The Top 50 Social Entrepreneur Blogs of 2013

Top 50 social entrepreneur blogs of 2013

1) Entrepreneur – Entrepreneur is the magazine for the small-business community.

2) ENTREPRENEURSHIP BLOG|Penn Entrepreneurs Put Knowledge Into Action – We are launching the Wharton Entrepreneurship blog. We want to bring to you faculty, student, alumni, and staff voices. Our goal is to capture on a weekly basis goings-on in the Penn student and alumni entrepreneurial community, as well as in the broader regional entrepreneurial community. We’ll focus on topical developments

3) Development Marketplace|Turning Ideas into Action – This blog is hosted by the Development Marketplace. It is a platform for debate and knowledge sharing on early stage development, innovation and social entrepreneurship.

4) Treehugger – TreeHugger is the leading media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream. Partial to a modern aesthetic, we strive to be a one-stop shop for green news, solutions, and product information. We publish an up to the minute blog, weekly and daily newsletters, twice-monthly radio interviews, and regularly updated Twitter and Facebook pages.

5) UNC KENAN-FLAGLER BUSINESS SCHOOL|Entrepreneurship – The UNC Kenan-Flagler Entrepreneurship Blog is the online extension of the UNC Kenan-FlaglerCenter for Entrepreneurial Studies. Our mission is to give you a behind-the-scenes look at life at a leading international business school.

6) CASE Notes|Center for the advancement of social entrepreneurship – “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.

7) MAKE A DIFFERENCE – This blog comes out of the College of Business at Colorado State University. As a College, we acknowledge that the most pressing problem facing the world today is poverty, and from poverty flows many of the world’s ills. We will teach and conduct research and outreach programs in sustainable and socially responsible business practices that will help lift people and communities out of poverty and into prosperity.

8) Socialmouths|Kick-ass social media advice for the real entrepreneur – SocialMouths is Francisco Rosales’ vehicle to deliver free advice on what takes to be successful online. I mostly talk about blogging, social media, web traffic, content marketing, conversion and email marketing.

9) Blog:Social Enterprise – This blog helps you develop your social enterprise by providing articles, opinions, commentary and many related resources. The blog is for a general audience, including beginners and those advanced in social enterprise.

10) ASHOKA|INNOVATORS FOR THE PUBLIC – Ashoka strives to shape a global, entrepreneurial, competitive citizen sector: one that allows social entrepreneurs to thrive and enables the world’s citizens to think and act as changemakers.

11) DELL SOCIAL INNOVATION CHALLENGE – The Dell Social Innovation Challenge identifies and supports promising young social innovators who dedicate themselves to solving the world’s most pressing problems with their transformative ideas. We provide university students with world-class teaching and training, as well as with start-up capital and access to a network of mentors and advisors.

12) Stanford Social Innovation – Stanford Social Innovation Review is an award-winning magazine and website that covers cross-sector solutions to global problems. SSIR is written for and by social change leaders in the nonprofit, business, and government sectors who view collaboration as key to solving environmental, social, and economic justice issues.

13) WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM – The World Economic Forum was first conceived in January 1971 when a group of European business leaders met under the partronage of the European Commission and European industrial associations

14) Next billion 2.0|development through enterprise – is a website and blog bringing together the community of business leaders, social entrepreneurs, NGOs, policy makers and academics who want to explore the connection between development and enterprise. It is a discussion forum, networking space and knowledge base for individuals and organizations interested in the “next billion”.

15) Ecopreneurist – Ecopreneurist is a blog for and about eco and social entrepreneurs, startups, cleantech, web 2.0 and disruptive business ideas.

16) Echoing green|Unleashing your talent to solve the world’s biggest problems – Echoing Green’s mission is to unleash next generation talent to solve the world’s biggest problems.

17) Skoll World Forum On Social Entrepreneurship – Social entrepreneurs pave avenues of opportunity for those who would, otherwise, be locked into lives without hope. Learn more about social entrepreneurship and the Skoll World Forum, and hear why their innovations are the most promising solutions to global problems.

18) Simon Mainwaring|The We First Blog – Simon Mainwaring is founder of We First, a social branding consulting firm that helps companies, non-profits and individuals use social media to build communities, profits and positive impact.

19) Ennovent|innovations for sustainability – The community channel to share great stories, ideas and news about for-profit solutions to social, environmental and economic challenges at the Base of the Economic Pyramid.

20) INDIA MICROFINANCE – is one of India’s leading blogs on Microfinance and Social Entrepreneurship. The blog publishes specialized news and information on the emerging microfinance sector with an emphasis on developments in the Indian economy.

21) Dasra Blog – Dasra’s theory of change is that if philanthropists and social entrepreneurs are equipped with the knowledge, funding opportunities and people to make their work more strategic, then the social sector in India will be transformed dramatically. Non profits and social businesses will be able to create far more impact and benefit the maximum number of people faster. Dasra has several initiatives to help both philanthropists and social entrepreneurs at various levels in their journey towards bringing about social change.

22) A BLOG ON FINANCIAL INCLUSION AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP – SocialEarth is the leading source for news and information about social entrepreneurship. The company has over 130 contributors in 25 countries which cover the latest trends and provide thoughtful analysis on socially and environmentally conscious news.

23) VENTURENEER|BUILDING SUCCESSDUL ENTERPRISES WITH HEART – Ventureneer provides online education and peer support for social entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders, and values-driven small business owners.

24) – This website is a multi-channel blog and video library for those hungry to solve BFPs*. Each day we publish a featured post authored by some of the greatest thinkers and doers of our time and focused on big opinions and practical hard skills.

25) MakeSense|challenging people for social business – MakeSense is an open project which challenges people for social business.

26) The 7 Graces of Marketing – ethical marketing for social entrepreneurs – The 7 Graces is a holistic approach to business and advertising, devoted to creating harmonious relationships with people, our economy and the delicate ecological balance of our natural world. They are the values we hold dear, and the principles to which we continually aspire to attain in our work and our personal lives.

27) ENTREPRENEUR THE ARTS|Innovating Through Artistry – Entrepreneur The Arts tap into the power of creative artistry to innovate lives, bottom lines, and the communities we live in. We serve artists, corporations, universities and government.

28) School for social entrepreneurs – SSE was founded in 1997 by Michael Young. Its mission is to address inequalities and social exclusion by supporting social entrepreneurs from all backgrounds to transform their talent into real social outcomes, in the form of sustainable solutions to poverty and disadvantage in communities. It does this through the use of action-learning based programmes of personal and organisational development.

29) Berytech Community – Berytech promotes the creation and development of new startup companies and the growth of existing high potential businesses through incubation, business support and company hosting in a dynamic and vibrant environment. Berytech assists existing and aspiring entrepreneurs in their projects, helping them identify business opportunities, develop their entrepreneurial skills, access information, local and international networks as well as funding.

30) Big social network|unleashing social energy – The Big Society Network exists to support and develop talent, innovation and enterprise to deliver social impact.

31) TechSangam|Social Enterprises. India. Social Enterpreneurs – The May 17, 2011 post (Boiling the social enterprise ocean) provides the next level drill-down into the kind of social enterprises TechSangam will be covering

32) Friends international|Together,building futures – Friends-International works with marginalised urban children and youth, their families and communities to become productive, independent citizens of their country. We do this by listening to and being guided by those who matter the most to us – the children and youth we work with everyday.

33) Seforum|SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP FORUM – SE Forum is a membership organization promoting social entrepreneurship and supporting the entrepreneurs who are working to make the world a better place.

34) THINKBIGBEBIG ENTREPRENEURS – Thinkbigbebig Entrepreneurs was founded on December 17, 2008 by London based serial entrepreneur and consultant Timothy Bosworth as a weblog dedicated to providing news, reviews and opinions on the growing business, media, mobile, technology, social, media and Lifestyle Design market space and is part of the thinkbigbebig Group.

35) Have Fun.Do Good|Ideas,inspiration and interviews for fun-loving do-gooders! – Britt Bravo, founder of the Changeblogger Network, blogs on topics that focus on teaching individuals and organizations to realize their big vision.

36) Social Capital Blog – Wisdom on social capital, human interaction, civic engagement and community through research, news stories and life.

37) BULL CITY FORWARD|INNOVATE FOR THE GREATER GOOD. – Bull City Forward is a community effort to dramatically increase the creation, scale, and impact of social enterprises in Durham, NC.  We are guided by the conviction that in purposefully recruiting, enabling, and scaling social enterprises and socially driven entrepreneurs, Durham can create a robust cluster of innovation for the region that will spur economic development, improve the lives of citizens, and produce a new model of urban development.  Thus, the mission of Bull City Forward is “to enable entrepreneurs to create positive change.”

38) Harambe Cameroon:engaging new social entrepreneurs – As the first social entrepreneurship program in Cameroon, engaging and training a generation of social entrepreneurs is part of our organizational DNA, Harambe is founded on an ambitious mission :”To inspire and engage a new generation of young leaders and entrepreneurs who see problems as opportunities in need of solutions, and have the poise and wherewithal to engage others to make long-lasting socio-economic impact.”

39) SOCENTLAW – Law And Social Entrepreneurship

40) Social Entrepreneurship|Empreendiment to Social – INSEAD has developed a unique social entrepreneurship programme. It brings together the expertise and academic resources of a top-tier business school with this dynamic and innovative field.

41) SOCIAL Entrepreneurship & Grant Writing – Here at the Social Entrepreneurship and Grants blog, we wish to foster an open, collegial online community where ideas, questions and opinions are freely shared

42) sosense|YOUR SOCIAL IMPACT – Sosense is an intermediary in the market for philanthropy, social investing, and social entrepreneurship.

43) Social & Cultural entrepreneur – On this blog we would like to explore entrepreneurship from a cultural and social point of view. Or rather put forward entrepreneurial initiatives within these two fields.

44) Social Venture Fund – The Social Venture Fund (SvF) impact investment fund at the University of Michigan that invests in and supports innovative companies that place social impact at the heart of their business model.

45) FYSE Blog – FYSE enables social entrepreneurs to achieve their utmost impact. We identify needs and develop innovative solutions that enable social entrepreneurs to effectively tackle our society’s most pressing social and environmental challenges while expanding their business and creating jobs.

46) SOCIAL ROI:A SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP BLOG – Social Roi’s goal is to enable social entrepreneurship and to spread the word about some of the good stuff that’s happening in the space.

47) Beanbags and Bullsh!t – I’m David Floyd. I’ve been running a small social enterprise, Social Spider CIC, since 2003. I started the business with a couple of friends when I was 22 having left education after A-Levels and worked in the public and private sectors. I like social enterprise.

48) THE ZUGUNRUHE PROJECT|Making sense of deep entrepreneurship and social enterprise – Friends of Zugunruhe are comprised of a list of selected professionals working  in the social enterprise space who are also looking to help others succeed in their social enterprise endeavor.  Currently  this list includes an experienced Social Enterprise Practitioner,  Builder, and Strategist. But the list will soon grow!

49) Dream, Perform, Live| An Entrepreneur – This Blog’s main theme is Entrepreneurship, based mainly on my experiences and knowledge. However it’s reach is much wider, as I also include Administration related subjects, such as Marketing, Sales, Strategies and others. Also, I include themes from my day job as a Consultant, including Innovation & Creativity, Internet and Technologies as Strategic Assets.

50) Salah’s Blog – An entrepreneur’s views on ending poverty, social entrepreneurship, conscious business, microfinance, and more

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