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Twitter Roundup: March 11 – Smart activism, spreading ideas, and mitigating homelessness

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: If you’re considering starting…

Twitter Roundup: March 4 – Free design toolkits, the Big Society Bank analyzed, and mother-owned businesses

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: Human-centered design work is…

StartSomeGood launches with new crowdfunding tools for social innovators

You’ve probably heard of Kickstarter or IndieGoGo, two of the largest, and most successful, crowdfunding websites. Both platforms focus on raising money for independent artist-focused projects — whether that’s a…

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…

WITNESS on how to use video advocacy to promote human rights

Video has a unique power to convey human experience, to make a viewer lean forward, engage, and empathize with the subject on film. Using the tagline “See It, Film It,…

Mini Case Study: Heal The Bay on how to make a video go viral

Social innovators can learn from each others’ successes and failures. That’s the idea behind Dowser’s Mini Case Studies, real-world stories showing how changemakers confront practical challenges. PROBLEM: The environmental advocacy…

Twitter Roundup – October 22: Dollars for Docs, Kiva goes domestic, and the DoE tells you how to save energy at home

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: Investigative journalism outfit…

Twitter Roundup – August 6: Car-sharing in Paris, idea-sharing on Ideo, Obama thanks 13 changemakers

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: Remember Vélib, the…

Twitter Roundup – July 16: Recycling clothes in NYC, when ideas ‘have sex,’ goats and the city

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: Trendspotters PSFK (@psfk)…

Twitter Roundup – July 2: Omidyar gives $2.3 million to boost democracy, Tesla goes public, Panera expands pay-what-you-wish

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: The Guardian‘s Michael…

Interview: Scott Belsky on what it takes to bring good ideas to life

How do you feel when you see a promising idea that’s going nowhere? If you’re like Scott Belsky, the founder of Behance Network, a popular online platform for creative professionals…

Twitter Roundup – June 25: Tweeting for good, bird cleaning in the Gulf, Echoing Green’s new fellows

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: Twitter cofounder Biz…

How to ‘Work Wikily’: Monitor Institute webinar this Tuesday

The idea of microfinance took 30 years to spread from one village to global recognition. I often wonder how much that process could have been accelerated with today’s communications technologies….

Twitter Roundup – June 3: Social Innovation Fund gets a boost, Facebook gets a rival, and 25 unreasonable people get together

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. Last week, a group…

We’re hiring! Dowser seeks Editorial Manager

Dowser is hiring an editing whiz with a knack for writing knockout content about social innovation. We’re looking for a smart, committed, resourceful type to come on board to fill…