About Ever Better
A meaningful purpose is central to any great organization. At Ever Better, our purpose is to help social enterprises
become more effective, adaptive, and equitable.
Ours is a community-focused business model that supports and builds the economic vitality of the local community. We define our community as the Front Range of Colorado, including Ft. Collins, Boulder, the Denver metro area, and Colorado Springs.
Our goal is to perform at least 75% of our client work in the local community, and more than 90% of our work for Certified B Corps, Benefit Corporations, other social enterprises, and nonprofits.
Our work is informed by key ideas included in the B Corp Declaration of Interdependence and the vision of Common Future.
Regarding systemic racism in the US
As a public benefit corporation and Certified B Corp, Ever Better condemns racism in all of its forms. This organization was founded on the principle that businesses can be a force for good, working toward a prosperous economy, sustainable environment and equitable communities.
Our communities will not be equitable until we acknowledge and change the systemic oppression of people of color in the United States. Right now Black folks are experiencing compounded health, economic, and safety risks. And in this moment, the ongoing legacy of police brutality and the inequities of COVID-19 are self-evident and undeniable.
One action we can take to begin the necessary change is to support Black-owned businesses. Here is a list to get started in the Denver metro area. Another action is to educate ourselves. We recommend reading ‘How to Be An Anti-Racist’ by Ibram X. Kendi. Finally, it is important to support anti-racism financially, and to that end we have made a donation of $750 in 2020 to The Movement for Black Lives.
Ever Better is a Colorado Public Benefit Corporation. Download our reports:
2019 Public Benefit Report
2018 Public Benefit Report
2017 Public Benefit Report
About Pete Dignan
Ever Better was founded in 2017 by Pete Dignan. Pete spent nearly 20 years leading two Certified B Corps and a nonprofit. He is a keen observer who asks incisive questions and listens. He applies his experience as a CEO and Executive Director to help teams become more
purposeful, participatory, and adaptive.
“Pete is a visionary leader and
excellent manager and motivator of people...His sharp mind, decades of experience in leadership and high EQ allow Pete to immediately bring
value to any organization.”
-- John Powers, VP Renewable Choice Energy
“It was a no-brainer to engage Pete given his deep and varied experience as a conscientious and 'teal' leader, positive and
calm demeanor and his caring and patient style. Pete’s insight and encouragement have been transformative. Pete is able to uncover excellence and validate high expectations while
instilling a more creative and adaptable style of leadership.
I wholeheartedly recommend Pete.”
-- Jason Wiener, Jason Wiener PC
Ever Better became a Certified B Corporation in May 2018. B Corps are a new type of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corp certification is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk. Ever Better was certified by the non-profit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. To learn more about our certification, see our B Corp profile.
Ever Better is a proud member of 1% for the Planet. See our benefit reports for details about our nonprofit partners.
Ever Better has pledged to donate 1% of revenue each year to Colorado nonprofits. See our benefit reports for details about our nonprofit partners.
Ever Better has purchased carbon offsets to cover 100% of carbon emissions for operations in 2017, 2018, and 2019.