8 Inspiring Manifestos for Change

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How do you build a movement? How do you get customers, staff and the public excited about your mission? What do you really stand for and how do you want to be remembered? One wonderful way to communicate your vision and values in an easy to digest way is by creating a manifesto. Whether it’s through an infographic,…

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Gifts That Give 2016 – Guide for Conscious Giving

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I don’t know about you, but the holiday season came fast this year!  All of a sudden, there was snow on the ground, the neighbourhoods filled with Christmas lights, and my shopping list for gifts was left entirely unfulfilled. Last year I compiled the first Gifts That Give collection of holiday gift ideas that give back…

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Sleep Well Tonight – A #SocentOriginStory

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Today’s #SocentOriginStory profiles a social business that’s working to improve one of the three key pillars of health.  Along with diet and exercise, sleep is increasingly proving to be a fundamental, and often neglected, component of living a healthy life. The founder, Chris Carruthers, aims to bring the Sleep Well Tonight framework to tired people everywhere.  It’s a…

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Sophie Ross Inspiring Volunteering

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This post was originally published here by the New Zealand based non profit, One Percent Collective, who makes it easy for people to donate 1% of their income to six of the local charities they support. One of those charities is Inspiring Stories, an organization supporting the next generation of young New Zealander social entrepreneurs who…

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A #SocentOriginStory with Sarah Ball of Mango Sticky

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With the IDEA FINDER Workshop coming up soon, here at theSedge.org we’ve been thinking a lot about how social enterprises ideas are born. Do ideas come in a sudden spark of inspiration, or evolve over time?  Do they come fully formed, or as an inkling of an idea that needs some tender loving care to focus and…

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4 Surprisingly Simple Social Enterprises

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Sometimes the most impactful ideas are the simplest.   Spanning from Canada to Chile and real estate referrals to detergent supply, here are four examples of surprisingly simple social enterprises. Despite that each of these ideas are relatively simple in concept, they still require plenty of effort (and blood, sweat and tears, I’m sure) to implement.  So, although…

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Turning Everyday Products Into Extraordinary Possibilities – Project 7

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theSedge.org recently had the pleasure of interviewing Tyler Merrick, social entrepreneur and founder of Project 7. Project 7 is a social business fuelled by the philosophy of making extraordinary things happen with ordinary purchases. Project 7’s primary offering is a sugar-free gum that comes in six taste-bud drool-inducing flavours: peppermint vanilla, mint julep, front porch lemonade, fresh…

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22 Awesome Social Enterprise Business Ideas

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There are several ways you can go-about searching for social enterprise business ideas. Creating a social business has many similarities to building a traditional business, but inspiration is usually drawn from a different place. Social enterprise ideas, unlike conventional business ideas, typically result from a desire to solve a social need; similar to how many…

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The IQ Collective – Connecting Education

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The IQ Collective is transforming the way school leaders in developing countries connect around the globe to access the best education solutions for their students. Schools want to stay apprised of the best solutions for their students so they can stay on the leading edge of affordable private school education. On the flip side, new…

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Two Wheel Gear – How to build a social pannier (and messenger bag)

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Reid Hemsing and Michael Mazur are the brains and bodies behind Two Wheel Gear, a traditional business with aspirations to become a proper, triple-bottom-line social business. Founded in 1999 and located in Calgary (and Vancouver), Canada, Two Wheel Gear sells a unique bicycle pannier geared towards business professionals who commute by bike. This bag protects…

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