Data and insights to connect "doing good" with business results


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87% reduction in staff turnover in companies with a strong culture of engagement.



88% of new job seekers choose employers based on strong corporate social responsibility values.


20% improved financial performance in companies with a strong culture of engagement.

What's happening in social impact culture


What's your company's Social Impact Culture Type?

Every company has a Social Impact Culture Type that influences the success of its employee engagement strategies. Unlock that power now!


Take the Social Impact Personality Type Quiz and order your books!

Do Good, Feel Better is here! Laura Wells McKnight, an attorney and leading expert on the connection between philanthropy and positive psychology, captures five years of research on Social Impact Personality Type.


Social Impact Culture Roadmap featured in the Kansas City Star!

Laura McKnight and Ann-Marie Harrington talk about Social Impact Culture as a business imperative in the Kansas City Star.


Embolden's flagship tool, the Social Impact Culture Roadmap, gives you more power to

  • improve employee productivity

  • increase recruiting success

  • boost retention

Every company has a Social Impact Culture Type that influences the success of its employee engagement strategies. Your success depends on how well your strategy syncs up with the Social Impact Personality Types of your employee population, captured in the aggregate through the Social Impact Culture Type diagnostic. 

Help is here

Boosting the success of your employee engagement program is a whole lot easier when you're working with us. Our experts deliver a Social Impact Culture Roadmap to help you identify and leverage your company's Social Impact Culture Type:

  • Investor

  • Connector

  • Activator

A Social Impact Culture Roadmap is a simple, efficient catalyst for achieving an immediate boost in employee engagement. The Social Impact Culture Roadmap is an unparalleled package that combines deep expertise in the areas of social impact and philanthropy, built on top of a powerful technology backbone.

It's research based

We invite you to visit, where you can view a list of members and explore the research behind our work.

Will you love it?




YOUR roadmap

Your Roadmap includes four modules delivered over a 30-day period.


Social Impact Survey

Through the online Social Impact Survey, our team will identify your current “Social Impact Culture Type,” based on the perspectives of your employees.


Social Impact Inventory

We'll assemble a “Social Impact Inventory,” in the form of a 15-page report summarizing key data points plus an appendix capturing all of the data from the Social Impact Survey. 


Social Impact Story

Based on the Social Impact Inventory data and Social Impact Culture Type diagnostic, we will create a “Social Impact Story,” consisting of key messages that you can use to weave social impact into your existing employee communications platform. Examples of message deployment opportunities include:

  • Website pages pertaining to employee culture, corporate values, and employment opportunities

  • Employee events

  • Printed recruiting material

  • Press releases, especially those designed to reach potential recruits

  • Email newsletters (internal and external)

  • Social media

  • Signage for the office break room and other common areas

  • Social impact-focused talking points for use by the management team to improve retention, recruiting, and productivity


Tips From Experts

Our experts will recommend potential cost savings and growth opportunities, based on your Social Impact Inventory, Social Impact Culture Type, and national best practices for deploying the power of social impact to drive business results.