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How Yoobi Scales Social Enterprise

Millions of kids in the United States do not have fundamental school supplies to learn and be successful. This affects not only their school work — it affects their confidence. So teachers step in and spend their own money to make sure students can learn. On average, teachers spend $560 out of their own pockets to support their students each year.

In this episode of Cause Talk Radio Megan talks to Ido Leffler, Founder of Yoobi, a social enterprise company that makes beautiful school supplies sold in retailers like Target, Walmart and Costco and also gives back. For every Yoobi item purchased, the company donates a school supply item to a child in need in the U.S. in partnership with the Kids In Need Foundation.

Ido and Megan chat about their incredible success as a social enterprise in a competitive and constantly changing retail environment, how they’ve successfully scaled the company, why design is so critical and how they measure impact.

Links & Notes

  • (00:00) – Welcome to Cause Talk Radio
  • (00:47) – Yoobi
  • (01:54) – The Yoobi Story
  • (03:21) – The Kids in Need Foundation
  • (05:17) – The Social Enterprise Unicorn?
  • (07:06) – Employee Engagement
  • (08:24) – Leading with Design
  • (10:21) – Staying fresh
  • (11:46) – Support the Show •
  • (12:48) – The Teachable Moment
  • (14:07) – Vans Custom Culture
  • (18:21) – Advice for social impact
  • (20:17) – Measuring Impact
  • (22:53) – 2020
  • (24:07) – Learn more

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