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Waste Currency - Brands accept waste as a payment for goods to reinforce positive perceptions

In an eco-conscious marketing move, McDonald’s Stockholm is letting you pay for food with recycled cans. The interactive initiative was conceived and …

A Do-Gooding Diet Plan: Order Less Food, And This Restaurant Donates To A Food Bank

In the German city of Dusseldorf, waistline-watchers get to give and the hungry get fed with an innovative food aid program called “All You Can’t Eat.”<p>Many people in this world are trying to eat less. Many others don’t have enough to eat. A city in Germany shows how to match up these needs. In …

Top 50 Business Ideas in September

A large portion of the most popular September 2014 business ideas revolves around food. Whether it's an app, an experiential dining experience or a …

30 Presentations on Ideas

These presentations on ideas offer a comprehensive discussion on how ideas are created, what makes a particular idea stick and the types of ideas …

7 Lessons for Nonprofit Organizations From the Startup World

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Philanthropy is a surprisingly complex world. There is just as much competition, red tape and politics as in finance or the startup world.<p>Other complexities exist between the old guard of philanthropy and the new, disruptive groups of …

Entrepreneurship

Jessica Alba and the Rise of the Not-Totally-For-Profit Corporation

This week, Jessica Alba’s The Honest Company announced it has raised $70 million at a nearly $1 billion valuation and is preparing to go public.<p>The …

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Why Teaching Grandmothers to Code isn’t a Crazy Idea

<b>American businesses are ageing</b>, as is the country; and this is bad for the economy, say Ian Hathaway and Robert Litan, of The Brookings Institution. …

Charitable Online Marketplaces : products for good

TOMS already offers a variety of products for good with its one-for-one shoes and sunglasses. Now, TOMS is expanding with an online marketplace, …

Co-Profit Fashion : Collaborative World Brand

The Collaborative World Brand has come up for its own term to describe their apparel business that benefits nonprofits: co-profit.<p>The global …

10 Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits

In 2013 online giving grew 13.5% according to the Blackbaud Index of Online Giving and 14% according to the Network for Good’s Online Giving Index …

Socially Empowering Digital Apps : cloudfactory1

Founded by Mark Sears, CloudFactory is the Cloud Labor API for businesses to build apps powered by real people. It's a platform of self-service, …

Journeying towards meaningful work

A new eight-day workshop visiting social enterprises in India is designed to propel career-sick individuals into meaningful work. Aaron Millar chats …

America's First Billion-Dollar Social Enterprise?

I was shocked and deeply moved when I heard the news this morning - Bain Capital is purchasing 50 percent of TOMS, the One For One shoe, eyewear, and fashion company that for eight years has been giving products to kids in need for every product a person buys. The TOMS business model was …

Entrepreneurship

68 Technological Social Innovations

From energy-producing playgrounds to crowdsourcing SMS water, these technological social innovations meld the digital and the social. One of the most …

Social impact bonds: is the dream over?

As the government announces its first Sib is to have its funding model reconfigured, we ask five experts what the future holds<p>• Sponsored: social investment - how can you get involved? • We weren't achieving potential before social impact bond, says charity • British social impact investing has …

Power-Generating Soccer Balls : soccket by uncharted play

The SOCCKET by Uncharted Play Inc. is a socially responsible soccer ball that generates fun and renewable energy power.<p>Up to 30 minutes of play with …

What If Apple Worked On Big F*&#ing Problems?

<b>Steve Jobs liked to live at the intersection</b> of the humanities and technology, and that’s exactly the place where communications technologies need to …

Sharing is the New Buying: How to Win in the Collaborative Economy

Crowd Companies, a brand council founded by Jeremiah Owyang primarily focusing on the collaborative economy movement, and Vision Critical, the leading provider of insight community technologies, have exclusively partnered to release a groundbreaking report, “Sharing is the New Buying” that for the …

Video: Awesome tiny wearable gadget could help the blind read

FingerReader is the name of a wearable gadget that could help visually impaired people read printed text in books and even on electronic devices, …

SBm Hub - non-profit community media and internet lounge

The SBm Hub in Shalesmoor, Sheffield, was developed from an old broken-down building, but is in jeopardy of closing at its infancy due to a recent …

15 Entrepreneurs on What They Wish They'd Known When They First Started Up

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Building a successful business is typically done by trial and error, with many hurdles along the way. And when it's your first company, every day involves making mistakes and learning something new.<p>We asked small-business owners around America to …

Entrepreneurship

All-American Children's Shoes : Made in America

New kids shoe brand, United Shoes of America, is setting out to buck the pattern of making shoes in China by creating a line completely made in …

14 Sporty Social Enterprises

From sustainable cycle frames to Kenyan running apparel to job-creating bike shops, this list of sporty social enterprises fuses the fun in play and …

NGO-Created Social Businesses : The Products

Founded in 2011, the Products is a social business based in Brazil that utilizes an increasingly popular model in that it manages the products …