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The Article: How To Secure Funding for a Social Enterprise
The Publisher: Huffington Post UK
The Scoop: From soft loans to accelerators to foundations, learn about the different ways to receive the funding you’ll need to get an enterprise off the ground.
The Article: Entrepreneurs Pledge Millions to Social Good
The Publisher: Forbes
The Scoop: Founders Pledge, a new foundation that allows business owners to promise a percentage of their personal proceeds to good causes, is one of many ways entrepreneurs are finding creative ways to give back.
The Article: Jen Hyatt: “I’m a serial social entrepreneur”
The Publisher: The Guardian
The Scoop: The creator of digital well-being service Big White Wall, Jen Hyatt has spent her career starting organizations that spark social change, winning social entrepreneur of the year.
The Article: Sustainability and Systems Change via a Sanitary Pad
The Publisher: The Globe and Mail
The Scoop: Lack of access to hygienic sanitary pads in East Africa can cause young women to miss as much as six weeks of school a year, drastically increasing their odds of dropping out and teen pregnancy. One organization aims high with a model designed to educate, empower and provide a long-lasting solution.
The Article: All Entrepreneurship is “Social Entrepreneurship”
The Publisher: Entrepreneur
The Scoop: For many social entrepreneurs, the most difficult part can be embracing their inner “entrepreneur.”But finding comfort in capitalism doesn’t have to mean you’re losing your social focus.