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@GetLauncht Lessons Learned from Columbia Social Enterprise Conference
blog Crowdfunding

Last Friday Co-founder Spencer Taylor and I attended the Social Enterprise Conference at Columbia University. The conference’s goal was for speakers and attendees to engage in a deep dialogue...

Yen LeOct 10, 2012 05:48 pm GMT2484 views
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@GetLauncht Lessons Learned from Columbia Social Enterprise Conference
U of T, Ryerson and Humber Students Among 10 Finalists in OCE's Social Enterprise Student Competition
document Open Innovation

The finalists (a combination of individual and group efforts) were selected from more than 40 entries and represent a wide range of socially-innovative products and services. Four of the...

Fritz SchaeferFeb 27, 2013 11:09 pm GMT3190 views
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U of T, Ryerson and Humber Students Among 10 Finalists in OCE's Social Enterprise Student Competition
McMaster Student Among 10 Finalists in OCE's Social Enterprise Student Competition
document Open Innovation

The finalists (a combination of individual and group efforts) were selected from more than 40 entries and represent a wide range of socially-innovative products and services. Four of the...

Tim SatterthwaiteMar 02, 2013 12:53 am GMT3756 views
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McMaster Student Among 10 Finalists in OCE's Social Enterprise Student Competition
CloudForce London: CEOs getting the idea of social enterprises
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

The study of 150 CEOs – conducted by Coleman-Parkes Research – reported a recognition of the importance of social media. Specifically the survey found: 73% said social networks were...

Marco TorquatiNov 20, 2011 10:25 am GMT3704 views
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CloudForce London: CEOs getting the idea of social enterprises
Spigit Recognized as a Hot Company in the Emerging Social Enterprise Market
document Open Innovation

The five-year-old Company has seen significant success bolstered by a rapidly growing customer base, with 2011 milestones including: The launch of ICON -- a free crowdsourcing platform that...

Jason RobbinsJun 29, 2012 08:01 am GMT3387 views
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Spigit Recognized as a Hot Company in the Emerging Social Enterprise Market
New Crowdfunding Site For Social Enterprises To Tap The JOBS Act
document Crowdfunding

Called Impact Trader, the Chicago-based startup, which was formed in November, aims, in the words of co-founder John Jordan, “to create a capital marketplace for social enterprise projects.”

Tonya Van Dijk May 13, 2012 02:18 pm GMT3514 views
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New Crowdfunding Site For Social Enterprises To Tap The JOBS Act
9 nonprofits and social enterprises creating incredible communities online
article Distributed Knowledge

Here are some of the nonprofits and social enterprises creating incredible communities online: -DonorsChoose.org - They've done a great job of creating an online community around...

Adam FrazerDec 09, 2012 12:45 am GMT2100 views
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9 nonprofits and social enterprises creating incredible communities online
Crowdfunder launches Social Enterprise Hub to connect investors with groups seeking to better the world
article Crowdfunding, Tools

Crowdfunder, an online business crowdfunding platform, has launched a new service called the Social Enterprise Hub. It’s goal is to connect potential investors with those enterprise organizations...

Jason RobbinsDec 21, 2012 02:28 am GMT2290 views
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Crowdfunder launches Social Enterprise Hub to connect investors with groups seeking to better the world
Social Project.PH aims to raise crowdfunding for social enterprises
article Crowdfunding

SocialProject.PH is a platform for Philippine social enterprises and non-profit organizations to raise funds for compelling and relevant social projects that will help to alleviate poverty in the...

SocialProject.PHMay 26, 2013 12:19 pm GMT1495 views
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Social Project.PH aims to raise crowdfunding for social enterprises
Social funding for social enterprises
article Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

"Social enterprise experts, including Cliff Prior, CEO of UnLtd, think [crowdfunding] is perhaps the hottest fundraising prospects the sector has seen in years."

Cristina CaineFeb 02, 2011 06:01 am GMT5548 views
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Social funding for social enterprises
StartSomeGood Co-founder Tom Dawkins Shares Lessons in Crowdfunding Social Enterprises
document Crowdfunding

According to StartSomeGood co-founder Tom Dawkins, they have learned more and more the power of focusing on the positive impact social entrepreneurs are making rather than just talking about the...

Claire MackayFeb 25, 2012 02:30 am GMT1735 views
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StartSomeGood Co-founder Tom Dawkins Shares Lessons in Crowdfunding Social Enterprises
The Difficulty of Starting Up a Social Enterprise in a Warzone
article Distributed Knowledge

"[Those empowered to make a change] come from different backgrounds and aren't [always] experienced in social work or community organising," says Rebecca Chiao, co-founder of...

Harshida PatelAug 18, 2013 10:54 am GMT470 views
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The Difficulty of Starting Up a Social Enterprise in a Warzone
Social Enterprises Aim to Conquer the Food Crisis
article Open Innovation

The Hult Prize invites students from around the globe to solve the world's most pressing issues. Through crowdsourcing, training, mentorship and funding, the competition seeks to launch next...

Claire MackaySep 06, 2013 02:07 am GMT603 views
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Social Enterprises Aim to Conquer the Food Crisis
Crowdsourcing Social Enterprise: People-Powered Investment
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

Through crowdfunding, 33Needs, along with other platforms like KIVA, Funding Circle, and UnLtd, are changing the way social enterprise is funded.

These platforms offer more efficient capital movement than traditional funding sources, and are able to significantly scale the social impact because, according to Josh Tetrick, Founder and CEO of 33Needs, it inherently builds up a community of people that become supporters since it creates a connectedness that is not possible through venture capital and angel investors.  The investor is excited about his or her investment and will work hard to spread the word and raise awareness through social media and their own personal network.

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Cristina CaineFeb 15, 2011 08:50 pm GMT10752 views
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Demandware Enables Social Enterprise Collaboration for Digital Commerce
document Distributed Knowledge

Demandware, Inc. (NYSE: DWRE), a leader in on-demand ecommerce, today announced Collaboration Center, a new social enterprise workspace for users of the Demandware Commerce platform....

Tim SatterthwaiteNov 14, 2012 12:44 pm GMT1302 views
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Demandware Enables Social Enterprise Collaboration for Digital Commerce
Crowdfunder Launches Social Enterprise Hub, Connecting Impact Investors with Social Entrepreneurs
document Crowdfunding

“Crowdfunding is inherently social,” said Chance Barnett, co-founder and CEO of Crowdfunder. “We are using the power of crowdfunding to accelerate impact investment and contribution, bringing a...

Benjamin FosselDec 21, 2012 05:56 am GMT1816 views
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Crowdfunder Launches Social Enterprise Hub, Connecting Impact Investors with Social Entrepreneurs
Berlin based Allversity launches ed tech platform for developing nations
article Distributed Knowledge

Allversity links users with experts in areas of health, entrepreneurship, agriculture, life skills and human rights. The team is in contact with community leaders and youth via local partnerships...

Samuel BennettJun 25, 2013 04:33 am GMT937 views
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Berlin based Allversity launches ed tech platform for developing nations
StartSomeGood: Social Enterprises Gaining Traction Through Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

 

Many of us have come to associate crowdfunding with websites such as Kickstarter, Rockethub, Quirky, Fans Next Door and many others. However, while the creators of these platforms have channeled their energies to target crowdfunding potential for creative projects, Alex Budak- founder of StartSomeGood - realized that the power of collective giving could also be used for social endeavors.

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Vince CooperJan 18, 2011 04:58 am GMT4002 views
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Crowdfunding Investment for Social Enterprises
document Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

Social entrepreneurs begin by applying to the 33needs investment committee, providing information and an introductory video to their project. If they are accepted then they can select a 30 or 60...

Archenette EvangelioJan 22, 2011 08:18 am GMT5382 views
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Crowdfunding Investment for Social Enterprises
My Dream is for Everyone to Become a Social Investor
document Crowdfunding

The end goal for ethical and social investment alike must surely be that we make it as easy as possible for individuals and institutions to invest their money in viable and sustainable social...

Jayne AnnOct 27, 2011 01:37 am GMT3262 views
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My Dream is for Everyone to Become a Social Investor
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