The Prosper Project

The Prosper Project is pro bono work provided by Prosper for Purpose to a cause or nonprofit in a start-up phase. Read about some of our amazing past recipients below. If you'd like to be a future recipient, send us a message and tell us why we should work together!

Square WED logoWomen’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) is an international campaign and organization founded by Cleveland native and social impact entrepreneur, Wendy Diamond. WED aims to educate, empower, celebrate and support women in business, as well as inspire girls to be leaders in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math). Since the beginning of the movement in 2014, WED has grown into an international celebration that includes the United Nations and over 140 participating countries around the globe.

As a female business owner, Prosper for Purpose founder and CEO Lorraine Schuchart recognized the importance of building a community of support for local entrepreneurs. Prosper for Purpose set out to host and produce the very first WED event for Cleveland in 2018. The inaugural conference attracted more than 120 established and aspiring entrepreneurs from the Cleveland area to share ideas, spark action and create opportunities for businesses to grow while achieving social impact.

To learn more, visit WED Cleveland or follow them on Facebook and Instagram. We are proud to call WED Cleveland our Prosper Project recipient for 2018, 2019 and 2020.

OPP square logo1% for the Planet is a global alliance of organizations and individuals dedicated to addressing the most pressing environmental issues facing our planet today. Since its founding in 2002, members of 1% for the Planet have given more than $175 million to environmental nonprofits worldwide.

The organization hopes to increase environmental giving by providing expertise and fostering collaborative action. With members in over 40 countries around the globe, 1% for the Planet is making positive change to protect our home.

To learn more about 1% for the Planet and how you can get involved, visit Plus, check out our case study that explains the SEED investment portfolio program we helped create in 2017 to boost environmental giving.

logo-dare2careDare2Care, a nonprofit organization founded in Cleveland, Ohio, is dedicated to empowering high school students to prevent the bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. By motivating and informing students through scholarship opportunities and mentorship programs, Dare2Care works to create an inclusive community for all teens.

Dare2Care collaborates with organizations and educational institutions to provide hands-on education and training to equip students with vocabulary to speak to one another about identity and to celebrate their differences. Through these initiatives, the organization hopes to inspire young people to create anti-bullying programs of their own.

Learn more about Dare2Care at Dare2CareUSA or on Facebook. Then visit our case study to read how we helped strengthen their brand identity.

TSWP1The Small World Project: A Social Movement for Positive Change has a simple vision: “To use social media to spread love and hope for a more peaceful world by creating a better understanding, appreciation and respect of the diverse cultures that make up our beautiful planet.” The project is the creation of Lindsay Marissa, daughter of Prosper for Purpose founder and CEO Lorraine Schuchart.

“The stories told through The Small World Project demonstrate that despite our differences, we-the human race-all share the same basic wants and needs. What we require to be happy is generally the same across the board. We need food and shelter…we need to feel a sense of purpose and, most importantly, we need love and community. We find these things in a multitude of ways, many of which vary greatly between cultures. However, at the core, these basic desires that we as individuals have are precisely what connect us the most,” said Lindsay Marissa.

Join #TSWP by liking, following and sharing the Facebook page The Small World Project.