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Name: Thenera Bailey
Date registered: 31 December, 2010


Thenera Bailey is the President/CEO of the SISGI Group. In this capacity she serves as the Interim Director of the SISGI Beyond Good Ideas Foundation, the organization’s nonprofit charitable division, and as the Editor of the social research blog, Thenera has an accomplished career as a consultant, trainer and technical assistance provider to programs, organizations, government agencies, nonprofits, corporations, schools and school districts. She has extensive experience in social entrepreneurship, strategic planning, training, and nonprofit management, and general start-up and expansion assistance. Email Thenera at

Latest posts

  1. Key Quotes from Social Good Summit 2016 – Day Two — 23 September, 2016
  2. Key Quotes from the Social Good Summit 2016 – Day One — 19 September, 2016
  3. The Potential for Awesomeness – 2012 Social Good Summit — 27 September, 2012
  4. Networks and Connections at the IS Conference — 7 November, 2011
  5. Social Good Summit Recap Day 4 and Final Thoughts — 23 September, 2011
  6. Social Good Summit Recap – Day 3 — 22 September, 2011
  7. Social Good Summit Recap – Day 2 — 21 September, 2011
  8. Social Good Summit Recap – Day One — 20 September, 2011
  9. Make It Last Forever — 27 July, 2011
  10. Can we PLEASE focus on a real education issue? — 27 April, 2011
  11. Beyond Abortion — 22 February, 2011
  12. Prove Your Worth – 10 Commandments for Social Entrepreneurship — 8 February, 2011
  13. Do Not Speak for Others – 10 Commandments for Social Entrepreneurship — 1 February, 2011
  14. Loving to Death — 31 January, 2011
  15. The Business of Teaching Social Innovation — 26 January, 2011
  16. Play Well With Others -10 Commandments for Social Entrepreneurship — 25 January, 2011
  17. Artistic Power — 24 January, 2011
  18. Little Travel Lies — 21 January, 2011
  19. No More Dumb Development — 20 January, 2011
  20. Awareness building through music — 19 January, 2011
  21. We Are Losing — 19 January, 2011
  22. Avoid Band-Aids – 10 Commandments for Social Entrepreneurship — 18 January, 2011
  23. Pick up your sign… — 17 January, 2011
  24. Youth Entrepreneurs and the value of combining business and social sector work — 14 January, 2011
  25. Our Arrogance is Partly to Blame — 12 January, 2011
  26. Dig Deeper -10 Commandments for Social Entrepreneurship — 11 January, 2011
  27. Development Innovation Ventures Fund — 10 January, 2011

Most commented posts

  1. Beyond Abortion — 3 comments
  2. Can we PLEASE focus on a real education issue? — 2 comments
  3. Our Arrogance is Partly to Blame — 2 comments
  4. Avoid Band-Aids – 10 Commandments for Social Entrepreneurship — 2 comments
  5. No More Dumb Development — 1 comment

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Feb 22

Beyond Abortion

Last week, the House of Representatives voted to cut federal funding for PlannedParenthood. This was largely targeted at decreasing the organization’s ability to perform abortions. However, there will be a rippling effect if Planned Parenthood is unable to provide their general health care services. For women who suffer from health issues such as Endometriosis, cervical …

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Feb 08

Prove Your Worth – 10 Commandments for Social Entrepreneurship

So if you have been following the series, you know that we are providing tips assisting would-be social entrepreneurs in the development of new ideas, programs and organizations. This next tip is something that is often developed after work has already occurred and when it is to late to make major organizational changes. So this …

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Feb 01

Do Not Speak for Others – 10 Commandments for Social Entrepreneurship

We continue in our Social Entrepreneur Series with this week’s commandment. Thou Shalt Not Speak for Others So you have designed an intervention for a social problem that you hope will change the lives of a community. You can see the great solution and want to raise awareness of why this is important. After all …

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Jan 31

Loving to Death

David Kato was probably murdered because of how he loved. That was his only crime. Not because he treated people badly. Not because he stole or created terrorism. His murder probably occurred because he was an openly gay man and an outspoken advocate for gay rights in his country. He was bludgeoned to death on …

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Jan 26

The Business of Teaching Social Innovation

More business schools across the United States are adding or expanding their social entrepreneurship offerings. This comes in the form of adding an entrepreneurial track of courses that have a social innovation theme or even a concentration or degree in social entrepreneurship. Most of these programs focus on the differences in non-profit and for-profit initiatives …

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Jan 25

Play Well With Others -10 Commandments for Social Entrepreneurship

So at this point you should have developed a strategy that hits at the root causes of your social problem and it is time to start putting the pieces into action. Entrepreneurship is a team sport and success is more likely if you seek out partners that can assist you in reaching your goals. So …

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Jan 24

Artistic Power

“Create dangerously, for people who read dangerously. That is what I’ve always thought it meant to be a writer. Writing, knowing in part that no matter how trivial your words may seem, someday, somewhere, someone may risk his or her life to read them.” ~ Edwidge Danticant – Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work …

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Jan 21

Little Travel Lies

I am an avid traveler and like most travelers, I enjoy taking photos of the places I visit as a reminder of what I saw and experienced. When I returned from a trip to South Africa, a friend remarked that she was surprised because my pictures didn’t look like they were of “Africa.” There were …

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Jan 20

No More Dumb Development

The Administrator of USAID spoke yesterday at an event hosted by the Center for Global Development. For those unable to venture to Washington or to gain access to the event, it was streamed live on the new USAID website celebrating 50 years for the agency ( This new site highlights the achievements of the last …

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Jan 19

Awareness building through music

I have shared how we are losing a battle as the number of suicides increase. A huge factor in this is the persecution and bullying that gay, lesbian, transgendered and bisexual individuals face because of their lifestyle and sexuality. One method of increasing tolerance is to build awareness and to show how our actions impact …

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