Turning trash into music

July 23, 2013

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One man’s trash, another man’s treasure. The Landfill Harmonic orchestra –  the ‘recycled’ orchestra – writes the following about their project: The world sends us garbage. We send back music. Watch this short, inspiring video about turning trash into treasure – music to be precise – and so much more for those involved. That is […]

New book out: Social Change Anytime Everywhere

June 27, 2013

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A new book is out on social media for organizations working for social change: “Social Change Anytime Everywhere – How to Implement Online Multichannel Strategies to Spark Advocacy, Raise Money, and Engage your Community” by Allyson Kapin and Amy Sample Ward.  In their introduction to the book at Standford Social Innovation Reveiw the authors write: […]

Interesting article: Lessons from SOCAP – It’s time to get serious

November 11, 2012

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Interesting and thought-provoking blog post by Max Pichulik guest-blogger for Next Billion. He shares his reflections on the social entrepreneurship sector and ecosystem after having attended the recent SOCAP conference. Pichulik writes: “This year’s SOCAP gathering was an absolute treasure chest of insights, dot connecting, networking and intellectual feasting upon solving the world’s greatest challenges. […]

India social entrepreneur of the year 2012: Anshu Gupta of Goonj

November 7, 2012

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World Economic Forum announced in a press release yesterday that Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship has selected Anshu Gupta as the India Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2012, for the great work accomplished through his social entrepreneurial venture, Goonj. “The solution is lying in your cupboard”   Best practice social enterprise: eye for scale & […]

PeaceTXT: using mobile technology to end violence

November 6, 2012

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How can we create more peaceful communities and a world with less violence by using mobile technology? PopTech has gathered some leading tech’ies and clever minds to work on this very question.   Very exiting!      

September 12, 2012

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Originally posted on Design thoughts:
Nov 2016. Here’s an update: Neelam Chhibber is now collaborating with IKEA, using her design and social entrepreneur skills to carve a new niche. Her story here: There is a buzz in the design community these days ever since Sam Pitroda, Adviser to the Prime minister of India, announced thee…

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Top 15 quotes on purpose and leadership from The Blue Sweater by Jacqueline Novogratz

July 13, 2012

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Go to the people: live with them, learn from them love them start with what they know build with what they have.   But of the best leaders, when the job is done, the task accomplished, the people will say: “We have done it ourselves.” – Lao Tzu The book The Blue Sweater by the […]