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DialogueDirect Awarded Real Leaders® 150 Top Impact Companies of 2021

Global Leaders Celebrating Lasting Change

NEW YORK, January 13, 2021 – DialogueDirect is honored to be selected as one of the top 150 global organizations empowering positive social or environmental change. The Real Leaders Impact Awards recognizes purposeful companies for their proven success in leading a business that benefits humankind. DialogueDirect ranked #79 amongst these incredible companies that are prioritizing worldwide impact and changing the way we do business together.

The thorough qualifying process narrows down winners from hundreds of applications. Real Leaders awards the 150 companies based on their "Force for Good" score which factors in their B-Impact Assessment (a qualified rating provided to Certified B Corporations), revenue, and three-year growth rate. DialogueDirect will be recognized alongside respected organizations such as Beyond Meat, Patagonia, and Tesla this year.

“These top impact companies prove that businesses can thrive by being a force for good,” said Mark Van Ness, Founder of Real Leaders. “They are the Real Leaders of the New Economy.”

The organizations derive from a variety of industries and embody a “force for good” in different ways. For DialogueDirect, this means upholding their core values of community, integrity, and opportunity. They launched in 2003 as a face-to-face fundraising organization, partnering with international charities to address causes like child poverty, animal welfare, and environmental protection. Their commitment to empowering value-driven teams and inspiring everyday people to do the extraordinary led them to achieve B Corp Certification in 2019. Since then, they have expanded their efforts in B Corp collaborations, full-service fundraising, and local community engagement.

“Being a force for good has been our calling and our commitment to creating a business model that truly impacts future generations is why we keep going,” said Mike Wakeland, CEO. “We are grateful to be chosen through the rigorous selection process and determined to continue this important work with such inspiring leaders.”

Amidst the challenges of 2020, DialogueDirect mobilized their team to partner with Drive Change (social justice), Too Good To Go (food waste management), and When We All Vote (civic engagement). Like others greatly impacted by the pandemic, DialogueDirect is humbled to be recognized and ready to continue their work. They plan to use active engagement and sustainable giving to continue building a future that uplifts humanity.

To learn more about the awarded companies and their missions, view the complete awards ranking here.


Real Leaders is the world’s first business and sustainable leadership magazine and serves a community of visionaries, collaborating to regenerate our world. Its mission is to inspire better leaders for a better world. Real Leaders is a Certified B-Corp and signatory in the United Nations Global Compact (an advocate for achieving the global goals for sustainable development).

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