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.


SOCAP14 Interview: Scott Anderson,

Scott Anderson is managing editor of In this clip Scott talks about his experience at SOCAP14 and the state of social enterprise…
Lindsey Engh

SOCAP14: Q&A with Impact Weaver Award Winner Lindsey Engh

The first annual Impact Weaver Award recognizes the internal leaders that work behind the scenes to build the team and operational infrastructure that…
Mary Voelbel

SOCAP14: Q&A with Impact Weaver Award Winner Mary Voelbel

The first annual Impact Weaver Award recognizes the internal leaders that work behind the scenes to build the team and operational infrastructure that…
F123 in the World

How Information Technology Can Help Bridge Gaps in Education

Fernando Botelho and his organization, F123 have developed low-cost open-source assistive technology for the blind. His initiative is one example of how information…
[Courtesy Regional Access]  Ithaca, New York-based Regional Access started with one truck in 1989.  Today, its fleet serves 600-plus outlets throughout New York state.

How Can We Fix Our Broken Food System? Start With the Base of the Supply Chain

Looking at three successful cases, this article by Don Shaffer of RSF Social Finance discusses fixing the food system from the base of…
Lauren Walters of Two Degrees Food

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…
thinkCERCA Founder and CEO Eileen Murphy

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…

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?

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…

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…

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)…