Posts tagged ‘social entrepreneurship’
Alan Khazei, Founder of BeTheChange.org writes on the Huffington Post about the Kennedy Serve America Act that will:
- Increase the number of Americorps volunteers from 75,000 to 250,000
- Establishes a new “Social Innovation Fund” to take promising innovative organizations to scale.
- Provides “Fellowships” to seed new generations of social entrepreneurs, who will invent the next Habitat for Humanity, Harlem Children’s Zone, Share Our Strength, Teach For America or Youthbuild.
President Obama will soon sign this historic bill and usher in a new era in Social Innovation!
ECONOMICS AND GLOBAL HEALTH
Innovative Approaches to Global Health Lecture Series
WEDNESDAY April 22, 7-8:30 PM
Eddy Auditorium/Biomed 291
Michael F. Maltese: “Social Entrepreneurship and Healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa”
Founder, Global Medical Knowledge
Managing Director, Legatum Center, MIT
Ed Wood: “Taming the African AIDS Tsunami: Is more money the answer?”
Special Advisor to the Chairman, Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative
The event examines the intersections between economics/social entrepreneurship and global public health. We have two interesting speakers, one from the Clinton Foundation and one from the Legatum Center at MIT that focuses on social entrepreneurship. Each speaker will give a short talk, followed by a question-based panel discussion.
Sponsored by: The International Public Health Coalition
Congratulations to two Brown projects that were selected by Sparkseed for their Social Innovators Program!
The $150/year tuition fee in Tanzania is an enormous financial hurdle for many, and only about 70% of high school-aged Tanzanian youth attend school. The School Fund seeks to help solve this problem by establishing a website where the Tanzanian students learn to use the internet by posting profiles which supporters around the world can read and use to sponsor a student or a school.
The Capital Good Fund (CGF) provides low-income Providence residents with the capital and skills needed to raise their income levels and improve their quality of life. CGF collaborates with community partners to offer personal finance classes, as well as loans that boost small businesses and help immigrants become legal residents or citizens.
Since most foundation funding is awarded to nonprofits rather than to individuals, affiliating yourself with an organization or obtaining a fiscal sponsor can increase your likelihood of receiving funding. Most such affiliations with fiscal sponsors are rather formal, based on a written contract that spells out who will do what, and some sponsors will extract a fee for this service. This guide is a detailed look at the affiliation possibilities for individual grantseekers.
“Saving the World”
Entrepreneurs are trying to do good as well as make money
The Economist, Mar 12th 2009