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Coming Clean with Creativity

Guest post by SVN member Tolulope Ilesanmi, Founder of Zenith Cleaners, @tilesanmi Creativity is that seemingly elusive and desirable quality associated with the ability to think and act outside the box and bring into existence something new and beneficial. The new thi...
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We’re delighted to announce our 2014 Innovation Award Winners!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 8, 2014 Social Venture Network Announces 2014 Innovation Award Winners Meet the Next Generation of World-Changing Entrepreneurs Deforestation. Pollution. Soil degradation. Poverty. These are just a handful of the critical social and envi...
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SVN Launches “Best Advice I Never Got” Video Series

Posted by Social Venture Network, @SVNetwork We hear a lot of advice from business leaders focused on profit. But what about the growing community of mission-driven business leaders who are leveraging their company to do good? What does it take to align profit and p...
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Communities by Design: Multiple Layers of Good

Written by Casey Lauderdale, Social Venture Network, @Radiant_City Bob Massaro and Bonny Meyer are in the business of community building, but it may not be what you think- they aren’t community organizers or political activists in the sense normally associated the ...
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The Way of the Urgent Warrior

Written by Alana Kambury, MBA Candidate at Bainbridge Graduate Institute, @lanabury Social Venture Network 2014 Spring Conference Plenary: Leadership and the Road Ahead featuring Gary Hirshberg, Founder of Stonyfield in conversation with Walter Robb, co-CEO of...
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4 Ways We Can Catalyze Positive Change

Written by Kasey Kissick, Social Venture Network, @SVNetwork Addressing climate change. Confronting malnutrition. Helping veterans heal. Building an equitable workforce. At the 2014 SVN Spring Conference, a speaker series titled “Catalyzing Positive Change” broug...
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The Case for Renewable Energy Simplified into Two Pieces: Oil and Electricity

Written by Kasey Kissick, Social Venture Network, @SVNetwork “Would you rather die of oil well fires, climate change, nuclear holocaust, or all of the above?” asked a wry Amory Lovins, an internationally acclaimed physicist and co-founder, Chief Scientist and Cha...
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Leading the Way Through Collaboration

Written by Liz Smith, MBA Candidate at Bainbridge Graduate Institute People are the greatest asset within our organizations, and it is through the quality of their collaboration that we get the most out of their contributions. Yet creating a culture of collaboration ...
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Brand Souls

Written by SVN member Jared Levy, Founder, Guru Media Solutions Several years ago the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are to be treated as individuals in the eyes of the law. I certainly don’t agree with that as it pertains to campaign donations and oth...
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An Open Letter to Larry Page

Guest post from SVN member Mal Warwick, Business Solution to Poverty, @MalWarwick Dear Larry, In your recent conversation with Charlie Rose at TED, you said you’d rather hand over your cash to Elon Musk (Tesla, SpaceX, Solar City) instead of donating it to a...
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