of our community to determine which additional features or changes to our current systems are actually desired; i.e. no top down, arbitrary changes simply because it’s easier for our leadership team.
A standard segment of each meeting will be a business owner/manager looking for help with or feedback on their company’s social impact platform. These presentations will typically follow this format:
A) A brief overview of the core business and major divisions
B) A summary of the existing social impact platform
C) Future plans or current ideas the owner/CEO is looking for help with
E) Then there will be a group brainstorming session on new ideas
F) The meeting segment will wrap up with either an agreed upon action plan, including individual contributions, OR the business owner/CEO will agree to do some homework and present again at a future meeting.
– Addressing ongoing obstacles and exploring for hidden issues
– Creative problem solving
– Workplace culture and change introduction
– Employee buy-in of Impact responsibility