Twitter Roundup – August 27: Banning plastic bags in Mexico, renewed land conservation efforts in the US, and the Internet saves a few soles

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: From the city…

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…

Interview: Gary Field on why Career Gear focuses its outreach on men – and why that’s good for women, too

At 32, after a two-decade battle with drug addiction, Gary Field walked out of a rehab center and shortly thereafter discovered a passion for helping others. Field began working as…

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. …

Interview: Jensine Larsen of World Pulse on creating a grassroots global women’s newswire

Women make up more than half of the global population, but own less than 1% of the world’s financial resources. They represent a third of the world’s journalists, but less…

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…

Interview: Oso Martin on how Free Geek redirects 500 tons of computers from landfills to humans each year

Oso Martin, founder of the Portland, OR-based recycling collective Free Geek, combines three problems and comes up with a solution. “Some people have too many computers; others don’t have enough,”…

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…