background preloader

Social business

Facebook Twitter

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 2010, the Kellogg Foundation invested $5 million in Wireless Generation, a tiny educational software maker working to improve public education in New York City. “The customer and market insights that the private companies we’ve invested in have, whether it be in food, health care, financial institutions or education, sharpened our ability to target our grant making and public policy efforts,” said Sterling K.

Philanthropy is taking its cues from Wall Street and Silicon Valley. Mr. Edgeryders. Transeuropa Network Events. A transnational network of activists working for a new European politics and culture City: Year: Réunion du groupe local d'Alternatives Européennnes (no kidding) Le groupe local d'Alternatives Européennes à Paris se réunira à 19h30 le 1 avril (si si) dans les locaux d'Alternatives Européennes au 2 bis passage Ruelle (18e, métro La ... 2 bis passage Ruelle, 75018 Paris Réunion du groupe local d'Alternatives Européennnes Le groupe local d'Alternatives Européennes à Paris se réunira à 19h30 le 19 mars dans les locaux d'Alternatives Européennes au 2 bis passage Ruelle (18e, métro La Chapelle). ... 2 bis passage Ruelle.

Transeuropa Network Events

Institut des Futurs Souhaitables. Accueil.

France

Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism. 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.

Fellowship

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. Echoing Green’s 2014 Barclays Brain Trust Series, sponsored in part by Barclays, is a program of roundtable and mentorship opportunities for Fellows with leading professionals working in marketing, fundraising, business development, and technology.

We continue to support our Fellow community long after their initial funding period with ongoing programs and opportunities at critical inflection points in their organizations or careers. Social Entrepreneurship Open Database. Entrepreneurship and Globalization. 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.

Entrepreneurship and Globalization

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.) 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.

How to Take a Social Venture to Scale - Paul Bloom

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. For the past several years, I have been studying the successful scalers to discover how they made the leap from local to large-scale impact. The answer isn’t as simple as we might wish: their leaders have pursued a variety of strategies, and there is no single “best practice” formula for scaling a social venture.

Staffing. Communicating. Alliance-Building. Lobbying. Earnings Generation. 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.

Hitrecord

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! Please provide any additional feedback on the replies below by Tuesday, April 15th - thanks! > HITRECORD ON TV / RE: Trash / Profit Proposals --- Profit Doc HERE curlysuechich19: For "Front Lawn Freak," do actors/dancers/freaks get paid for being on camera?

-> @curlysuechic: Hi, The way that we credited and resourced every record of Season 1 is consistent with how we have done Profits in the past. HITRECORD ON TV / Overview / RE: Trash / Profit Proposals --- Profit Doc HERE. Welcome to Gawad Kalinga. Make Some NOISE ! The Blog. Destination Changemakers.