Lessons learned from self-publishing a book!

  Learn more about Meeting of the Minds: the Social Entrepreneurs Roadmap for Collaborations that Work here.   This is part of a 4 week daily challenge to share lessons learned over my first 4 years of launching and growing The Sedge social enterprise! Take a look at the full list of behind-the-scenes stories and my top 20…

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Growing a community with a Facebook group

  This is part of a 4 week daily challenge to share lessons learned over my first 4 years of launching and growing The Sedge social enterprise! Take a look at the full list of behind-the-scenes stories and my top 20 lessons learned:  4 Year Throwback: Top 20 Lessons Learned From My First 4 Years in Business  

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How to Avoid an Ineffective Collaboration

This is part of a 4 week daily challenge to share lessons learned over my first 4 years of launching and growing The Sedge social enterprise! Take a look at the full list of behind-the-scenes stories and my top 20 lessons learned:  4 Year Throwback: Top 20 Lessons Learned From My First 4 Years in Business

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Avoid These 3 Pitfalls When Collaborating

If you caught my last couple videos you’ll know that I am a big fan of collaboration. You will have heard me talk about the benefits and pluses of working in partnership with others to achieve your impact goals. In this video I want to talk about… the dark side.   When things go wrong.…

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Why Your Assumptions About Collaboration Are Wrong

This is a topic almost every social entrepreneur views as being extremely important.  BUT, it’s also a topic many people struggle with.  What is it? COLLABORATION! As you most likely know from first hand experience, collaboration is often much easier said than done.  You might even know this from first hand experience! I believe that social…

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Tips For Collaborating In New Teams

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Lately I have been involved in several initiatives that require collaboration between informal or temporary teams.  Some of these came about thanks to joining a volunteer committee that was planning a big event (Social Venture Partners FastPitch, The Change Tank, Calgary+Acumen).  Others were smaller group collaborations (sometimes with less clear objectives) with individuals from different…

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The Secret to Succeeding in Social Enterprise: Knowledge Exchange

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The domain of social enterprise and social entrepreneurship is entering an inspiring era.  Global players such as Ashoka, Skoll Foundation, and Grameen Bank have penetrated everyday conversations across the world.  For those not directly involved it is easy to feel like the field has recently sprouted out from nowhere.  In fact, the grandfathers of microfinance…

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