social enterprise

UNCF Social Entrepreneurship Initiative

To develop talented new leadership in the social enterprise sector while remaining relevant and responsive to the global economy, the United Negro College Fund, (UNCF), has developed dynamic Social Entrepreneurship programs “to equip African Americans with the skills and resources to make on-going and expanding social impact through entrepreneurship.”

Six New Rules for Social Enterprise Start-ups

Start-up CEOs headlining this week's Stanford Summit share six tips for getting off the ground in today's climate

Help Wanted: Social Enterprise and Non-Profit Sector Leadership to Meet Deficit

According to The Bridgespan Group, a non-profit consultant agency that facilitates strategic and organizational development for other non-profits and social enterprises, over 500,000 new leaders will be needed in the next eight years to meet the staffing demands in these sectors. By 2016, the demand will increase to 80,000 new senior managers per year.

New Survey: Fewer Social Entrepreneurs Come From Nonprofit Sector

Echoing Green releases its 2010 survey of semifinalists for its social entrepreneurship fellowship program

Inspiring Acumen Fund 2011 Fellows Part 3 of 3

As if social enterprises converting rice husks into an affordable energy source, providing access to affordable, critical health care and building quality housing for the poorest of the poor aren’t impressive enough, the rest of the 2011 Acumen Fund Fellows’ plans for the coming year will further enhance the lives of innumerable poor and underprivileged residents of the world.

First Social Innovation Fund Grants Announced

The new national Social Innovation Fund announces its first set of grant award-winners today

40 Under 40 :The Faces of Social Change Part 5 of a 5 Part Series

The list of notable changemakers who earned New Leaders Council’s annual 40 Under 40 Awards would be incomplete without recognizing those working in the social enterprise sector. As we’ve witnessed within the not-for-profit, for-profit, coalition and the public sector, boldness and innovation remain key to successfully creating positive social change by means of the social enterprise sector.

Inspiring Acumen Fund 2011 Fellows Part 2 of 3

To encourage some of the most brilliant professionals to harness and direct their business savvy on social enterprises addressing endemic poverty, The Acumen Fun announced their 2011 Fellows earlier this month. Let’s taking a closer look at these extraordinary individuals and the social enterprises they will be working with for nine months, after participating in an intense eight-week training.

Inspiring Acumen Fund 2011 Fellows Part 1 of 3

To attract talented, savvy business experts into the social enterprise sector, concurrently cultivating a new generation of global leaders, Acumen selected 10 exceptional individuals for a unique opportunity to use their expertise to support the organization’s investees, who are creating positive change for those mired in poverty. Earlier this month, Acumen announced the elite Fellow Class of 2011, who were rigorously selected from 575 applicants, representing 65 different countries. Acumen Fellows will participate in an intense eight-week training session in New York, then each will begin a nine-month field placement with one of Acumen Fund’s investees.

40 Under 40 :The Faces of Social Change Part 3 of a 5 Part Series

Although rampant corporate irresponsibility has tainted the for-profit sector, some of the recipients of the New Leaders Council’s 40 Under 40 Awards function in the for-profit sector to enhance or create positive social change. By doing business responsibly and well, the for-profit sector has a unique opportunity to do great good, too.


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