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Q&A with #SummerImpact winner Chris Gordon

Earlier this month we launched our #SummerImpact contest where we asked you, our faithful readers, to tweet what you’d be doing this summer to make a social impact. We got…

Q&A with #SummerImpact winner Marianne Gadeberg

Earlier this month we launched our #SummerImpact contest where we asked you, our faithful readers, to tweet what you’d be doing this summer to make a social impact. We got…

Q&A with #SummerImpact winner Sarah Press

Earlier this month we launched our #SummerImpact contest where we asked you, our faithful readers, to tweet what you’d be doing this summer to make a social impact. We got…

Q&A with #SummerImpact winner David Watterson

Earlier this month we launched our #SummerImpact contest where we asked you, our faithful readers, to tweet what you’d be doing this summer to make a social impact. We got…

Sparkseed’s Dangerously Ambitious conference examines the support structures needed for social entrepreneurship

This past weekend, 60 social entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders got together in Sunnyvale, California for Dangerously Ambitious, a three-day “un-conference” that included skydiving, urban adventure games, and a rapid…

Twitter Roundup – August 20: Whiskey-fueled cars, prescriptions for produce, greenest universities

Search for the hashtag #socent and you’ll find wide-ranging interest in social entrepreneurship on Twitter. Here’s a roundup of a few thought-provoking tweets from the last week: At this point,…

Go fly a kite! No, really!

When’s the last time you flew a kite? If it’s been a while, there’s an interesting event in New York City this weekend that could help fix that. FlyNY, drawing…

Big Ideas: Alex Nicholls says social entrepreneurship is growing up

In our Big Ideas series, we check in regularly with top thinkers in the field of social innovation. We want to know what they’re working on, what questions they’re wrestling with,…

Gates and Buffett’s Giving Pledge earmarks billions for charity, remains criticized for lack of synergy

Two months ago, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett formally announced their new endeavor, the Giving Pledge.  Each man pledged to give the majority of his billion-dollar fortune to philanthropic causes. …

Twitter Roundup – August 13: Health tips from Sesame Street, mentorship from i/o ventures, and street parking solutions from San Francisco

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

Be A Biographer: Tapping design talent to tell the stories of sex trade workers

A few weeks back, The Blind Project, a New York City-based nonprofit that helps commercial sex workers and people enslaved in sex trafficking in Southeast Asia, rolled out a crowdsourcing…

Big Ideas: Jed Emerson on how investors can move from intent to impact

Here’s the second installment of our Big Ideas feature — in which we check in regularly with big thinkers in the field of social innovation. We want to know what…

Twitter Roundup – August 6: Car-sharing in Paris, idea-sharing on Ideo, Obama thanks 13 changemakers

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

All a-Twitter with #SummerImpact contest

Summertime, and the tweeting is easy…It’s only been three days since we launched our social change Twitter contest, #SummerImpact, and we’ve already racked up quite an array of amazing responses…

The Ingenuity Series Part 3: How to boost your creativity

Keeping with the creativity theme from last week, what can we do to augment our creative powers? One thing we know from the field of neuroscience is that, unlike computers,…