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Charity Still Matters

<p>At the core of the social entrepreneurship movement is a rejection of the dogma of change-making. Social entrepreneurs recognize problems and attempt to find the best solution available - whether it's nonprofit, for profit, or based on the barter system.

The intimacy of small issues

<p>I'm an avid fly fisher, and often head to the Deschutes River in Central Oregon to fish for trout and steelhead.

Our Sorry Democracy

<p>The election of Barack Obama has created hope that change can happen but unless that change is both cultural and structural then that hope may be dashed.

A New Landscape: Lessons for Advocacy Groups in Obama's Victory

<p>There are big lessons for nonprofits and social entrepreneurs in President-elect Barack Obama's election-day victory-chiefly in how to attract supporters and raise high sums of money from mainstream citizens. To be sure, this election was about the economy. But it was also about the network, folks.


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<p>Picture the scene.</p>
<p>It is early 2009. The great and good of Africa are gathered at one of their usual grand soirees. Maybe a side event at the UN, or just as likely the main piece of the AU. Mugabe has the mike.</p>

The Spectrum of Social Ventures

<p>As social entrepreneurship and socially responsible investing expand into the mainstream conscious, we're faced with the challenge of determining "what counts?" While many new entrepreneurs are making an effort to be explicitly "green," and an increasing number of traditional investors are looking to add double and triple-bottom-line businesses to their portfolios, leaders in th

Branding the Social Enterprise Movement

<p>I was at a pretty cool conference last week &ndash; Wavelength 100. The attendees were half corporate, half social enterprise/entrepreneur.

Is social enterprise sustainable?

<p>The current financial crisis understandably has some do-gooders concerned. Organizations that relied on hefty returns from cutting-edge investments can no longer rely on Wall Street to fund existing programs.

I Walk the Line

<p style="text-align: center;"><em>I keep a close watch on this heart of mine<br />I keep my eyes wide open all the time<br />I keep the ends out for the tie that binds<br />Because you're mine, I walk the line<br /></em>From "I Walk The Line" by Johnny Cash<strong></strong></p>


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