Social Entrepreneurship

Why Entrepreneurs Should Invest More in Social Good

Social entrepreneurship is creating a new wave of companies focused on tackling key social challenges.<p><i>Why should entrepreneurs think about social good when creating companies? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better</i> …

Social Enterprise

Why Cadillac Is Getting Behind Social Entrepreneurs

Nathan Tan, Associate Director of Brand Partnerships & Experiences at Cadillac, and Judith Rowland, Senior Manager of U.S. Policy and Advocacy at …

Once a homeless chef, social entrepreneurs thrive in UK

JOHANNESBURG - Leon Seraphin left school aged 14, was unemployed for years and spent several months in prison for a botched robbery.In 2004, an …

Social Enterprise

The Four Books Every Social Entrepreneur Should Read

I live and work a stone’s throw from Harvard University’s campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. As the leaves begin to turn, 150,000 students descend upon Cambridge, Boston, and the surrounding towns to attend one of the more than 50 colleges in the metropolitan area. A big chunk of those students …

Entrepreneurship

The Role Of Entrepreneurship In Ending Poverty And Homelessness

<i>You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes.</i><p>“Social entrepreneurship has proven to provide impactful innovations for poverty alleviation ,” says Abby Maxman, President of OxFam America. Maxman was among a diverse group of people working on poverty eradication who contributed to a …

Entrepreneurship

15 Social Innovation Podcasts That Will Inspire You To Impact The World

• About<br>• Latest Posts<p>Grant Trahant<p>Founder at Causeartist<p>Founder of Causeartist + Social Entrepreneur + Full Stack Freelance Designer + Journey of the …

Philanthropy

How Social Entrepreneurs Are Using Art To Engage & Empower Youth In A Unique Global Program

• About<br>• Latest Posts<p>Sarah Cowley<p>Director at Armed with the Arts<p>Sarah is Director of Armed with the Arts Inc. a grassroots NGO that uses art to engage …

5 Key Considerations in Converting Your Nonprofit to a For-Profit

Be prepared for the switch to take up a lot of your time and energy.<p>Deciding to convert Practice Makes Perfect from a nonprofit to a for-profit public benefit corporation was one of the most challenging undertakings of my business career. Not only is restructuring a business incredibly difficult, …

Entrepreneurship

Top 5 Countries Around The World For Jobs In Social Entrepreneurship

• About<br>• Latest Posts<p>Amy Aitman<p>Director of Content Strategy at Change Creator Magazine<p>As Director of Content Strategy, Amy spends her time whipping up …

Entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurship: business as a vehicle for change

Through any number of social, economic and cultural factors, many of us have faced a binary decision about our careers: make money or do good. The …

Canadian News

The 3 Mentors You Need To Become A More Effective Entrepreneur

For entrepreneurs in every industry, there’s one thing in common: we’re always moving. With a fast-paced lifestyle and little time for anything other than what’s necessary, there are often many areas of life and leadership that get neglected. But there is one critical element of leadership that …

Leadership

As Violence Looms, A Small Nonprofit In Kenya's Kibera Slum Shows What Peacebuilding Looks Like

If the feared violence erupts today around the contested presidential election in Kenya, it may appear inevitable in retrospect. But the activism of an internationally known nonprofit called Shofco in the Kibera slum tells a different story.<p>On Sept. 1, the Supreme Court is due to hand down a …

Africa

Day in Durham - Creating Meaningful Impact Beyond Fuqua - CASE

Posted on August 30, 2017 by Jonathan Woodward<p><i>This post was written by Jonathan Woodward, a 2019 Fuqua MBA and a CASE Scholar. Before coming to</i> …

Business School

3 Questions For Problem-Solving Social Entrepreneurs

In the age of the one-for-one model, savvy marketing campaigns and the power of digital, there’s something appealing about creating the next trendy social enterprise. But whether we’ve realized it or not, many of us have begun to prioritize the brand over the solution itself and are in many cases, …

Entrepreneurship

I Learned These Two Major Lessons in My First Year of Being a Social Entrepreneur

Since becoming a social entrepreneur and founding the Hounds, LTD. in January of 2016, I’ve learned more lessons that I ever thought my little brain …

Social Enterprise

Social Entrepreneurs, Ignore the Mantra of Focus at Your Own Peril

“Though the immediate cause of death in a startup tends to be running out of money, the underlying cause is usually lack of focus.” – Paul Graham, …

Entrepreneurship

When You Should Leave Your Social Enterprise - CASE

Posted on August 25, 2017 by Alden Zecha<p><i>This post was written by</i> <i>CASE Executive-in-Residence</i> <i>and Sproxil Co-Founder Alden Zecha.</i> <i>He has over 25 years of</i> …

Social Enterprise

Boston Leads The Top 21 Cities For Social Entrepreneurs

Boston is the best city in the nation to be a social entrepreneur, according to a new ranking of the top 21 ecosystems, because social entrepreneurs in Beantown find it relatively easy to find funding there, especially from private investors and the public sector, and because of the overall …

Entrepreneurship

The Humbling Nonprofit: Lessons from a Bold Startup

Share38<p>Share29<p>Tweet54<p>Email<p>Shares 121<p>“House of Cards.” Credit: bhavya999<p>August 13, 2017; Grand Forks Herald<p>As in any thriving sector, there will be …

Nonprofits

Social enterprise sector grew by 32% from last year: raiSE

SINGAPORE: The social enterprise sector has grown by 32 per cent over the past year, with 401 registered social enterprises - up from 303 enterprises …

Social Enterprise

How Two Women Entrepreneurs Are Optimizing Aid Distribution By Connecting NGOs With Local Suppliers

American-born social entrepreneur Natasha Freidus was already living in France when migrants started arriving there, in the fall of 2015. She was one of thousands of volunteers in Europe who mobilized in small groups to help them, filling the gaps in aid that were left by overwhelmed governments …

Entrepreneurship

This Social Entrepreneur Created An Affordable Shoe That Grows For Children Around The Globe

This post originally appeared on Change Creator Magazine. Check it out here<p>Lee is a native of Nampa, Idaho and is in his late twenties. A …

Social Enterprise

12 Companies That Are Making the World a Better Place

The Singularity University Global Summit in San Francisco this week brought brilliant minds together from all over the world to share a passion for …

Sustainability

5 Life Changing Lessons I learned After Interviewing 100 Social Entrepreneurs

<i>Photo by Garrhet Sampson on Unsplash</i><p>I’ve spent the last ten years rubbing elbows with some of the awesomest social entrepreneurs in the world. It all …

Entrepreneurship

Lessons in Social Entrepreneurship from the People Making a Real Impact

There is clearly a balance to be struck between making a profit and making an impact (of the social variety). How do you straddle that line?<p>Finding a balance between profit and social impact has long been an issue for entrepreneurs. It's also spawned a debate: On one side (profit), the argument …

Entrepreneurship

College education behind bars

Life turned upside down suddenly for call center agent Mary Grace when police caught her and her live-in partner for possession of illegal drugs over …

Education

Young Social Entrepreneurs Who Are Making The World A Better Place

Today’s young entrepreneurs are renowned for their passion and commitment to changing things for the better through their businesses. And as socially responsible business leaders, their aim is to make an impact on some of the world’s biggest social challenges.<p>The most outstanding among them also …

Entrepreneurship

Impact measurement: How much is too much? How much is not enough? | Bloomberg Professional Services

One of the great challenges of impact investing is knowing how much impact reporting to require from the ventures you invest in, remembering that …

Impact Investing

Commentary: The power of Singapore's social entrepreneurs in a profit-driven world

More Singaporeans are turning to social entrepreneurship to address society’s most pressing issues, and rejuvenating the call to help the less …

Social Enterprise

Meet The Social Entrepreneur Fixing A Big Issue In India, One Soap At A Time

Yogita Agrawal noticed something interesting when she was attending primary school in India: There was no soap in any of the bathrooms. After studying product design at Parsons, she came back to her hometown of Mumbai hoping to make a difference.<p>With her two friends, Agrawal cofounded SoaPen, a …

Entrepreneurship