Equity Campaigns APPEDU – We Guide, You Lead Our company motto, “We Guide, You Lead”, presents our aim at breeding the excellence through providing a comprehensive environment of teaching experts with the appropriate tools and materials, guiding our students throughout the learning process, and becoming the leader of their bright future…. 10% Funded US$150,000.00 Funded Mobexo – for Investors The mobile payment company that wants you to forget about payments novoed Those trying to create social change often revisit a familiar question: how do we know what works? This simple question can be alarmingly tough to answer; especially when the change we are targeting is complex and multi causal. If we’re to have any hope of answering such questions it is critical that we collect data about our social impact.
What is Kickstarter 1. Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative projects. We’re a home for everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of projects, big and small, that are brought to life through the direct support of people like you. Rethinking Nonprofits - time magazine article In her former job at the Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Service, based in Baltimore, Jane Leu saw countless foreign professionals--bankers, lawyers, architects, computer experts--flee to the U.S. and become cabdrivers, nannies and security guards. "There was a real need to match these people with their skills," she says. But her employer's "mission was limited," she says, and management wouldn't budge. So Leu quit, and seven years ago she launched Upwardly Global, a nonprofit that helps white collar immigrants network, prepare résumés and search for a suitable job.
Boomer Volunteer Engagement Resources Boomer Volunteer Engagement: Collaborate Today, Thrive Tomorrow is a groundbreaking, step-by-step guide to engaging skilled Boomer volunteers, including: Boomer research that is current, relevant, and applicable to your organizationA step-by-step guide toward measurable results14 downloadable PDF worksheets, including work plan and progress report templates NOTE: Together with its companion Facilitator's Tool Kit, this guide provides organizations with everything they need to tap into the abundance of goodwill and skilled support of today's older adult volunteers. Praise for the Books "This Tool Kit builds on the success of Boomer Volunteer Engagement by providing the exercises, meeting agendas, and context for utilizing skilled volunteers as facilitators of a capacity-building initiative.
Village X: The World's First Completely Transparent Mobile Giving Experience Help build our Store to Village (S2V) System to facilitate micro donations while shopping and live updates of impact on the ground, all by phone. Like to give to worthy causes while shopping but lack assurances that it's actually having a positive impact? We designed our patent-pending Store to Village (S2V) System to direct mobile donations of shoppers to grassroots projects and to provide live mobile updates showing exactly how the money was used. We call it the BUY GIVE SEE experience, and, if you provide a one-time, start-up contribution to finish the System, we can bring it to the masses. Once it's complete and goes live in Fall 2014, it will be free for everyone to use. Background
Social investment helps thousands see things clearly Willemijn Geldorp channels her entrepreneurial spirit as an angel investor, business mentor and active member of social impact ventures. Her varied international career has involved diverse roles in wholesale operations in Europe and emerging markets. She has worked in large corporates as well as managing a small manufacturing venture in Ecuador and has an MBA from IMD Business School in Switzerland. Based in the UK, Willemijn was part of the management team of an extensive optical retail operation in the UK & Ireland, before she began to focus her efforts and capital solely into supporting positively impactful ventures. She has a particularly keen passion to help ventures strengthen their go-to-market strategy, to scale their growth and social impact.
Champion small winemakers At Naked Wines we define fine wines as wines that need more than one year from vine to table. This is a subject of very heated and earnest debate among wine enthusiasts, and every one of them seems to have their own definition. So we just picked the one that made the most sense to us! Free The Children - Local Programs Global change starts here Our programming in North America and the United Kingdom — which is focused primarily on youth with a strong emphasis on educators, families and the corporate world—is built on three guiding principles: Educate, Engage, Empower. Our Domestic Model Educate. Engage.
Is This The Next Big Name In Crowdfunding? Hardware projects aren't just capital intensive--they take manufacturing experience. Unfortunately for most Kickstarter or Indiegogo projects, crowdfunding campaigns generate plenty of cash, but little in the way of expertise. That’s where Dragon Innovation comes in: a kind of Quirky without the manufacturing. They help inventors hook up with Chinese factories, make reasonable product roadmaps, and help QA the design.
Better Ventures PreSeed: Fireside chat with Mitch Kapor As the founder and Partner at the Kapor Center, Mitch works with startups using information technology platforms to drive disruptive innovation. He is a seed stage investor in Uber, Twilio, Inkling and University Now and his focus is increasingly on driving positive social impact, especially in leveraging IT to close gaps of opportunity and access in education, health care and other areas. In addition, Mitch founded Lotus Development Corporation and designed Lotus 1-2-3, the “killer application” which made the personal computer ubiquitous in the business world in the 1980s.
10 Things You Need To Know About Cyclocross Cyclocross is one of Britain’s fastest growing sports. It also boasts the highest participant levels for competing cyclists in the country. A cross between mountain biking and It’s a Knockout, with an Ibiza foam party thrown in for good measure, it might just be the most fun you can have on (or off) a bike. Here, UK champion Ian Field and US champion Jeremy Powers break down the 10 things you need to know about cyclocross. 1 | It’s sort of like a steeplechase. But with a bike.