Archive for the ‘Conference News’ Category

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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Bigger Than You Think: The Economic Impact of Microbusiness in the United States

SVN member Connie Evans is the President and CEO of the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO), a national membership organization and leading voice of microbusiness development in the United States. Connie recently spoke at SVN\'s Fall Conference about Tilt Forw...
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Harnessing the Power of Gentrification

Written by Casey Lauderdale, Social Venture Network, @Radiant_City Famous for her work on environmental justice issues in the Bronx, Majora Carter is now shifting her focus on economic empowerment through the use of equitable real estate development and job training pr...
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Creating a LGBTQ–Inclusive Business Community to Fuel Social Change

Written by Casey Lauderdale, Social Venture Network, @Radiant_City  Social Venture Network conferences are designed to both support and challenge entrepreneurs to better the world through business.  Yet, until this Fall there was an important part of our conversatio...
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At the Social Venture Network, good work means working for good

Guest post by Lindsay Goldwert, Hotwire PR, @lindsaygoldwert There’s nothing wrong with doing good while making profit. In fact, there’s a whole business model based around the very idea. The business of doing good was the topic of at hand at the Social Venture N...
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The New Guru Is You: Social Venture Network East 2013

Guest post by  G. Benjamin Bingham, CEO and Founder, 3Sisters Sustainable Management, @gbbingham The entrepreneurial buzz was everywhere in the Renaissance Hotel even one of the food servers decided to start a business she got so excited. We can all do it and it is g...
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