We are so happy you’re interested in getting involved with our work here at Buy Social USA. There are so many ways for you to help, and we truly appreciate each and every effort. By lending your support, you’ll become a valuable part of our network and help to strengthen our operations.
PARTNER WITH US
Buy Social USA is actively seeking:
Social Enterprise Sellers
Companies that want to buy goods and services that benefit people and planet
Impact or Angel Investors, Foundations and other financial contributors
Universities, hospitals, local government agencies and other anchor institutions
Local infrastructure support organizations wishing to expand their knowledge so that they can support their local network.
Use the Contact Us or Let's Chat links to get in touch and get involved! Or click on the Buy & Sell Page above.
VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME
As a not-for-profit social enterprise we are always grateful to hear from individuals and organizations that want to volunteer their time to help build our network of social procurement networks.
You don't have to have prior experience to lend us a hand, we are always grateful to receive help and support. Use the Contact Us or Let's Chat links to tell us how you would like to help.
MAKE A DONATION
Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Make a Donation and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow. Get in touch with us today for more details about how you can help. Some ideas include:
Paying for your favorite social enterprise to become a certified seller.
Contributing to our Impact Research project.
Donating to our annual impact awards celebration.
Every purchase has an economic, environmental and social impact - social procurement intentionally leverages your existing purchasing to maximize
its potential value to help build healthy communities. The connections, learning, training, and resources of Buy Social USA will enhance the capacity
of government, corporates and anchor institutions to contribute to their local community through their existing purchasing. We’re excited to welcome
and work with Buy Social USA in our global network of social procurement initiatives.
Gerry Higgins, Founder
& Managing Director
The need for social procurement around the world has never been greater, especially following the global Covid-19 pandemic. Having Buy Social
USA join our global movement is wonderful news for all those committed to better prospects for people and planet. I have known their founders for
many years and trust that their skills, experience and passion for social enterprise will stand this new organisation in good stead for the economic and
environmental challenges we are facing. The opportunity for business to purchase with social impact and for social enterprises to be part of
commercial supply chains will be a key feature of a more sustainable global economy. We look forward to developing a long-term social impact
partnership with Buy Social USA.
Chief Executive Officer
For years we have seen the layered and far reaching impact social businesses have not only as tools of empowerment and liberation but as mighty
engines of economic development. Now, as the US struggles in an unprecedented economic downturn, we see only too clearly how the traditional
system has failed so many and how we need to dramatically expand and re-think our economic model. Having lived the transformative power of
social enterprise for over two decades, we are thrilled to be part of Buy Social USA as it creates a new and more inclusive and sustainable economic
system for everyone.
Social procurement is growing across the public and private sector in several countries around the world. In Australia, social enterprises have identified social procurement as the biggest opportunity for growth enabling them to maximise their economic, social and environmental impact. Social Traders is playing an important role to build a social enterprise marketplace connecting social enterprise to contract opportunities with government and business buyers. The role of intermediaries like Buy Social USA is critical to raising awareness of the added value social procurement provides to our economies and communities. We look forward to collaborating with Buy Social USA as we work together to support the growth of market opportunities for social enterprise around the world as they tackle issues of inequality and entrenched disadvantage, now heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Director of Grant Development
Social enterprise enables individuals to access vital skill-building and employment, particularly those facing multiple barriers to “first work”
employment, including disconnection owing to structural racism. Careful development of a comprehensive procurement ecosystem, particularly in
this time of economic uncertainty, is essential to sustaining growth of social enterprise endeavors and the individuals they employ.