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On Fundraising: Kit Jenkins of Raw Art Works

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

On Fundraising: Michael Gray of Fairbourne Consulting Group

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

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 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: 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…

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…

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…

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…