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BrandOutLoud: Own Branding Makes Local NGOs Less Dependent

Last week I had the pleasure of talking with Judith Madigan, Co-founder and Director of BrandOutLoud, who reached out following my recent post, “Do CBOs have an image problem?



BrandOutLoud works with aid organizations, local and international, to transform the pity-laden us/them paradigm used in many communications strategies to one that portrays the strengths and…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on August 23, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

RecycleMatch Founder and CMO Brooke Farrell Leads Cleantech Panel at SXSW

RecycleMatch co-founder Brooke Farrell is bringing together a panel of cleantech experts at the intersection of technology and the environment at SXSW Interactive (South By Southwest) to explore the subject “If Techies Can Save the World, Why Aren’t They?” Farrell’s experience as a first time tech entrepreneur, with more experience in environmental business than tech, has assembled a panel of experts who are…

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Added by David Martel on August 22, 2011 at 10:45pm — No Comments

RecycleMatch Founder and CMO Brooke Farrell Leads Cleantech Panel at SXSW

RecycleMatch co-founder Brooke Farrell is bringing together a panel of cleantech experts at the intersection of technology and the…

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Added by David Martel on August 22, 2011 at 10:44pm — No Comments

Loyalty Programs and Social Responsibility: A Conundrum

Loyalty programs are a powerful (and relatively untapped) way to galvanize consumer engagement around giving back.  Most loyalty programs today with “give back” options fall short of the mark for consumer relevance and impact.  They lack empowered choice, personal relevance and authenticity.  In this post, Benevity’s CEO explores how bringing more choice and transparency to the social elements of loyalty programs makes sense both for business and social impacts. …

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Added by David Martel on August 19, 2011 at 10:40pm — No Comments

Genpact NASSCOM Social Innovation Honours 2012

Spark your innovation with NASSCOM Foundation’s 4th edition of the NASSCOM Social Innovation Honours

 

NASSCOM Foundation, in association with Genpact opens entries for India’s most impactful social enterprise projects, using technology to solve India’s social and environmental issues.

 

The awards aim to showcase projects that demonstrate best practices in using Information and Communication Technology…

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Added by NASSCOM Foundation on August 18, 2011 at 7:13am — No Comments

SBM and B1G1 - two outstanding examples of changing what's normal

Selective Behaviour Modelling™ (SBM)



This revolutionary innovation developed by my friend and colleague Allan Parker is about achieving mass behaviour change simultaneously in your organisation. Please watch the short video below to fully appreciate the power of SBM and download the one page overview here.…



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Added by Ian Berry on August 17, 2011 at 2:27am — No Comments

General Motors' July 2011 Corporate Responsibility Newsletter

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Added by David Martel on August 16, 2011 at 9:54pm — No Comments

Making the Business Case for Corporate Philanthropy

The Conference Board has released a Director Notes report on increasing the accountability and transparency of corporate giving programs.

For detailed recommendations and examples of corporate-giving success and failures, see the complete report: …

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Added by David Martel on August 16, 2011 at 9:50pm — No Comments

Looking for Agents in Nigeria for Wind Powered Water and Electricity Applications

NEW ERA ENERGY provides holistic wind powered water and electricity solutions for Sub-Saharan Africa. We are exclusive distributors for world's leading small wind turbines for the West African markets.

 

We are now looking for experienced and well connected individuals to act as our agents in Nigeria, with preference to establishing good relationships with local state government, key ministries and commercial clients in one or two states per agent.

 

For more…

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Added by Mikko Summala on August 15, 2011 at 7:55am — No Comments

What is the social purpose of your business?

The Book Rapper and creator of the 1000 manifestos site Geoff McDonald says this Apple ad created by agency TBWA/Chiat/Day in 1997 is one of his all time favourite manifestos. It is one of mine too and I have the words (see below) on my office wall as a constant source of inspiration.…



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Added by Ian Berry on August 14, 2011 at 8:55pm — No Comments

Interbrand's Weakest Link: Real World Financial Value

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Added by David Martel on August 12, 2011 at 9:34pm — No Comments

Cotton made in Africa Initiative: Famine in East Africa

The Aid by Trade Foundation was founded in 2005 by Michael Otto, Hamburg industrialist and chairman of the supervisory board of the Otto Group, and has operated since then as an independent foundation within the Otto Group. Through its Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) initiative, it aims to help people to help themselves through trade and to safeguard the viability of future…

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Added by David Martel on August 12, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Participation: Reality or the Promised Land? A View from South Sudan

In response to an earlier post on how-matters.org, “Sorry but it’s not YOUR project,” a reader offered the following guest post. Andebo Pax Pascal shares his experience as an aid worker in Africa’s newest country.



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My friend Tom is working for “Aid Agency X”, which has prided itself in working ‘with’ and not ‘for’ the people, a sign that it is ready to involve the community in its development…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on August 12, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Changing what's normal conversations

Two trends I like in professional speaking are that presenters are more and more catalysts for conversation and there is an audience expectation of the speaker to engage in conversation. I love these trends as they are a personal preference.



Conversations of meaning are a challenge for most people particularly in the age of all things digital.



Here are my top twelve tips for engaging in meaningful conversations:



1) Craft and present your messages with the… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on August 12, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments

Is There More Then Just Fishing in Mopti, Mali?

 

Social Enterprise Associates' client Alex Stainburn of New Caledon recently traveled to Mali to consult on the country's fishing industry. He discovered a vibrant local and even international market for fish in the region, but entrepreneurs often struggle to find capital to fund startup…

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Added by Drew Tulchin on August 11, 2011 at 2:04am — No Comments

Be Green Packaging Successfully Completes AIB Food Contact Packaging Audit

Be Green Packaging, LLC. today announced that it has successfully completed an AIB food safety audit of its China-based manufacturing…

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Added by David Martel on August 10, 2011 at 10:56pm — No Comments

GE Traces the Key to Sustainable Growth with 2010 Citizenship Report

 

GE released its seventh annual Citizenship Report entitled Sustainable Growth, which details GE’s long-term value creation in addressing the world’s most pressing problems. This year, elements of particular interest include the Milestones in Citizenship timeline, the Decade in Review and the feature story on Creating Sustainable Value for Shareowners.



 

GE released its seventh annual Citizenship Report,…

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Added by David Martel on August 10, 2011 at 10:52pm — No Comments

Children’s Rights and Business Principles Initiative Wraps Consultation Period

A three-month consultation period has concluded for the …

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Added by David Martel on August 9, 2011 at 10:17pm — No Comments

SAI's Social Fingerprint® Releases New Course on "Building Your Internal Social Performance Team"

Improving labor standards and working conditions requires a group of committed, trained people leading the effort to build a strong internal social performance team. Social Accountability International's latestSocial Fingerprint® training course, "Building Your Internal Social Performance…

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Added by Jessi Copeland on August 9, 2011 at 10:14pm — No Comments

How Management Consultants Can Build A Better World

 More and more, nonprofit philanthropists, such as Pierre M. Omidyar and Peter B. Lewis are providing management consulting services to their grantees in order to increase their organizational effectiveness. Good move. In fact, better for the world, considering the vital missions of these NGOs and nonprofits--eliminating poverty and…

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Added by David Martel on August 9, 2011 at 10:05pm — No Comments

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