Amie runs Cobblestone Solutions, LLC, a consultancy focusing on business development, marketing, communications and strategy for mission driven companies. Previously, Amie served as Director of Business Development for Viv (a Bay Area environmental start-up), Program Manager for Social Venture Technology Group (a boutique consulting firm focused on measuring social and environmental impact), and Associate Consultant at Bain & Co (a global management consulting firm). She is particularly interested in innovations that reduce waste, altering consumer behavior for good, and leveraging the power of business to solve the climate crisis. You can read more from her on her blog, on GreenBiz.com, and on JustMeans.

UniversalGiving founder on trends in CSR and volunteering [Video]

I got the chance to sit down with Pamela Hawley,  co-founder of VolunteerMatch and founder of UniversalGiving.  Hawley is one of my favorite women in the social enterprise space.  A dynamic and ambitious leader, Hawley also has a side career in improv and acting.  Also, be sure to check out her heartwarming blog. Watch the interview to learn … Continued

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Senda Athletics Launches Triple Bottom Line Nike

Thanks to the Hub I’ve been working alongside Senda Athlethics founder, Santiago Halty, for the past six months, so I’m excited to report on the launch of his company this week.  Senda Athletics aims to be a sporting goods company with a soul, making Fair Trade soccer balls and sustainably sourced apparrel. Listen to my … Continued

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Get Your Hands Dirty on Your Next Vacation with Zuvy

Do you love to travel and experience new cultures? Better yet, do you have exotic travel plans for this holiday season? If either answer is yes, Zuvy is a start-up you need to know about. Zuvy matches travelers like you with hand-selected and meaningful in-country service experiences at organizations working to change the world. If … Continued

Catchafire Matches Professionals to Volunteer Projects [Video]

Catchafire creates structured, skills-based volunteer opportunities for professionals who want to give back in a meaningful way.  Rachael Chong founded the company, which launched its beta site in September, after experiencing the void from both angles.  As an investment banker wanting to volunteer her “newly minted financial skills” and as a nonprofit leader looking for … Continued

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CleanSource Launch Accelerates Sustainable Seafood [VIDEO]

At Socap I was lucky enough to sit down wtih Tim O’Shea, CEO and Co-Founder of CleanFish, fresh after his keynote in which he announced the launch of CleanSource, an exciting new fund.  Watch the video to learn: How O’Shea plans to jumpstart “Aquaculture 3.0″ with CleanSource How he is applying lessons learned on the … Continued

4 Notable Trends in Mobile from GigaOM’s Mobilize Conference

It is high conference season in San Francisco and I attended GigaOM‘s Mobilize: The Future of the Mobile Web conference where leaders in the mobile industry discussed and debated their work and outlook on the field. The conference website has great video coverage of the event, if you want to dive in.  In the meantime … Continued

9 Coolest Startups from TechCrunch Disrupt

Yesterday I wrote about some of the trends I noticed at TechCrunch Disrupt.  Today I want to tell you about my favorite startups. Criteria for being a favorite include:  innovation, useful to me, potentially applicable beyond the Silicon Valley elite and/or useful to a do-gooder sort of organization.  Also, I got to demo each of … Continued

6 Startup Trends from TechCrunch Disrupt

I’ve spent the last 3 days at TechCrunch Disrupt learning about the latest and greatest tech startups Silicon Valley (and actually the world) has to offer.  I noticed that many of the start-ups, many of which launched at TechCrunch Disrupt, are doing very similar things.  Here I’ll summarize the trends I saw.  While not totally … Continued

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What’s Next Interview: David Hodgson of The IdeaHive and International Futures Forum

As part of our partnership with the Social Capital Markets Conference 2010, we are featuring a series of interviews with key conference participants. Don’t forget to get your 30% discount by using the code “3P30″ when you register! David Hodgson is a Principal with The IdeaHive and a Converger with The International Futures Forum.  He is also … Continued

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What’s Next Interview with Deborah Hirsh: The Hoop Connects Consumers and Producers

As part of our partnership with the Social Capital Markets Conference 2010, we are featuring a series of interviews with key conference participants. Don’t forget to get your 30% discount by using the code “3P30″ when you register! Deborah Hirsh recently co-founded The Hoop Fund, an exciting new start-up which connect producers and consumers to make … Continued

What’s Next Interview: Accessing $120B Money for Good

As part of our partnership with the Social Capital Markets Conference 2010, we are featuring a series of interviews with key conference participants. Don’t forget to get your 30% discount by using the code “3P30″ when you register! Hope Consulting‘s  Money for Good initiative identified that wealthy Americans would like to invest $120 billion in impact investments, … Continued

What’s Next Interview with Nick Ellis, CEO of Job Rooster

As part of our partnership with the Social Capital Markets Conference 2010, we are featuring a series of interviews with key conference participants. Don’t forget to get your 30% discount by using the code “3P30″ when you register! I spoke with Nick Ellis, CEO of Job Rooster, as well as his outlook on social enterprise. Job … Continued

What’s Next Interview with Amy Benziger, Co-Producer of Socap 10

I sat down with Amy Benziger, Co-Producer for the Social Capital Markets conference (Socap), which is in its third year. I’ve attended each year and have enjoyed watching the business for good or social enterprise space unfold and grow. Leading up to this year’s conference I’ll be interviewing a series of thought leaders and Socap … Continued

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Graffiti PR’s 12 Tips for Reaching Your Audience

Last week Graffiti PR hosted a PR Summit Bootcamp in San Francisco – an action packed day of successful PR folks revealing their tips and tricks for navigating and leveraging media.   Even social change needs good media coverage. The more I’ve dived into social entrepreneurship, the more I realize how crucial some of the … Continued