Archive for the ‘Tools and Best Practices’ Category

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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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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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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Entrepreneurship for Corporate Social Innovation

Guest post by Dhaval Chadha, Partner at Cria and Pipa Perhaps the core idea behind social innovation is that by thinking of social problems as business opportunities companies can gain a competitive advantage. It follows then, that perhaps the most important core-...
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Unleashing Activism through Business

Written by Evan Coller, Social Venture Network A businessman with a personal quota for getting arrested once a decade isn’t an ideal role model, but it does define a man as a force for social change. Everyone that attended SVN\'s 2013 Spring Conference got hear fr...
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Four Strategies to Establish a Clear and Profitable Vision

Written by Nadine A. Thompson & Angela E. Soper “Vision. It’s a simple word with huge connotations in the business world. Surely for anyone who has awakened in the middle of the night with a new business idea glowing like a 100-watt bulb in her head, the vision...
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Guest Blogger Mal Warwick Offers a Resource for Social Entrepreneurs

Written By Mal Warwick, One World Futbol Project Here are the books, periodicals, blogs, websites, and organizations I’ve come across in exploring the field of social enterprise. This is by no means a comprehensive list (although, so far as I can tell, it’s longer...
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Three Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Trying to Raise Capital

Written by Sara Yap, Social Venture Network Unbeknownst to many entrepreneurs, studies show that investors often rely on instinct and expertise rather than the business plan to evaluate a company. With so many factors at play, how can social entrepreneurs optimize the...
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Why High-School Dropouts Are This Business’s Competitive Advantage

Written by Teju Ravilochan, Co-Founder and VP of Partnerships and Communication, Unreasonable Institute Yesterday, I had the privilege of attending a session with Al Fuller, CEO and Chairman of the Integrated Packaging Company (IPC). The Integrated Packaging Company...
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