Affect Conf, LLC

Community conference

Portland, Oregon

United States

About Affect

Affect Conf is an annual 2-day community conference in Portland, Oregon created to highlight the spectrum of work, design, and culture that social change is built upon. Affect is part talks and part nonprofit group volunteering, featuring stories from activists, creators, and techies working in social impact. Attendees have traveled from Seattle, the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, D.C., and more cities to take part in the event and spent a half day helping out a nonprofit partner off-site.

Past topics covered at Affect Conf include:

  • Designing in times of social conflict & transition
  • Ethics of care in technology
  • Non-binary gender inclusivity
  • Self-care while working in social good

At its core, Affect is about valuing people from diverse backgrounds and trying to create the world that we want to live in. Being part of an established network that holds the same ideals allows us to partner with like-minded organizations and have an even bigger impact on our community.

The Change We Seek®

Affect's mission is to educate and inspire at the intersection of social change and systemic design, with an emphasis towards boosting the visibility of underrepresented groups and individuals working in the space.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

March 2017

Company Score

Median Score*



The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.



The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.



The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).



The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.



The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

Overall B Score

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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