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S3: PalmEraMia #95

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PalmEraMia Thanks for tuning in for this great episode on a social enterprise out of Miami! Our guest is Andres Restrepo, one of the founders of PalmEraMia, which is a fashion design company for athletic wear. Through their product sales, they support clean water efforts in Colombia. We learn why they chose Colombia and how…

S3: Shared Workshop – Jelena S. Mishina #94

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Shared Workshop – Jelena S. Mishina Welcome listeners!  We have the courageous and smart founder of Shared Workshop here with us on the show. Her name is Jelena Mishina and she shares all about the platform she has designed for manufacturing spaces and how this new but incredibly practical idea became a reality. We have…

S3: Kathleen Kelly Janus – Stanford, Book #93

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Kathleen Kelly Janus Back for another episode of the Bonfires of Social Enterprise. Kathleen Kelly Janus is our guest discussing her new book, Social Startup Success, How the Best Nonprofits Launch, Scale Up and Make a Difference. Kathleen is an award-winning social entrepreneur, lawyer, and lecturer at Stanford University, where she teaches social entrepreneurship.  And,…

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About The Blog

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I begin this blog with great humility. I do not believe I know anymore than others on the topic of social enterprise or impact investing. However, I do my best to pay attention most of the time. After 26 years of observing I have learned a few things. Some of the learnings are sad. Some…

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Social Enterprise Definitions Restore the Honor of Profit

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Is it possible that the attempt to define social enterprise has restored the honor of profit today? It appears to be a trend from my perspective. Establishing a definition of social enterprise has been both exciting and frustrating. Just ask anyone who has been participating in any of these conversations for the last 5 years.…

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Garage Bands of Social Enterprise

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I love garage bands. I love the whole concept of a couple of people gathering together in a small space to create some music. I love the idea of practicing a passion and trying something together. Sometimes the fun is just getting together to play. Sometimes, it is that moment when someone tries something and…

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Proving Concepts in Social Enterprise

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Does it seem like it is taking longer than usual for supporters to ‘buy-in’ to your social enterprise? You may be right on track. Since this blog is about trends and patterns I observe, I am going to tackle this one and shine some light on it. Lately, I am running into people in the…

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