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In New Brand of Philanthropy, Nonprofits Invest in For-Profits IMPACT INVESTING A private school in Hyderabad, India, is financed by a company set up by Gray Ghost Ventures. When the W. K. Kellogg Foundation set aside $100 million in 2007 to invest in companies that could produce both social and financial benefits, it was considered revolutionary. Historically, major foundations had used mainly stocks, bonds, real estate and other traditional asset classes to build their endowments. Now, such investments are increasingly common — and profitable. In New Brand of Philanthropy, Nonprofits Invest in For-Profits
Transeuropa Network Events - European Alternatives Transeuropa Network Events - European Alternatives A transnational network of activists working for a new European politics and culture Map DataMap data ©2014 Basarsoft, GeoBasis-DE/BKG (©2009), Google, Mapa GISrael, ORION-ME, basado en BCN IGN España Map Data Map data ©2014 Basarsoft, GeoBasis-DE/BKG (©2009), Google, Mapa GISrael, ORION-ME, basado en BCN IGN España
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http://bag943.com/partnershipybh/ ; When Anton Mari H. Lim read about the story of BAG943 Founder, Josh Mahinay on Rappler, the Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation co-founder immediately contacted Mahinay, then a returning overseas Filipino worker from USA. “ The story of Josh really inspired me. He is an example of what we hope to see in the future from the kids that we are helping in our communities. Sometimes you question if all that you are doing are making sense, or if it is really making any difference, then you have this young kid who overcame poverty through the generosity of other people, and now is giving back to his root is just very inspiring.”, Lim said. Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism
Fellowship Fellowship Echoing Green’s Fellowship Programs will offer more than $3.8 million in seed-stage funding and support this year to emerging leaders working to bring about positive social change. From thousands of applicants, only about 1 percent are ultimately awarded a Fellowship. During their first two years, Fellows receive up to $90,000, participate in leadership development gatherings, and will access the powerful network of Echoing Green Fellows, partners, and friends.
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When: Summer 2012Credits: AshokaU Badges & Certificate of CompletionLocation: Online, globalOnline meeting times: Monday, 7:30-8:30pm (US EST / GMT -05:00) Wednesday, 7:30-8:30pm (US EST / GMT -05:00) Note: We understand many students are not able to log into class sessions at these times due to time zone differences. Consequently, we will be recording all class sessions. These recordings will be accessible to enrolled students and auditors for the duration of the course. We will also set up a set of office hours (Google+ Hangouts) at alternate times. Details on this process to follow.) Entrepreneurship and Globalization | AshokaU Entrepreneurship and Globalization | AshokaU
How to Take a Social Venture to Scale - Paul Bloom How to Take a Social Venture to Scale - Paul Bloom by Paul Bloom | 8:30 AM June 18, 2012 For a social entrepreneur with an innovative solution, the holy grail is scaling it—that is, taking it to a level where the new approach operates efficiently and effectively to achieve significant mitigation of a social problem. Indeed, many are under real pressure to scale as their supporters, not unlike investors in commercial ventures, clamor for higher social returns on their investments. But for every Habitat for Humanity, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and Teach for America that has managed to scale, there are thousands that have stagnated or failed.
Hitrecord Hi everyone, As we discussed in THIS VIDEO, we will be posting replies to the community's Profit Proposal feedback for each episode of HITRECORD ON TV. The community will then have one week to review our replies and include any additional feedback. After this additional round of feedback has concluded, we will post Final Profits. In some instances feedback was already replied to in the original threads or in separate text records. Thanks! Hitrecord
“Gawad Kalinga,” translated in English means to “give care”, is a Philippine-based movement that aims to end poverty by first restoring the dignity of the poor. It employs an integrated and holistic approach to empowerment with values-formation and leadership development at its core. Established in 2003, The Foundation currently works with over 2,000 communities and has been recognized as the 2006 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee & 2012 Skoll Awardee for Social Entrepreneurship. Welcome to Gawad Kalinga Welcome to Gawad Kalinga
Make Some NOISE !

Make Some NOISE !

Des « Noisers » dans le forum de l’école ouvrent un stand, ça y est, THE RISE, le challenge solidaire étudiant est lancé ! Créé par Babyloan et la Fédération des Etudiants pour l’entrepreneuriat Social (FEDESS), the RISE est un évènement… The Noise of the World, le 16/11/2013 par Raphaëlle Deveaud et Léopold Deumié. Direction le Palais Brongniart : c’est la rentrée des classes pour la promo 2013 d’Ashoka ce 16 octobre. L’organisation présente ses nouveaux « fellows », entrepreneurs sociaux… The last wednesday of the month is coming… with an arty & surprising BimBamBoom just for you !
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The first Hold-up in Bordeaux ‘ll be organized on July, 3rd, from 18 to 20 pm in Darwin offices, Bastide Niel, rive droite. Sylvain needs us to find a business model for a new service! Toulouse crew organized a hold-up for help the project Capstreet founded by supercool students from Supinfo ! CapStreet is a software solution allowing the calculation of an adapted itinerary for people with reduced mobility , according to their degree of difficulty getting around. CapStreet uses Open Data initiatives and the project OpenStreetMap and to have geographical data. This data is enhanced by community to adapt the solution for people with reduced mobility.
Destination Changemakers Destination Changemakers – Ready to become a Changemaker ? After one year and a half of preparation in the UK, in Austria and in France (January 2011 – August 2012), we have spent 9 months (September 2012 – June 2013) on the field to help 3 outstanding social entrepreneurs in the Philippines, in India and in Senegal. Our mission : learn and contribute through specific missions and the highlight of these Changemakers in mainstream medias. This project has given us the opportunity to discover innovations to fight against poverty that could be adapted in France (reverse innovation). More importantly, we have better understood how we can become ourselves Changemakers… We are back in France with a lot of inspiration, willingness to act and two concrete social entrepreneurship projects to be launched in France !