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Transitioning to Social Enterprise 2.0
by Kimberley Jutze
on September 14, 2014

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What else needs to happen for social enterprises to move in the direction of networks?

 

This provocative question, posed by Elisa Birnbaum, co-founder, publisher and editor of SEE Change Magazine, during the publication of my previous post, Why the Future of Social Change May Depend on Networks,” prompted me to think more deeply about the evolution underway in social enterprise and my role in this transition.

 

 
Catalyzing Social Innovation at CSI
by Elisa Birnbaum
on September 07, 2014

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SEE Change's video series profiling social entrepreneurs effecting change continues with a visit to the Centre for Social Innovation.

 

 

Watch. Learn. Enjoy.

 
A WorkSquare Life Story: Zachary’s Second Chance
by Julie Fahnestock
on September 04, 2014

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“WorkSquare believes in me. Everywhere they give me a job, I shine for them.” -Zachary

 

 
Searching for Compassion and Vulnerability in Cambridge, UK
by Elisa Birnbaum
on August 23, 2014

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Looking into someone’s eyes for 10 seconds straight is a daunting task. It yanks you unceremoniously out of your comfort zone, invades your personal space and makes even the most self-assured among us question the authenticity of our alleged sense of confidence.

 
It's Time to Re-Think the Way You Shop
by Merry Walker
on July 27, 2014

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One common thread throughout generations has been the influence of clothing on cultures and societies globally. Subtly or not, what you wear represents who you are and is one of the first things people notice about you. Mark Twain famously wrote, “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”

 

So isn't it time we took that influence more seriously?

 
Bill Gates and Bill Drayton Make the Case for Empathy
by Verity Dimock
on July 22, 2014

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It might have been pure coincidence, but last month, Bill Drayton, speaking at Toronto's MaRS Discovery District and Bill Gates, at Stanford University in California, made separate cases for why empathy is so important to the social change movement.

 
Enjoying the Food of the Gods with Slow Food Chocolate-Maker, ChocoSol
by Elisa Birnbaum
on July 07, 2014

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SEE Change's video series profiling social entrepreneurs effecting change continues with a visit to ChocoSol Traders, a learning community/social enterprise that makes sustainable, artisanal chocolate using innovative, alternative technologies

 

 

Watch. Learn. Enjoy.

 
Following in Coca Cola's Footsteps
by Elisa Birnbaum
on July 06, 2014

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How is one organization using innovation and Coca Cola's distribution channels to tackle health issues in the developing world?


 

 
Grant or Government Service Contract: What is the difference?
by Jonathan Wade
on July 05, 2014

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Social enterprises, by definition, generate revenue and social value through the sale of a product or service.  At the same time, charitable programs providing social value are often funded by government grants.

 

But what happens when a government agency elects to HIRE the charity to fulfill a service contract? In fact, it may not be easy to see the difference between a government contract and a grant.

 

 
Practical Tips for Failing Well
The Blog
by Ashley Good
on July 02, 2014

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One of the skills most frequently overlooked is the skill of failing well. It's time to change that as our competitive and complex environments increasingly require us to transform our failures into learning and needed change.

 

 
Pay for Success: Moving from Concept to Reality in California
The Blog
by Jessica LaBarbera
on June 30, 2014

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Over the past few years, we’ve seen “Pay for Success” evolve from a buzz-word (with a sky-high word to action ratio!) to a concept that is being explored and implemented across the country.

 

 
Young Social Entrepreneurs Work to Transform Glasgow's City Streets
The Blog
by Karen McGregor
on June 22, 2014

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Beyond the Finish Line is a vibrant project based in Scotland’s biggest city – Glasgow.  It challenges creative young people to come up with innovative responses to challenges identified by local residents, giving new life to empty spaces around Glasgow.

 
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