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  • TimeBanks: Investing Your Talent is a Great Gift!

    Being born with a talent is like receiving a great gift, but as they say, giving is better than receiving. Now there’s a way to have your gift and give it, too. Just put it in the bank — the TimeBank. Promoting equality through inclusive exchanges of time and talents, TimeBanks provide investors with a […] More

  • Acumen Program Trains Next-Gen Social Impact Leaders

    Are you ready to change the world by changing the way it tackles poverty? Can you see yourself as one of the next generation of social impact leaders? Can you commit to a year’s worth of hard work in the field? Do you believe in the radical idea of creating hope in a cynical world, […] More

  • Get Ready for the World’s First Collaborative Marketplace

    Social entrepreneurs, businesses with products that have a positive social and environmental impact, and other capitalist do-gooders, get ready for a new way to reach a hungry audience. The latest social venture from Alex Bogusky (along with Ana Bogusky, Rob Schuham and John Bielenberg) is a community for accelerating social innovation, through collaborative branding and […] More

  • Gain an Unreasonable Advantage in Social Entrepreneurship

    If you’re developing a solution to one of the world’s most pressing social or environmental problems, but are in need of a leg up, you might be able to gain an unreasonable advantage by connecting with mentors, peers, and investors at the Unreasonable Institute. Unreasonable advantage, you say? Isn’t that a bit, well, unreasonable? Not […] More

  • Organic Fertilizer Company Receives $500,000 Loan from RSF Social Finance

    The organic fertilizer company EcoScraps has received a $500,000 loan from RSF Social Finance, a financial services organization that provides funding for nonprofits and social enterprises. The loan will help EcoScraps, a three-year-old company that makes organic, chemical- and manure-free lawn and garden products, expand its network of waste management partnerships and increase its exposure […] More

  • A Gift of Service

    Have you ever had your life stopped in its tracks by a sudden crisis?  Whether it is from illness, accident, a death in the family or one of life’s other challenges, most of us will run into a crisis at some point in our lives that throws us off the tracks.  Torn from your normal […] More

  • The Glaring Need for a Sustainability Info-rum

    As consumer demand increases for green products and companies continue to embrace sustainability as a business strategy, it’s glaringly apparent that there is going to be a need for solid, data-driven information that can help companies make smart decisions. The Fortune 500 has started adding the Chief Sustainability Officer as an official C-suite position, but […] More

  • Loca-vesting

    The local first movement has a new frontier: locavesting.  Friday’s stronger than expected jobs report showed several indications of economic growth. Every sector grew, including construction, manufacturing, and agriculture. Image what would happen if we could actually drive investment capital to Main Street! One way to make that happen is embodied in a term I heard […] More

  • Green Jobs are “Additive”, not simply replacing other jobs

    Green entrepreneurs account for critical green jobs creation. This is not to be understated, as not all jobs are created equal. Think about the recent announcement that Airbus is building a large manufacturing facility in Alabama. Yes, this creates a lot of jobs in both the construction of the plant and the ongoing operations at […] More

  • Recognizing CSR as a Core Business Practice

    I have long argued that corporate social responsibility (CSR) needs to be a fully integrated strategy throughout a company in order to have a significant effect on how the company does business. I have also written often about social enterprise/entrepreneurship where one builds a for-profit company that focuses on solving social problems as well as […] More

  • Net Impact 2011: Keen Healthcare CEO Vail Horton Inspires the Inspired

    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uigpyiEhWxY&w=560&h=315] In one of the most stunning keynote sessions I have attended over the past five Net Impact Conferences, Keen Healthcare CEO Vail Horton, who was born without legs or proper bone growth in his arms, closed yesterday morning’s “speed keynote” session to a thunderous standing ovation at the Portland Convention Center. Horton told […] More

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