The social economy: Unlocking value and productivity through social technologies In a few short years, social technologies have given social interactions the speed and scale of the Internet. Whether discussing consumer products or organizing political movements, people around the world constantly use social-media platforms to seek and share information. Companies use them to reach consumers in new ways too; by tapping into these conversations, organizations can generate richer insights and create precisely targeted messages and offers. While 72 percent of companies use social technologies in some way, very few are anywhere near to achieving the full potential benefit. In fact, the most powerful applications of social technologies in the global economy are largely untapped. Companies will go on developing ways to reach consumers through social technologies and gathering insights for product development, marketing, and customer service.
"Change" - Work on an Urban Farm + Learn How to Grown Your Own Food! - Be Social Change New York (New York, NY Join Be Social Change in partnership with Green Guerillas and BK Farmyards for a fun, engaging, and educational “Change” event at the High School for Public Service Youth Farm in Crown Heights / East Flatbush, Brooklyn. On March 17th, connect and make new friends while helping to transform the school’s 1.25 acre lawn into a thriving, productive, and educational farm. The volunteer day includes meaningful and engaging activities structured around learning about and working on the farm as well as a free community workshop on Growing Your Own Food in NYC.
Celebration of the 40th anniversary of the launching of Limits to Growth in Washington, DC On Thursday March 1st 2012, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the launching of Limits to Growth, the first report to the Club of Rome, a symposium entitled “Perspectives on Limits to Growth: Challenges to Building a Sustainable Planet” was hosted in Washington, DC by the Club of Rome and the Smithsonian Institution’s Consortium for Understanding and Sustaining a Biodiverse Planet. The joint symposium of Club of Rome and the Smithsonian Institution celebrated the 40th anniversary of the launching of Limits to Growth, the first report of the Club of Rome published in 1972. This book, which sold over ten million copies in various languages, was one of the earliest scholarly works to recognize that the world was fast approaching its sustainable limits. Forty years later, the planet continues to face many of the same economic, social, and environmental challenges as when the book was first published. Click here to download the full program
Fall 2010 - 61100 - PA388L - Advanced Topics in Management Social Entrepreneurship Course Overview Students desiring additional exposure to public management issues may select from seminars on such topics as managing diversity, principles and practices of effective leadership, and social entrepreneurship. Section Description Third Age Life - Third Age Life - INTEGRIS OK INTEGRIS Third Age Life Centers are among the leading senior information and referral assistance centers in Oklahoma. Participation in Third Age Life is free and includes a host of programs, classes, and activities for senior adults. Various physician presentations, fitness classes, and Senior Cyber Cafés are among the regular activities planned for interaction and education.
Keystone Keystone's mission is to improve the effectiveness of social purpose organizations. We work with them to develop better ways of planning, measuring and reporting social change. We work with a wide range of partners including major foundations, international development agencies and local organisations. Our staff are in-demand speakers at international conferences on philanthropy, social enterprise, and measuring social change. Our analysis provides an in-depth description of the difficulties social organizations face in measuring and reporting their impact. Social Economy - Social Economy Europe Social Economy enterprises and organisations are economic and social players active in all sectors of society; they are set up to respond to people’s needs. They are characterised principally by their aims and their methods: a different way of doing business which continuously associates the general interest, economic performance and democratic operation. Social economy includes co-operatives, mutual societies, associations and foundations as well as other types of enterprises that share the values defined in the principles of the Social Economy Charter. Successful in economic terms, the social economy creates jobs.
Metadesigners Open Network An early prototype of The Lovers' Clock artwork See this set of notes on finding a more synergistic form of temporality Social Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship can be really tricky. Social entrepreneurship even more so. In this course we challenge you to use the methods of entrepreneurship to tackle and solve the wicked problems of the world. Third Age About Third Age Third Age is a national voluntary organisation celebrating the third age in life when people may no longer be in paid employment, but can remain healthy, fulfilled and continue to contribute to society. The longer that people are encouraged to remain in this life stage, the better for older people themselves, their families, communities and society as a whole. Third Age, through a variety of local and national programmes, demonstrates the value of older people remaining engaged and contributing in their own community for as long as possible. Third Age recognises and celebrates the fact that older people are a diverse group with different needs, abilities, backgrounds and experiences.
Three approaches to evaluating social innovation – which is right for you? What is the best way to measure social impact? Photograph: Robert Llewelyn People love to argue about the best way to assess social impact. For example, whether you should have an external evaluator, or do a randomised control trial (RCT). So what is the best way to do an evaluation, especially if you're working in social innovation?