All tagged social entrepreneurship
OK, so the title may be a bit melodramatic, but the experience has been intense (and insightful) so I figured I'd share. TippingBucket is in what's known in aviation as a departure stall.
Whether we’re tucking into a massive slab of steak, turning a misshapen hunk of granite into our generation’s David, or trying to vanquish diarrheal disease in the Central African Republic, the only approach with any hope of success is to consistently “work the edge.”
Last I checked, huge demand and limited supply was the perfect recipe for opportunity, not failure. So, no, we don't need a new conceptual framework. We need to dig in and get our hands dirty.
Should SROI be measured? Good luck with that. Should it be calculated? Perhaps, when it fits. Should it be demonstrated? Whenever possible. Should it be explored? Always.
"Hi. I'd like a global micro-credit initiative, a large order of AIDS education a-a-a-nd...a maternal health clinic" "Would you like to eradicate malaria with that?"
Pleased to announce the release of the Tipping Bucket iPhone app--a fun simple way to keep up with the latest Tipping Bucket projects and 'be the change with your spare change.'
Women simply don't fit most people's schema of the entrepreneur--so when they look around for entrepreneurs, they see men.
...an open-source database designed to encourage "finders" and "funders" to support the efforts of successful social entrepreneurs.
How granting others permission, authority and even incentive to fail can lead to quicker, deeper, more lasting success.
A case for participatory development if I ever heard one:
How to boost traffic, improve SEO, and prepare for growth from day one.
Perhaps the problem is not so much that we fail, that our efforts fall short of our goals (and the needs of the people we work with). Perhaps the problem is with how we fail.