Social Finance London is in gathering mode

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Social Finance London is in gathering mode

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.

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Incorporating a Social Enterprise: a Simple Legal Guide

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Incorporating a Social Enterprise: a Simple Legal Guide

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.

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Lock, Stock and Anchor for Maximum Impact

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Lock, Stock and Anchor for Maximum Impact

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:

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Vodafone Wants European Devs To Build Apps That Do Good, Puts €200K Up For Grabs

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Vodafone Wants European Devs To Build Apps That Do Good, Puts €200K Up For Grabs

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.

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Want To Boost The Economy (And Make The World Better)? Let In More Immigrants

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Want To Boost The Economy (And Make The World Better)? Let In More Immigrants

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.

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