Making The Leap From Social Enterprise Idea to Action

Recently I received a fabulous question from a Sedge member who was taking advantage of the BOOST Sneak Peek Video Training Series. The point was raised that for nonprofits looking to grow their budgets with a complementary social enterprise initiative, it can often be difficult to move out of the ideation phase and into the…

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Turning Everyday Products Into Extraordinary Possibilities – Project 7

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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Embracing Entrepreneurship in the Social Sector

Entrepreneurial thinking in the social sector has been in practice in one form or another for years. It dates back hundreds of years to farmer cooperatives and decades back to when Muhammad Yunus introduced microcredit to help the poorest of the poor in Bangledesh lift themselves out of extreme poverty. So what exactly does it mean to…

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Finding Meaning for Social Impact Leaders in Our Hyper-Connected World

Our personal and professional networks now spread larger than ever before. Today, if I am looking for advice or information on a new program that piques my interest, within minutes I can search my LinkedIn contacts to find someone who is connected to that program. One quick email asking for an introduction, and the same…

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What is Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship?

Social Innovation

According to Stanford Centre for Social Innovation, social innovation is defined as “.. a novel solution to a problem that is more effective, efficient, sustainable, or just… [where] the value created accrues primarily to society as a whole rather than private individuals.” They go further-on to explain that “Social Innovation focuses attention on the ideas…

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Santiago’s First Social Innovation Weekend!

Social Innovation Weekend

Have you heard the buzz around Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurship? Are you looking to learn how to increase the financial self-sustainability of your nonprofit or NGO? Do you have a social change idea that you want to explore further? Then you can’t miss Santiago’s first Social Innovation Weekend! This event open to anyone interested…

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Social Innovation Weekend a Great Success

Along with many great partners theSedge.org team hosted Santiago’s generic viagra 100mg first ever Social Innovation Weekend on December 13 & 14, 2013.   Over a total of 15 hours, 40 participants learned the basics of Social Enterprise design with the help of workshops in Social Enterprise Frameworks, Design Thinking, Rapid Prototyping and the Social Business…

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The IQ Collective – Connecting Education

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)

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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Quench Your Thirst for Good

Late logo

How Late is Using Bottled Water as a Means to a Social End Late (pronounced lä-tā, the same as in ‘cafe latte’), is a for-profit limited company, based in Santiago, Chile. Late is the Spanish word for heartbeat. We met with Late’s Diego Taggart over a cool glass of heart-centered water to discuss the past,…

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