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Social entrepreneurs can give the government a lift | Financial Times

The stereotypical Silicon Valley approach to solving public problems is to invest in social entrepreneurship. Bypass lumbering government bureaucracy …

Kickstarter Just Broke Its Own Rules To Help Syrian Refugees

"Hopefully this has some kind of impact for the positive."<p>NEW YORK -- Kickstarter broke its own rules on Tuesday to raise money for Syrian refugees.<p>The Brooklyn-based crowdfunding service, which normally only hosts creative projects, has launched a campaign at the behest of White House officials to …

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Erase Extreme Poverty? We Need A Business Call

<i>This post is part the LinkedIn Take Action series in which Influencers and members discuss how to drive change that matters.</i> <i>Read all the posts here</i> …

I ran to the door when my hubs told me my #causebox was here! So excited to try some yummy coffee!! Love @mycausebox it is seriously fun!!!

Coffee May Be the Future of Mosquito Control

For many people, coffee is the perfect way to start the day, end a meal, or help to recover after a long weekend. But while humans may tend to love …

Hurricane Katrina and the Rise of the Social Entrepreneur

By Linda Usdin, DrPH, and Andrea Chen, MEd<p><i>Andrea Chen is the co-founder and Executive Director of Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation and Linda Usdin is the board chair of Propeller, an incubator for social enterprises that is based in Broadmoor, which was flooded by up to ten feet of standing</i> …

10 Tech Companies That Are Making the World a Better Place

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In a 2014 report on the impact of millennials on company culture, researchers discovered that this new generation of business professionals entering the workforce has far more contemporary views and priorities when it comes to corporate …

A High School for the Homeless

For seniors at San Diego’s Monarch School—where 93 percent of students have no form of permanent housing—earning a diploma means leaving behind their only reliable source of food, clothing, healthcare, and more.<p>Andrea and I sat cramped around a little two-top table at a Starbucks near her …

UNICEF Says This Wearable Feature Will Be Most Useful For Social Good

Palmer says alerts can range from early-warning systems to safety of young girls and transportation. “Say you had a sensor device in a slum like Kibera [Nairobi] which could detect an early fire and immediately send that GPS signal to responders that could then alert that village,” Palmer says. …

Forbes Under 30 $1M Change the World Competition

<b>The Challenge</b><p>The Forbes Under 30 $1 Million Change the World Competition is the largest ever for young social entrepreneurs.<p>Six finalists, selected …

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The biggest mistake (aspiring) social entrepreneurs can do

<b>By Solene Pignet</b><p>There is one mistake social entrepreneurs (or aspiring social entrepreneurs) very often make. I estimate that 80 percent of social …

This Fashion Company Turns Toxic Trash into Trendy Textiles

<i>On an otherwise reasonable evening in July, over 600 people packed an auditorium in Boulder, Colorado, for the culmination of the 2015 Unreasonable</i> …

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Yelp with a conscience? DoneGood launches app for socially responsible shopping

Scott Jacobsen says that when he lived in Washington, D.C., his favorite lunch spot used to serve everything in a recyclable plastic container. But …

How The THX.co is using WooCommerce to encourage giving to non-profits

People use WooCommerce for all sorts of things. Here’s the story of The THX Co., an innovative eCommerce store that, by design, encourages customers …

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Skoll | Five Mistakes That Social Entrepreneurs Make When Crafting Their brands

As a brand developer, I’ve met countless social entrepreneurs all over the world: people with an extreme passion for social or environmental impact. …

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