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Philanthrocapitalism

At a New York Social Enterprise event called the Feast I had the privilege of hearing Matthew Bishop, author of Philanthrocapitalism which is about the “head and the heart coming together” in a new model of capitalism. We should use the present financial crisis to build something worthwhile, said Matthew, and shared with us that more will…

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Our WorldWide Dinner Party

Tonight was our worldwide dinner party as part of the Feast on Good movement. We made our own pizza and had a nice dessert (thanks Claire!) The issue we chose to tackle was poverty in our area.  Here’s what we came up with. Poverty is a real issue in our area. We want to help…

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The Feast Worldwide Dinner Party kicks off here

UPDATE: We just had our dinner and it was GREAT. Read about it here. ———————————————- ORIGINAL POST: The creative people at Feast on Good, who I met in New York and have mentioned on the blog before, are hosting a worldwide dinner party for good on Friday Oct 5. And we are doing it with them by hosting…

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$500 mini-grant to know Your community

Starting a social enterprise? You need to know the community you serve. My friends at Echoing Green want to encourage you to do this by offering $500 for the best strategy. You have until August 8th to submit your idea on how that $500 could make a difference. That’s one week. So on your bike and…

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How Communities Heal

Update: GREAT evening. Photos are on Facebook.Thanks Vivian for your inspiration! And thanks Colin and Laurel for the invitation. ———– Original Post: Debbie and I have been invited to a book launch tomorrow for How Communities Heal: Stories of Social Innovation and Social Change, by vivian Hutchinson who spells his first name in lower case. Either that…

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On having a bender and what else we might learn from Kony2012

So Jason Biggs appears to be the first serious contender for a Jason-Russell-style naked-meltdown parody. I expect more people will follow Jason’s example and there might even be some niche products and T-shirts on their way. Ring-tone, anyone? I chose not to blog the Kony2012 uber-trending event. Sorry if you were expecting me to jump…

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$90k for social enterprise start up

Echoing Green, one of my favorite social enterprise groups, just let me know that they are looking for their 2012 crop of Fellows to support next year. They are hoping more women will apply this year, and also internationals, minorities. Check it out on their blog. They had 3000 applicants last year and only 20…

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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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Random stuff

– I can related to the blog-weary Phoenix Preacher who seeks a cave between and the Lighthouse Trails and the renewal movement. – The Sovereignty series on Man of Depravity ended well. Lots of good thoughts, including one from me. – When I was at Greenbelt Festival, I met Rob Bell and the controversial but…

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