The Ultimate GIFTS THAT GIVE Holiday Shopping Guide for 2017! Support Socially Conscious, Ethical and Environmentally Sustainable Businesses this Season

If you’ve been following The Sedge for awhile, you may remember the Gifts that Give holiday shopping guides I pulled together for the 2015 and 2016 holiday season… So it’s no surprise that throughout the year I’ve been collecting links to interesting ethical, sustainable, eco-conscious products that are perfect for holiday gifts in preparation for…

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8 Inspiring Manifestos for Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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