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Weekly Roundup: #f**kyouwashington, new strategies to fight climate change and questioning what really qualifies as poor

#f**kyouwashington The top American news this week: the debt ceiling. Mother Jones produced one of the best explainers I found, and the Huffington Post has a nice live-blog documenting the…

Twitter Roundup: July 29 – One-click donations, prototyping in Africa, and drought prediction

Search for the hashtag #socent and you’ll find wide-ranging interest in social entrepreneurship on Twitter. Here’s a roundup of a few interesting tweets from the last week: Organizations often rely…

Solutions for New York City’s Sewer Problem

Last week, Harlem residents held their noses as millions of gallons of untreated sewage water flowed straight into the Harlem and Hudson rivers because of a sewage plant fire. On…

Live-Blog: Pencils of Promise Leadership Institute

Pencils Of Promise Leadership Institute aims to education, inspire and motivate young, community leaders with a series of seminars ranging from social media to female empowerment to public speaking. Dowser is there with the live-blog.

Using the law to do good: Kyle Westaway on Benefit Corporations and capitalism with a purpose

Business law assumes profit as a company’s singular motivation, making it hard, and sometimes illegal, for social enterprises to keep a social mission at the core of their operations. Kyle…

Weekly Roundup: politics and social enterprise, famine in Somalia, and Murdoch, Murdoch, Murdoch

Didn’t have time to read the news this week? We’re reporting on the conversations surrounding the world of social entrepreneurship and innovation. This week was all about Big Structures and…

Twitter Roundup: July 22 – Lessons from failure, debating citizen journalism, and SocEnt career paths

Search for the hashtag #socent and you’ll find wide-ranging interest in social entrepreneurship on Twitter. Here’s a roundup of a few interesting tweets from the last week: Whether you’re new to…

PresenTense: A sectarian model of social entrepreneurship

PresenTense, started in 2007 and inspired by the famous Y Combinator model, has flourished into a full-fledged ecosystem for social enterprise in a sectarian community. The organization matches teams of…

Start Small And Build. Sustainably.

“Can I have seconds on salad, please?” is not something middle-schoolers ask everyday. Most kids prefer the high-fat, low-nutrient tastes of foods like French fries or pizza to anything leafy,…

Commongood Careers: Talent Initiative Competition

For an organization to successfully achieve its social mission, it’s essential to have skilled and dedicated staff members on board; talent creates social change. Commongood Careers is a consulting firm…

Fossil free and politically correct: A biofuel company’s founder shares his story

Filled up your tank lately? Not only is it expensive, but it’s also hard – and, after the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last spring, getting harder…

Weekly Roundup: TEDGlobal, Big Society In The UK, and Google+…++

Didn’t have time to read the news this week? We’re going to report on the conversations surrounding the big issues in the world of social entrepreneurship. This is a new feature, so if we missed anything, or you have suggestions, please let us know in the comments.

Defining Solution Journalism, Part II: The anatomy of a powerful idea

Ten (sustainable) stars to Gardiner Harris and The New York Times for their recent Solution Journalism piece on changing admission requirements for medical schools. This article made both the “Most-Emailed” and “Top-Shared on Facebook” lists, which have become indicators of success for online journalism…and defies assertions that “good news” leads to decreased readership.

Twitter Roundup: July 15 – Innovation schools, humane economics, and entrepreneurial advice

Search for the hashtag #socent and you’ll find wide-ranging interest in social entrepreneurship on Twitter. Here’s a roundup of a few interesting tweets from the last week: Where did social entrepreneurship…

Maternova employs technology to create new solutions to the age-old problem of maternal mortality

One of the oldest, most respected professions in the world is midwifery. And yet, midwives working in developing countries often lack simple resources like electric lights and towels. Meg Wirth…