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Social Enterprise: Statistics from Around the World

Social Enterprise – is it a trend, a revolution, or something in between?<p>The fact that most social enterprises fail, won’t ever experience even a …

Supporting the socio-entrepreneurial potential of local young people – SIMRA Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas

<i>© GAL Prealpi e Dolomiti</i> <b><br>Innovation Action (IA) Implementer:</b> <br>ETIFOR <b><br>Relevant stakeholders of the IA:</b> <br>Local Action Group Prealpi e Dolomiti<p><b>The IA in a</b> …

Innovation

Social Enterprises Get Boost From European Parliament

At the beginning of July, the European Parliament voted in favour of creating a label for social enterprises. The 77% majority sends a strong signal …

European Parliament

3 reasons why social enterprises fail – and what we can learn from them

When a tech startup fails, it’s inevitably a harsh time for the founder, the employees, the investors and the customers.<p>But when a social enterprise …

socialenterprises

Nobel prize winner Thomas Nash becomes social entrepreneur in residence

Disarmament activist Thomas Nash is best known for his Nobel Peace Prize, but now he has a new role as New Zealand's first social entrepreneur in …

Nobel Prize

Wondering If Social Entrepreneurship Is for You? Check If You Have These 3 Qualities First

The best social entrepreneurs have a service stance, a transformative goal and killer problem solving skills.<p>As I find myself firmly entering my fifth decade. I have begun to wonder (both to myself and out loud to friends and colleagues) what the last third of my life will look like -- contribution …

Entrepreneurship

Subhash Chandra Foundation launches 'SACH Impact' IncubationProgramme for social ventures

Subhash Chandra Foundation, the philanthropic initiative of Rajya Sabha MP Subhash Chandra, has launched 'SACH Impact' Incubator - a programme to …

Entrepreneurship

SEED SPOT is partnering with Booz Allen Hamilton to help DC social entrepreneurs

<b>SEED SPOT</b> is partnering with<b> Booz Allen Hamilton</b> on a series of programs to help social entrepreneurs in D.C. over the next year.Through the …

Entrepreneurship

Advice for graduates — don’t start something, join something

It’s June, and for millions of high school and college students across the country that means graduation. Hundreds of thousands of the world’s most …

Entrepreneurship

Three Considerations To Make Before Choosing To Strengthen Your Nonprofit With Social Enterprise

Oftentimes, nonprofit leaders are intrigued by social enterprise because of its potential to diversify funding sources and drive sustainable revenue to their organizations. While both of these outcomes may be true, there can be an even more powerful effect: Social enterprise can impact your mission.<p>…

Social Enterprise

How Social Entrepreneurship Helped Me Rediscover My Own Country: Morocco

I have always been fascinated by the creative process: diving deep into your imagination, forging new ideas, and bringing your own vision to the …

Entrepreneurship

5 inspirational TED talks on African social entrepreneurship

The success of African businesses that are centered around the needs of the community are worth documenting and celebrating.<p>From re-defining the role …

Entrepreneurship

BBVA Compass selects 16 social entrepreneurs across the country to participate in BBVA Momentum

<b>Bank welcomes new class for its accelerator program</b><p><b>- BBVA Momentum: Program has driven the expansion of companies with high social impact in Spain,</b> …

Entrepreneurship

Brainstorming 101 for entrepreneurs going it alone

Conquer the creative challenges of solopreneurship. Three successful social entrepreneurs share their top techniques to help you access creativity …

Entrepreneurship

Young social entrepreneurs use Ashoka contest to find peers across Japan

To get access to a network of young social entrepreneurs scattered across Japan, four high school and university students fearlessly presented their …

Japan

Freeing the Social Entrepreneur

Suzanne Morris, a successful investment banker working at Lehman Brothers in New York City, decided to make a significant life change by going to …

Leadership

This Female Founder Is Using Fashion To Keep Women Safe From Sex Trafficking

Shannon Keith put $25,000 of her savings into a business that employs women in India who had been or were at the risk of being trafficked. By creating an alternative option for them to make money, Keith, now based in Bend, Oregon with a team of 16 full-time staff, hopes that she can offer these …

How This Bay Area Couple Revolutionized Conservation With Their Unique Model

Kristine McDivitt Tompkins and her late husband Doug Tompkins had a passion for the outdoors, which was apparent in the companies they helped build. Kristine, the former CEO of Patagonia, and Doug, the founder of North Face and Espirit, poured much of their earnings and their life into ‘rewilding’ …

This Company Thrives by Giving Away 20 Percent of Its Revenue

It's neither a paradox nor an accident; it's the reason MADD Coffee was founded: to make a difference in the lives of others.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some may say “no good deed goes unpunished,” however that is far from what is occurring with MADD …

Entrepreneurship

Change Your Company's Giving Game For Good

Entrepreneurs are in a unique position to reshape the way companies give back. Today’s entrepreneurs are disrupting business models and changing the way consumers interact with brands, but why stop there? Applying that innovative, visionary approach to charitable giving can benefit both your local …

Philanthropy -- The Forgotten Investment Asset

<b>Why philanthropic giving is a smart investment tool for business.</b><p>Socially conscious investors are after more than just financial returns. In addition to making money in the markets, we also want to make a difference. We want to leave a legacy of not just wealth but positive change. However, in our …

Philanthropy

Social Media For Social Good: Claire Diaz-Ortiz On How Social 'Treps Can Boost Their Digital Presence

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p><i>Change the world with one tweet</i>- that was the subject of Claire Diaz-Ortiz’s speech at the Turkey Innovation and Entrepreneurship Week …

Social Media

10 Conferences You Should Attend If You Are An Education Entrepreneur In 2018

Every year, thousands of educators, innovators, and education entrepreneurs gather around the globe for various meetings, summits, and conferences. Throughout my career as an educator, I’ve been to many education and technology conferences.<p>This year, I’m starting a new series highlighting the …

Education Technology

How Two Social Entrepreneurs Are Providing Safe Peer Support For Teenage Angst

From exam stress and eating disorders, to family conflict and gender confusion, today’s teenagers are battling a multitude of problems, made so much worse when they are unable to access the psychological support they need.<p>Research has shown that talking about problems and seeking support for them …

5 Chicago Changemakers To Keep An Eye On In 2018

Chicago is home to many young black professionals, many of whom are taking on positions designed to make a difference in the black community.<p>Studies …

Using theories of change for systemic impact

In the field of change there are two approaches that are helping change makers, across charities, funders, business and policy makers help them …

In rural India, wild honey farmers are using bees to fight terrorism

Much of the world's honey is contaminated with pesticides. In a recent study, 200 honey samples from around the world were examined for neonicotinoid …

3 Major Industries in Which Blockchain Technology Is Changing Life As We Know It

The application of Blockchain technology to health care, music and human resources is only the beginning.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"Blockchain" is one of two "B" words that are all the rage lately -- the other being "Bitcoin." While Bitcoin is grabbing …

Blockchain

This Is the Most Exciting Aspect of Blockchain Technology, and You're Completely Overlooking It

Blockchain has an opportunity to dramatically change the lives of up to 2 billion people worldwide.<p>For more than a year now, cryptocurrencies have …

Why blockchain is the ‘big’ thing in digital banking

<b>Sajith Kumar S</b><p>Happiest Minds Technologies<p>Most of us have used banking services to transfer money and are always bothered by the lagging time between …