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Social Venture

Reflections on What Makes a Social Entrepreneur

Curt Bowen | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Curt Bowen

When we're successful we won't have mansions in Silicon Valley or drive nice cars -- when we are successful we have improved the lives of thousands or millions of our fellow human beings.

Millennial Venture Pours Resources Into Former Foster Youth

Christopher Norris | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

Miccolis shares that Ephraim is the inspiration behind her award-winning, Philadelphia-based social venture, that's bridging to the gap between foster care and interdependence, while providing great coffee in a supportive community-driven environment.

How to Scale Social Impact

Geri Stengel | Posted 10.21.2012 | Impact
Geri Stengel

Which organizations should consider scaling social impact? They are non-profits, for-profits, hybrids, and government organizations that share one thing in common: They all employ innovative approaches to addressing social problems.

Huge Number Of Baby Boomers Want To Create Nonprofits, Social Change: Study

Posted 06.18.2012 | Impact

It's not just idealistic 20-somethings working toward social change anymore; it's also idealistic 60-somethings. A recent study shows that approxim...

Expect No Less Than Explosive Change From Social Enterprises

Rachael Chong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Scott Schwaitzberg and I attended Investors' Circle Spring Fair this past April. I was selected to pitch Catchafire at the event, and Scott joined me ...

Financial Times Award Recognizes Seeds of Social Change

Saul Garlick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Saul Garlick

The Social Innovation Awards present a forum for organizations to highlight their latest methods for addressing social needs and promoting better business.

Start-Up Capital for For-Profit Social Entrepreneurs, Part 2: A Resource Guide

Rachael Chong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rachael Chong

For the second part of my series on start-up capital for social entrepreneurs, I've created a list of investors, incubators, networks and other resources that support start-up social ventures in the U.S.