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Friday, September 03, 2004

LA SHARES 

I like this. Companies can donate office furniture, supplies, computers, etc to be used by non profits and schools. LA schools can use all the help they can get these days.

Thursday, August 26, 2004

NON PROFIT INNOVATION: PROFIT 

From Entrepreneur Magazine's Sept issue, there's an article on non profits creating for profit ventures to enhance their income and expand their scope. For instance, a branch of Habitat for Humanity in the Baltimore area has started a "for profit venture called TeamBuilds, where corporate teams pay $7,500 for an all-day team-building session with an organizational development consultant while they work together to rebuild an old house." This, in turn, generates revenue to be used for their non-profit operating budget.

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP 

Well, sheesh, who knew? There's actually a whole movement that's based on the idea of this website, and it has a name (see above), and there are programs of study at at least 20 major business schools, including Duke, Harvard, Stanford, and UC Berkeley. Not surprising, but definitely encouraging.

Also, there's an organization with a website for "social entrepreneur" students and professionals, called NET IMPACT. They have regular news listings, job postings, community discussion, volunteer consulting opportunities, and conferences.

On top of that, there's an online discussion/community site for social entrepreneurs, SOCIAL EDGE.

I'm all for it!

Monday, July 12, 2004

Non Profit Drug Company 

Via King of Zembla, here's
a story about a woman who started a non profit drug company that focuses on drugs for "diseases of the poor." Outstanding.


APOLLO ALLIANCE 

The New Apollo Alliance for the 21st Century, not for the race to space, but for energy independence policy and innovation. I hope it becomes as robust and full of optimism and innovation and creativity as the first Apollo project, a gathering point for the best and brightest, and that it doesn't just remain a liberal coalition for talking about it.

Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Smackdown Your Vote! 

How much do I love this? Their goal is to get 20 million more 18 to 30 year olds to vote in 2004. (Did you know that the biggest audience for World Wrestling Entertainment is women aged 16 to 25? I'll bet you didn't!

Sunday, June 13, 2004

Good Gear: CLOTHING OF THE AMERICAN MIND 

"Bush is raising $600,000 a day. What are you doing? Fight back. GO SHOPPING!"

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

A Really Open Election 

The NY Times had an article on Sunday about open source code for voting machines, which was done in Australia.
These guys are working on it in San Jose. If only it would be adopted in the US.

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

AMERICAN APPAREL 

Sweatshop-Free is becoming more hip. American Apparel, a sweatshop-free LA clothing company (clothes manufactured in Downtown LA), has been gaining popularity over the past year with political and fashionable t-shirt mongers. Now they are hip enough to be opening a store on the swanky Robertson Blvd near Beverly in LA.

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