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

Everything Social Enterprise + Nonprofit: ‘Enterprising Non-Profits’ Gives You the Tools for Your Charitable Organization’s Earned Revenue Ventures

What is enp? Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) is a unique, collaborative program that promotes and supports social enterprise development and growth as a means to build strong non-profits and healthier communities.      The website offers ‘How To’ toolkits, including Creating Feasibility Studies and Business Plans, and includes modules on Leadership, Marketing and Operations.     Note: The legal advisement  (taxes, set-up) is based on Canadian law. However, the tools are useful for earned revenue ventures anywhere outside of the Great White North. Explore the organizations and its offerings @:  enp                     … Continue reading Everything Social Enterprise + Nonprofit: ‘Enterprising Non-Profits’ Gives You the Tools for Your Charitable Organization’s Earned Revenue Ventures

SEA Summit Coming Soon to the Southland

      Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA) is the champion for social enterprise in the United States. Our aim is for social enterprise to reach its full potential as a force for positive social change, in service to the common good. To achieve this purpose, we provide social enterprises with the tools and resources they need to succeed, and work on building an optimal environment in which they can thrive.    SEA’s Western Summit is taking place soon in Los Angeles. More on the Western Summit:       Big Picture     Convene with 300 other social enterprise practitioners … Continue reading SEA Summit Coming Soon to the Southland

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)

Feel Good’s Grill Cheese Model Slices Out Education and Entrepreneurship

At college campuses, FeelGood creates grilled-cheese social entrepreneurs who make money slinging melty deliciousness and then give a portion of their proceeds to fight hunger. In 2006, Walter and Apud launched FeelGood as a nonprofit, allowing students at universities across the country to open FeelGood grilled cheese delis. All the cash that the students raise goes to two organizations–The Hunger Project and CHOICE Humanitarian–that focus on ending hunger through sustainable practices.” We don’t [work with] too many organizations because we want to be able to have an impact,” explains Kern Beare, director of the Changemaker Academy at FeelGood. Students don’t just run … Continue reading Feel Good’s Grill Cheese Model Slices Out Education and Entrepreneurship

Thai Securities & Exchange Commission Looks at Option for Social Business AND Investors

By Melissa Ip on 23 Aug 2012    According to a report by the Bangkok Post, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Thailand is finding ways to support social enterprise development through capital markets. “As a regulator, the SEC can help by setting up rules.  We’re studying whether to set up a new [trading] sector in the market exclusively for them,” said Voraphol Socatiyanurak, Secretary General of the SEC. Already there have been similar moves in other areas of Asia that aim to connect social enterprises with much needed funding, such as the Impact Investment Exchange Asia – a stock exchange exclusively … Continue reading Thai Securities & Exchange Commission Looks at Option for Social Business AND Investors