Firespring

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Nebraska, United States

Certified Since

July 2014

Sector

Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

United States

Calling Lincoln, Nebraska, home for more than 20 years, Firespring provides comprehensive technology solutions, marketing services, and dedicated support to more than 3,000 nonprofits and small to mid-sized businesses on five continents. Take care of your employees, and they’ll take care of your clients. Firespring believes whole-heartedly in that mantra and their spirited culture shows it. Where else do employees go down a slide each morning on the way to a company-wide celebration of their values? Their team brings it, every day. They make lemonade. They really do care. Employees enjoy unlimited vacation time, a catered lunch program, the opportunity to create their own title, and eight paid hours each month to volunteer for a nonprofit of their choice.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Firespring earned an overall score of 125.1. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
125.1
125.1 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 19.5

The Governance Impact Area evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social and environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement3.3
Ethics & Transparency6.2
+ Mission Locked10

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Workers 29.6

The Workers Impact Area evaluates a company's contributions to its employees' financial security, health and safety, wellness, career development, as well as overall engagement and satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Financial Security10.6
Health, Wellness, & Safety6.8
Career Development5.9
Engagement & Satisfaction6.2

Community 53.0

The Community Impact Area evaluates a company's engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity, and inclusion; economic impact; civic engagement; charitable giving; and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion6.7
Economic Impact9.1
Civic Engagement & Giving11.5
Supply Chain Management0.0
+ Designed to Give21.7

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Environment 4.8

The Environment Impact Area evaluates a company's overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company's operations and, when applicable, its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Environmental Management0.8
Air & Climate0.6
Water0.5
Land & Life2.5

Customers 18.0

The Customers Impact Area evaluates a company's stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts and media products, serving underserved customers or clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship2.8
+ Support for Underserved/Purpose Driven Enterprises7.2
+ Serving in Need Populations7.9

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.



Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2020 Overall B Impact Score125.1
2016 Overall B Impact Score114.9
2014 Overall B Impact Score98.4

Best for the World

Each year, B Lab releases lists honoring the top-performing Certified B Corporations overall as well as within each Impact Area.

Best For The World: Changemakers2019
Best For The World: Community2019
Best For The World: Governance2019
Best For The World: Changemakers2018
Best For The World: Community2018
Best For The World: Governance2018
Best For The World: Changemakers2017
Best For The World: Community2017
Best For The World: Governance2017
Best For The World: Community2016

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