How does a community go about addressing its most pressing social issues and how does it achieve its goals of inclusivity, resiliency and vibrancy? The system we currently accept is one where governments and nonprofits have the primary responsibility for achieving these goals. Businesses and citizens contribute through philanthropic contributions and volunteerism but most traditional models do not expect much more from the business sector.
Choosing a legal form (or structure) for your new U.S.-based social enterprise seems like it would be a piece of cake: (1) call lawyer; (2) tell lawyer what you want to do; (3) lawyer takes care of everything. Actually, it’s not so simple – especially when every lawyer you speak to says that you can’t do what you want to do or each one offers a different solution.
The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?
Investment Will Be Used to Enhance Client Experience on the Online MMX Transaction Platform, Expand Client Services and Support New Marketing Efforts
A vehicle for connecting and transforming the cause of people and communities everywhere, the canoe was first introduced to Beebe by Haisla elders in the early 1990s, in a watershed about to be clearcut.
Can a social enterprise have the breakthrough success of a Facebook or Twitter? Perhaps if they start emulating some of these characteristics of the most successful tech companies.
This report explores the “demand” side of the impact investment marketplace –the evolution, potential, and needs of domestic for-profit impact enterprises (IEs) who may be the recipients of impact investment capital. The report addresses three main questions and recommends that IEs LOCK, STOCK and ANCHOR to accelerate their impact:
The Smart Accessibility Awards focussed on promoting the development of smartphone applications to help disabled and ageing people overcome accessibility barriers. This year we will broaden the scope of the competition. We will offer a shared prize fund of €200,000 towards the development of smartphone applications in 3 categories plus we will launch a new category focussed on stimulating research and thought leadership in the area of mobilising public services in the developed context.
Instead of just selling us more useless things, these advertisers and marketers are helping to package and make popular the idea of doing good and responsible business.
Not only are immigrants huge drivers of small businesses, but they tend to bring about good changes in their home countries–both economically and politically. We love to exalt changemakers. The social entrepreneur, the impact investor, the innovator–but the bravest changemaker of all turns out to be the most controversial: the immigrant.