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

   /   Apr 1st, 2011News

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:

Very interesting! The new +1 feature on google could be a huge marketing boost for #socent goods & services
Martin Montero

Google’s getting to know you, and letting you influence those you know. Click on the new +1 symbol next to links in search results to let the engine share your preferences with the world. The idea is that search results will become more “social,” as Google will filter your search results according to how people in your online network are expressing their likes through the +1 button.

April 27 is Application Deadline for 2012 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship #socent
Green Economy Media

Applications are being accepted until April 27 for the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. Social enterprises that are at least three years into their efforts to use market strategies to improve the environment, economy, or a similar social problem, and who can demonstrate the wide-ranging impact of their work, are encouraged to apply.

Looking to get your MBA degree in a program that emphasizes sustainability? FastCompany provides a run-down of the Princeton Review’s top 16 choices for that course of study.

Social enterprises should encourage their employees to be committed to the company they work for rather than urging them to become independent innovators, according to FastCompany co-founder Bill Taylor. The logic behind this is that companies simply can’t grow with workers who always have one foot out the door. Innovation is important, but so is loyalty. The post is sparking a healthy debate in the comments.

A nonprofit org creates its own successful social enterprise #nonprofit #socent
Mike Cassidy

An intriguing profile of the Cara Program, an organization geared toward those stricken by homelessness and poverty, that spawned its own enterprise. The article explores what nonprofits and for-profits can learn from each other. In this case, the enterprise wing of the Cara Program furthered its mission by creating jobs, thereby lending sustainability to their poverty-alleviation work.

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One Response

  1. Ryabe779 says:

    I think this article is really helpful for people looking to raise awareness about their organization or learning how to. Being a social entrepreneur is often hard especially because of the financial crisis, but being able to utilize social media like twitter is such a help for all of them. It can be used as a search tool, an advertisement and as a peer evaluation and discovery. Being able to “trend” topics with a hashtag is so brilliant, and you can look them up that way too. I told my friends who are #socents to make a twitter the other day, and they got 10 followers in one day without even hash tagging. It’s great to read about other #socents and opportunities to raise money or be featured in something. Plus, twitter is free!