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Twitter Roundup: May 13 – The necessity of failure, crowdsourced projects and microconsignment

   /   May 13th, 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:

Buff up your to-read list with this community-generated list on EchoingGreen of books every entrepreneur should read. It’s a diverse mix of economics, inspirational fiction, biography, and case studies.

Taking on Failure — and Innovation — in the Social Sector (via @HarvardBiz) #socent #failure #innovation

Though not all organizations – particularly risk-adverse nonprofits – see the value in failure, it’s a crucial step in the path to innovation, according to Erica Williams writing for the Harvard Business Review. Williams created her own innovation incubator after seeing how hard it was to “change the game” in the nonprofit world.

RT @RoomtoRead: Nice video story by Forbes on #socent program teaching cause-oriented businesses & entrepreneurship to students. http:// ...
Ama Birch

Check out this inspiring video on about the Brent Freeman, CEO of Roozt, an online platform to shop from socially-responsible businesses. Freeman is teaching the social entrepreneurship model in a low-income community high school in order to help the next generation of leaders get a head start.

How #Crowdsourcing Is Improving Global Communities - Microfinancing, funding, volunteering, knowledge... #socent
Gibrán Ramírez

Mashable has put together a few interesting examples of crowdsourced projects, complete with videos that bring the endeavors to life before your eyes. From neighborhood problem-solvers to volunteer-finders to global microlending, crowdsourcing is definitely transforming social entrepreneurship, as we’ve reported here with our roundup of crowdsourced funding sites.

Here's a piece I wrote for Forbes on MicroConsignment Model of Social Entrepreneurship #socent @gregvankirk
Brett Smith

Brett Smith blogs at about the “microconsignment” model, which engages communities at the BoP (bottom of the pyramid) in distributing and selling products that bear social impact.

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One Response

  1. Monroe says:

    good solutions, this is what I called brilliant