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Crowdfunding Capitalism: Likely to Keep Growing in 2013

  By Brittany Koteles In 2012, crowdfunding platforms grew 81 percent, while venture capital investments fell for the first time in three years. While I’m not here to forecast the…

5 Talking Points Post Skoll World Forum

   by Mark Clayton Hand The Skoll World Forum, the world’s glitziest talking shop on social entrepreneurship and impact investing, is full of conversations. Here are four topics receiving major…

Social Impact Session with Sonal Shah

  Brian Weinberg of Blended Profit speaks with Sonal Shah, a Tides Fellow and former Director of the Office of Social Innovation at the White House. SONAL SHAH is an entrepreneur and…

Youth Unemployment at the World Economic Forum: the Unrecruitment Mission

In a speech at the World Economic Forum on the 21st of January, the Young Global Leader Rajeeb Dey and CEO of Enternships.com, and UK-based social enterprise for job placement,…

America’s 50 Heroes Get Clicked: Everyday Heroes

Author Katrina Fried and the book’s photographer, Paul Mobley, have been busy promoting Everyday Heroes, their new book which catalogs the work of 50 social entrepreneurs in the United States….

To Grow, Social Enterprises Must Play by Business Rules

This is a guest post by Alan Hirzel, a trustee of The Social Business Trust and a partner in the London office of Bain & Company.  We can’t ask social enterprises to…

Do Women Still Need to Prove Themselves?

BY Nidhi Chaudhary We know that women-led companies generate consistent revenues; boards with women show higher shareholder returns than those without; investments in women, particularly in the developing world, yield high return…

OpEd: Connected but Neglected in Los Angeles

  In an effort to hear more directly from the source, we’re asking entrepreneurs to give their take on starting a business in varying cities, targeting different kinds of marginalized…

The Rainforest: Creating an Ecosystem for Impact at the Global Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley

Victor Hwang, co-founder of the Global Innovation Summit, addressed the audience.  (Photo Courtesy of Subject) The rainforest was at the heart of Silicon Valley last month. Greg Horowitt and Victor…

OpEd: Could the Blackout be Fuel for India’s Energy Entrepreneurs?

By Jim Koch The collapse of India’s power grid cast 670 million people into darkness—nearly one in 10 inhabitants of our planet.  It called into question the dominant logic of a fragile…

Analysis: Why South Asia has Transformed into a Social Enterprise Hub

By Nidhi Chaudhary There are hubs for social entrepreneurship around the world—from San Francisco to the United Kingdom to Nairobi to Mexico City. No one can deny that India has…

Echoing Green: Creating an Ecosystem for Social Enterprises

This year Echoing Green piloted a new program –  Open Society Black Male Achievement (BMA) Fellowship, aimed to “create hope and opportunities for black men and boys who are significantly…

“Maximize Impact without being a Jerk” in Social Enterprise: iOnPoverty Series

Our next video comes from Jacob Harold of Hewlett Packard Foundation. Sage advice for social entrepreneurs looking to get funding. For more videos with Harold, go to iOnPoverty.tv 

Small Starting Salaries in Social Enterprise

Recently Jonathan Lewis, an entrepreneur, started iOnPoverty, to answer the fundamental question:  how did you get that job in social enterprise?  Hundreds of young graduates are looking for gigs in…

Talking Action: the Do Good Conferences

The number of conferences that I receive notices about these days is staggering. It seems that we’ve found a new pastime — talking action. It’s fashionable to dress up, look…