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Using Nonprofit Work To Jumpstart Entrepreneurship

Partnerships provide nonprofit organizations the chance widen the scope of their impact outside of the existing spheres. By working with companies in different regions, nonprofits can solve new problems for previously ignored populations.<p>As these partnerships grow, new entrepreneurial opportunities …

Entrepreneurship

IKEA Is Going to Sell Rugs Made by Syrian Refugees

The project will create jobs for hundreds of displaced people — mostly women.<p>The Syrian refugee crisis has sent shockwaves around the world, with millions of Syrian people escaping to other countries in hopes of fleeing violence. But once they reach other countries, many of them have trouble …

3 Ways Humans Create Poverty

This is a big year for anyone interested in, or caught in the teeth of, poverty and extreme inequity. It’s the year of the UN Sustainable Development …

Corporations Are Philanthropic for All the Wrong Reasons

Nearly every nonprofit organization in the United States boasts some opportunity or another for corporations to help support their cause. From sponsoring events to publishing advertisements in an orchestra program book, there's no shortage of nonprofits who are eager for corporate support. The …

Philanthropy

Some charities spend too much on themselves. That's why people are giving less

<b>To the editor:</b> There are other issues involved in philanthropic giving than those addressed by Zev Yaroslavsky and Bill Parent. ("Rich Angelenos are giving less to charity — and the consequences are dire," Opinion, May 6)<p>Our society's entire approach to charity has changed. Getting big amounts of …

3 Ways Your Social Business Will Be Better Than a Charity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Jason Haber's new book The Business of Good. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | IndieBound</i><p><i>In</i> The Business of Good<i>, serial and social entrepreneur Jason Haber intertwines case studies and</i> …

Entrepreneurship

3 models of social entrepreneurship: Which is the most successful?

Social entrepreneurship is on the rise. Sixty percent of all social enterprises today were founded only within the past eight years, according to …

World Needs Understanding Not Peace

In over 15 years of travel, work, and trying to build a better world, I have come to this one conclusion: the world does not need peace.It needs less …

World Peace

What Is Social Entrepreneurship?

We millennials are a bold generation. From our insistence that work have meaning to the disruptive innovations we embrace (e.g. Lyft), we are …

6 Sustainability Careers That Haven’t Occurred to You Yet

Katie Kross of Duke University's Fuqua School of Business shares six impact-oriented careers you may be missing on your job hunt.

Duke University

Social enterprises on a mission to make money – and change lives

Supporting business growth,Guardian Small Business Network,Business,Small business,Social enterprises,Society,Entrepreneurs<p>Whether educating women in India or providing work for blind people in Keswick, the social entrepreneur model is thriving<p>Keswick-based skincare specialist The Soap Co is a …

A Different Approach to Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

Two-generation programs focus on improving education for children and job opportunities for parents at the same time.<p>ATLANTA—This neighborhood south of downtown is bleak, with empty parking lots fenced in by barbed wire, and skeletons of buildings covered in graffiti.<p>Many of the people walking the …

Corporate social responsibility done right: 5 ways to help your company shine

Corporate social responsibility used to be a bolt-on afterthought for many companies. Firms would budget some leftover funding for charity, make some …

Nonprofit Communications Trends Report for 2015

As a consultant and trainer in the nonprofit community, I’ve been waiting with bated breath for the Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. And it’s …

Social Media

Big Idea 2015: Bringing Social Responsibility Back to Business

<i>In this series of posts, Influencers and members predict the ideas and trends that will shape 2015. Read all the stories here and write your own</i> …

From Our Prison to Your Dinner Table

At America's strangest workplace, laborers are making toys for kids, picking grapes for wineries, and farming tilapia for Whole Foods—all for $1.50 …

This Business Model Cuts Profits To Give Poor Communities Access To Healthy Food

One nonprofit is using its expertise on bringing better foods into underserved areas to help other groups hoping to do the same.<p>D.C. Central Kitchen (DCCK) -- an organization fighting hunger -- produced a manual for other nonprofits to utilize based off of its successful Healthy Corners program. …

Why the next world war will be fought over food

The world has a massive food crisis on its hands. The crisis is so big that organizations like the World Bank and the United Nations say there won’t …

5 Social Good Business Trends To Watch In 2015

While the probably can’t answer the first question, the marketing agency JWT produced this years version of its annual report looking at the trends …

San Francisco

Do Microloans Really Help the Poor?

Yes, but they don't pull people out of poverty.<p>Microloans are small amounts of money lent to people all over the world whose needs aren't met by the formal banking system. Their role as a tool for poverty alleviation has been at the center of some debate. Now, six new studies have mounted evidence …

Microfinance

Whole Foods’ founder has a grandiose vision for fixing American health care

Whole Foods founder John Mackey is nearly as well known for making controversial statements about health care as he is for popularizing natural and health foods. He’s now putting his money where his mouth is, with an idea for a plan to improve the health of first his employees, then his customers, …

Forbes Welcome

5 Big Ways Education Will Change By 2020

In the next five years, we’ll start to rethink a lot about education, from what’s in school lunches to what a college degree really means.<p>We asked the world’s most innovative companies in education to school us on the future of the classroom, with predictions for the next five years.<p>Here’s what we …

This App Pays Your Favorite Charities For Every Mile You Run Or Bike

After you download the app, Charity Miles tracks your movements. Each running-mile is worth 25 cents, each biked-mile<p>5010 cents. You can choose which …

Iluméxico is bringing life-changing solar energy to 50,000 rural Mexican homes

More than 3 million people in Mexico live in remote locations which makes bringing them traditional electricity difficult, expensive, and sometimes …

Impactantes ilustraciones críticas de la sociedad por Luis Quiles | Marcianos

El trabajo creativo de Luis Quiles se destaca entre otros por la <b>genialidad y la precisión con que ilustra la crítica</b> hacia una sociedad de moral …

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Kiva’s Jessica Jackley: How Entrepreneurs Can Do a Lot with a Little

Kiva cofounder Jessica Jackley’s new book urges would-be entrepreneurs not to wait for the perfect conditions to build a start-up.

Entrepreneurship

You Can Actually Change the World and Make Money From It!

You might have read that title and thought I was joking, but it really is true. You can change the world and make money while doing it - social good …