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 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.
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.
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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