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Twitter Roundup: August 12 – Resources for educators, social unrest, and SocEnt stories

   /   Aug 12th, 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:

RT @schwabfound "There is No Better Timeto Focus on Social Entrepreneurship than Now" by A.Noble #socent #wef  ^gp
World Economic Forum

Months of social unrest in Tunis, Cairo, and other parts of the Arab world, and recently in Tel Aviv and London, seem to emphasize the necessity of social enterprise, according to this writer on Forum Blog. As the worldwide economy struggles – and fails – to recover from the 2008 financial crisis, cash-strapped governments cannot fulfill their fiscal responsibilities, the writer argues, and social enterprise can fill this gap by distributing social impact along with economic rewards.

Interview: the Future of Social Entrepreneurship in India #socent
Peace Dividend Trust

This interview with the founder of India’s National Social Entrepreneurship Forum illustrates how leaders are making the burgeoning movement there even stronger. NSEF is trying to foster the growth of the social enterprise community by providing workshops and fellowships to young Indian entrepreneurs and students.

Resource of the day! Social Economy Stories: practitioners’ perspectives on what the Social Economy means #socent

A few years ago, Enterprising Nonprofits and the Canadian CED Network put out this small collection of stories by practitioners in the social economy. It’s a great resource that could be used in college courses, entrepreneurship workshops, or on your own when you need inspiration to get that enterprise off the ground.

RT @plipska: Must for anyone into #socent: New resource platform for #GenY #socent #Beta v2 Fri Sign up for invite!

The SoJo is a brand-new peer support network for social entrepreneurs. It’s launching today and you can sign up on their site to receive an invite to join. To learn more about it, check out their blog.

Incredible #socent resource from @AshokaU w/ info on academic programs, #fellowships, case studies & conferences!
Echoing Green

Ashoka U, in collaboration with Debbie Brock, recently put out the fifth edition of a fantastic resource for teaching social entrepreneurship at the college level. The book is available for preview and purchase on their website.

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