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How to find your passion idea and knowing what you want

Starting a social enterprise based on an idea is not always easy. It [...]

5 lessons for social entrepreneurs on how to change the system

The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship manages the largest network of late-stage social entrepreneurs in the world. Yet when you talk to most entrepreneurs in our community, they describe their impact as a “drop in the ocean”. They say things such as: “I’m not even 5% of the way to where I want to be”. For a field long obsessed by the holy grail of organizational scale, the social entrepreneurship sector is coming to terms with the limits of incremental growth. The needs are just too large and too urgent, and the models for scaling that we have developed remain too narrow and take too long. Conventional scaling models borrowed from the private sector, such as branch replication and social franchising, seem woefully inadequate to meet the size of the need. […]

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Should you “internationalise” your social enterprise?

The pioneer Post recently published an interesting article on the internationalisation of social enterprises. Here is a short excerpt and lin to the full article: Social entrepreneurs are great at tackling locally-rooted problems – but they may be overlooking opportunities to grow and develop if they’re not considering overseas markets. Research suggests much more support is needed to help them get there. […]

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Vaikuttavuuden bootcamp- ohjelma 2019 (Impact bootcamp for Finnish social enterprises)

Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra organizes impact bootcamps for Finnish social enterprises during spring [...]

3 business model options for an impact start-up, explained

You have an idea for an impact business, but don't quite know how [...]

“Design thinking instrument set” – a new way for generating ideas

New challenges require new ways of thinking.  Old business and entrepreneurship text-book examples [...]

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Social entrepreneurship online course by University of Pennsylvania

How do we create innovative and effective solutions to social problems around the [...]

News from Finland: New impact management system for social enterprises

Arvoliitto - The association for social enterprises in Finland and Laatukeskus - Excellence [...]

Why education matters for economic development?

Read this great article on the World Bank blog on "Why education matters [...]

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Smart Villages – a new approach for developing rural communities

Smart Village is a new concept in the field of EU policies. 'Smart [...]

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