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Hong Kong government says it will continue to back social enterprises

The second Social Enterprise Award Scheme (SEAS) wrapped up on Saturday, where several social entrepreneurs spent the afternoon at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre being recognized for their work. The Scheme was organized by Hong Kong's Home Affairs Bureau and the Social Enterprise Advisory Committee to recognize outstanding social enterprises in Hong Kong, set examples for the industry, and enhance public understanding of social enterprises.

Exerting Influence Without Formal Authority

Part one of a two-part series on how backbone organizations shape the work of collective impact without formal authority. Sources and Measures of Influence in Collective Impact A two-part series on how backbone organizations shape the work of collective impact without formal authority.

A Fresh Start

Thomas McLaughlin - December 2, 2013It's time; time for change, that is. The old cliché that change is constant is still accurate. The changes seem to be coming at a faster pace than usual. Some of the biggest changes have already begun in many parts of the nonprofit sector and promise to continue for the better part of the next decade.

Idea Lab

Foundation Support Booms for Web, Mobile Media Projects Along with the changing media landscape, foundations are increasingly supporting media-related efforts in multiple disciplines - with a bigger push into digital platforms. According to a new report by the Foundation Center, with support from the John S. and James L.

Facebook's news feed update: 3 things you need to know

Target audience: Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, social enterprises, businesses, educators, journalists, general public. Facebook's news feed algorithm will soon put a damper on external links to memes and instead suggest related articles and resurface updates or high-quality content with new comments.

African social enterprises pave the way for solar power while stimulating the local economy

Nearly two billion people across the world live off-grid, with no access to electricity. Millions of households in rural areas of Africa, where electricity is either scarce or too costly to distribute widely, rely on kerosene lamps as their alternative source of lighting. Yet kerosene is inefficient, extremely dangerous and poses health risks.

Creating effective mission and vision statements starts with asking questions

Just about every nonprofit has both a mission and a vision statement. They are seen on websites and brochures and required in grant applications. Ask anyone at a nonprofit, and they will either be able to recite the mission and vision statements or at least tell you where to find them.

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The Promise of Social Investment in Africa

Why philanthropists need to continue to invest in and alongside African organizations and leaders. In the process of drawing parallels between current Africa-focused philanthropy and the colonial era, author Paul Theroux's recent article, " Africa's Aid Mess," ignores much of the success of high-potential organizations and initiatives driven by Africans and philanthropists in Africa and across the globe.

6 Cost Effective Ways for Nonprofits to Thank Their Donors

The holiday season isn't the only time your organization should be saying thank you and showing your appreciation of your supporters -- but it's a great time to start. In a recent podcast by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, fundraising consultant Claire Alexrad and Julia Wilson of One Justice shared their affordable methods of saying thank you all year round.

Create a Daily Roundup of Your Twitter Links with IFTTT and List.ly

Since we teach social entrepreneurship and nonprofit tech, we naturally try and spread the word on our Twitter account @giipucsc by sharing lots of articles. We tweet about a dozen links each day to hashtags like #SocialEnterprise #SocEnt #Nonprofit # NPtech and #SM4SG.

How to Get More Social With Your Next Presentation

Let's face it. Social media isn't going away anytime soon. Having a Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and even Pinterest and Tumblr account aren't recommended these days - they're required. We live in a world that demands and desires transparency, sharing and collaboration. We must all be social. This same rule now applies to your presentations.

3 Keys to Repurposing Content on SlideShare

Whether it's Facebook updates, tweets, blog posts, research reports, newsletters, video, white papers or more, we all produce content these days. How do you reach your audiences on each platform without completely exhausting yourself? Most likely your content and ideas are already there - it's just a matter of crafting them for the desired channel and reach.

Thirsty Trees Video Project

Katie Roper Summer 2006 Kenya In July 2006 Katie Roper traveled to Kenya, Africa to produce a video to be aired at a major event as publicity for International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF).

Create a Daily Roundup of Your Twitter Links with IFTTT and List.ly

Since we teach social entrepreneurship and nonprofit tech, we naturally try and spread the word on our Twitter account @giipucsc by sharing lots of articles. We tweet about a dozen links each day to hashtags like #SocialEnterprise #SocEnt #Nonprofit # NPtech and #SM4SG.

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Sourcing skilled volunteers through linked in job postings

Taproot presentation on how to scope skilled volunteer projects and use LinkedIn to source professionals to complete those projects

Hong Kong's social enterprise pioneers

The Hong Kong Conference and Exhibition Centre hosted a major convention this week - the International Jewellery Manufacturers' Convention - a massive celebration of all things expensive and shiny. However, those who walked on by, up an escalator and down a long corridor, might have discovered an altogether different way of business.

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What Charity Navigator Gets Wrong About Effective Altruism

Why we can and must try to answer the question: What charities do the most good? Imagine that you discover a burning building, with no one else around. Through the windows you see that, in one of the bedrooms, a family of five is trapped.