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Social Innovation

Is there a Better Way to Thank and Reprimand? A Personal, Successful Tale Named Flip

Karthik Rajan | Posted 02.23.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

Overall, the flip has helped me tenderly cultivate more profound relationships - the one measure that matters to all of us, instinctively or otherwise. What more can one ask for in life?

U.Lab: Seven Principles for Revolutionizing Higher Ed

Otto Scharmer | Posted 02.19.2015 | World
Otto Scharmer

Stepping back, what are we learning? We see that the emerging 21st-century model of higher education is an inversion of the 20th-century model in that it places the learner in the driver's seat of personal, relational, and institutional renewal.

I Am a Cancer Researcher

Emily Drake | Posted 02.10.2015 | Impact
Emily Drake

I am a cancer researcher is a way of saying that you are empowered as a cancer patient.

Breaking Down Barriers: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 01.09.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Nearly 50 others have now joined us in the practice of making a grant a day. As of Dec. 31, 2014, we have made 790 total grants in 55 countries.

The Crippling Concern of Amazing Women

Schuyler Brown | Posted 01.08.2015 | Women
Schuyler Brown

The next time you hear a great woman utter that crippling phrase, look deep within yourself and then deep into her eyes, and ask her, "What can I do to help?" She's right, alone she isn't doing enough. But together, we have unlimited capacity and that's what it's going to take.

Business Innovation: How to Succeed and Stay Ahead of the Curve

Scott Steinberg | Posted 01.04.2015 | Business
Scott Steinberg

Of all the buzzwords utilized in business today, innovation and disruption rank among the most popular. What you may be surprised to learn is that they also rank among the most widely misunderstood. Were you to look up either term's definition, you may be surprised what you'd find -- and the resulting implications.

Social Good Organizations: Don't Be Fooled By Solutions That Don't Solve Problems

T.J. Cook | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact
T.J. Cook

Everyone loves coming up with solutions that make positive change in the world, but sometimes they are a mirage. You come up with a solution and drive toward it like a sparkling lake in the desert, only to find it evaporate as you close in on the actual problem that needs solving.

12 Tips for the Budding Social Entrepreneur (or How to Avoid the Classic Pitfalls) - Part II

Alex Amouyel | Posted 02.10.2015 | Impact
Alex Amouyel

You have a great idea to save the world and you want to launch or have just launched your own organization to get this idea out into the world. You are a budding social entrepreneur (whether you know it or not).

12 Tips for the Budding Social Entrepreneur (or How to Avoid the Classic Pitfalls) - Part I

Alex Amouyel | Posted 02.09.2015 | Impact
Alex Amouyel

You have a great idea to save the world and you want to launch or have just launched your own organization to get this idea out into the world? You are a budding social entrepreneur. My two cents on how to avoid the biggest pitfalls and launching your organization in the right direction...

Social Innovation Summit: The Faces of Innovation

Jennifer Sertl | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact
Jennifer Sertl

Candor still reverberates in the Silicon Valley from Patagonia's Vice President of Environmental Affairs Rick Ridgeway a the bold statement.

Responsibility Before Dollars: Laura Zax Is in the Business of Making a Social Impact

Brian Kil | Posted 02.01.2015 | Impact
Brian Kil

For those who know me, it's not a secret that I am very interested in the cross section between entrepreneurship and social missions. I had the privilege of meeting Laura Zax, Social Impact Manager at Harry's.

The Alchemy of Purpose

Greg Woodburn | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
Greg Woodburn

It seems to me that the Social Innovator's Dilemma is how we balance the patience required for building enduring impact with the urgency that compels us to impassioned action.

Leveraging Social Innovation for Impact: Making Education a Priority in Armenia

Carrie Rich | Posted 01.17.2015 | Education
Carrie Rich

On a recent trip to Armenia, I witnessed what it takes to launch a new educational initiative.

Can Innovation Cause Inefficiencies?

Scott MacFarland | Posted 01.11.2015 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Is it possible that trying to be innovative has really turned your company or department in the other direction and caused Inefficiencies?

Start a Business - Not a Social Enterprise

Madelynne Wager | Posted 01.11.2015 | Small Business
Madelynne Wager

Socially-minded entrepreneurship is the latest humanitarian trend. Altruistic mavericks are pioneering products and services to fulfill previously unmet needs -- especially in developing nations -- changing the rules of agriculture, lighting, medicine, education and more.

A Policy Idea Both Parties Can Agree on

Anne Mosle | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
Anne Mosle

It is time for other policymakers across the country to join this effort. Unless they rise to this challenge, the next generation will be at further risk - for academic struggles, for lower wages, and, ultimately, for the same challenges facing their parents for economic stability

You Don't Need to Found a Company to Change the World

Jeremy Pesner | Posted 01.06.2015 | Small Business
Jeremy Pesner

With all of these wonderful resources, what could possibly be the downside of entrepreneurship? Well, there are a few reasons, and they indicate the wider systems of institutions, policies and economics that play just as large a part in shaping the state of the world.

Developing an Innovation Mindset

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 01.02.2015 | Impact
Tom Vander Ark

Is it possible to train your brain to think differently? I'm skeptical of those brain-training games but I'm certain that learning and disciplined hab...

Critical Key to Stopping Ebola? Mobile Phones

Maura O'Neill | Posted 01.02.2015 | Impact
Maura O'Neill

The impact of mobile applications is growing and it's not just for Angry Bird enthusiasts and eBay shoppers anymore - but also for innovators working to create a freer, healthier more prosperous world.

Texas Hackers to Fight Ebola, Fire and Water Contamination With African SMS

Maya Horgan | Posted 12.30.2014 | Impact
Maya Horgan

Your mobile phone can save a thousand lives. And now, through Developers Doing Development, Michael Henderson and Scott Akers are using SMS automation to combat issues of infrastructure and disease.

Migrant Workers Don't Need to Live in Slavery

Skoll Foundation | Posted 12.23.2014 | Impact
Skoll Foundation

By Dan Viederman, CEO, Verité

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Capturing Consumer Demand for Social Impact

Perry Yeatman | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business
Perry Yeatman

The question is: how can you determine which causes and social strategies will actually move the business needle? It is a particularly challenging issue given so many CSR programs and cause marketing campaigns don't.

The Culture of Collective Impact

Paul Schmitz | Posted 12.22.2014 | Impact
Paul Schmitz

I came to believe in collective impact from a cognitive dissonance I increasingly experienced during two decades of work in the nonprofit sector.

The Girl Effect and My Grandmother

Greg Woodburn | Posted 12.20.2014 | Impact
Greg Woodburn

The agony of these missing parts applies not only to our deceased loved ones - it applies to when we allow fear to dampen courage; ignorance to imprison knowledge; and hatred to overwhelm love.

Filling The Gap in Social Innovation: An Interview With Roshan Paul Of The Amani Institute

Carrie Rich | Posted 12.13.2014 | Impact
Carrie Rich

Through my work at The Global Good Fund, I have the distinct pleasure of investing in the leadership development of other people - high potential youn...