Social Entrepreneurship

How to be selected for cohort 3 at StartUP FIU

<i>Pitch Day for StartUP FIU's Cohort 2</i><p><b>By Robert Hacker</b><p>StartUP FIU has just opened applications for the third cohort of its Empower Accelerator. The …

Startups

Professional Righteousness: My Aspiration To Be A Social Entrepreneur

In 1985, Tears for Fears, the pop/rock band of the Second British Invasion, released “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”. That was the 80s for you–the generation of “What can I get? What can I have?” The Me-generation movie tribute to greed and self-interest, <i>Wall Street</i>, grossed 44 million dollars …

Social Enterprise

Meet The Female Social Entrepreneur Employing 8,000 Women In 16 Countries......And Counting

Meet Joy McBrien, an inspiring female social entrepreneur, and founder of Fair Anita. Fair Anita is a Public Benefit Corporation committed to …

Women's News

Six Changes Nonprofits Should Prepare For Under The Current Administration

, CommunityVoice<p>In its first 100 days, the current White House administration has passed, proposed or discussed numerous policies that impact nearly every facet of American life. Changes to areas like immigration, the tax code, healthcare, education, the economy and international relations can and …

Philanthropy

Meet the 17-Year-Old Boy From Telangana Who Invented a Unique Device to Prevent Rape

Fuelled by the protests following the Nirbhaya rape case, 15-year-old Siddharth Mandala came up with an invention to stop further incidents of rape – …

Good News

What Writing a Case Study on a Youth-led Venture Taught Me About Grassroots Change

When I first heard about the International Youth Foundation’s work to support and expand the impact of youth-led social ventures, I was excited to …

Education

Narendra Modi says social entrepreneurs can benefit from Swachh Bharat programme

<b>New Delhi:</b> Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said social entrepreneurs can benefit from Swachh Bharat programme as it has huge business element, …

India

The Roadmap For Building A Business With Heart

A business with heart need not be a large corporation with a strong CSR outreach program; it can be a startup that has an embedded purpose to do …

Social Enterprise

Why The Dell Foundation Is Betting Big On Social Entrepreneurs

A new report from the foundation, called A Philanthropist’s Guide to the Future, lays out a path forward for how to better fund societal change.<p>Experts within the philanthropy sector should consider funding fresh ideas from social entrepreneurs as much (if not more) than massive grants aimed at …

Philanthropy

Social Entrepreneurship Company Wins First-Ever Columbus Pitch Competition

The 1st annual <b>Columbus Startup Week Pitch Competition</b> kicked off on May 8, the first evening of the five-day entrepreneur celebration. The best of …

Startups

MIT Is Helping Solve Some of Humanity's Biggest Challenges

Making a difference through CrowdSolving.<p><i>This is an opinion piece by Alex Amouyel, Executive Director of Solve.</i><p>How will young people have jobs in the workforce of the future when automation is eliminating entire industries? How can we feed 7.5 billion people today without depleting our planet's …

MIT

Harvard Study Reveals Key Factor to Personal Happiness

We're all looking to live happy, fulfilling lives. A Harvard Business School paper shows the link between giving and happiness could be a key component.<p>Over the course of life, you strive to become a happier person. You make career transitions, searching out workplaces that are more fulfilling. You …

Happiness

ZIP2516

Project Description<p>FROM THE ARCHITECTS:<p>The dutch architectural firm Studio Komma, in clo<i>se</i> collaboration with concept-developer The Men of Foam, is …

Architecture

Millennial mindset for philanthropy and impact investing revealed

<b>Millennials believe social entrepreneurship makes a sustainable difference around the world now, using social media to collaborate with peers and</b> …

Philanthropy

Why HuffPost Is On To Something Big

The <i>Huffington Post</i> just got a makeover, courtesy of incoming Editor-in-Chief, Lydia Polgreen, and the site’s new leadership team. Rechristened “<i>HuffPost</i>,” the sleek new website is a vehicle for a bold new mission: sharing “stories of people who have been left out of the conversation.”<p>Lydia’s new …

Media Industry

The Pain of Paying

Elias is a 46-year old smallholder farmer in Uganda with eight children. Seventy percent of his income goes towards his children’s education. Cash is …

Mobile Payments

'Anchoring entrepreneurship in Africa' | Business | DW.COM | 03.05.2017

Social entrepreneurs establish and run innovative businesses that benefit low income people. Members of the Schwab Foundation for Social …

Social Enterprise

Advice for Social Entrepreneurs: Scale Your Concept, Not Your Organization

The objective of this report is to help practitioners understand what systems change means in the context of social entrepreneurship, how it is …

Entrepreneurship

Find The Right Balance To Make An Impact

Business as usual doesn’t cut it anymore. Today, consumers want more. They want purpose and want to know how the companies they love contribute to the world they care about . But as a business leader, especially in the social impact space, finding the right balance between what will solve the …

Social Enterprise

Reach for Change and IKEA Foundation: New Partnership to Impact 84,000 Children in Ethiopia

ACCRA, Ghana--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#Africa--A new partnership will help 120 outstanding entrepreneurs in Ethiopia develop social enterprises that improve …

Innovation

7 Tools for Social Entrepreneurs To Improve Your Twitter and Facebook Presence

Photo via Unsplash<p>The truth is that the daily requirements of social media promotion increase by the minute, especially for social entrepreneurs when …

Social Media Marketing

How not to be a social entrepreneur

These days everybody wants to be a social entrepreneur. That’s awesome, but as long as you don’t pretend to be one. Every business is not a social …

Entrepreneurship

The Art of Facilitating Change Processes

There are a great number of effective and tested ways to facilitate indivdiual and social change processes in communities, organizations, and …

Leadership

Study shows brands dedicated to postive social change use social media to primarily promote products

Social media has greatly changed how all sorts of companies can interact with their audiences and customers. A new study suggests that even brands …

Social Media Marketing

Dallas billionaire Todd Wagner to nonprofit digital dinosaurs: Click with potential donors or else | Philanthropy

Todd Wagner is warning nonprofits to go digital in their fundraising efforts or die from natural causes in the not-too-distant future.<p>“Technology is …

Philanthropy

Top 10 Executives Dedicated to Social Impact

In popular mythology, all CEOs are mean, indifferent and focused exclusively on the bottom line. However, it turns out that there are some activist …

Philanthropy

Unilever agrees to buy condiment upstart Sir Kensington's for $140 million

Unilever, which rebuffed a $143 billion takeover proposal from Kraft Heinz Co. earlier this year, is betting that condiments can help re-energize its business.<p>The household-product giant, whose portfolio includes Hellmann's mayonnaise and Ben & Jerry's ice cream, agreed to buy Sir Kensington's, an …

Markets

10 New DC Cohorts from Social Good Incubator SEED SPOT

Since its inception, <b>SEED SPOT</b> has supported 288 ventures, 49 percent of which were founded by women and 45 percent of which were founded by minority …

Social Enterprise

CASE

Posted on April 18, 2017 by Kyle Munn<p>If you’re like many prospective MBA students, you want to make a difference in the world. In fact, National Net …

MBA

IKEA aims to take 200,000 people out of poverty in massive social sustainability drive

IKEA is to open production centres in refugee camps in Jordan this summer as part of a long-term plan to create employment for 200,000 disadvantaged …

IKEA