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Listening To Learn: Best Practices for Social Purpose Strategy

Asking good questions is one of the most important skills a person, or a team, can develop. It’s also a skill attributed to…
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Pokémon Go and the Power of Social Influence

Even if Pokémon Go is just a flash in the pan, it’s interesting to see how it changed the game when it comes…
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Beyond the Porn Principle: How to Better Evaluate Social Enterprise

When the term “pornography” was put to the U.S. Supreme Court to define in 1963, Justice Potter Stewart famously stated simply, “I know…
Bombshell pieces and unexploded ordinance recovered in Laos.

Creative Solutions to Laos’ Ongoing Problem with Conflict Weapons

Bombs were dropped on Laos every eight minutes, 24 hours a day, for nine years. Over a quarter of these bombs failed to…
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This Incubator Has Saved 200,000 Premature Babies

The Embrace Warmer is a cheap infant incubator that creates heat and fights off neonatal hypothermia -- and it's credited with 200,000 babies…
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Why Social Entrepreneurship Seems So Much Harder

Launching a startup — commercial or social — requires a herculean effort to scale and sustain. Nonetheless, three key differences make business planning…
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Social Entrepreneurs: What’s In a Revenue Stream?

What are alternatives to the classic nonprofit and for-profit company structure? Learn how a social entrepreneur creates a sustainable nonprofit business model using…
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TaDah Foods Promotes Eating Good and Doing Good

Five years ago, the company’s founder, John Sorial, set out to create super inventive, high-quality, insanely delicious East Mediterranean cuisine with a purpose.…
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Broccoli City Turns Hip-Hop Lovers into Tree-Huggers

With its annual music festival and community-engagement programs, Broccoli City is on a mission to turn hip-hop lovers into tree-huggers.
Kathryn Finney is the founder of digitalundivided, and creator of the BIG Accelerator program.

SXSW: Q&A with Kathryn Finney, Creator of First Accelerator for Black and Latina Tech Founders

Set to open this summer in Atlanta, the Big Innovation Center powered by DigitalUndivided is the first innovation center focused on the success…
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From Masai Runaway to Eco-Entrepreneur

Peniel Laizer began his social enterprise while still working for someone else. After three years of work, fueled by a mission to promote…
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Founders of Bené Scarves Offer Advice to (Eco)Fashionpreneurs

Bené Scarves is an ethical fashion and lifestyle brand that is committed to empowering girls in Ghana through education. Co-founders Michelle Blue and…
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Social Enterprises: The Fourth Sector

The social enterprise is the end product of the public, private and social sectors meshing into each other; they are the new “fourth…
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Bike Company Launches to Help the Homeless and Developing Countries

Pedal Forward, the makers of an American-made bamboo bicycle, are out to leverage sales to help the homeless find jobs here in the…
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Fundraising Made Easy in 4 Steps

Fundraising can seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Joanne Sonenshine, founder and CEO of Connective Impact, whittles down the process in…