Tag: social innovation

May 27

Surfing for Equality & Peace

“Surfing soothes me. It’s always been a kind of Zen experience for me. The ocean is so magnificent, peaceful, and awesome. The rest of the world disappears for me when I’m on a wave.”  -Paul Walker Surf’s up, dude!  Surfing is a sport chased after by people around the world who seek adventure or a …

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May 23

Spotlight On charity: water

Charity: water is an nonprofit organization that brings clean water to developing areas by building wells and water sanitation projects. In just four years, charity: water hasraised over $20 million, which is clearly an enormous accomplishment. One of the most impressive things about the organization, and one of the major factors in its success thus far, is …

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Mar 15

The Philips Livable Cities Award

Lately, I have come across a lot of new concepts and initiatives but one  initiative that I feel obligated to share is the Philips Livable Cities Award (PLCA). Under the banner “better cities make better lives”, the PLCA is a global initiative which is designed to encourage individuals, community groups and businesses to develop practical, …

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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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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 14

Youth Entrepreneurs and the value of combining business and social sector work

In a webcast on Tuesday, as part of the Social Entrepreneur Empowerment Series, Ashoka CEO Bill Drayton shared insight into his feelings about social entrepreneurship. He defined social entrepreneurship in this way; “the most powerful force in the world is an idea in the hands of a great entrepreneur.” I would add that this entrepreneur …

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Jan 11

Dig Deeper -10 Commandments for Social Entrepreneurship

We are starting a weekly series of suggestions for would-be Social Entrepreneurs interested in developing social ventures called the 10 Commandments for Social Entrepreneurship. This series will cover initiatives that are designed to address any social problem around the globe and include 10 things that every socail entrepreneur must think or do before they jump …

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