Echoing Green looking for social entrepreneurs

Echoing Green is looking for their next crop of early-stage emerging social entrepreneurs. Are you thinking of starting a new project? They offer a helpful grant and plenty of support. Check out your eligibility. They do not support faith based initiatives but your social enterprise can have a spiritual base. I had the privilege of…

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Giving our children a happy place

So this afternoon we interviewed Ajith Fernando, well known minister and Director of Youth for Christ in Sri Lanka for over 30 years. I was in Prague today and I didnt have my watch but I suspected I was running LATE and I had to walk up a really STEEP HILL with my backpack STUFFED with…

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Social enterprise and mission-shaped mission

“Mission-shaped mission” is a phrase that came to mind a few weeks ago. If mission shaped churches no longer resemble traditional churches then mission-shaped mission also will be hard to recognize, since it takes its shape from factors other than the modern missions movement (1791 – 1991). Some of the most exciting mission projects I…

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Mark Driscoll goes to Haiti

My old friend Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church went to Haiti with James MacDonald. They recorded some footage that I look forward to seeing. Well done Mark! The first video is here on YouTube but I expect much more to come. He also got interviewed by USA Today where he speaks out against the…

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Help Towards the Haiti Earthquake

Just reading about the 7.0 earthquake in Haiti yesterday. Awful blow to the country and we pray for the families involved. Its the largest earthquake there since 1770. Possibly thousands killed and the presidential palace flattened. I remember that palace from my last visit there. This is how I remember it, before it collapsed yesterday.…

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Kiva and faith-based micro-finance

The Kiva Effect is a great article on micro-finance and faith based micro-credit unions. Thanks to CT for publishing it and Becky for the HT. Of course there are a lot of these initiatives that escape the media’s eye. Check out my post on emerging philanthropy and the Indian Taxi Fund. Related: I read a…

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Rockin’ Western Europe’s Poorest City

Only 2 weeks until our Rock on Christmas Festival happens down in Olhão , Portugal. They say it is the poorest city in Western Europe. Olhão has been a city based on the fishing industry. There was, until recently, 97 fishing businesses in Olhão, that sustained its economy. But that number has been reduced down…

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Clean water for the world though Charity: Water

Rod Arnold and Becky Straw of Charity Water are talking at The Feast. Its only 3 years old but they have already acheived amazing things, thanks to participation by an ARMY of talented companies and individuals. Check out the same video we just saw here at YouTube. Values: Community ownership, financial viability, cultural contextual, comprehensive…

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Slow Food Movement and Joshua Viertel

Josh Viertal is speaking here at The Feast and asking how many of us have “recently engaged in an agricultural act.” All of us have, obviously. Josh is President of Slow Food USA, a movement that I have always appreciated. He is talking about school lunches under the Time For Lunch campaign, diabetes, obesity, waste,…

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The Feast: Memes, ideas, people and their links

Worthy links from the Feast event. Click your way to an inspired future. All the presentations are here. Rod Arnold of Charity Water M ss ng P eces Kaos Pilots in Norway. Lemonade Movie – coming soon Dr. Jay Parkinson, a physician who is re-imaging health care, recommends a look at faith based Medi-share system.…

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Annie Duke on Poker Wisdom

“Good poker players bet the smallest amount that they think will accomplish their goals.” Annie Duke used her PhD to become the world’s best poker player and is now funding social enterprise overseas. She is speaking to us right now at the Feast. Betting small: – never takes you out of the game – gives…

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The Feast Conference for Social Entrepreneurs

Well. I arrived in New York and am staying in Queens in an apartment with 6 other very cool people who are all participating in the Feast event tomorrow. Who is here? Sweet Notion’s Shannon, Andy and Catherine from London, Jessica is coming up from Texas, Brad Sargent from San Francisco, Johannes from Germany and…

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USA this week

I am in New York this week for “Feast on Good” social enterprise conference, and to work on a social accounting project called the Transformation Index, and then off to Atlanta on Friday for meetings there on Saturday. Sat evening in Atlanta is free. Any ideas. feast, social media, social web

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100 Incredible Philanthropy Blogs

A list of 100 Incredible Philanthropy blogs has just been released. They kindly sent me an email to tell my that my blog was on the list. Thanks!!!! I am listed under the ‘faith based philanthropy’ section along with some other blogs that are worth checking out. A blog that should have been on that…

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