Social Enterprise

A social enterprise is an organization that uses commercial strategies to maximize human and environmental well-being, rather than simply maximizing profits for external shareholders.

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5 Things Every Social Entrepreneur Should Know Before Hitting the Launch Button

Tips to help social entrepreneurs get their ideas off the ground.
Isidore Electronics Recycling provides job opportunities for previously incarcerated Los Angeles residents while finding a new home for e-waste.

3p Weekend: 11 Companies That Hire the Formerly Incarcerated

It's no secret that finding a job after being released from prison is an often insurmountable task, leading to skyrocketing recidivism rates across…
Blue Bottle Coffee founder James Freeman grew his mission driven enterprise from a one-man operation to a bicoastal success.

Case Study: How to Grow Without Compromising Your Mission

This post by New Resource Bank's Gary Groff is about how smart investment and debt management enables mission-driven companies to scale without compromising…
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eBay Delivers on 2013 Social Innovation Goals

n their very first Social Innovation annual update, eBay has successfully demonstrated their commitment following a series of goals they made last June…
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How One Social Entrepreneur is Changing Education Through Technology

A more fertile market created by the Common Core and digitalization, and futile attempts to convince a publisher to build the curriculum program…
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Raising Dough: Two Bakery Chains Drive Social Innovation

The Social Innovation Summit in NYC brings together organizations that aim to scale their social impact, such as the two large bakery chains…
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Is Pop-Up Retail the Solution for Sustainable Fashion?

Could the arrival of Storefront's pop-up shop finally bridge the gap between small brand and conscious consumer?
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Interview: Eric Weinheimer Gives His Top Tips at the Social Enterprise Alliance Summit 2014

A personal interview with Eric Weinheimer after the “State Of The Art on Employment Social Enterprises” session at the Social Enterprise Alliance Summit…
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Social Enterprise Alliance Summit 2014: Day 1

The Social Enterprise Alliance Summit is the original and still the most thorough, authoritative and robust conference on the exploding field of social…
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SEEED Summit at Brown University: Interview with Ira Magaziner

Two Brown undergrads sat down to talk with Ira Magaziner, Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)…
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Why 500 Everyday Americans Are Test-Driving Life Without Clean Water

In celebration of World Water Day, learn why Dig Deep launched an interactive infographic featuring videos, photos and tweets from everyday Americans who…
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3 Questions That Measure Impact and Change the Story of a Social Enterprise

For the past year, impact measurement has been the buzzword in the social enterprise industry. No longer do we focus primarily on innovation,…
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All About Logistics: 5 Things to Think About After Forming a New Organization

We spend alot of time differentiating between exempt organizations, social enterprises, hybrids, traditional for-profits and the like. When in reality, the number of…
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Redefining What It Means to Love Your Employees

These days, many organizations scale their businesses through teams of virtual employees--workers who are not physically present in the workplace. While this results…
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Portland State University Program Teaches Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Impact Entrepreneurs program at Portland State University's School of Business Administration is applying the unique effectiveness and rigor of business practices to…