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    (via Nicolas Perony: Puppies! Now that I’ve got your attention, complexity theory | Video on

    Nicolas Perony models the movement of animal groups to understand: what is the individual behavior that guides the behavior of the larger society? Simplifying Complexity leads to greater social Resilience…

    — 8 months ago
    "Social enterprises tend to form in response to system failures—the malfunction of government to successfully render social services or the failure of the market to efficiently allocate goods and services. Yet most of the time social ‘innovation’ is palliative, tinkering within the parameters of a system to mitigate harm or make it partially more responsive to the needs of those marginalized or underserved by it. But big impact usually happens when we address the fundamental causes of a system’s failure, not just its effects."
    — 8 months ago with 131 notes
    #social enterprise  #social impact  #social innovation  #Forbes  #big impact  #social-entreprenuers  #CSR  #social responsibility 
    Design Thinking for Social Inclusion →


    Audio lecture, sponsored by the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Jocelyn Wyatt, social innovation lead at the award-winning consultancy IDEO, describes her organization’s efforts in Asia, Africa, and Latin America to use design thinking as a problem-solving system 


    — 8 months ago with 19 notes
    #innovation  #social impact  #stanford social innovation  #IDEO  #social enterprise  #social good  #design innovation 
    StartSomeGood Impact Story: four teachers create a social networking platform for teachers to help revolutionize education →


    FourTeachers Project

    The FourTeachers Project (composed of Cody Pruitt, Daniel Nettles, Randy Mathisen, and myself, Josh Wyrtzen) began as a conversation around the idea of what education might look like if there were a social networking platform where teachers from across the country could connect and share their ideas, best practices, and great lessons. The conversation continued and evolved into a series of ramshackle wireframes, flowcharts, and a ton of spreadsheets that outlined a task management system called The Desk. The Desk, we believed, was the key that would unlock the education revolution and simultaneously open the profession of teaching to a universe of creative exploration and a new level of accountability.

    There was one problem.  We were teachers, not developers and we needed money.

    — 8 months ago with 115 notes
    #start some good  #social impact  #crowdfunding  #four teachers project  #the desk  #education  #social media  #social networking  #educational resources  #social enterprise  #social responsibility 
    Announcing the finalists for the StartSomeGood Impact Award 2014! →


    At StartSomeGood, we’re dedicated to supporting changemakers in their efforts to do good and we’re proud to have played a part in helping get much-needed capital to over 250 social impact projects from more than 24 countries.

    Vote for the Best Impact Idea…

    — 9 months ago with 104 notes
    #sustainability  #Social-Venture  #social enterprise  #start some good  #social impact  #Impact Investing  #social justice  #change  #good news  #new ideas  #Business Innovation 
    IBM Become a Social Business →

    When employees and customers connect, access essential information and share their best ideas, new processes and more authentic engagement start to define your brand and competitive edge.

    Discover how IBM can help you find a social strategy that will drive cost savings, increase revenue and change the way you see opportunity.

    — 9 months ago with 3 notes
    BBC - Horizons - About Horizons →

    Horizons strives to showcase answers to the big questions that mankind faces now and in the future. We’re urbanising, ageing and becoming more connected; the global issues are evolving.

    We go in search of the ideas, the research and the developments that are striving to tackle the planet’s biggest challenges.

    — 9 months ago
    Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) - The Facts You Should Know 2... →

    (Source: 4front-consulting)

    — 10 months ago with 3 notes
    #csr  #corporate funding  #corporate social responsibility  #social enterprise  #social responsibility  #why be socially responsible  #Business Trends  #Business for development  #social good  #HR  #philanthropy  #Impact Investing 
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    Part innovation lab, part business incubator, and part community center, we offer our members a unique ecosystem of resources, inspiration, and collaboration opportunities to grow impact.  Joining our diverse community of members and collaborators will inspire, connect, and enable you to develop your best work every step of the way.

    — 11 months ago with 3 notes
    #impactHub  #innovation  #Business Innovation  #tech innovation 
    About IDEA | →


    The International Debate Education Association (IDEA) is a global network of organisations that value debate as a way to give young people a voice.

    We advance the belief that debate leads to increased critical thinking and tolerance, enhanced cultural exchange and greater academic excellence.

    — 11 months ago with 4 notes