Social Entrepreneurship

Repeating history

Corporate children's education

Yesterday's JustMeans Company News linked to a press release for a new charitable program by CNN, TCM and Cartoon Network.

Conservative Leader Speaks at Social Enterprise Summit: Voice09

Today was the launch of Voice09, the annual UK social enterprise conference sponsored by the Social Enterprise Coalition. The keynote speaker for the event: Conservative Party leader David Cameron.

Navigating through difficult times

In difficult times, as in good times, I think it's important to focus on the basics. Perhaps more so.

What are the essentials for a sustainable business? I can feel a list coming on.

Firstly, be agreed on what you are trying to achieve. Knowing this can get you through the toughest times.

Social business book of the week

I recently received another guidebook for social entrepreneurs, and like those mentioned in my previous post, it's quite useful. Mission, Inc.: The Practitioner's Guide to Social Enterprise is, as the title suggests, immensely practical, but it is not a dry read.

Architecture of Participation

I recently watched Clay Shirky’s keynote address at the 2008 Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco. His brief lecture was very insightful and well worth the 17 minutes invested to watch it online.

The bailout salary cap and social enterprise

President Obama's plan to place a $500,000 cap on executive pay for companies receiving bailout founds may sound familiar to people working in the nonprofit world.

The Super Terrible Social Enterprise

The Pittsburgh Steelers aren't the only winners of the Super Bowl.  As the New York Times explains, the Allegheny Valley School for people with severe developmental disabilities stands to gain a serious windfall from the Steelers' victory.

A Couple of Good New Books on Social Enterprise

As a professor of social entrepreneurship, I've long been on the lookout for books that could provide students with a concise but substantive introduction to the subject.

National Geographic Launches Global Music Label

While social enterprise is typically described as a revolutionary youth movement, some of the most interesting social business strategy is emerging from so-called traditional charities.

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