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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…

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…

Apps for Good: Bottom-up technological innovation by youth

“When you go to a group of young girls in East London and say, do you want to program? They’ll probably run away,” Iris Lapinski joked. But last year, she…

How to get a social enterprise off the ground: The money trail

So you’ve got the next Great Idea to solve a social or environmental problem; or the beginnings of the next Great Idea — where do you go from here? How…

‘Iterate, iterate, iterate’: Reboot re-thinks social service delivery through design

When most people think of design, often the first images that come to mind are of suspension bridges, urban landscapes, or well-formed living room furniture pieces. But “design” has become…

Twitter Roundup: July 8 – Critiques of impact investment, Kantian MBAs, and sustainability metrics

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: This interview on Echoing…

Starting From Scratch: The challenge of sticking to a social mission during product development

When you look at a business plan, it can all seem so simple: design product, sell product. Right? In reality, there are countless obstacles to climb over between envisioning a…

Unknotting the supply chain to build support for workers’ rights

Most of us would like to make sure that the products we buy  — anything from food to clothing — weren’t made with exploitative or forced labor. But even savvy…

The Obama administration gets entrepreneurial with StartupAmerica and ChooseMyPlate

It’s easy to be critical of government: it seems that our leaders never do enough to fix all the problems we face, whether they are economic, social, international, or domestic….

Twitter Roundup: July 1 – Investment geographies, artisan cooperatives and global energy shifts

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: Why are certain…

Defining Solution Journalism: It’s about real news, not feel-good stories

Everybody loves a feel-good story. That’s why media outlets have a special section for them – like the section of the zoo where you can pet the gentle animals. But there’s rarely any little critical thinking about whether the story really represents an effective or systematic way to address a problem. And too often it devolves into unadulterated hagiography — which destroys the legitimacy and credibility that we’d like solution journalism to have.

5 Strategies for Scaling Social Impact

What does it mean to scale social impact? And why exactly is scaling important to the social change sector? Those questions were the focus of the recent Social Impact Exchange…