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"In the news" resources

program, social venture, social entrepreneur, business, change accelerator, model, news, partner, initiative, social change.

PROVIDENCE – Social Venture Partners Rhode Island, a nonprofit that provides guidance to other organizations, has announced the first class of eight social entrepreneurs selected for its new Change Accelerator incubator program.
Founded in 2002, Social Venture Partners Rhode Island takes donations from local professionals and uses the money to help nonprofits become more effective and sustainable.

business, social entrepreneur, business expert, development banker, secretary, official, commerce secretary gary locke, development, entrepreneurship, president.

President Obama will host a two-day Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship that will bring together about 250 successful business and social entrepreneurs from more than 50 countries, most with large Muslim populations, fulfilling a pledge he made in his Cairo speech to the Islamic world last June.
The attending include “everybody from … the Davos crowd to people that are not traditionally invited to things like this,” one senior administration official told Reuters.

village, agrawal, program, water, villager, water harvesting method, dr. bp agrawal solution, aid, income, india.

The system also creates an economic incentive for villagers to sustain the program, not only by providing water, but by allowing them to rent out their rooftops to those with increased demand for water in order to generate income.
Officials refused to believe Agrawal's programs were working until he showed them bank account records proving that they were sustaining themselves -- and that, once implemented, were providing income in some cases.

u.s. government official, student, social entrepreneurship, u.s. government, social problem, u.s. department, program, washington, institution, community.

Fulbright Enrichment Seminar participants, studying at institutions throughout the United States, will contribute their global perspectives as academically gifted and socially engaged individuals to a variety of activities designed to stimulate discussion on social entrepreneurship.
They will work with their peers to explore how social entrepreneurship principles, structures and resources can be applied in their home countries.

investor, capital, company, model, social enterprise, stage, investing, business, investment, return.

One of the most important things to recognize is that just as there are different stages of an organization's development, there are different stages of capital.
For example, seed stage investors tend to like working closely with entrepreneurs or organizations, and have a higher tolerance for risk.

india, country, entrepreneurship, angle, thing, country like morocco, government, initiative, kind, lot.

India has been having entrepreneurship development programs since 1976.
There is a lot more awareness, lot more experience available within India about entrepreneurship promotion.

corporation, entrepreneur, law, company, bill, money, democratic state sen. jamie raskin, company director, maryland, social venture.

Maryland today became the first state to legally create a new corporate form known as a “benefit corporation” that will let social entrepreneurs codify their missions in their corporate charters.
Adopting the “benefit corporation” form signals that our economic institutions — in this case the laws that govern corporations — are catching up with the growing interest in the social enterprise sector.

"more durable" resources

entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, enterprise, work, practice, business, foundation, school, world, social capital.

The main aim of social entrepreneurship is to further social and environmental goals.
A list of a few historically noteworthy people whose work exemplifies classic "social entrepreneurship" might include Florence Nightingale (founder of the first nursing school and developer of modern nursing practices), Robert Owen (founder of the cooperative movement), and Vinoba Bhave (founder of India's Land Gift Movement).

List of social entrepreneurs -

change, ashoka youth venturer, skill, world, youth, people, team, team change effort, change making, world face.

The three R's are useful, but they're not the foundation for success in this new world, where change is accelerating exponentially.
All young children must grasp and practice empathy, critical for understanding how not to hurt others and how to contribute effectively when the rules of a changing society are not so obvious.

problem, social value, entrepreneur, society, idea, change, entrepreneur indomitable will, unlocking society full potential, resource, solution.

Just as business entrepreneurs create and transform whole industries, social entrepreneurs act as the change agents for society, seizing opportunities others miss in order to improve systems, invent and disseminate new approaches and advance sustainable solutions that create social value.
The revolution is fundamentally changing the way society organizes itself and the way we approach social problems.

problem, entrepreneur, society, major social issue, idea, right, business, solution, european union, amendment.

Rather than leaving societal needs to the government or business sectors, social entrepreneurs find what is not working and solve the problem by changing the system, spreading the solution, and persuading entire societies to take new leaps.
Each social entrepreneur presents ideas that are user-friendly, understandable, ethical, and engage widespread support in order to maximize the number of local people that will stand up, seize their idea, and implement with it.

problem, entrepreneur, social value, society, social skill, major social issue, potential, social context, social entrepreneurship, social purpose.

Because social entrepreneurs operate within a social context rather than the business world, they have limited access to capital and traditional market support systems.
Social entrepreneurs must be exceptionally skilled at mustering and mobilizing human, financial and political resources.

trade, product, consumer, market, nomi network, fair trade brand, opportunity, recent fair trade federation report, enterprise, entrepreneur.

Creating sustainable economic alternatives to the sex trade is essential in the fight against sex trafficking.
Nomi Network bridges the gap, by developing chic, innovative, and sustainable products that give consumers the opportunity to purchase mainstream products that not only look good but do good.

enterprise, social enterprise matter, blog, definition, social enterprise alliance, stanford social innovation review, social entrepreneurship, social enterprise coalition, social enterprise council, social enterprise movement.

While many nonprofits have been - and continue to be - leaders in the social enterprise movement, social enterprise need not be limited to nonprofits.
The enterprise must have as its overarching purpose the amelioration of social and/or environmental issues.