Twitter Roundup: February 4 – The crowd(source) goes wild, startup inspiration, and social enterprises at the Superbowl

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: Nominations are open…

Interview: Just Vision’s Ronit Avni on nonviolent leaders in the Middle East

Eight years ago, the human rights activist and award-winning filmmaker Ronit Avni conducted over 475 interviews with Israeli and Palestinian activists to find out what kind of support they needed…

Recent McKinsey report culls from the successes of worldwide school reformers

What makes school reform succeed? A report recently released by the consulting firm McKinsey & Company suggests that school reform is most effective when under-performing school systems identify where they…

Can advertising be green?

Can consumerism and environmentalism go hand in hand? Paul Polizzotto, Founder of EcoMedia, is out to prove that they can not only work together, but truly benefit one another. Polizzotto…

Mini Case Study: Catchafire pairs professionals with social change organizations

PROBLEM: People generally want to volunteer in some capacity; social change organizations generally need volunteers. Soup kitchens and Habitat for Humanity seldom have a shortage of volunteers, because most anyone…

Twitter Roundup: January 28 – A buck a day for a good cause, legal advice and private partnerships

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: Philanthroper is a…

Eight trends in social entrepreneurship to watch for in 2011

We thought we’d kick off the year with a look at some of the trends currently shaping the movement. What follows is the culmination of a series of interviews with…

Interview: SOCAP’s Kevin Jones on trends to look for in 2011

Kevin Jones is perhaps best known as one of the fathers of SOCAP, a series of annual events dedicated to the flow of capital to social enterprises. SOCAP 2010, which…

Interview: Acumen Fund’s Sasha Dichter on trends to look for in 2011

As the director of business development at Acumen Fund, a global venture fund that invests in entrepreneurial approaches to poverty, Sasha Dichter has a firm grasp on the evolving discussion…

Interview: Gabriel Brodbar of NYU’s Program in Social Entrepreneurship on trends to look for in 2011

Gabriel Brodbar is the founding director of the Catherine B. Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship at NYU, which is designed to attract, train, and encourage the next generation of leaders…

Twitter Roundup: January 21 – Changemaking degrees, crowdfunding and LinkedIn startups

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: Get some advice…

Interview: Echoing Green’s Lara Galinsky on trends to look for in 2011

As the Senior Vice President at Echoing Green, Lara Galinsky supports the next generation of social entrepreneurs. She is the co-author of Echoing Green’s book Be Bold, which illustrates how…

In memory: Sargent Shriver, who transformed America’s moral imagination

Sargent Shriver is remembered as the founding director and architect of the Peace Corps, but his contributions to American, and global history, go well beyond that distinction. As the director…

Interview: Ashoka’s Amy Clark on trends to look for in 2011

Amy Clark joined Ashoka more than ten years ago, even before the organization began its work in the United States. Clark has spent the majority of her time at Ashoka…

Broken City Labs: Using public art for urban renewal

Can public art projects effectively draw attention to areas of a city that need change? Cyclists from Broken City Labs believe so: they set up these large, brightly-colored letters reading…