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Social Entrepreneurship

 

Innovative ideas for social entrepreneurs who tackle society’s problems

 
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From Petitions to Decisions

After Change.org placed petitions at the center of its platform, the size of its membership soared. But operating a high-volume petition site isn’t enough for its leaders. Includes magazine extras.

 

The Social Labs Revolution: A New Approach to Solving our Most Complex Challenges

In The Social Labs Revolution, Zaid Hassan argues in favor of an experimental, rather than a planning-based, approach to today's challenges.

By Zaid Hassan | 1 | May. 15, 2014
 

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Rejecting the instinct to do everything, Essentialism investigates the idea of doing "less, but better."

By Greg McKeown | Apr. 15, 2014
 
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The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator

The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator describes the journeys of ten innovators who discovered problems that they couldn't ignore.

By Ken Banks | 6 | Feb. 26, 2014
 
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Making a Healthy Exit

In places like rural Guatemala, the quest to sustain a vital social enterprise often depends on finding the right private-sector partner.

 

A Fault in Funding

An initiative undertaken by the World Bank reveals a troubling gap in the financing of social enterprises.

 
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The Social Entrepreneur’s Playbook: Pressure Test, Plan, Launch and Scale Your Social Enterprise

The Social Entrepreneur's Playbook offers "tough-love" guidance for budding social entrepreneurs.

 
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How the Hub Found Its Center

After a period of crisis and transition, Impact Hub has emerged as an organization that is partly a movement, partly a business, and partly a network.

 
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Subsidizing Impact

The right formula for creating a socially beneficial enterprise often includes a strong dose of up-front philanthropic support

 

Inside-Out Innovation

Supplements to the article “Social Innovation From the Inside Out.”

By SSIR Editors | Nov. 20, 2013