Website design, strategy, and open source technology
Founded in 2009, ThinkShout is a nationally-recognized leader in nonprofit technology. ThinkShout collaborates with forward-thinking organizations to help them further their missions by crafting compelling online experiences supported by open source technologies.
As a full service agency, ThinkShout provides a comprehensive range of services, including:
- Digital communications and fundraising strategy
- User experience and graphic design
- Integrated email marketing and e-commerce
- Drupal CMS and Salesforce CRM implementations
- Custom web application development
- Data management and data visualization
- Website metrics and analytics
ThinkShout is unique in its approach, as every client engagement leads to open source software contributions. In over 100 client engagements over its first 5 years in business, ThinkShout has contributed over 10,000 hours to open source projects. Over 50,000 websites are powered by ThinkShout’s community contributions.
Since our founding, we’ve shared the principles and the commitment to people and place embodied by the B Corp model. We became a Certified B Corp because we wanted a framework and community that would inspire us to consistently find ways to foster and improve our business practice in service to these values
The Change We Seek®
ThinkShout’s vision is to use technology and strategy to elevate organizations creating positive change in the world. Its mission is to craft compelling open source engagement solutions in partnership with nonprofit clients.
In growth, success, and organizational change, ThinkShout remains committed to the following corporate values:
Innovation: ThinkShout embraces flexibility and creativity in the approaches it takes to serve our clients and staff. ThinkShout recognizes that its success is supported through continual refinement of its processes.
Expertness: ThinkShout’s team brings proficiency and good judgement to problem solving, both internally and in serving clients. Its team is dedicated to being among the best at what they do, fostering a culture of continuous education and improvement.
Respect: ThinkShout respects its clients as experts in their field and honors their missions and resources. ThinkShout’s staff respects the individuality and diversity of their peers. They treat each other with respect and kindness, honoring the different but equally important contributions that they each all make in service to ThinkShout’s mission.
Helpfulness: ThinkShout supports the nonprofit and broader technology community through open source contributions. The team is committed to supporting their peers in their daily work and professional growth. ThinkShout helps organizations make the world a better place.
Sustainability: ThinkShout’s leadership is committed to building a stable business that its team and clients can depend upon over time. Through its business practices, values, and client engagements, ThinkShout seeks to improve local communities and to have a more positive impact on the environment.
What makes us a better company?
B Impact Report
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||55|
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
Employees: Employees are paid to give back, providing open source software and training to the community; >50% female staff; 100% of employees paid competitive living wage; 100% of employee healthcare benefits; Comprehensive family leave program; Paid internship program
Community: Discounted rates for nonprofits; >4% of net profit invested into sponsorship of community events and trainings
Consumers: ThinkShout works with leading social and environmental, and educational changemakers, such as the Southern Poverty Law Center, Facing History and Ourselves, WWF, and the Environmental Defense Fund