Twitter Roundup: February 25 – Roving cybercafes, the scoop on branchless banking, and TEDtalks go conversational

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: In an innovative attempt…

New York City’s bike share program to launch in 2012

New York City has been on a green-bent the last few years. The city kicked cars out of portions of Times Square creating pedestrian enclaves and painted a green network…

On starting over: Liliana Valle of Mistti

When a good idea is executed poorly, the smart social entrepreneur will often scrap the project and go back to the drawing board. In this series entrepreneurs talk about discarding…

On fundraising: Lewis Hower of the University Impact Fund

Even the best social innovations can get stalled in the ideas-phase without funds to get started. In this series social entrepreneurs discuss fundraising: strategies, pitfalls and sweat spent on the…

Twitter Roundup: February 18 – New Facebook tools, career opportunities for changemakers, and the entrepreneur’s psychology

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: After over three decades…

The Mission Asset Fund: A bridge between informal and formal banking

For many people, opening a savings account isn’t simply a rite of passage. In fact, about 30 million people are unbanked or under-banked according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation….

GetRaised advises women on the art of asking for a raise

While most of us have experienced the agony of getting up the nerve to ask our boss for a raise, perhaps we haven’t considered the large-scale effects of asking, or not…

How to get action on climate change? Hint: Don’t scare us out of our wits.

We’ve been told time and time again that telling a child they can’t do something just makes them want to do it more. It is particularly difficult to resist a…

Interview: Eboo Patel on promoting religious plurality in America

Growing up Muslim in Chicago, Eboo Patel was familiar with faith-based tension from an early age, and has watched as jihad entered the cultural lexicon and Islam became synonymous with…

Twitter Roundup: February 11 – Entrepreneurship toolkits, inspiring female innovators, and strategic knowledge sharing

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: The latest annual Lemelson-MIT…

Interview: Allison Mannos of City of Lights on advocating for a diverse cycling community

Bikes may be trendy, but they are also just a way to get around. How can people who use bikes in different ways be united for the good of the…

Interview: A Spoke to reinvent fast food

Could a jiu-jitsu approach to fast food be the best way to beat it? 24-year-old entrepreneurs David Gumbiner, Deborah Meisel and Ian Sherman of The Udon Project formed The Spoke…

Top ten crowdsourced funding platforms

Whatever project you can dream up, there’s a crowdsourced funding platform out there for it. Entrepreneurs, investors, journalists, artists, environmentalists, educators, nonprofits and charities are using these sites to fundraise…

Mini Case Study: How to leverage social media for action not just commentary

PROBLEM: While some applaud the power of social media to create social change, others doubt that information and discussion moves users to action. This fall, Malcolm Gladwell took a strong…