Hello and welcome to We Sparkle!
This website is currently a work in progress so please excuse us as we work out some of the bugs! We hope this will be a space where we can highlight a diverse array of social enterprises, businesses, nonprofits, and organizations that care for people + planet. There are so many people sparking change in our communities and we invite you to recommend any organizations we should highlight by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will also be rolling out our first tool to help small businesses and organizations save time, increase sales, and invest in community in early 2020 so please continue visiting our site and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @WeSparkleOrg.
I decided to start my own social venture, We Sparkle, after volunteering at FINNEGANS Brew Co. and being inspired by Jacquie Berglund for many years. Although I had been thinking about starting a social enterprise for a long time, it was only after watching a video by Brené Brown about “daring greatly” that I had the courage to step into the arena and be vulnerable myself. Brown often cites this Theodore Roosevelt quote for inspiring her own journey:
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” – Theodore Roosevelt (1910)
Thank you for stopping by and please feel free to contact us at email@example.com with any topics, businesses, or organizations you think we should spotlight here on our blog! I believe that all of us sparkle and shine in our own ways and I’m excited to build a community here where businesses can discover the tools they need to succeed and conscious consumers can connect with businesses that are caring for people + planet. In times of darkness and doubt, I hope you can come here to the “We Sparkle” community to learn something new and feel inspired or motivated to create the change you want to see in the world. Together, we can light the way toward a brighter future!