Social Entrepreneurship 101

Social entrepreneurship is a way of doing business that takes social impact into account. While a startup in any field can be deemed a ‘social enterprise,’ the foundation of these businesses rests on the triple-bottom-line approach, which ties social and environmental impact to economic performance.

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Lessons from a Failed Nonprofit

From each failure comes opportunity. In this post, Joseph Plummer reflects on his failed nonprofit and provides advice to others on avoiding the…
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3p Weekend: These 10 Social Innovators Are Sure to Inspire

A group of innovative thinkers from India and East Africa joined the SAP Social Entrepreneur Fellowship program in Silicon Valley earlier this month.…
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The Rise of the For-Profit, Socially-Responsible Corporation in Canada

Traditionally, for-profit corporations have one mandate -- to maximize shareholder value. Several jurisdictions in the United States have recognized the market for a…
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6 Steps to Finance Your New Social Enterprise

While for-profit social enterprises should ultimately be self-sustaining, they rarely begin that way. Instead, different types of fundraising are needed at different stages…
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5 Big Bets for Social Impact

At the Gathering of Leaders conference, Carol L. Cone, global chief strategist for business and social purpose at Edelman, spotted these five 'big…
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From Nonprofit to Social Profit: Exploring Assessment For Social Good

Imagine a foundation officer receiving the latest proposal from this social profit organization and re-reading the report submitted on the previous year’s grant.…
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Building a Socially Responsible Company: From the CEO to the Front Desk

What do a union advocate, a freelancer and an ex-convict have in common? There’s no punch line here — they’re all successful leaders…
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3 Simple Ways Entrepreneurs Can Change the World

If you’re a successful entrepreneur, you’ve probably felt a pull toward philanthropy. But even if you feel compelled to give back, you might…
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Millennials and the Social Entrepreneurship Revolution

WHY the generation Y can change the world through social entrepreneurship.
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Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders Through Social Entrepreneurship

Within public policy schools, social entrepreneurship is a relatively new addition to curriculum. Traditionally society has considered solving social problems the domain of…
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SAP Twitter Chat on Millennials & Social Entrepreneurship: #SAPsocent

Join TriplePundit, SAP, and special guests for a Twitter Chat on millennials and social entrepreneurship at #SAPsocent today at 9 a.m. PST /…
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What Emerging Economies Can Learn from Rwanda

This third post in our series highlights several factors that have helped to fuel Rwanda's entrepreneurial growth over the past 20 years.
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GreenChar Increases Access to Clean Cookstoves in Kenya

A new social enterprise in Kenya, GreenChar, is trying to find a new path to clean cookstoves.
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Social Entreprenuership Finds a Home in Uruguay

Welcome to Sinergia Cowork, the first shared office space in Uruguay and a new home for those keen on social entrepreneurship in Uruguay.
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Ashoka’s Vision to Develop an International Age of Social Entrepreneurship

Ashoka has always been the world's leader in developing the idea of a social entrepreneur. It is an international non-government organization looking to…