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Detroit artist Belozro's painting "The Rebuild" depicts the American auto industry working together to create a new future. What better way to get people Imagining the ways we can work together to build a new Detroit?

Fundraising for Social Marketing Campaigns?

Post ads to let Massachusetts citizens express their dismay about recent votes to gut the Clean Air Act. The importance of fundraising as…

Is Guilt a Sustainable Way to Pry Open Pockets?

The following post is part of the course work for “Live Exchange” the foundational course on communication for The MBA Design Strategy Program…

Make Crowdfunding a Part of Your Product Strategy

Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo give social entrepreneurs a way to test product and service ideas, reach new audiences and generate marketing…
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Bug Bites: Insects Might Be the Protein of Tomorrow

A strong case can be made for grubbing on bugs, but in the United States and Europe there’s a prevalent cultural bias against…
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The Perk Imperative: Rewarding Employees is More than Just Nice… It’s Profitable

Google has its staff masseuses. Airbnb has its in-office tree house.  Yelp provides employees unlimited beer on tap. Dropbox boasts a room dedicated…
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Savannah Bee Company is Built on Education and Passion

Last month I had the opportunity to visit Savannah Bee Company, a company that I have been following for a number of years–…
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10 Recommendations for Start-ups Looking to Raise Capital

The 2011 Pipeline Fund Fellowship Pitch Summit had eleven woman-owned, for-profit, socially responsible businesses presenting their business plans, hoping to raise money from…
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Can Capitalism Be Redesigned?

by Nancy Roberts From financial system meltdown to Arctic ice meltdown, the detritus of a capitalist system gone off the rails is all…

Khosla Chides Big Oil on Risk and Biofuels

When a big money entrepreneur criticizes Big Oil for its questionable approach to risk-taking, perhaps it’s time to pay serious attention. Billionaire venture…
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Building Your Personal Business Model

I am a dreamer. I love imagining new possibilities and often find myself asking the "what-ifs?". Having spent the past 5+ years working…
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The EPA and Sustainability: The Re-Branding of an Agency

This post is part of a blogging series by marketing students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…
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Positive Change, One Flip-Flop at a Time

By Alison I. Somilleda Feelgoodz™, an environmentally and socially conscious flip-flop company based in New Orleans, LA, is redefining the concept of corporate…
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Small Business Owner Adopts Green Business Approach to Grow Revenue

Small businesses, those with fewer than 500 work associates, are the economic lifeblood of the U.S. economy accounting for over 50% of U.S.…
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The Bra Recyclers Help Women in Need

Ladies, let’s face it. Many of us have bras in our drawer that just simply don’t fit correctly, that we’ve hardly worn, or…
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Social Entrepreneur Brings Electricity to Indian Villages, Proves Bigger isn’t Necessarily Better

By Hajera Blagg Big-name entrepreneurs like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett donate billions of dollars a year to charitable causes. While their contributions…