PromisingTech Trends for Socially Enterprising Mobile Applications

    In his article, Big Differences in Mobile Support for the Social Enterprise , Tom Petrocelli, notes the disconnect in the growth of the social software field the uneven mobile platform support for laptops versus tablets (and even for iPads versus Androids), the vastly different UI experiences for end-point users across mobile vendors, for example, “many mobile users still cannot access their social software on the go or can do so only in a very limited manner,” and  the fact that established Independent Software vendors (ISV’s) with ample resources, such as IBM and SAP, have developed and can continue … Continue reading PromisingTech Trends for Socially Enterprising Mobile Applications

Less Than 10% of Strategic Plans Are Executed (How Nonprofits Can Use the Balanced Scorecard Method to Succeed)

What’s the percentage of effectively executed Strategic Plans? According to Fortune 500 Magazine, it’s less than 10%. In his article, The Balanced Scorecard: From Strategic Plan to Effective Execution, in Charity Village, John Paul de Silva, promotes the use of the balanced scorecard method, which as its name suggests, balances the strategic plan map among four areas of operations: “earning and growth, internal processes, customer (or in the case of nonprofits, funding source), and financial.” de Silva quotes, Clinton Free of the Queen’s School of Business, who states that “quantifying a strategic plan into measurable terms results in the development of success markers that can … Continue reading Less Than 10% of Strategic Plans Are Executed (How Nonprofits Can Use the Balanced Scorecard Method to Succeed)

Back to School CSR Initiatives: Does Mega Brand Cause Marketing always = Sustainable Social Change?

As reported by Cone, Inc., in late August, this year’s Back to School, included a bevy of cause related initiatives from Corp’s ranging from Target to JC Penney.   The Give with Target, campaign allowed Facebook users to ask for votes for their favorite school on a Cause page; for every 25 votes, the Company donated a $25 gift certificate to the school for up to $10,000 per school. This is part of Target’s commitment to raise $1 billion for K-12 education by 2015. So far they have raised $2.5 million for American Schools.     The large reach potential of … Continue reading Back to School CSR Initiatives: Does Mega Brand Cause Marketing always = Sustainable Social Change?

Via TechCrunch: “AngelList Launches Docs To Help Startups Sign And Close Seed Rounds Online With Low Legal Fees”

Today on TechCrunch, LEENA RAO reports on AngelList, the ” incredibly powerful (and disruptive) platform in the investing world” that connects start-ups and investors in a “hybrid social network, communication and crowdsourcing platform.” With the release of “Docs,” which consists of: a standard term sheet automatically generated closing documents tools such as: electronic signatures, wire management, PDF generation, etc. The two groups now have a means to close an actual transaction online. The advantages: “For a seed stage round, legal fees can be upwards of tens of thousands of dollars, which is costly for a bootstrapped startups. Docs aims to eliminate some of the complexity of the … Continue reading Via TechCrunch: “AngelList Launches Docs To Help Startups Sign And Close Seed Rounds Online With Low Legal Fees”

Significance, Systems, and Solutions at SOCAP12

  A new form of capitalism is arising that recognizes our ability to direct the power and efficiency of market systems toward social impact. Social Capital Markets is dedicated to supporting the growth of this market. SOCAP is an annual event series that connects leading global innovators – investors, foundations, institutions and social entrepreneurs – to build this market at the intersection of money and meaning.   SOCAP operates out of Hub Bay Area, co-working space and changemaker community based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Register for the upcoming 2012 event here, and get details about this year’s agenda here.   … Continue reading Significance, Systems, and Solutions at SOCAP12

GOOD’s Great Infographic on the B-Corp

As reported here at dwbdg in Brown Signs Law for B Corp’s in California…Will venture Capital Follow?, B-Corps were recently made legal in California.     Below is a link to GOOD’s great infographic on the little business engine that could…be the future of American business, according to B-Lab, the nonprofit organization dedicated to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems, and the agency that developed the stringent pro-social rating system.   See the full infographic @ GOOD.                 Continue reading GOOD’s Great Infographic on the B-Corp

Let Your Fingers Do the Online Shopping (for GOOD)

  GOOD Technology profiles Social Impact,  an app created by Founder, Rolfe Larson, that guides “conscientious community spending” straight from a consumer’s mobile phone. For example, “a search for restaurants in Los Angeles results in listings for Homeboy Bakery and Homegirl Cafe, both part of Homeboy Industries, a non-profit organization that helps at-risk and gang-involved youth gain emlpoyable skills.”  Plus, the app has a Shop Online option for web-based purchase of products and services. Larson says, “We created Social Impact to help socially-minded customers find the businesses that create the change they want to see in the world.” Shop for a cause, at your finger tips. Read … Continue reading Let Your Fingers Do the Online Shopping (for GOOD)