socap2011

foundationSource

Video Interview: Foundation Source on How to raise $50k in 3 days

When the earthquake hit Japan this year, a $50k grant was given to International Medical Corporation in a matter of days to buy…
feat-cart

Video Interview: Is Costco to Blame for Food Deserts?

The 25,000 residents of the West Oakland urban neighborhood spend $58 million on groceries per year.  Yet for most residents the nearest fresh…

Video Interview: Closing the Loop on Food Packaging

Waste from food packaging is a tough sustainability nut to crack.  The materials are often contaminated and therefore difficult to recycle, and return-logistics…
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Video Interview: LoudSauce, Advertising for a Cause

Although advertising is being transformed by social media, such new technology holds less than 5% market share. Traditional advertising methods such as TV,…
futureoffish

Video Interview: The Future of Fish

Over 85% of global fisheries are at limit or exploited.  What can be done to reverse this trend and drive a sustainable fish…

Video Interview: The Power of Daily Positive Actions

Doing the right thing is hard. From sticking to a daily exercise routine to starting a company, we can all use a pat…
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Video Interview: How Microplace Moves Users Beyond Giving

As generous as human beings are, an investment instrument will almost certainly bring more dollars than philanthropy. Can we direct this flow of…
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Video Interview: Dave Chen, Equilibrium Capital Group

The assets essential for living are air, water and food.  How do we systematically invest in these, our most important assets?  In this…
mandela

Video Interview: Oakland Market Feeds Bodies and Souls

Imagine living in a low-income neighborhood, not owning a car, and the closest grocery market that sells fresh fruits and vegetables is 5…
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Craig Newmark on Doing Well by Doing Good

Craig Newmark is a self-professed nerd, an ingenious, committed philanthropist and a wry savant. He founded craigslist in 1995 as an email distribution…
code4america

Video Interview: Where Enterprise and Public Service Meet

There were many meaningful projects at SOCAP2011, one is Code For America.  Jennifer Palke founded Code For America in 2009 to re-invent government…
firstPower

Video Interview: Green Jobs for Native Americans

At SOCAP 2011, many international companies solving global poverty issues were represented, but poverty is also a reality for millions of North Americans. …

SOCAP 2011: The Convergence of Money and Meaning

The food was great and the company was inspiring.  SOCAP 2011, a conference at the intersection of money and meaning, might have been…