By Evan Carmichael on April 10th, 2012
1) Social Entrepreneurship Initiative
http://cfe.umich.edu/sociale/blog/ – To empower UM students to pursue social entrepreneurial achievements that improve peoples lives and drive societal change, the Center for Entrepreneurship has launched the Social Entrepreneurship Initiative.
2) Duke: The Fuqua School of Business
http://blogs.fuqua.duke.edu/casenotes/ – Paul Bloom is CASE Faculty Director and Adjunct Professor of Social Entrepreneurship and Marketing at the Fuqua School of Business. “CASE Notes” is the blog of the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. CASE is a research and education center that promotes the entrepreneurial pursuit of social impact through the thoughtful adaptation of business expertise.
3) Ashoka Peace
http://peace.ashoka.org/ – If you’re interested in the role that social entrepreneurship can play in preventing violence, building peace and strengthening tolerance and empathy around the world, AshokaPeace is for you.
4) Pam Lawhorne: Online Business mentor
http://pamlawhorne.com/ – Pam Lawhorne – I’m a mom, entrepreneur, speaker, trainer, coach and consultant. My mission is to provide advice, guidance and training to entrepreneurs and business owners who want to use the internet and social networking as a vehicle to drive targeted traffic and additional sales to their business.
My company, Empower U, Incorporated, is a Small Business Enterprise (SBE), Minority/Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) and Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) certified firm that specializes in workshops, seminars and interactive training programs.
My specialty is creating innovative online and social marketing strategies for companies that need assistance with their business development, as it relates to their Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Consumer (B2C) campaigns.
5) Green Marketing Tv
http://www.greenmarketing.tv/ – Lorna Li is an online marketer with expertise in social entrepreneurship, social media marketing and personal branding. It’s one thing to do good. It’s another thing to make a triple bottom line business out of it. Green Marketing TV covers the art of green and social entrepreneurship, through insightful articles on successful businesses, interviews with visionary entrepreneurs, down-to-earth marketing tips, hands on tutorials, and more. Our mission at Green Marketing TV is to inspire individuals to participate in the green economy, by providing stories, tools and information to empower positive social change.
6) Acumen Fund
http://blog.acumenfund.org/ – Changing the way the world tackles poverty. Our mission is to create a world beyond poverty by investing in social enterprises, emerging leaders, and breakthrough ideas. Our vision is that one day every human being will have access to the critical goods and services they need – including affordable health, water, housing, energy, agricultural inputs and services – so that they can make decisions and choices for themselves and unleash their full human potential. This is where dignity starts – not just for the poor but for everyone on earth.
7) Social edge
http://www.socialedge.org/discussions/social-entrepreneurship/engaging-youth-to-be-social-entrepreneurs – Social Edge is the global online community where social entrepreneurs and other practitioners of the social benefit sector connect to network, learn, inspire and share resources.
8) World Economic Forum
http://forumblog.org/socialentrepreneurs/ – The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. The Forum blog is updated by the Social Media team at the World Economic Forum. All our posts are written by us or by selected guest bloggers. We try to bring you a personal look into the work of the Forum and an insider’s view of all our events. We sign all our posts so you know who has written what.
http://kristen.scotblogs.wooster.edu/ – Kristen Connors – I am currently a senior at the College of Wooster. I just completed my Senior Independent Study thesis entitled Finding Peace Through Religious Difference: Healing the Wounds of Violent Conflict Through Interfaith Dialogue.
This summer I will be traveling to Bangalore, India, to participate in a Social Entrepreneurship program facilitated through the College of Wooster. I will be working with a non-profit organization related to education and livelihood. The organization and project are yet to be determined.
http://dowser.org/ – At Dowser, we present the world through a ‘solution frame,’ rather than a ‘problem frame.’ We’re interested in the practical and human elements of social innovation: Who’s solving what and how. We want to know how people come up with ideas, how they put them into practice, how they pay the bills, and what fuels their fire.
11) Seforum: Social Entrepreneurship forum
http://www.se-forum.se/ – SE Forum is a non-profit member organization, with members coming from a range of backgrounds and professions. Our members are our leading decision making body through our Annual Meeting. SE Forum welcomes anybody who wants to work with the promotion of social entrepreneurship by becoming an SE Forum member. You are welcome to apply for membership.
SE Forum’s staff manages the daily operations of SE Forum’s programs. In addition, an operational Board of Directors oversees operations, along with carrying out other activities.
http://we.makesense.org/ – We connect Social Entrepreneurs with supercool individuals ready to take up their challenges ! Find a social entrepreneur, connect with him and finally solve his challenge ! We connect Social entrepreneurs with supercool individuals online on http://www.makesense.org
13) NFIB: Young Entrepreneur Foundation
http://youngentrepreneurfoundation.wordpress.com/ – The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation (YEF) is a 501(c)3 organization affiliated with the nation’s leading small business association, the National Federation of Independent Business. The non profit YEF is building the next generation of small business owners and entrepreneurs by providing entrepreneurship education to high school students in the classroom.
Our curriculum supplements and programming provide vital, real-world lessons to help teens understand and appreciate starting, owning and managing a small business. In doing so, we educate youth about the critical role of small businesses and the American free enterprise system.
14) The Causemopolitan: Cause-filled living
http://www.thecausemopolitan.com/ – Sloane Berrent (@sloane) blogs at The Causemopolitan about cause-filled living, including nonprofits, cause marketing and social innovation.
15) A scouting movement for the web
http://commonspace.wordpress.com/ – As a consultant and social entrepreneur, Mark has designed and implemented community-driven technology projects for dozens of organizations ranging from the Government of Canada to the Association for Progressive Communications to the Canadian Labour Congress. He has raised more than $30M, authored two books, presented at 100+ conferences, written dozens of papers, and traveled to more than 40 countries. Despite his travels, his favourite place remains the armchair next to the fireplace in his living room.
16) Social Startup 48
http://ss48.org/ – SS48 is a non-profit organisation committed to driving positive change in society the ‘business’ way. We believe that the social sector in Australia falls short of operating at its full potential, and that it needs more attention in the community, particularly from the business and public sectors.
17) Young Women Social Entrepreneurs
http://www.ywse.org/nywse/ – New York Women Social Entrepreneurs (NYWSE) is the New York Chapter of Young Women Social Entrepreneurs (YWSE). NYWSE’s mission is to provide a community, tools, trainings, and resources that women need to succeed as business leaders while becoming sustainability experts, and our vision is to empower women to effect change in society at all levels, as an individual, community member, professional, student, and entrepreneur.
18) Social ROI: A Social Entrepreneurship Blog
http://socialroi.com/ – Our goal is to enable social entrepreneurship and to spread the word about some of the good stuff that’s happening in the space.
19) The Social Entrepreneur
http://www.imasocialentrepreneur.com/ – By Naomi Enevoldson – Ordinary people making an extraordinary difference in the world.
20) School for social entrepreneurs
http://socialentrepreneurs.typepad.com/ – The School for Social Entrepreneurs is the leading organisation in the UK providing support and learning programmes to individual social entrepreneurs (and their organisations).
Founded by (Lord) Michael Young, the UK’s foremost serial social entrepreneur, the SSE now has centres in the UK and overseas.
http://www.brinq.com/ – BRINQ.com is the website of social entrepreneur and BoP enterprise consultant Patrick Donohue. Originally launched as an initiative to promote innovation in toys & play in the developing world, BRINQ now focuses on Patrick’s experience working with companies and communities as they strive to create sustainable enterprises and innovations.
22) The BOP project
http://thebopproject.net/ – The (BoP) Project seeks to report on the narrative of “potential” behind the veil of poverty in emerging economies, through the lens of social innovations, enterprises, entrepreneurs, and market-based approaches to poverty.
23) The New Pioneers
http://thenewpioneers.biz/ – What are the forces of change that are opening up for new business opportunities and social innovations? And what does the world look like through social business glasses? On a regular basis I will be posting cases, articles and other inspirational material here to shed light on the current social business trends that are shaping our lives in new ways and creating a new face of capitalism. Do join the conversation!
24) News for Social Entrepreneurs
http://www.socialexecutive.com/ – This blog was created for the world changer by Peter Nguyen. Feel free to pass this along to any friends, we are constantly trying to provide relevant posts for the social entrepreneur.
25) Rethink Social
http://rethinksocial.wordpress.com/about/ – To showcase those who are bringing these buzzwords to life. This will be a little project to catalog the work of empathy-driven innovators striving for sustainability. Too many buzzwords? Just see the work of these individuals to understand that “social” has changed.
26) Students for Social Entrepreneurship
http://studentsforsocent.org/ – We are a student run organization on a mission to produce graduates ready for social entrepreneurship. We do this by creating three distinct types of opportunities.
27) Social Entrepreneur Work In Progress
http://socialentrepreneur-wip.blogspot.com/ – Stanley Chia is the Managing Director of Envisage Education Pte Ltd, President of NTU-SIFE, and the Vice President of SingYouth Hub. He is currently an undergraduate of Nanyang Technological University, pursuing his Bachelor in Accountancy and Minor in Entrepreneurship. He found it necessary to take a sabbatical to start up Envisage when he was made aware of the growing apathy youths have toward prevalent social problems.
28) David Pidsley
http://davidpidsley.com/ – Social entrepreneur linking communities, blogger on third sector open data and founder of Lymington Foundation.
29) On the Up
http://www.ontheup.org.uk/ – With financial support from Winston Churchill Memorial Trust and in-kind support from the Vodafone Foundation, in 2011 we embarked on a journey from Cape Town to Cairo so we could tell inspirational stories about social entrepreneurs transforming Africa.
30) Social Entrepreneurship in Africa
http://socialentrepreneurshipinafrica.wordpress.com/ – Ray Dinning, Author of Social Entrepreneurship in Africa. JD, LLM (taxation) is an international tax lawyer with specialized experience in Green Initiatives, Green Power, Alternative Energy and Energy projects in the United States and abroad.
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