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MyFarm: Farmville Meets Real Farming

Farmville has managed the seemingly impossible: Gotten millions of people around the world obsessed with and deeply involved in farming, albeit in a…
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Windowfarms Crowdsources to Turn Urban Food Deserts into Food Desserts

Windowfarms’ founders created a web platform that encourages anyone interested an opportunity to design gardening systems suited for local conditions. The project encourages…
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Can DHL Crowdsource Package Delivery?

City life has a lot going for it, but for most cities, the high density brings with it high traffic. That high traffic…
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MIT/CoLab Contest: Crowdsourcing for Climate Change

There’s new meaning to being part of the climate change solution if MIT and the Climate CoLab online community can leverage their crowdsourcing…

Be Lazy…For the Good of Humanity

By Simon Dunne Thanks to a wave of socially-minded crowdsourcing platforms, laziness is suddenly legit. Kiva opened the door in 2005, allowing individuals…

Unity of Effort: Crowdsourcing is the New American Way

On my way into work this morning, I was listening to an NPR interview with Retired Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen. He was…

Could the SEC Benefit from Crowdsourcing?

Marcia Kramer Mayer and Paul J. Hinton of NERA Economic Consulting suggest that the SEC require investment advisors to report quarterly their assets…
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What’s Next in Social Enterprise? We Want to Know Your Ideas

Hope Consulting recently identified a whopping $120 billion opportunity for impact investment “hiding in plain sight,” that is, in people’s bank account. Impact…

Engage 2010 Conference: A Virtual Immersion in CSR

Attending conferences in far-flung places like Amsterdam and Seoul are certainly exotic and create lasting memories, but are also expensive, create a huge…

BP Turns Down Help From Elite Science Group

Innocentive, a company that was founded in 2001 around the idea of pooling the greatest minds in the world into a collective resource…

PeopleTowel Shows How a Green Business Can Effectively Use Social Media

Did you know you use an average of 2400-3000 paper towels a year, and that’s just at work? That when those paper towels…
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10 Ways Crowdsourcing Can Save or Fail Your Business

Crowdsourcing is kind of the best of the internet. Strangers self-organize to complete a task or solve a problem, and the solution often…
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Making Money by Giving Your Product Away

I was reading Cory Vanderpool’s article, prompted by an article in The Atlantic about how the Grateful Dead discovered innovative marketing secrets almost…

DotUI Combines Social Media and Energy Management

The Cleantech Group announced Wednesday that San Francisco-based startup DotUI has developed a unique way to influence consumer energy usage behavior, by combining…

SmartPower Taps Crowd Power in $10,000 Video Contest

According to non-profit marketing organization SmartPower, even though 80 to 90 percent of the public agrees that energy from renewable sources is better…