Category: social entrepreneurship

Want to be a successful social entrepreneur? Focus on building community

A few weeks ago, I attended Ignition 2013, a four-day invitation-only event celebrating Millennials who have launched social-change organizations. Ignite Good—a project of the Heartfelt Foundation that provided funding to 15 young global leaders to tackle pressing social issues—and the Huffington Post brought together leaders from around the world to talk about what it takes … Read More »

Three ways Millennials can develop a career that makes a difference – lessons from Net Impact, part I

Last weekend I attended the Net Impact 20th Anniversary Conference in Baltimore. While I spoke on a panel about untraditional ways of getting experience in order to break into the impact sector, I was amazed by the brilliance of many of the speakers I heard. There were lessons to be learned for individuals who want … Read More »

Want to Start a Non profit? Ask Yourself these Three Questions #npcareers101

While I often get questions about finding careers in the non profit sector, for some people, a career in the sector means starting a non profit.   There are tons of resources to help you with the nitty gritty of building an organization (including this handy checklist).  However, before you get started, consider these three questions: Is … Read More »

Want to Start a Non profit? Ask Yourself these Three Questions.

Is there really a nonprofit – social entrepreneurship divide?

One thing I have had the pleasure of witnessing in my four (!!) years of blogging is how the conversation on social good is changing to incorporate more approaches.  I’ve seen this specifically in the growth of social entrepreneurship. However, the definition of social entrepreneurship seems to change depending on the speaker.  Is it someone … Read More »

The Integration of Social Change and Living: Lessons from Jumo

Jumo was purchased by GOOD. I have to admit that I didn’t get into Jumo because a.  My social network is primarily full of nonprofiteers and other folks who want to do good so I didn’t need a separate network and b.  As much as I love the nonprofit sector, people simply don’t organize around … Read More »