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Metta : presentation tool

Metta : presentation tool | Social economy | Scoop.it
Metta helps turning stories into short movies out of pictures, videos, text and sounds that are already published on the web. Polls and quizzes can also be embedded anywhere inside a video presentation to get controlled responses from viewers.

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very interesting and useful one! I'll preset on it next monday!

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Some more info about Metta (old Soo Metta). More reasons to use it!

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It allows teachers and educators to produce learning guides

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Metta (which is the former Soo Meta) is a versatile web application that lets you create presentations with text, images, videos and voice recordings, as well as create polls and stories.


Metta is integrated in Edmodo. It is a great tool for flipped classrooms.

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Sarah Soule: Why Design Thinking Is an Effective Tool for Social Entrepreneurs | Stanford Graduate School of Business

Sarah Soule: Why Design Thinking Is an Effective Tool for Social Entrepreneurs | Stanford Graduate School of Business | Social economy | Scoop.it

"What is design thinking? It's a method of problem solving that is fundamentally different from other ways of meeting challenges because it is human-centered." 

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"Design thinking can be a particularly valuable tool for social entrepreneurs. Sometimes, our passion is wasted on ideas that, for reasons that may never be entirely clear to any of us, wither away. The obstacles to adoption may be too high, the end user may not fully understand the solution, or the problem may have been wrongly framed in the first place. Design thinking offers a way to discover the right problem and a way to overcome the obstacles to adoption before the solution is final."

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Redefining Progress - Genuine Progress Indicator

Redefining Progress shifts policy toward sustainable economics and environmental justice using ecological footprints, climate plans and sustainability indicators.
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gross production versus genuine progress

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How To Clean TOMS Shoes | Shoe Digest

How To Clean TOMS Shoes | Shoe Digest | Social economy | Scoop.it
Read suggestions and ideas on how to clean TOMS Shoes. Find this and more great shoe repair and care tips here on the Shoe Digest!
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I am not sur tom s shoes have any practical consequence for LDC ...

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Second European Social Innovation Competition

European Commission - Enterprise and Industry - Social innovation
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"Do you have an idea to fight high unemployment? Do you think you could improve the working conditions of people stuck in low-paid jobs – whether because of their gender, age, social status or handicap? Do you know how to enhance opportunities for the 27 million Europeans currently out of work? Then the second European Social Innovation Competition is for you!"

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30 Books on Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

30 Books on Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation | Social economy | Scoop.it

A list of 30 recommended books written by innovators, social entrepreneurs and experts.

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Postdevelopment theory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Postdevelopment theory

Postdevelopment theory (also post-development, or anti-development) holds that the whole concept and practice of development is a reflection of Western-Northern hegemony over the rest of the world. Postdevelopment thought arose in the 1980s out of criticisms voiced against development projects and development theory, which justified them.

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Research finds rising numbers of 'hybrid organizations' across sectors - Business insights: Social enterprise | Devex

Research finds rising numbers of 'hybrid organizations' across sectors - Business insights: Social enterprise | Devex | Social economy | Scoop.it
Social enterprises that aim to finance their operations through revenue-generation are spreading into new sectors, according to a study of Echoing Green applications.
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Can these organizations sustain their hybrid nature over time, or will they slowly evolve to become more typical for-profit or not-for-profit organizations?

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What can social entrepreneurs learn from women's education advocacy in Afghanistan?

What can social entrepreneurs learn from women's education advocacy in Afghanistan? | Social economy | Scoop.it

"What books in bags of rice teach us about going against the grain?Sakena Yacoobi has used all sorts of ingenious measures to fulfil her quest to educate Afghani girls. She tells Pioneers Post about the dangerous work of running underground schools in defiance of the Taliban."

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"The girls wanted to study and their families supported the desire for education, so we sent books to them in bags of rice and found ways to send the salaries of the teachers"

"The same concept can be applied to grant funders and social investors. Both the implementing organisation and the social investor or donor need to be in agreement on their vision and concepts of how to do the work ... to be a change agent for long-term impact while working in complete cooperation with the community."

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When Can Impact Investing Create Real Impact? (SSIR)

When Can Impact Investing Create Real Impact? (SSIR) | Social economy | Scoop.it
It is possible for impact investors to achieve social impact along with market rate returns, but it's not easy to do.

There has been an increasing realization that, along with philanthropy and government aid, private enterprise can contribute to solving social and environmental problems. At the same time, a growing number of investors are expressing a desire to “do good while doing well.” These are impact investors, who seek opportunities for financial investments that produce social or environmental benefits. However, the rapid growth of the field of impact investing has been accompanied by questions about how to assess impact, and concerns about potentially unrealistic expectations of simultaneously achieving social impact and market-rate returns."

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" The Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS) and Global Impact Investment Rating System(GIIRS) provide standardized metrics for assessing some common output criteria. But these focus more on an enterprise’s operations than on its products. With rare exceptions—most notably, the field of microfinance—there have been few efforts to evaluate the actual outcomes of marketbased social enterprises. The absence of data and analysis makes it difficult for impact investors to assess the social impact of the enterprises they invest in."

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Sharpening the focus of a blurred landscape of many hybrid or mixed ways of engaging in social entrepreneurship.

Sharpening the focus of a blurred landscape of many hybrid or mixed ways of engaging in social entrepreneurship. | Social economy | Scoop.it

Welcome to The Broker Dossier on Social Entrepreneurship. Social entrepreneurship is increasingly popular as a way of doing business while  achieving a social and economic impact. However, many questions still remain about what social entrepreneurship exactly is, how to engage in social business and how to increase its social impact. In this dossier, The Broker aims to sharpen the focus and scope of the current debate on social entrepreneurship.

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"In this dossier  (lots of articles) The Broker makes suggestions for a knowledge agenda focusing on five topics: political commitment, social impact measurement, a catalyst for economic transformation, social business models and change agents."

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Skoll Foundation Social Entrepreneurs Challenge | Fundraising Event on Crowdrise

Skoll Foundation Social Entrepreneurs Challenge | Fundraising Event on Crowdrise | Social economy | Scoop.it

"The Skoll Foundation, in partnership with The Huffington Post, has launched the Skoll Social Entrepreneurs Challenge to provide some of the world's leading social entrepreneurs with an innovative platform to raise funds.

Organizations participating in the Challenge are recipients of the "Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship" and represent some of the most successful entrepreneurial organizations in the world. Working on the frontlines, social entrepreneurs fight disease, poverty, and injustice with their innovative approaches, proving that health care, education, and basic needs can be delivered efficiently and equitably, that sustainability trumps depletion, and that large-scale impact is possible.

The Challenge has the potential to leverage up to $1 million in prize funding from the Skoll Foundation, including $250,000 in dedicated prize money through daily and weekly challenges and up to $750,000 in additional matching funds to be shared equally by all participants as fundraising thresholds are reached during the campaign. See “Challenge Rules” below for more information on prizes and matching funds.

The Skoll Social Entrepreneurs Challenge will run from September 30 at 12:00pm ET through November 22 at 11:59:59am ET."

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Intellectual property: a $25 billion opportunity for Africa

Intellectual property: a $25 billion opportunity for Africa | Social economy | Scoop.it

What do Ethiopian fine coffee farmers, Uganda vanilla producers and women gatherers of Nilotica shea nuts have in common? 


...They were all losing out on their hugely valuable products because of a lack of intellectual property tools. Ashoka Fellow Ron Layton is working to change that.

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"For social entrepreneur Ron Layton it was obvious that something in the system was going very wrong: “The international market failed to guarantee the continuity of a fine quality product through producer incentives. It failed to protect the world’s finest coffee. That is wrong. But something is really wrong when the producer of almost every fine quality African non-mineral export product receives little or no incentive for quality.”

The result, Layton says, is that we all lose out: producers of African distinctive products cannot make their businesses sustainable, and the consumer risks losing great quality products forever. From top-notch Ethiopian coffee to Uganda’s vanilla, which has the highest vanillin content in the world – the stakes are high. 

Intangible value

Since he first became aware of the huge inequalities between producers of top quality products in developing nations 30 years ago, Layton has been working tirelessly on what he believes is the most obvious and powerful solution: Intellectual Property (IP). He set up Light Years IP: a non-profit assisting poor producers to gain ownership of their intellectual property and use it to increase export value.

In order to get the right price for their products, Layton believes farmers and suppliers should focus on the intangible value of their products; a process he calls IP Value Capture (IPVC): “I realised that producers who are extremely removed from global retail markets needed to focus on the non-physical value in retail prices. Intangible value mostly goes to the owners IP in retail products, usually brands”, he explains."

 

"Today, three of Ethiopia’s most famous fine coffees are trademarked: Harar, Yirgacheffe and Sidamo.

They are prime examples of how African small-scale producers have perfected their goods over decades or even centuries, in much the same way as widely recognised quality products like French champagne."

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Wealth lies at the bottom of the pyramid, say experts - The Economic Times

Wealth lies at the bottom of the pyramid, say experts - The Economic Times | Social economy | Scoop.it
As experts cope with the blame of unpredictability the phrase finds itself well-suited to an investor's urge to make profit.

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Social Enterprise Day: Commons Speaker pledges to 'buy social' | Pioneers Post

Social Enterprise Day: Commons Speaker pledges to 'buy social' | Pioneers Post | Social economy | Scoop.it
"Mr Speaker", the highest authority in the House of Commons, pledged to support getting social enterprises into parliament's supply chains at yesterday's Social Enterprise Day breakfast briefing.
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"Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, pledged yesterday to get more social enterprises supplying products and services to parliament.""The social value and social enterprise movement are at a point that I've never known in my 30 years in politics," said Labour MP and vice-chair of the committee Hazel Blears in her address to the audience of social enterprises and private businesses. "And we're going to see if we can, right at the heart of government, be an exemplar for this agenda." 
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The Broken “Buy-One, Give-One” Model: 3 Ways To Save Toms Shoes

The Broken “Buy-One, Give-One” Model: 3 Ways To Save Toms Shoes | Social economy | Scoop.it
Toms has built a popular brand around the buy-one give-one model. But two critical flaws in that model threaten to undo its social impact and business...
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a criticism about Tom shoes  firm

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Metta : presentation tool

Metta : presentation tool | Social economy | Scoop.it
Metta helps turning stories into short movies out of pictures, videos, text and sounds that are already published on the web. Polls and quizzes can also be embedded anywhere inside a video presentation to get controlled responses from viewers.

Via Baiba Svenca, Robin Good
Ingrid Cristina Florence Yamine's insight:

very interesting and useful one! I'll preset on it next monday!

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, November 12, 2013 2:47 AM

Some more info about Metta (old Soo Metta). More reasons to use it!

Ramon Pavia's curator insight, November 14, 2013 2:24 AM

It allows teachers and educators to produce learning guides

Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 28, 11:35 PM
Baiba Svenca's insight:

Metta (which is the former Soo Meta) is a versatile web application that lets you create presentations with text, images, videos and voice recordings, as well as create polls and stories.


Metta is integrated in Edmodo. It is a great tool for flipped classrooms.

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The Basics of Crowdfunding

The Basics of Crowdfunding | Social economy | Scoop.it
Small investments from a lot of people can equal a lot of money.

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Crowdfunding 101, have a read

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Social entrepreneurs- The new heroes

Social entrepreneurs- The new heroes | Social economy | Scoop.it
Social entrepreneurs are not content to give a fish or teach how to fish. They will not rest until they have revolutionised the fishing industry.

—Bill Drayton—founder of Ashoka: Innovators for the
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"In addition to innovative not-for-profit ventures, social entrepreneurship can include social purpose business ventures, such as for-profit community development banks, and hybrid organisations mixing not-for-profit and for-profit elements, such as homeless shelters that start businesses to train and employ their residents. " "

The time is certainly ripe for entrepreneurial approaches to social problems. Many governmental and philanthropic efforts have fallen far short of our expectations. Major social sector institutions are often viewed as inefficient, ineffective and unresponsive. Social entrepreneurs are needed now more than ever to develop new models for a new century." 

 

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Petras_NGOsImperialism.pdf

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a sociological point of view about NGOs  ...

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The attack on nonprofit status: a charitable assestment.

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Of course ..........taxes.........

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Investing for Impact Report.pdf

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"What is Impact Investment?

Impact Investment, often referred to using other terms such as social investment or sustainable investment, is defined as “actively placing capital in businesses and funds that generate social and/or environmental good and a range of returns, from principal to above market, to the investor.”1 By leveraging the private sector, these investments can provide solutions at a scale that purely philan-

thropic interventions usually cannot reach. Investors in Impact Investment Funds include high-net-worth individuals, institutional investors, corporations or foundations, who invest in a wide range of asset classes. The intention of Impact Investment vehicles to make a social/environmental impact is a primary qualifying criterion; investments that unintentionally result in social good are not regarded as Impact Investments. Impact Investment is closely allied to but differentiated from Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) which generally employs negative screening to avoid in- vesting in harmful companies or shareholder activism/advocacy to encourage corporate social responsibility practices."

 

"A case study approach in an asset allocation framework. 

The report employs a case study approach, mapping examples of Impact Investments on a traditional asset allocation framework. This structure illustrates readily the diversity of products that are being developed, where they re- side within a traditional asset allocation framework and the types of opportunities that are available to date. From these cases the report draws a series of findings [pg. 10]."

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The emerging social enterprise

The emerging social enterprise | Social economy | Scoop.it

"The concept of social entrepreneurship has been caught up in its own popularity and a variety of definitions have emerged. Amid the general confusion, four schools of thoughts can be distinguished, each of which emphasizes a different outcome (income generation, social impact, job creation, and broader social change) and attaches different degrees of importance to the economic, social and governance values of social entrepreneurship." 

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"The rise of Social Entreprises.

More people than ever before are setting up social enterprises. (...) An estimated 68,000 social enterprises in the United Kingdom contribute £24 billion to the economy, according to Social Enterprise UK.


Overall, the debate on social entrepreneurship has expanded in various types of institutions. Educational institutes like Harvard University (US), INSEAD (France), Stanford University (US),Roskilde University (Denmark), Utrecht University (Netherlands) and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (India), have developed research and training programmes. International research networks have also been set up.  

 

Several foundations, including Ashoka and the Schwab and Skoll Foundations, have established training and support programmes for social enterprises and social entrepreneurs. The European Commission launched its Social Business Initiative with a top-level conference in 2011. The initiative aims to create a favourable climate for social enterprises, as key stakeholders in the social economy and innovation."

 


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12 initiatives working to empower women in the Middle East

12 initiatives working to empower women in the Middle East | Social economy | Scoop.it

  "Women’s economic integration and empowerment is a global issue that has a particular resonance in the Arab world. Women represent just one quarter of the labor force, and less than 1 in 7 of the 5,887 firms in 10 MENA countries surveyed by the World Bank between 2003 and 2010 were female owned.

To celebrate and catalyze organizations who are “being the change”, Ashoka Changemakers and General Electric recently launched The Women Powering Work: Innovations for Economic Equality in MENA competition (which also includes Afghanistan, Turkey and Pakistan). The deadline is next Wednesday, November 6th. Interested parties can apply here."

 "Three winners of Women Powering Work: Innovations for Economic Equality in the MENA Region will each receive US $25,000 in unrestricted funding to support their innovations."
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"Encouragingly, there are many examples to look to if you need some inspiration!

Starting with the two Early Entry Prize winners that were awarded by Ashoka last week, here are 12 initiatives working to empower women in the Middle East"

 
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trendwatching.com's November 2013 Trend Briefing covering the consumer trend "GUILT-FREE CONSUMPTION"

"Why guilt-free is the new luxury for consumers, and the Holy Grail for businesses?Fueled by a pervasive awareness of the conflicts between their consumerist impulses and their aspirations to be 'good', experienced consumers are increasingly wracked with guilt. The result? A growing hunger for a new kind of consumption: one free from worry (or at least with less worry) about its negative impact, yet that allows continued indulgence."
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Campaigners hail new EU laws ‘set to rebalance public sector markets currently weighted in favour of private companies’ / News / Social Enterprise UK

Campaigners hail new EU laws ‘set to rebalance public sector markets currently weighted in favour of private companies’ / News / Social Enterprise UK | Social economy | Scoop.it

"A new report from Social Enterprise UK, 'Out of the Shadows?', welcomes emerging EU procurement rules as public sector outsourcing estimated to be worth £100 billion. Peter Holbrook says new rules can 'rebalance the markets'."

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"Peter Holbrook, Chief Executive of Social Enterprise UK, said:

“These new EU rules are good news for society – they recognise that public service markets don’t always put people first.  The laws could make a positive contribution at a critical time – currently the UK’s public sector markets and contracts are too heavily weighted in favour of private companies who are on a money mission and the consequences are being felt by ordinary people – the taxpayer, workers and service users – who are being short changed. 

“The EU rules can rebalance the markets.  Social enterprise providers deserve a bigger seat at the public sector commissioning table because they’re businesses with a social mission, not a money mission.”"

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