Government as Social Enterprise: 5 lessons to keep in mind

Government as Social Enterprise: 5 lessons to keep in mind

Definitions of social enterprise vary. If we include in this definition “market/fee based services for social goods”, I would list some ‘government functions’ under the umbrella. Government isn’t normally thought of as good at business or...
Three Tips for Gifting with Impact

Three Tips for Gifting with Impact

It’s that special time of year – the holiday season. For many retailers, its “special” because it’s when they reap most of their annual sales. The U.S. National Retail Federation projects 2014 holiday sales will make up 19% of the retail...
Can a Television Show Inspire Social Change?

Can a Television Show Inspire Social Change?

The world is more tolerant and less violent than at any other point in human history, but you wouldn’t know it from watching most mainstream media. Despite incredible advancements and a world of unprecedented innovation and interconnectedness, the news still focuses...
It’s Time to Re-Think the Way You Shop

It’s Time to Re-Think the Way You Shop

One common thread throughout generations has been the influence of clothing on cultures and societies globally. Subtly or not, what you wear represents who you are and is one of the first things people notice about you. Mark Twain famously wrote, “Clothes make the...
Practical Tips for Failing Well

Practical Tips for Failing Well

One of the skills most frequently overlooked is the skill of failing well. It’s time to change that as our competitive and complex environments increasingly require us to transform our failures into learning and needed change. So here it is, in no particular...
Pay for Success: Moving from Concept to Reality in California

Pay for Success: Moving from Concept to Reality in California

Over the past few years, we’ve seen “Pay for Success” evolve from a buzz-word (with a sky-high word to action ratio!) to a concept that is being explored and implemented across the country. Pay for Success (sometimes referred to as “social impact bonds”)...

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