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Ashoka at 30: Examining barriers and celebrating achievements at Ashoka’s Forum 2011

Since 1981, Ashoka has been providing financial and professional support to innovators intent on changing the world. To celebrate Ashoka’s 30th year in catalyzing social change, the organization is hosting…

Twitter Roundup: May 20 – Impact investing, filter bubbles, and rethinking technology’s possibilities

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: Impact investment has made…

Twitter Roundup: May 13 – The necessity of failure, crowdsourced projects and microconsignment

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: Buff up your…

How to get a social enterprise off the ground: Making an idea for social change become a reality

So you’ve got the next Great Idea to solve a social or environmental problem; or the beginnings of the next Great Idea — where do you go from here? How…

Twitter Roundup: May 6 – State Department TechCamps, reality TV meets socent, and the case of Seventh Generation

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: Journalism in the developing…

VilCap: Entrepreneurial investment beyond just cash

Investment is often conceived as simply an application of capital toward future gains, but it can also materialize in other forms, such as time, information, or people. Village microfinance groups…

Twitter Roundup: April 29 – Solar powering the economy, academic bubbles and the scoop on Catchafire

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: While nonprofits obviously need…

Slideshow: How Mafuta Sasa turns waste cooking oil into clean biodiesel

Michael Mwakilasa is not your typical Tanzanian entrepreneur, and Mafuta Sasa Ltd is not your typical African energy company. After spending a year experimenting with converting wasted vegetable oil (WVO)…

Twitter Roundup: April 22 – contextual solutions, highly effective CEO habits, and social finance demand

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: Solutions are not…

Work on Purpose: How to create a meaningful career

The social entrepreneurship movement is full of stories about changemakers and the organizations that they have started, or the work they have done to impact society. While these stories are…

Twitter Roundup: April 15 – Leadership don’ts, investment advice, and positive deviants

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: It’s important for…

Twitter Roundup: April 8 – Impact evaluation, savings groups, and an online idea marketplace

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 California state legislature…

Natalia Oberti Noguera on launching the Pipeline Fund Fellowship

Natalia Oberti Noguera is on a mission to increase funding to for-profit social ventures by empowering more women to become investors and approach giving in a different way. Last year,…

Starting from scratch: Rubina Design’s founder on building a social enterprise

Bringing an idea to life is a little like launching a rocket: the moment is fueled by many patient hours spent studying, researching, planning, searching for resources, building a team,…

Twitter Roundup: April 1 – Nonprofits get entrepreneurial, Google’s social search button, and green MBAs

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: Google’s getting to know…