The simplest and most accessible kind of charitable initiative is one which doesn’t take any effort from us as the giver, and one which doesn’t actually take any of our money out of our pocket, but still supports charitable causes. That’s the idea behind the program from a UK mobile network “founded on the idea […]
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A key component to sticking with your self improvement goals is accountability, and a new social enterprise startup aims to help users put their money where their mouth is, by tying commitment to philanthropy and holding them financially accountable for their failure. Making commitments to self improvement programs, whether it’s a goal of eating better […]
It’s quite telling that in our hyper-connected and over-sharing internet world, one of the most popular things for people to post (other than GIFs of funny cat stunts) is a selfie. For those of you who missed the memo, a selfie is a self portrait. What does that say about our society when we think […]
Making a difference in someone’s life isn’t nearly as hard as you might think, and sometimes it’s the simplest of things that people really need – such as getting enough food to eat. And you don’t necessarily need to give up something in order to help feed the hungry, as this program from Mogl demonstrates. […]
Instead of heading to the beach for a sunburned bender full of parties and hookups, consider using your spring break to not only learn about installing solar power systems, but to also give back to under-served communities with a unique service opportunity. The program is called, fittingly enough, Solar Spring Break, and it’s an initiative […]
Wouldn’t it be cool if there was a customer loyalty app that not only earned you cash back, but also helped to act as a crowdfunding mechanism for supporting community projects doing good work? Well, you’re in luck, because now there is, thanks to The Spring. Brought to you by the team behind Carrot Mob, […]
Danone is a company who definitely puts their money where their mouths are. They are a French food-products multinational corporation which claims world leadership and stewardship in fresh dairy products. Here, in America, you may know them better as Dannon – as in Dannon yogurt. In addition to its quality dairy products, the Groupe Danone […]
In many parts of the world, medical treatments which are easily accessed and provided are very challenging to receive. Watsi.org enables you to directly fund low-cost high-impact medical treatments for people in need. Watsi connects you with patients in serious need of low-cost medical care and enables you to fund high-impact treatments. Watsi was started […]
Google has just announced a wonderful opportunity for you Indian social entrepreneurs out there, “Google Impact Challenge in India.” Here’s a bit from the Official Google Blog: On the eve of India’s independence day, we’re celebrating the spirit of creativity and entrepreneurship of the world’s largest democracy by spotlighting the best local nonprofits that are […]
Endeavor is a global nonprofit that transforms emerging countries by supporting High-Impact Entrepreneurs.
The Endeavor Effect is looking to create a culture of supported innovation and entrepreneurs which will provide global solutions to pressing social issues and a business eco-system which supports and sustains entrepreneurship. Endeavor.org is a worldwide germination and support system for fostering entrepreneurship.
Daniel Suelo has been living without money for 12 years. The video below is an excellent insight into his philosophy of the gift economy and why he sees money as the root of all problems facing civilization.
Paul Polak, an internationally acclaimed social entrepreneur who wants to eradicate poverty using business and technology. He is the author of the book Out of Poverty and founded International Development Enterprises, an NGO that ended poverty for 17 million people. Now, Paul and his team is working on empowering low-income farmers with reliable irrigation systems.
DoSomething.org is the country’s largest non-profit for young people and social change. The organization spearheads a number of national campaigns which are designed for 13-to-25-year olds to ‘do something’ that makes a positive difference and impact – without needing money, an adult or a car.
Joining Puma, H&M, Patagonia and several other big brand names, The North Face recently launched their Clothes the Loop program to take any unwanted apparel or footwear off your hands – even if it is not their brand.
Giving back for the greater good is something that makes everyone feel happy. However, sometimes it can be challenging to connect the right movers and shakers with the right charitable organizations. That’s where Connect for a Cause comes in. They provide a social fundraising platform where social entrepreneurs and do-gooders of every stripe can […]
Hundreds of Americans from left, right and center gather for Citizen University, the nation’s most vital conference on the art of great citizenship, March 23.
They will participate in a day of learning, inspiration and action with the country’s most creative leaders, change makers and culture shapers. Citizen University is the nation’s most vital conference on the art of great citizenship.
Can poverty truly be eradicated? Well, One Degree is a San Francisco based organization who thinks that: Yes! Poverty can be eradicated!
One Degree is revolutionizing the way people connect to social services and nonprofits. Their goal is to cause a complete paradigm shift and fundamental change in the way that people both use and approach nonprofit organizations. Starting with San Francisco, One Degree’s goal is to completely eradicate poverty.
It’s All Good, an internet radio show on Brooklands Radio, features stories from Ecopreneurist every week. This week, on the volunteer run show, host Debbie Hyde will share the story of soleRebels, a high impact social enterprise in Ethiopia.
Tune in on Sundays at 21:00 GMT (4 pm EST).
Can shopping save the world? The Story of Change urges viewers to put down their credit cards and start exercising their citizen muscles to build a more sustainable, just and fulfilling world.
Kyle Thiermann is a professional surfer and journalist, who travels around the world to surf. While on his travels Kyle saw communities in distress and was disturbed by the fact that he did nothing more than surfing to help the communities. Along the way Kyle realized that the survival of the sport that he loved so much depended heavily of the prosperity of the ecosystem and the locals. He became a stakeholder to help some of the biggest issues they were facing.