We’d like to introduce you to the company who sells us our office supplies — Give Something Back (GSB) is no ordinary office supply vendor. They donate 50% to 75% of their profits to non-profit groups — that’s 75 times the national corporate giving average. Last year, GSB donated $500,000 to community-based organizations like Habitat for Humanity, the Native American Health Center and the Women’s Initiative for Self Employment.

Here’s another cool thing about GSB: They let their customers and employees vote on which groups receive grants. This approach to philanthropy is not only democratic, but instills in participants a personal commitment to engage with their local community. So if you’re looking for double-value for your office supply budget, take a look at GSB.

We’re proud to do business with GSB and share their goal of supporting the important work of educators and community institutions.

Posted by Danny Kennedy

Danny Kennedy co-founded Sungevity and now serves as strategic advisor. He is an internationally recognized opinion leader on climate and energy issues. He is the author of Rooftop Revolution: How Solar Power Can Save Our Economy - and Planet - from Dirty Energy (2012), a book that has been described as the clean energy manifesto for the next greatest generation.