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Facebook Confronts The Free Internet Neutrality Dilemma

What’s more important? Restricted free Internet access for the poor? Or maintaining an open, neutral Internet without limitations? This is the debate Facebook is having with the world via petitions to regulators, skeptical forums, and today, full-page newspaper ads.<p>The subject of contention is Free …

Facebook starts '2G Tuesdays' so employees can see what speeds are like in India

To develop apps and services for emerging markets, it helps to understand what users go through. To that end, Facebook is launching a new internal program called ‘2G Tuesdays.’<p>The initiative forces employees to use Facebook apps like Messenger and — well, Facebook — on a much slower connection than …

16 Fresh Fennel Recipes That Everyone Will Love

Fennel can be polarizing. Many people are familiar with it only in the form of the fennel seeds commonly found in spice blends, where they're hidden away among other flavors. As a result, the first time they're exposed to fresh fennel, the mildly licorice-like flavor can be a surprise, and, if …

Can Good Design Help Raise More Money For Cancer?

Benjamin Hubert helped this cancer charity design a more effective, more humble charity box.<p>In Britain, Maggie’s is a nonprofit charity aimed at giving cancer patients support, information, and advice. It was named after Maggie Keswick Jencks, the wife of architectural critic Charles Jencks, and as …

Sustainability Could Save Cities Trillions, Economists Say

It turns out sustainability’s not only good for the planet, it’s also good for the pocket book – like, really, really good. That’s the word from the …

Onwards Helps Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries

Call it the intersection of adventure travel and entrepreneurship. <b>Onwards</b> – a non-profit organization that launched on Tuesday – is striving to …

The Serial Entrepreneur: Is There Life After 50?

It’s not often that people start businesses after leaving a paying job well into in their 50s. It’s even more unusual to become a serial entrepreneur. But meet Jan Hively, now age 83. Hively has launched four small businesses – all in the not-for-profit arena (She calls herself a “social …

WEstart – Mapping women's social entrepreneurship in Europe

<b>Learn more about the WEstart project and the European Women’s Lobby</b><p>WEstart is the first research project on women’s social entrepreneurship in …

Social Innovation Goes to the Global Prom

Among the important gatherings around social entrepreneurialism taking place this year, there's one I'm particularly excited about: The Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum (SIGEF). Although only in its second year, SIGEF has already proven itself to be a substantial platform for international …

Women CEOs in social enterprises earn 29% less than their male counterparts

<i>Research finds that women CEOs in social enterprises earn significantly less than their male counterparts. But it also finds that women are happier</i> …

The green investments that can put you in the black

As Community Energy Fortnight beings, investors can check out the renewable schemes offering returns of up to 13%<p>Richard Body is an energy pioneer. The IT consultant is a director of the Torrs Hydro scheme in New Mills, Derbyshire, which was one of the first community-owned hydroelectric schemes to …

Dutch Social Entrepreneur Works To Save Lives In Africa With High Tech Stove

“ It is a little known fact that cooking is the fourth biggest killer in the world ,” explains Judith Joan Walker, Director and COO of African Clean Energy.<p>[<i>Jump to the second page to see the live interview.</i>]<p>“It’s this huge invisible elephant in the room because, in the western world, we are so …

+Acumen Becomes Largest Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Provider in the Social Sector

NEW YORK, NY, Sep 02, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- +Acumen, Acumen's online learning platform and global learning community for social change …

Indian-American professor honoured for his research on entrepreneurship and innovation

An Indian-American professor has been honoured with an emerging scholar award for displaying exemplary scholarship that promises to have an impact on …

Iluméxico to bring solar energy to 300,000 Mexicans

Iluméxico will bring its solar home systems to 50,000 off-grid rural homes by 2020 and will create 180 new jobs<p>Iluméxico, the Mexican social enterprise focused on solar power, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to bring its solar home systems to 50,000 off-grid rural …

Donors and social entrepreneurs: An evolving partnership

As innovators and social entrepreneurs tinker with ideas and explore potential solutions to global challenges, they inevitably face the do-or-die …

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Donors to owners: Giving Tuesday puts power into the hands of people who give

Henry Timms, charity leader and brain behind Giving Tuesday, talks to Aimee Meade about donor relationships and how charities need to take risks<p>“One of the driving ideas behind Giving Tuesday was to create a movement that shifts donors to owners,” says Henry Timms, chief executive of New York based …

Telemarketers keep dollars raised for charity

In a faded brown brick building on the Far Northwest Side, minimum-wage workers reading from scripts asked ordinary Americans to help heal war-torn veterans, equip cops with bulletproof vests and fulfill the wishes of ailing children.<p>Their pleas brought donations pouring into the call center and a …

Sustainable Aid: The Long-Term Solution to Poverty

<b>By Shane Jabir</b><p>The statistics are staggering. According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die every day from poverty. For the 1.9 billion children living in …

Putting Your Positive Thoughts in High Impact Social Enterprise Action

<b>An interview with High Impact Social Entrepreneurship (HISE) expert Mike Caslin, PART TWO</b><p>An entrepreneur is anyone who undertakes a business--be it small or large; alone or with a team. He or she sees an opportunity for a product or service and then brings it to the market. I would argue that …

Business for the Other Billions

Since late last autumn, Mira Mehta and Shane Kiernan have lived in converted chicken coops on a farm in Nigeria’s Nasarawa State—a two-hour drive, …

What the social entrepreneurship revolution needs now

For many social entrepreneurs, the valley of death — that gap between early stage financing and commercial capital — is real. But their ideas and …

Classy CEO: Why Shouldn't Nonprofits Have World Class Tools?

Classy is among the largest crowdfunding sites focused on philanthropy. Scot Chisholm, CEO and co-founder, believes the company can fundamentally enhance a nonprofits ability to raise money and perform effectively.<p>Chisholm says, “A lot of nonprofits fear that online fundraising is impersonal and …