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Wed, 22 Oct 2008 00:00:00 CDTSocial entrepreneurs discuss how they use for-profit activities to fund their organizations' missions in this session of the Skoll World Forum. These are done in combination with, and in addition to, nonprofit activities. From profitably of providing water to poor villagers to training street children to run business, and from franchising medical care to creating a transparent market place for handmade goods, these entrepreneurs show that business and nonprofit can mix well.
Sun, 5 Oct 2008 00:00:00 CDTWhat does Wall Street make of the trends in cleantech, corporate environmental strategy, and emerging carbon markets? In this talk, sponsored by the Stanford Center for Social Innovation, two Goldman Sachs managers discuss how their investment firm is making the financing of corporate deals contingent upon the incorporation of increasingly stringent environmental criteria.
Wed, 3 Sep 2008 00:00:00 CDTVenture philanthropy and other new products and trends indicate that philanthropy has changed dramatically over the past 10 years. Donors are younger than ever before and foundations have become increasingly professionalized. In this discussion, sponsored by the Stanford Center for Social Innovation, philanthropy expert Peter Hero interviews Laura Arrillaga, a leader in Silicon Valley, about developments that are now making philanthropy a powerhouse for social change.
Sun, 17 Aug 2008 00:00:00 CDTThe Industrial Revolution ushered in an era of technological change, leading to better standards of living for us today. Yet this progress has taken a toll on the non-renewable resources of our planet. Given the accelerated rate at which developing nations now follow in our footsteps in the exploitation of natural resources, how long will our planet be able to sustain such growth? Panelists Harriet Babbitt, Nancy Birdsall, Lawrence Summers and Cameron Sinclair discuss the meaning of, and ways to achieve, sustainable development.
Sun, 9 Dec 2007 00:00:00 CSTAs the boundary between the for-profit and nonprofit worlds continues to blur, how may philanthropy evolve to assist social change? A panel of academics and practitioners discusses how public- and private-sector support may be combined in new ways in the future to fund progressive domestic and global social enterprises.
Mon, 28 May 2007 00:00:00 CDTBased in Silicon Valley, Kiva is an innovative social enterprise that uses the internet to connect lenders with small businesses around the world. Jessica Flannery talks with Design for Change host Sheela Sethuraman about starting the organization, and reflects on some of the reasons for its rapid growth and success.
Fri, 10 Nov 2006 00:00:00 CSTIn conversation with John Battelle, legendary technologist Pierre Omidyar explains the philosophy and business plan underlying his new network for investment in for-profit ventures which foster economic, social, and political self-empowerment. Applying lessons learned from his founding of eBay, this new investment strategy is based on the belief that people are basically good, and that connecting them with the right tools can build trust and opportunity.
Sun, 5 Nov 2006 00:00:00 CSTWhen approaching funders and volunteers you must "come from a space of opportunity and not from a space of need" argues Pamela Hawley at the 2007 Nonprofit Boot Camp. Drawing from her experience with UniversalGiving and VolunteerMatch, Hawley describes what it takes to create a successful social entrepreneurship organization.
Sun, 29 Oct 2006 00:00:00 CDTMission, vision, and values are the essential ingredients of a transformational process which brings philanthropists and organizations together to meet critical community needs. Kay Sprinkel Grace approaches fundraising with an attitude of pride and power. She explains how donors are inspired to invest in an organization that communicates shared beliefs by taking real action to benefit those in need.
Mon, 28 Aug 2006 00:00:00 CDTFor years, many believed that socially responsible investments could simply not hold up to traditional investments. Social capital market experts dispel the myths associated with socially responsible investing, and look toward the future of what is to come as more and more funds offer social choices.
Mon, 17 Jul 2006 00:00:00 CDTA new generation of innovative philanthropists is helping to transform charitable giving. This panel discussion highlights the philosophy of three young, but outstanding, organizations in the strategic philanthropic field. Panelists emphasize the targeted use of wealth to address specific social challenges.
Thu, 1 Jun 2006 00:00:00 CDTCommunity foundations have become an increasingly common outlet for charitable giving and activities in the United States. In this panel discussion, community foundation leaders discuss innovative models for turning dollars into social change, as well as challenges faced by this important sector of philanthropy.
Mon, 6 Mar 2006 00:00:00 CSTLuther Ragin, Jr., Vice President of Investments for The F.B. Heron Foundation, explains how the mission-related investment approach can harness a foundation's financial power to maximize its social return. From the Center for Social Innovation at Stanford.