We Value Our Community of Partners

Dharma believes that for real social change to come about, there needs to be dedicated individuals, committed businesses, and powerful organizations that can amplify this collective voice to actually have an impact. There are a few associations to which Dharma belongs that influence public perception and policies which can have a lasting impact on people and the planet.

Membership Associations

American Sustainability Business Council.  ASBC advocates for policy change at the federal and state level that supports a more sustainable economy. The Council spans a growing network of business associations across the United States, which in turn represents over 200,000 businesses and 325,000 business executives, owners, investors, and others.

Dharma is proud to support ASBC’s  We Respect All campaign: “Our business, school or organization values diversity and is committed to Respect All – and we will display the Respect All icon for people to easily identify our commitment.”

Conscious Capitalism. Conscious Capitalism, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating the theory and practice of Conscious Capitalism; a way of thinking about capitalism and business that better reflects where we are in the human journey, the state of our world today, and the innate potential of business to make a positive impact on the world.

Social Venture Network. SVN began in 1987 as a small group of value-oriented entrepreneurs and leaders who gathered for a meeting at Gold Lake Ranch in Colorado. Today, SVN is a highly influential network of accomplished, values-driven business leaders, social entrepreneurs, and impact investors. The concept behind Social Venture Network might seem conventional today, but its beginning was the result of an uncommon vision. As Josh Mailman says, “We decided to build a new paradigm: one in which business operates to add value to society — without compromising the well-being of future generations.”

Certifying Partners

Better Business Bureau. Advancing marketplace trust for buyers and sellers. BBB sees trust as a function of two primary factors – integrity and performance. Integrity includes respect, ethics and intent. Performance speaks to a business’s track record of delivering results in accordance with BBB standards and/or addressing customer concerns in a timely, satisfactory manner.

Green Business Network. Green America’s Green Business Network® is the first, largest, and most diverse network of socially and environmentally responsible businesses in the country. Comprised of 3,000 businesses, it is home to both rising social and eco enterprises and the most established green businesses around.

Merchant Maverick. Merchant Maverick is a comparison site that reviews and rates credit card processors, POS software companies, shopping carts, and mobile payments services. We also write informative articles about the industry as a whole. The goal is to educate you about the industry and the companies involved so you can make an informed decision. “Unbiased reviews that save you time and money.”

Business Partners

Bay Point Benefits. BayPoint Benefits offers the technology, expertise, and transparency to save money and increase the quality of employee benefit programs and administration. BayPoint prides itself on subscribing to sustainable business practices, striving to solve, rather than cause both environmental and social problems. We have adopted principles, policies, and practices that improve the quality of life for employees, communities, and the environment. BayPoint Benefits is a Triple Green Certified Business, earning Green America’s Green Business Seal of Approval, the San Francisco Green Business Certification, and the Bay Area Green Business Certification.

equitybydesign. Financial operations management. Equity By Design is a business consultancy that “accounts for what matters.” Committed to the growth and empowerment of entrepreneurs and small businesses owners, CFO Monique Lusse consults with companies and non-profits across many industries, helping them get clarity and peace of mind around all aspects of their numbers, whether they are in start up, expansion or wind down. “I believe that business has the responsibility to be in service to social, environmental and economic justice – one way to do that is to design equity into the financial systems up front so that they create the space for thrival, not just survival.”

FIDO Systems. A San Francisco based IT consulting firm, specializing in providing IT services to small- and mid-sized businesses in the Bay Area. FIDO and Dharma have been partnered together for years now, with Dharma’s computer and IT needs being handled by the quick and responsive staff at FIDO. FIDO has taken on the big step of becoming a fully certified B-Corp!

Give Something Back Office Supplies. Streamlined office supply purchasing. Over the past 23 years, Give Something Back has donated over $6 million dollars in profits back to amazing nonprofits across the Western region while offering competitive prices and superior service. Our purpose: We exist to improve the quality of life in our communities. We do this by serving and delighting our customers, giving time and profits to our community, growing employees and helping them realize their full potential, and leading others by inspiring them to give, serve, and grow.

Greenerprinter.com. Greenerprinter’s mission is to demonstrate that a manufacturing business can operate in harmony with the planet while maintaining profitability. Our team believes in the triple bottom line: People, planet and profit. Profit is not the motive, but the means to the end. We recognize that we have responsibility to be a part of the solution to the many environmental challenges that we all face. We see the road to sustainable manufacturing as a long journey, but we will never deviate from our commitment to the environment, our employees, our customers and pursuit of a harmonious business model for others to follow. “The Responsible Way To Print.”

Hanson Bridgett. Hanson Bridgett is a law firm with more than 150 attorneys in offices in San Francisco, Sacramento, the North Bay and the East Bay. Serving clients since 1958, we are well known in Northern California and have earned a national reputation in many of our practice areas. We are a certified B Corp and are socially responsible members of our communities. Our firm is driven by a commitment to diversity, charitable giving, pro-bono legal work and hands-on service. We are a dedicated green business and strive to make sustainable choices for all of our business decisions.

Mightybytes. Creative digital solutions for conscious companies. A Certified B Corporation and one of Illinois’ first legal Benefit Corporations, Mightybytes is a creative firm committed to creating positive environmental and social change while providing unparalleled support to our clients. If you need custom software development, social media campaign planning, new branding, or some SEO and analytics strategy, our team has the expertise and vision to bring your ideas to life.

RSF Social Finance. RSF Social Finance (RSF) is a pioneering non-profit financial services organization dedicated to transforming the way the world works with money. In partnership with a community of investors and donors, RSF provides capital to non-profit and for-profit social enterprises addressing key issues in the areas of Food & Agriculture, Education & the Arts, and Ecological Stewardship.Founded in 1936 as the Rudolf Steiner Foundation, RSF Social Finance began making loans to Steiner-inspired organizations in 1984. In the late 1990s, RSF’s mission expanded to serve a broader range of clients whose intentions and values are compatible with Steiner’s insights on associative economics and social renewal.

Referral Partners

Authorize.net. Connecting a website to the payment processing networks is exceptionally difficult and typically beyond the expertise and technical resources of most online merchants. Instead, merchants can easily connect to the Authorize.Net Payment Gateway, which provides the complex infrastructure and security necessary to ensure fast, reliable and secure transmission of transaction data. “Solutions for payment processing and online fraud prevention.”

Beneficial State Bank. Beneficial State Bank (formerly One PacificCoast Bank, FSB & OneCalifornia Bank), grew from the vision of Tom Steyer and Kat Taylor and the team they formed to create a triple bottom-line bank and a supportive nonprofit foundation of the same name. In 2007, that vision was realized when OneCalifornia Bank and OneCalifornia Foundation opened in Oakland, Ca. Fashioned in the image of the great socially responsible banks and credit unions of national and international fame, the Bank is mandated to produce meaningful social justice and environmental benefits at the same time that it is financially sustainable.

CalNonprofits. California Association of Nonprofits is a statewide alliance of nearly 10,000 organizations, representing and promoting California’s growing nonprofit sector. We work to bring the full power of nonprofits to strengthening communities. Our advocacy focuses on raising our members’ voice to policy makers, philanthropy and the public, and strengthening your ability to advocate on behalf of your community.

CSAware. LocalHarvest and CSAware are run by a team of people who believe that family farms are cornerstones of our country’s past, present and future. LocalHarvest has been helping family farmers build strong businesses and has become a trusted marketing partner for our membership of over 25,000 farms and farmers markets. With CSAware, we make the administrative end of running a CSA smooth and straightforward, leaving farmers more time to focus on growing great food, building soil, and expanding business.

4aGoodCause is an easy to use and effective fundraising platform for small nonprofits. Nonprofits can build unlimited fundraising campaigns for donations, event registration, crowdfunding, and peer-to-peer giving. Donors love the easy-to-use donation pages. Nonprofits love the easy admin and low fees. 4aGoodCause delivers personal, friendly customer service backed by 20+ years of experience. Connect your Dharma merchant account to 4aGoodCause and start earning more donations.

Restaurant365.  Restaurant365 provides a restaurant-specific accounting and back office software platform that alleviates the significant burdens placed on restaurant operators – allowing concepts to operate more efficiently and profitably in a digital world.

Tech Soup. TechSoup Global, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, was founded in 1987 on the belief that technology is a powerful enabler for social change. Since then, we’ve assembled a worldwide network of individuals and organizations that share this conviction. This network—one that you likely belong to—is working together to develop and share innovative solutions to our most urgent social challenges. “Global reach, local change.”

How do I become a partner?

If you think you’ll be a good fit for our program and can meet the above requirements, then click below to start referring accounts to Dharma.

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