You're firm is getting the hang of becoming a socially enabled enterprise. No longer doing isolated skunk works social media projects, your firm got organized – strategic, in fact. You have a clear handle on your social media accounts, tools, metrics, a governance policy and even an escalation path if things go awry. Social Business Center of Excellence?
Social Business is an Intention Insights: "The difference between goal and intention is subtle but important. Intention is a permanent state of seeking, it is never achieved, but always honored. Social Business - Google+
Social Business - Community - Google+ The Future of Parenting Excellent article from the Guardian that presents a world scenario that is already technically possible, even if the dots haven't yet been fully connected. The question is, how long will it be before all the dots get joined, how long will it be before the scenario presented in the article becomes norm? If you are wondering how and what the internet of everything is, this article should help join the dots, and whether you like it or not, this is going to be the next phase of super growth in tech related industries and it's going to be huge! Below the author carves out the vision of a world connected by huge data sets. The information and insights the data generates become readily available to those with agreed access, and of course certain others!
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social-impact international Hawai’i Investment Ready We’re excited to begin the newest addition to the Investment Ready Program in Hawai’i. Hawai’i provides a unique opportunity to develop a capacity building program incorporating best practices in financial, social, environmental, and cultural sustainability in an island context.
About | Investment Ready The Investment Ready Program is an accelerator program for social entrepreneurs from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and aims to advance social entrepreneurship through capacity building and catalyzing investment into the sector. Investment Ready has been initiated by Social-Impact International and the Impact Hub Vienna in fall 2011. Since August 2012 it is run by Impact Hub Incubation. The concept was originally inspired by the success of the proven Dasra Social-Impact program in India and then localized for CEE. The unique learning design involves international impact investors and regional partners to source, mentor and support participating ventures. The Beginning:
Lessons from a Failed Social Entrepreneur - Mike McGlade by Mike McGlade | 9:00 AM February 11, 2013 During my first year at Harvard Business School, I decided to start a new business. I set up a team, choose a name, secured a URL, and Zoosa was born. My theory was that by leveraging the collective expertise of skilled professionals, we could have a significant impact on the social sector.
by Alan Hirzel | 2:07 PM January 9, 2013 We can’t ask social enterprises to have a big impact if they can’t get the resources they need to grow bigger. In Britain, for example, fewer than 10% of the tens of thousands of social enterprises generate more than £1 million in revenue. Why is that? One reason is that the scrappy, entrepreneurial approach that characterizes many of these organizations starts to break down as they pass that threshold. Normal business complexity sets in. To Grow, Social Enterprises Must Play by Business Rules - Alan Hirzel
About BALLE | BALLE - Business Alliance for Local Living Economies Within a generation, we envision a global system of human-scale, interconnected local economies that function in harmony with local ecosystems to meet the basic needs of all people, support just and democratic societies, and foster joyful community life. At the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, BALLE [bawl-EE], our work is focused on creating real prosperity by connecting leaders, spreading solutions that work, and driving investment toward local economies. BALLE equips entrepreneurs with tools and strategies for local success, and we provide the national forum for the most visionary local economy leaders and funders to connect, build their capacity and innovate. Underlying all our work is a strong belief in “Prosperity for All.”
In Search of the Hybrid Ideal In the first large-scale, quantitative study of nascent social entrepreneurs, researchers from Harvard Business School and Echoing Green examine the rise of hybrid organizations that combine aspects of nonprofits and for-profits and the challenges hybrids face as they attempt to integrate traditionally separate organizational models. (Illustration by Justin Renteria) Recent news coverage of Hot Bread Kitchen reads as if it were written about two different organizations. The New York City bakery is widely acclaimed for its innovative selection of international breads, but it is simultaneously an award-winning workforce development program.
What is Social Business? There are many definitions and there will be many more to come as the social space evolves. It is certainly not a new business concept but it is still very new to most companies. And in the absence of a definite guide to social business, many continue to struggle to understand it. And some definitions are just a bit airy fairy and open to too many interpretations. A guide to Social Business by Banksy
Social enterprises in China are being shaped by several interconnecting forces: the country’s cultural and linguistic history, new state approaches to economic and social development, and the strategic framing of social enterprises by leaders and supporters. “In foreign countries, the charity has developed for hundreds of years and then the social enterprise organically came up. In China, we have everything within a few decades. We now have grassroots nonprofit organizations, social enterprises, venture philanthropy funds, and so on—all of a sudden.” The Social Enterprise Emerges in China
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