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:
Applications are open for social entrepreneurs who want to apply for the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship. In order to be eligible, applicants must have a tested and proven social innovation that addresses an important issue and shows promise for large-scale impact.
You’ll be inspired by NPR’s profile of Rosanne Haggerty, who founded the nonprofit Common Ground over thirty years ago. The organization helps chronically homeless people by finding them housing and campaigning for their rights at the national level. It’s interesting to learn how an organization like this one grows and has staying power over the years.
What’s really great about the site for the Not For Sale Campaign, an organization dedicated to combating human trafficking, is their impassioned manifesto on the attributes that create “Smart Activists.” These are people who use their education to improve the world, look for connections between issues, and have a healthy balance between optimism and realism that enables them to keep pushing forward even when change might not be just around the bend.
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