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28 Companies
GiveSmart by Community Brands
Events • Social Impact
Community Brands provides technology and engagement platforms to membership organizations, schools and nonprofits to help them better manage mission-critical operations and relationships. Our suite of connected solutions provide flexibility and choice for organizations looking for the best solution, regardless of their size.

Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
+15
115
Local Employees
Westmont
Location
The Mom Project
HR Tech • On-Demand
The Mom Project is rewriting the working mom narrative. We are a digital talent marketplace and community connecting professionally accomplished women with world-class companies. Our mission is to build a more diverse and inclusive workforce so women never feel forced to choose between their families and their careers.

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
+37
28
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
Obama Foundation
Digital Media • Events
American Bar Association
Legal Tech • Other
The ABA's mission is to serve equally our members, the legal profession and the public by defending liberty and delivering justice as the national representative of the legal profession.
800
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
ThinkCERCA
Edtech • Kids + Family
ThinkCERCA is on a mission to set every student up for real-world success. The ability to synthesize information and communicate ideas effectively is key to college and career readiness. We help educators teach these critical thinking skills through argumentative writing across subjects. See our results: http://ThinkCERCA.com/results

Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
+6
30
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
Virgil Holdings Inc.
Edtech • HR Tech
Virgil designs and delivers transformational human capital solutions that give individuals and organizations the insight needed to make better employment decisions. Virgil operates Hcareers (the leading talent recruitment brand and platform in the hospitality industry) and Virgil Careers (a career assessment and navigation platform).

Partners with Nonprofits
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
+26
17
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
Bridge
Fintech • Social Impact
Bridge is a revolutionary new way to bank. We are the first-ever mobile banking solution that is committed to providing a low-cost alternative for the millions of underbanked family members affected by incarceration in America.

Company Equity
Chicago
Location
Edovo
Edtech • Social Impact
Edovo is a social impact company that provides fair and honest communication services, educational and vocational programming, and re-entry preparation for justice-involved people and their loved ones. Our mission is to help everyone connected to incarceration build better lives.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Daily stand up
+24
30
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
Gannon Solutions
Agency • Social Impact
At Gannon Solutions, we design and develop beautifully tailored websites cunningly optimized for all devices. We are a full-service digital firm. That means we partner with you from inception thru analytics on every project to help you stay relevant to your current customers and attractive enough to attain new.
1
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
Packed with Purpose
eCommerce • Social Impact
Packed with Purpose blends the best of two worlds: gifting and doing good. We discover unique products made by social enterprises to curate high-quality gifts that are both memorable and meaningful. Whether sent to a client, colleague or friend Packed with Purpose gifts are sure to delight and leave a lasting impression.
Ms.Tech
Angel or VC Firm • Events
We help business women do tech and tech women do business. Mission: Evolve the conversation of female entrepreneurism beyond the issue of ‘changing the ratio,’ and towards actively advancing the quality of their businesses, networks and resources. https://angel.co/ms-tech 
2
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
Little Lion
HR Tech • Marketing Tech
Little Lion helps companies make a greater impact by quantifying Return on Goodᵀᴹ to advance investments in People and Community, and evaluate the impact on Brand Equity and Profitability. Improve bottom line outcomes with a customized strategic framework, analytics platform, and development workshops. The Why Mattersᵀᴹ
Chicago
Location
Benchmark Analytics
Social Impact
Benchmark Analytics has created a single-source enterprise software system designed to advance Police Force Management and Early Intervention in America. Developed in partnership with the University of Chicago, our human capital management platforms provide a comprehensive, modular approach for managing and developing sworn and civilian personnel.

Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
+14
20
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
Double Good Technologies
eCommerce • Mobile
Youth sports and extracurricular activities are becoming more expensive, and every day it’s pricing out more and more families from the critical benefits of participation. The technology we’re building solves this problem in an industry that has yet to be disrupted.

Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
+5
10
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
Flowers for Dreams
Consumer Web • eCommerce
Flowers for Dreams is the artisan flower service. Made to order and crafted locally, all bouquets start at just $35 with free hand delivery in Chicago & to Milwaukee. Every purchase benefits an amazing local charity. Named one of Business Insider's 20 Most Inspiring Companies in America.

Dental Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Generous Parental Leave
+4
35
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
WeSolv
Big Data • Edtech
WeSolv connects companies to the largest network of diverse MBAs and identifies the best candidates through data and actual performance in real projects. Our research and data-science backed technology leverages the only data proven predictive of future performance and machine learning to reduce bias and help companies make the best hires at scale

Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
+4
5
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
Stellation Group
Healthtech • Other

Thought Collection Publishing is an independent publisher supporting social change through publishing literary and visual artists in our nonfiction publications. Our publications are a collection of stories and art depicting expressions of our lives, a collaboration of those that want to explore the world and expand their life perspectives and w

2
Local Employees
Naperville
Location
mRelief
Social Impact
mRelief provides an easy-to-use platform online and through SMS that enables Americans to find out if they qualify and enroll in food stamps. Our mission is to restore dignity by transforming access to social services. mRelief has connected over 230,000 families to social services.
6
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
LEAP Innovations
Edtech • Events
LEAP Innovations' mission is to transform learning into a holistic, tailored experience—designed to prepare, empower and inspire all learners to ignite their unlimited potential. Think of us as the R&D hub for education innovation, bringing the best learning science and technology here to pilot, research and scale.
35
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
Little Lion
HR Tech • Marketing Tech
Little Lion helps companies make a greater impact by quantifying Return on Goodᵀᴹ to advance investments in People and Community, and evaluate the impact on Brand Equity and Profitability. Improve bottom line outcomes with a customized strategic framework, analytics platform, and development workshops. The Why Mattersᵀᴹ
6
Local Employees
Chicago
Location

Social Impact Jobs in Chicago

Senior DevOps Engineer

Benchmark Analytics
Chicago
6 hours ago
+15
Who We Are: Founded by a seasoned group of serial software entrepreneurs who have years of experience in policing and city governance, Benchmark Analytics is a SaaS solutions provider housed in the Ravenswood technology corridor on Chicago’s north side. In collaboration with our research partners, led by the University of Chicago, we have built a predictive analytics platform for law enforcement workforce management and early intervention. We

Director of Enterprise Sales

The Mom Project
Chicago
3 days ago
+38
Connecting our world-class clients with diverse and exceptional talent on The Mom Project marketplace is critical to our long-term success. We are seeking an experienced sales professional who excels in the hunter and account manager role. This is an exciting opportunity to join a high-growth startup and make an immediate impact. You will be responsible for driving our business with both new and existing clients. If you are passionate about

Mid-level Software Engineer

The Mom Project
Chicago
3 days ago
+38
Why You:  You are looking for something more from your job. Maybe a bigger problem to solve with both immediate and long term impact, or perhaps you just need a mission you can believe in everyday. You are scrappy and collaborative while looking to join a supportive culture with a bias for action. You dig balanced startup life and can wrestle challenges with grace. You love big, interesting problems and bringing solutions to the masses while

Sr. Software Engineer

The Mom Project
Chicago
3 days ago
+38
Why You:  You are looking for something more from your job. Maybe a bigger problem to solve with both immediate and long term impact, or perhaps you just need a mission you can believe in everyday. You are scrappy and collaborative while looking to join a supportive culture with a bias for action. You dig balanced startup life and can wrestle challenges with grace. You love big, interesting problems and bringing solutions to the masses while

Strategic Sourcing Specialist

The Mom Project
Chicago
3 days ago
+38
Why you?  You are looking for something more from your job. Maybe a bigger problem to solve with both immediate and long term impact, or perhaps you just need a mission you can believe in every day. You are scrappy and collaborative while looking to join a supportive culture with a bias for action. You dig balanced startup life and can wrestle challenges with grace. You love big, interesting problems and bringing solutions to the masses while