This past weekend I was part of a facilitation team taking a group of individuals and organizations through a course on starting a social enterprise. The workshop was hosted by Canada Bridges and there were about 25 individuals ranging in age, ethnicity, and most especially in the ideas that they felt they could get to market that would make meaningful social change. Read more »
The latest revision of the briefing to the Finance Committee of the House of Commons is below. I have included references to the Manitoba Corporate Tax Credit for Social Enterprises and the British Columbia's advisory committee on Social Entrepreneurship.
Guest Blogger Lindsay Mitchell, a member of the Dexterity Consulting team, recently returned from SOCAP10. Here are some thoughts on her experience.
Impact investing. Social entrepreneurship. Social enterprise. Tactical Philanthropy. New Money. All buzz terms heard last week when I attended the Social Capital Markets Conference (SOCAP) in San Francisco, along with 1200 other like-minded individuals from all parts of the value chain, from social entrepreneur to investor. From what is usually seen as opposing perspectives - financial profit and social good - there came much hope, optimism and energy towards bringing these polar worlds closer together. Read more »
You’ve probably heard your parents say, “if you save up enough money to buy your first car, I’ll match you.” So, what would happen if the same was said for giving? What if what you donated was matched by a charity? TOMS – a company that makes shoes does just that. For every pair of TOMS bought, one pair will be donated to a child in need. You may be asking yourself: now what kind of business model is this? Right…that’s exactly what I thought. Can this really be a business that’s focus isn’t on the bottom line, but instead on helping those less fortunate? Read more »