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Foundations Collaborate with White House to Scale Social Innovation
By Susan Carey Dempsey on June 1, 2010 | 2 Comments
Foundations Collaborate with White House to Scale Social Innovation

This past week First Lady Michelle Obama announced the commitment of $45 million from five major foundations to the administration’s Social Innovation Fund. A White House ceremony highlighted the support from the following funders:

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Skoll World Forum and the Social Commons: Amidst Oxford’s Spires – and in the Twitter Feeds – the Order Is Changing…
By Tom Watson on April 2, 2009 | No Comment

Even as we witnessed drastic shifts in the very system of capitalism that supported the growth of social entrepreneurship in its more enlightened margins, 800 delegates from 60-odd countries flocked to the 900-year-old University of Oxford last week for the annual Skoll World Forum – the sixth formal gathering of the leadership of the blended social sector that may well have to redefine its own model on the fly to keep up with a decimated marketplace.

Prime Time for Enterprising Ideas
By Susan Carey Dempsey on May 23, 2007 | No Comment

So we noted with interest that NOW On PBS-TV is about to launch a new series, called Enterprising Ideas, which will focus on “stories that highlight people using their business acumen to make the world a better place,” according to David Brancaccio, the program’s host. What’s notable about this series is that it is planned to be aired over 2 years, focusing on 18-20 different initiatives. The significant commitment that makes it possible comes from the Skoll Foundation, through the PBS Foundation Social Entrepreneurship Fund.

Prime Time for Enterprising Ideas
By Tom Watson on May 23, 2007 | No Comment

So we noted with interest that NOW On PBS-TV is about to launch a new series, called Enterprising Ideas, which will focus on “stories that highlight people using their business acumen to make the world a better place,” according to David Brancaccio, the program’s host. What’s notable about this series is that it is planned to be aired over 2 years, focusing on 18-20 different initiatives. The significant commitment that makes it possible comes from the Skoll Foundation, through the PBS Foundation Social Entrepreneurship Fund.

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