Get excited, we are sitting back down with graphic designer, founder, TEDx speaker, and author Matthew Manos to hear about his latest initiatives, ModelsofImpact.co– which maps out business models for social impact companies. We’ll chat about how this emerged as a project and has involved as a company and learn about the toolkit customized for different audiences…and has evolved to to a new consulting and training business Matt and his team are building to support startups, founders, and companies as they explore different business models that pursue profit and impact.
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Back with Matthew Manos
Matthew Manos is the Founder and Managing Director of verynice, a global design-strategy consultancy that gives half of its work away for free to non-profit organizations. As of 2015, verynice has been able to gift over $3,750,000 worth of pro-bono design and consulting services across 45 countries.
Matthew is also the Founder of Models of Impact, a platform and workshop curriculum that engages social entrepreneurs and non-profit executives in the design of business, as well as Reginald, an online tool that celebrates and measures the impact of pro-bono projects.
Matthew was named one of “Seven Millennials Changing the World” by The Huffington Post, and his ideas have been featured in numerous publications globally. Matthew frequently speaks about design and social entrepreneurship at noted forums including TEDx and has been a featured speaker at Singularity University, UCLA, and General Assembly.
He is the author of “How to Give Half of Your Work Away for Free” and is an advisory board member for several organizations across the private and social sectors. Matthewe holds a BA in Design Media Arts from UCLA, and an MFA in Media Design Practices from Art Center College of Design.
Here are a few interviews and articles mentioned in this episode.
More About Matthew Manos
- Mathew’s full bio, as listed on his personal website
- Video talk, about models of impact by Matt at Innovate Pasadena
More About Models of Impact
- Website: http://www.modelsofimpact.co/
- “Our mission is to promote legacy and entrepreneurship in the social impact community by developing tools and resources that make it easy (and fun!) to design disruptive business models. “