We Day: Microsoft and the Youth Event of the Year

By Lori Harnick, General Manager, Citizenship & Public Affairs Have you heard of We Day? We Day, an initiative of Free The Children, is a concert, a rally, and a celebration of a movement to inspire and encourage young people to serve their communities and work together to make the world a better place. We…


Highlight Reel from ‘Data, Transparency, and Impact’ Panel

Guest post by Erica Mills It could’ve been the beginning of a really bad joke: “Two funders, a nonprofit executive, and a blogger walked into this bar…” Instead, it was a curated conversation –with Jane Meseck (Microsoft Citizenship), Paul Shoemaker (Social Venture Partners), Eric Stowe (Splash), and Beth Kanter– about data, transparency and impact, that…


So you say you want to be a social entrepreneur?

(Team Viva Farms takes home three awards; Photo by Karen Ducey, hosted on the SIFP website)  Monday evening while millions of Americans tuned in to watch the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play the Indianapolis Colts on Monday Night Football, I watched a slightly different kind of competition that showcased the potential to touch the lives of…

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Creative Capitalism, Shared Value, social entrepreneurship

At GSEC: Black Bengal meats team presents sustainable community farming and better nutrition in Bangladesh to judges and visitors Can business change the world for the better?  Yes it can if the student teams participating in this week’s Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition (GSEC) are any indication.  With a deep commitment to solve a social issue through a…

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