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20 months on board the Yellow Boat | Welcome aboard

20 months on board the Yellow Boat | Welcome aboard | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it

"Earlier today, I shared the Yellow Boat Project story with the AgriBusiness and Countryside Development Foundation of the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) and I was really impressed with the people who were members of this prestigious organization.

I was amazed at the work that some of these organizations who belong to MAP were doing and it made me realize that the country is really poised to become one of the biggest economies in the world by 2050 as recently predicted by HSBC.

Our key challenge, in my humble opinion, is truly our human infrastructure.  That is why the education sector badly needs all the help it can get.

We need to walk the last mile to make sure that education is accessible to everyone up to secondary education.  We also need to make sure that the quality is at par with the rest of the world.

I cannot think of any reason why the country, with support from the government, the private sector, the academe and the nonprofit sectors, cannot achieve these goals.

Equipping our people with a high quality education will allow them to pursue their dreams in life." @JayJaboneta http://jayjaboneta.com/2012/06/20-months-on-board-the-yellow-boat/

 

 

 

 

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Social entrepreneurship: “There are not two different categories of companies”

Social entrepreneurship: “There are not two different categories of companies” | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
Philly tech news | Technically Philly - A Better Philadelphia Through Technology...
Social entrepreneurship: “There are not two different categories of companies”  http://technicallyphilly.com/2012/06/07/social-entrepreneurship-there-are-not-two-different-categories-of-companies ;

You don’t have to be a social entrepreneur to be a social entrepreneur.

That’s about what appRenaissance CEO and Philly Startup Leaders president Bob Moul said during a panel that closed the New Capitalist Junto, a broadly-attended event Wednesday evening.

“I had sort of separated it into socially focused companies into one category and all the rest of us into some other category,” said Moul, during a panel closing the event at 1650 Arch Street. ”But… there are not two different categories of companies”

 

Moul was one of three panelists at The New Capitalist Junto organized by GoodCompany Group and sponsored by more than 20 companies, investors and government agencies, which brought together more than 150 local entrepreneurs, nonprofit and business leaders to discuss capitalism and social entrepreneurship in Philadelphia.

Pitching Philadelphia’s regional distinction around mission-minded ventures has been the source of an on-going dialogue recently.

 

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Benefit Corporation White Paper - Benefit Corporation

Below is a list of authors, table of contents, and executive summary of a white paper on the need and rationale for benefit corporation legislation.

http://www.benefitcorp.net/for-attorneys/benefit-corp-white-paper

 


Why require the creation of ‘general public benefit’ rather than simply require the creation of one or more ‘specific public benefits’?

Most importantly, the primary objective of this legislation is to create a new corporate form and through that a new class of corporations whose corporate purpose requires it to create benefit for society generally as well as shareholders.
The ‘general public benefit’ purpose helps prevent abuse of this legislation by corporations interested in green-washing. Without the ‘general public benefit’ purpose, a corporation could name a single, narrow ‘specific public benefit’ purpose (e.g. keeping the river in back of the factory clean from toxic effluents) and then ‘consider’ and dismiss all other non-financial interests when making decisions, which would not meet the primary objective of this legislation to create a new corporate form whose corporate purpose requires it to create benefit for society generally.

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Join me and the Case Foundation & DOWNLOAD THE 'TO BE FEARLESS' REPORT - LVHelpGro

Join me and the Case Foundation & DOWNLOAD THE 'TO BE FEARLESS' REPORT - LVHelpGro | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
DOWNLOAD THE 'TO BE FEARLESS' REPORT

What does it take to Be Fearless? Find out more and download the report.

http://befearless.casefoundation.org/fearless-principles.pdf

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Shareable: Turn Your Coworking Space Into a Sharing Hub

Shareable: Turn Your Coworking Space Into a Sharing Hub | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it

" ... how the coworking movement could use its momentum to catalyze the shift to a more independent food system, especially in urban areas. The session was led by Devin Balkind, a member of the Sarapis Foundation, which believes open source principles can be applied to more than just software.

http://www.shareable.net/blog/creating-independent-food-systems-via-coworking

According to Balkind, there are several reasons why coworkers are the ideal audience for food sharing projects: 1) coworkers need to eat and since they're concentrated in a space together it's very economical for them to arrange group buying relationships with local farms. 2) coworkers value their independence and understand that to achieve true self-reliance, one must have the capacity to create food or create relationships with people who do. And there's also a third opportunity for connection, though one that few (if any) coworking spaces are taking advantage of at this time: small farmers make ideal coworkers.

http://www.shareable.net/blog/policies-for-a-shareable-city-12-food-sharing

Amidst all this overlap, there are a couple of easy and immediate ways that coworking spaces can support a more sustainable food system. One is to allow the space to serve as a distribution hub for local CSAs. Coworking spaces with significant group-buying power might even be able to negotiate reduced rates. Another is to establish growing operations at the space itself, through rooftop, lawn, or window gardens. Members who help cultivate the project could share in the harvest, and leftover produce could be donated or used to facilitate community meals. These growing projects could also be used to conduct container gardening workshops for the larger community."

http://www.shareable.net/how-to-share#Entrepreneurship

http://www.shareable.net/blog/envisioning-coworking-spaces-as-sharing-hubs

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fundraiser for Vegas Roots Garden: Tuesday. June 12th at Whole Foods Market - Las Vegas (Towns Square). - LVHelpGro

fundraiser for Vegas Roots Garden: Tuesday. June 12th at Whole Foods Market - Las Vegas (Towns Square). - LVHelpGro | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it

Good opportunity to meet great people from the local sustainability/community garden movement!  And to have some great, healthy food at an amazing price!

mark your calendars for

Tuesday. June 12th 

at Whole Foods Market - Las Vegas (Towns Square).  Come support our very own 

Vegas Roots Community Garden

and eat the best

Raw Vegan Goumet "Junk Food" Ever!

WHOLE FOODS MARKET - Towns Square

 

 

 

Tuesday June 12th  2012

 

 

 

6pm - 7pm

 

 

Address:

 

 

 

6689 S. Las Vegas Blvd

 

Las Vegas, NV  89119

 

(702) 589-7711

 

 

Menu

 

*Raw Chili Cheeze Fries

 

*Raw Pumpkin Seed Chili

 

*Raw Cashew Cheddar Cheese

 

*Raw Seasoned Jicama Fries

 

and

*Raw Vegan Vanilla Berry Milkshake

 

  

Donation: $5 minimum  all proceeds go to support Vegas Roots Community Garden (formerly Tonopah Community Garden) The class includes free recipes and food tasting!


As you know, the classes are always standing room only so please be sure to RSVP so that we can get a proper head count and arrive early! For more info and to RSVP call: (702) 609-3488


http://lvhelpgro.net/fundraiser-for-vegas-roots-garden-tuesday-jun

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Attendee List: Future of Crowdsourcing in Content Marketing, Ad, & Tech

Attendee List: Future of Crowdsourcing in Content Marketing, Ad, & Tech | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
From the producers of the #1 crowdsourcing resource site, Daily Crowdsource, comes the first conference focused on crowdsourcing for large enterprises:     Crowdopolis: Future of Crowdsourcing in Content Marketing, Advertising, & Tech Conference...

check out http://dailycrowdsource.com/events/crowdopolis

http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3371774067/crowdopolisfriend/23404977974

 

http://dailycrowdsource.com/events/crowdopolis/register

Attendee List   Director, Strategic Development, DST Technologies 
Website: www.dstsystems.com
Chief Marketing Officer, uTest 
Website: http://www.utest.com
Senior Vice President, TopCoder 
Website: http://www.topcoder.com
Digital Strategies, Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines 
Website: http://www.diageowines.com
President, GeniusRocket Inc. 
Website: http://www.geniusrocket.com
Director, SpencerHall 
Website: http://www.spencerhall.com
CEO, X PRIZE Foundation 
Website: http://www.xprize.org
Regional Director, Microtask 
Website: http://microtask.com
CEO, Microtask 
Website: http://www.microtask.com
Managing Director, Girls in Tech, San Francisco 
Website: http://girlsintech.net
CEO/Founder, massolution/Crowdsourcing.org 
Website: http://Crowdsourcing.org
Business Strategist , The Young Trust 
Website: http://www.kit-cat.com
Communications Ninja, VoiceBunny 
Website: http://voicebunny.com
CEO, VoiceBunny 
Website: http://voicebunny.com
Inventor, Indara Ventures 
Website: http://www.kaistephan.com
CEO, MarketingProfs, LLC 
Website: http://www.marketingprofs.com
Cmo, Storagemart 
Website: http://www.storage-mart.com
CEO, CrowdMoz 
Website: http://crowdmoz.com
Sales Associate, www.serv.io 
Website: http://serv.io
Consultant, Socialnomics 
Website: http://socialnomics.net
Director of Innovation Partnership, X PRIZE Foundation 
Website: http://www.xprize.org
Director, Social Marketing & Content, TopCoder, Inc. 
Website: http://topcoder.com
President, Reserve Land Management, Inc. 
Website: http://www.reserveland.com
CEO, www.serv.io 
Website: http://serv.io
CXO, T21 Solutions 
Website: http://www.t21solutions.com
Vice President, Amazon 
Website: http://www.amazon.com
Planning Manager, Panasonic 
Website: http://panasonic.com
Senior Manager, Marketing Strategy, Nokia 
Website: http://www.nokia.com
Senior Marketing Director, Kimberly-Clark 
Website: http://www.kimberly-clark.com
Director of Strategic Marketing, General Electric 
Website: http://www.ge.com
Major Account Executive , Poptent, Inc 
Website: http://www.poptent.com
Director West Coast Sales , Poptent, Inc 
Website: http://www.poptent.com
VP of Sales , Poptent, Inc 
Website: http://www.poptent.com
Senior Researcher, Hitachi America 
Website: http://www.hitachi-america.us/
VP Marketing, www.serv.io 
Website: http://serv.io
VP Global Sales, www.serv.io 
Website: www.serv.io
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9 Twitter Accounts Every Expert Should be Following in Crowdsourcing - Daily Crowdsource

9 Twitter Accounts Every Expert Should be Following in Crowdsourcing - Daily Crowdsource | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it

"Here’s a look at the top 9 Twitter accounts who tweetcrowdsourcing news, insight, and research. Whether it's tweeting out interesting new start-ups, helpful links to info-graphics on crowd-motivation, or pithy comments on misconceptions within crowdsourcing, these guys have it down to 140 characters or less."

shared from http://dailycrowdsource.com/crowdsourcing-help/case-studies/1094-9-twitter-accounts-you-should-be-following-in-crowdsourcing

Companies & Organizations:

@crowdweek - Crowdsourcing Week is a crowdsourcing conference being kicked off in 2013 in Singapore. As they ramp up to the event, Crowdweek staff are diligent in covering all things related tocrowdsourcing..

@chaordix - As a premiere crowdsourcing provider for major companies, Chaordix is constantly updating its followers with the latest crowdsourcing news on Twitter. Their blog also includes many insightful comments on crowdsourcing as a field.

@microtask - Microtask is one of the main companies that tackle crowdsourced digitization. However, that's not the only reason to follow them; they also have a great point of view & a sense of humor. 

@twintangibles - Twintangibles melds two very exciting worlds together: open innovation & social-media. As a leader in these two industries, they really push the boundaries of how crowdsourcing is being formed, and how it can be used in the future.

@crowdfunding - With the explosion of crowdfunding within the last couple of months, this is a great resource for staying on top of all things related to crowdfunding. From the venture capitalist, to the small business owner, to the individual investor, this is a great account for keeping track of the latest updates.

People:

@wili - CEO of Microtask & Daily Crowdsource Crowd Leader. He gives great personal insight on thecrowdsourcing field, and is always active and willing to answer questions. Give him a tweet!

@ramonbnuezjr - Editorial Director for Crowdsourcing Week. A powerhouse for the latest and greatestcrowdsourcing news on the Twitterverse.

@CrowdsourcingKC Editor of Daily Crowdsource, Crowdsourcing KC is not trying to crowdsource KansasCity, although he says that would be a lot of fun (and I don’t doubt he could do it if he tried). No, he simply loves crowdsourcing and shares his opinions, predictions, and other findings on the field on a regualr basis.

One Twitter Account to Rule Them All:

@TDCrowdsource Daily Crowdsource’s Twitter stream, of course, is the most entertaining. We try our best to bring you the most up to date and throught provoking stories and resources.

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Tech-tourism: Grand Strand technology efforts flourishing | TheDigitel Myrtle Beach

Tech-tourism: Grand Strand technology efforts flourishing | TheDigitel Myrtle Beach | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it

I love the idea of tech tourism and of promoting Las Vegas as Tech Tourism location via vehicles such as @SxVegas

The official account of SxVegas, a series of events taking place at SXSW Interactive 2013. The goal: promote and advertise the thriving #VegasTech community.

Las Vegas, NV · http://www.sxvegas.com/

there are plenty of "Myrtle Beaches" in the Philippines :))) .. and even the Mojave Desert of Las Vegas has "ponds" of freelance network potential ... as well being an amazing destination for technical tourism ideas, resources and enterprises.  It will be amazing to connect them all together!

See a related article at http://dotdotdotmag.com/dotdotdotmag/3dotmag_feb2012/#/24/

"The idea of creating a “freelance network,” as referred to by local entrepreneur Paul Reynolds in a recent issue of DotDotDot Mag, allows for the influx of business traffic from national clients in an array of fields, like advertising, software development, technical support and more. Cultivating a culture by utilizing shared office space allows freelancers to rely upon and support each other in their efforts. Working remotely or independently doesn't have to be a lonely proposition. Creative and technical types generally see working collaboratively as inspiring and empowering. The busier freelancers like that become, the more jobs they can offer. This is how small businesses are created, the very spark of the American Dream."
http://myrtlebeach.thedigitel.com/features/tech-tourism-grand-strand-technology-efforts-flour-35171-0314

 

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ROC

ROC | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
Be one of the first 50 Startups to sign up by June 30th for a chance to win funds for your Startup!

Funding Prizes:

Three $1,000 Cash Prizes will be awarded Top 50 qualified Startups get posting fees waived
(when reaching funding goal)

 

RoC Is Seeking High Impact Startups in: High Tech Clean Tech Bio/Med Social Ventures
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Infographic: Understanding Social Enterprise - Business - GOOD

Infographic: Understanding Social Enterprise - Business - GOOD | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
Learn more about how social enterprises are growing in the U.S., who's behind them, and what the future might look like for impact investing.

Social enterprises operate all over the world and they are a growing sector in the United States. While there is no singular definition in the U.S., most social enterprises operate in the open marketplace and integrate a social or environmental mission into their bottom line. At GOOD, we view social enterprises as for-profit organizations that aim to do well by doing good. Check out our latest infographic on social enterprises in the marketplace, then read our continuing news coverage on this rapidly expanding sector at the GOOD Business Social Enterprisehub.

http://www.good.is/tag/social-enterprise

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Put Your Live Event on Facebook, Get Paid With @Evinar - connecting StartUp Weekends in Philippines & Las Vegas

Put Your Live Event on Facebook, Get Paid With @Evinar - connecting StartUp Weekends in Philippines & Las Vegas | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
A new service called Evinar allows performers to host online concerts and events directly on Facebook.

I invite everyone to check out this free app: https://www.facebook.com/evinar

I spoke with Evan earlier this week at LaunchUpLV and he is excited about helping StartUp Weekend entrepreneurs to create their own content:

Speakers are hosting speeches and seminars for Facebook fans
Directors do premieres of their videos and short-films for Facebook fans
Radio Show hosts are now using Evinar to reach Facebook fans
Large Facebook pages are monetizing likes by hosting fun shows
Bands, Musicians and Songwriters host concerts for their Facebook fans

See related comments at https://www.facebook.com/groups/swphilippines/316542188420094/?notif_t=group_comment&nbsp

and at https://www.facebook.com/rick.passo/posts/384162471620119?notif_t=share_comment regarding  

StartUp Weekend Paris and Noise ESCP, too.

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Kickstarted: my conversation with Kickstarter co-founder Perry Chen

Kickstarted: my conversation with Kickstarter co-founder Perry Chen | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
Kickstarter is not just a startup-- it's part of an important shift away from the industrial manufacturing era & toward the maker economy.

excerpts below are from: http://gigaom.com/2012/05/22/kickstarter-founder-perry-chen-intervie/

People value experiences more than they value products.

When you buy local food, you’re buying both a story and a good. Also, you’re saying something about yourself and what you care about. I think that’s what you’re seeing more and more in the things that people are looking for. Often, the stuff costs a premium, and I think people are willing to pay it. It’s worth it to them.

I think Kickstarter is that platform of creativity.  I think the emotional appeal of a platform is what works. I think the old-media entities still have not figured out that part of the game plan. 

We take a very liberal or what I think is a more modern view of what a creative project is. I mean, for us, a lot of food projects are definitely creative projects.  A lot of technology, maker/hacker projects are definitely creative projects. Video game projects are, for us, definitely creative projects.

We’re also looking at not just constraining but also expanding a little bit into urban design and things like bike lanes and bike racks and community gardens.  A lot of cities have approached us, talking to us about projects in that space. And we’re just having conversations — we don’t want to do anything too quickly.

We want to see how we can bring those projects in and bring them in in a way that fits Kickstarter — so they’re creative projects, with rewards and the right structure.

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7 steps to make Philadelphia closer to being a hub for social entrepreneurship

7 steps to make Philadelphia closer to being a hub for social entrepreneurship | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it

The conversation on social entrepreneurship — defined largely as putting impact above profit — comes from a sentiment this reporter has seen with increasing regularity, one that says the region needs a broader, more consumer facing distinction. Raising the profile of the existing industry infrastructure could attract more participants and create the type of business proximity that duplicates success elsewhere in Philadelphia, a variety of event attendees said.

Below, find sevent of the most immediate steps that event attendees recommended. See the complete notes from the discussions here [PDF].

Host a series of broader stakeholder meetings — Partnering with organizations like the Federal Reserve and other groups touching this space, there is a need for existing players to see the distinction Philadelphia can have in social entrepreneurship.
Social mapping — As other industries and markets have done, the pipeline of the social entrepreneurship (or entrepreneurship and technology broadly) community should be followed, tracked and shared to see who’s here and find a better way to introduce the ecosystem to itself.
Investment education — Something that other consumer-facing entrepreneurship communities in Philadelphia outside of life sciences often say themselves, there is a need for organizations like the University City Science Center to continue broadening the awareness of local investors about new opportunities, like social entrepreneurship. Increasing Mentorship — There is a continued need to connect the established, largely suburban ring entrepreneur community and the growing Center City-ring, newer, young entrepreneur community. Work with existing regional groups on incorporating social entrepreneurship as part of messaging, including PCVB, GPTMC, Select Greater Philadelphia, the Economy League, Chamber of Commerce and more. Many existing efforts for longterm regional envisioning should embrace this distinction. Encourage suburban based BLab to see Philadelphia as a place to focus on for growth. Other membership organizations that are already focused on social impact, like the Sustainable Business Network and GPIC should model Philadelphia as being distinguished in social entrepreneurship. Challenge large businesses based in the region to embrace corporate responsibility ethos. http://technicallyphilly.com/2012/04/02/7-steps-to-make-philadelphia-closer-to-being-a-hub-for-social-entrepreneurship ; Technically Philly @TechnicallyPHL

A better Philadelphia through technology. Tweeted by@christopherwink @brianjameskirk @yaelborofsky / Published by @TechnicallyM

Philadelphia · http://www.technicallyphilly.com 

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Skoll World Forum - revisited

Skoll World Forum -  revisited | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it

 

 

http://skollworldforum.org/flux-seizing-momentum-driving-change/global-roundup

 http://skollworldforum.org/all-posts

 

Skoll World Forum  @SkollWorldForum

Premier, international platform for accelerating entrepreneurial approaches and innovative solutions to the world’s pressing social issues.

Oxford 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Skoll-World-Forum/337234232975325?sk=info 

"I value the freedom to serve more than the power to rule."

Antonio Meloto, Gawad Kalinga, Skoll Foundation Awardee at the #skollwf Award's Ceremony. 

To watch his speech, the other inspirational sessions and plenaries, and carry on the conversations started and needed to cause change visit: http://bit.ly/xNtnd0

 

 

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SxVegas: Sometimes It’s Not About Selling Yourself | Downtown Project

SxVegas: Sometimes It’s Not About Selling Yourself | Downtown Project | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it

SxVegas, an effort by Las Vegas entrepreneur and tech company founder Gabriel Shepherd and others in the local tech sector to showcase the incredible developments in tech here in Las Vegas. Among the partners with whom Shepherd is working is the Technology Business Alliance of Nevada along with Adam Kramer of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce. SxVegas is also reaching out to a number of established local technology companies seeking support and involvement.

With their help and the support of VegasTech, SxVegas is planning a series of events to “dominate” the SXSW conference next March. Those events will include a tradeshow booth with interactive demos by local startups, a cocktail hour, and a VegasTech party which Shepherd envisions as “visually stunning, what you would expect from a Vegas party.” Additionally, the group hopes to submit a number of panels and panelists for inclusion in the conference in order to demonstrate the growing strength of the local tech environment.

http://downtownproject.com/2012/sxvegas-sometimes-its-not-about-selling-yourself/

http://www.tban.us/

 

Gabriel Shepherd @gabe_justpros

Tech and Startup Entrepreneur, #SxVegas Organizer and proud member of the #VegasTech community

Las Vegas · http://www.justprofessionals.com

SxVegas @sxvegas

The official account of SxVegas, a series of events taking place at SXSW Interactive 2013. The goal: promote and advertise the thriving #VegasTech community.

Las Vegas, NV · http://www.sxvegas.com/

 

 

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Join me and the Case Foundation and pledge to Be Fearless.

Join me and the Case Foundation and pledge to Be Fearless. | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
To tackle today’s big and ever-changing social challenges, we have to take risks, be bold, and if we fail, fail forward. We have to Be Fearless. Take the pledge today.

The Case Foundation, created by Steve Case and Jean Case in 1997, invests in people and ideas that can change the world. We create and support initiatives that leverage new technologies and entrepreneurial approaches to drive innovation in the social sector and encourage individuals to get involved with the communities and causes they care about.http://www.casefoundation.org/home @CaseFoundation

We invest in people and ideas that change the world. Founded by Steve and Jean Case in 1997. Washington DC 

http://pinterest.com/casefoundation/

 

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Shareable: How To Share

Shareable: How To Share | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it

Shareable is the online magazine that tells the story of sharing. We cover the people and projects bringing a shareable world to life. And share how-tos so you can make a sharing real in your life. 

In a shareable world, things like car sharing, clothing swaps, childcare coops, potlucks, and cohousing make life more fun, green, and affordable. When we share, not only is a better life possible, but so is a better world.   

The remarkable successes of sharing projects like Zipcar, Wikipedia, Freecycle, Kiva, and Creative Commons show this. They tell a hopeful story about human nature and our future, one we don't hear enough in the mainstream media. 

They show what’s possible when we share. They show that we don't act merely for our own good, but go out of our way to contribute to the common good. They show that we can solve the crises we face, and thrive as never before. They show that a new world is emerging where the more you share the more respect you get, and where life works because everyone helps each other.

We tell this story because a shareable world might be just what's needed to enjoy life to the fullest today while creating a better tomorrow. And it's being built by people from all walks of life right now. Shareable is an invitation to join these everyday innovators.

Want to share? If you're human, you share. But we can share so much more. Check out our top 20 how-to share posts, our full collection of how-to share posts, and our e-book Share or Die: Youth in Recession.

Want to get involved ? You can contribute stories, feedback, and money. You can follow us on Twitter, and Facebook and share our stories with friends. You can register and join discussions about your favorite posts (see these instructions on how to register). You can join our e-mail list. See more ways to get involved here.

Want to know more about sharing? For the big picture, check out the following: "Four Degrees of Sharing," by Janelle Orsi; "Ten Ways our World is Becoming More Shareable," by Neal Gorenflo; and our report with Latitude Research on The New Sharing Economy.

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Nevada Youth Alliance - Imagination Celebration: Jazz For Peace Series - rictandag

Nevada Youth Alliance - Imagination Celebration: Jazz For Peace Series - rictandag | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
Nevada Youth Alliance - Imagination Celebration: Jazz For Peace Series Date: Sun, Jun 3, 2012 at 3:21 PM Subject: Nevada Youth Alliance - Imagination Celebration: Jazz For Peace Series

All That Jazz!! If you missed the first 2 shows at Tivoli in May you
do not want to miss any of the 5 remaining new summer shows! All shows
are FREE and open to the general public. Note: See media releases for
more information and flyers to pass on to your friends and colleagse.
Come out and support the arts for a cause and
enjoy....bring the entire family!!

  *Jazz For Peace Series*

Tivoli Village Wednesday June 13, 2012 from 6pm -8pm
Tivoli Village Wednesday June 27, 2012 from 6pm - 8pm
The Boulevard Mall Saturday June 16, 2012 from 1pm - 4pm
The Boulevard Mall Saturday July 7, 2012 from 1pm -4pm
The Boulevard Mall Saturday August 4, 2012 from 1pm - 4pm

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Startup shuns VC investment, crowd-funds £500,000 in a week (Wired UK)

Startup shuns VC investment, crowd-funds £500,000 in a week (Wired UK) | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
London-based startup Escape the City has turned down two offers of venture capital financing in favour of crowdfunding, and has raised almost £500,000 in a week.

here is a link to the Las Vegas MeetUp which links to Escape the City:

April 29 at 6:00am until September 29 at 11:55pm

  Was checking the resource section of an interesting website 
and then I saw that there was no related MeetUp here in Las Vegas, so I decided to create one... anyone else want to join up??
These prospective MeetUps are intended to be complementary to the Green Jelly meetings and related #ShiftVegas gatherings. They will build upon meaningful resources and creatives which are linked by the expanding EscapetheCity network and label.
http://www.meetup.com/EscapetheCity/Build-A-Happier-Greener-Block-Las-Vegas/ Welcome, Build A Happier, Greener Block Las Vegas Escapees http://escapethecity.org/resources


https://www.facebook.com/events/179746992147783/

 

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Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation, Inc. | Welcome aboard

Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation, Inc. | Welcome aboard | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation, Inc. — by Jay Jaboneta on June 1, 2012

Last May 23, 2012, the Philippine Funds for Little Kids (aka Yellow Boat Project) officially became the Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation, Inc.

I am happy to note that since we started a little over a year ago, we’re now present in 6 communities around the Philippines and counting.

In the last 20 months, we’ve been able to establish a presence in Zamboanga City (Layag-Layag, Brgy. Talon-Talon), Zamboanga del Sur (Lakewood), Zamboanga Sibugay, the Bicol region (Legaspi City and Monreal, Masbate), Pampanga, Cagayan de Oro City (Happy Soles), and now in Negros Occidental.

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The Full Monty About The Summer Crowdsourcing Conference > Crowdopolis - Daily Crowdsource

The Full Monty About The Summer Crowdsourcing Conference > Crowdopolis - Daily Crowdsource | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
Conference teaching the future of crowdsourcing in advertising, tech, & content marketing.

check out http://dailycrowdsource.com/events/crowdopolis

http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3371774067/crowdopolisfriend/23404977974

 

http://dailycrowdsource.com/events/crowdopolis/register

What’s Crowdopolis? Only the hottest conference this summer, which so happens to be on the future of content marketing, advertising, & tech - & how crowdsourcing will be disrupting these fields in the next 3 years. Crowdopolis is so hot, the list of talented speakers grew so fast, we’ve had to turn speakers down. 

Are you interested in the next generation of crowdsourcing? Want to learn more fundamentals of what it is & how crowdsourcing is going to be disrupting the fields of content marketing, advertising, & tech?
http://dailycrowdsource.com/events/crowdopolis/about
Speakers will be GE, Amazon, Stephen Shapiro, Kimberly-Clark, soon to be announcing eBay, VoiceBunny, & several others.

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Thanks for signing up with Return on Change!

Return on Change: As a Founding Member of the National Crowdfunding Association (www.nlcfa.org ) we've been directly involved in these discussions and became part of a collective voice that we hope was one that represented the sentiments of the entire industry. 

Growing our learning center! 
We are creating a lot of awesome content on our blog (http://returnonchange.com/rocBlog/) that is going to be useful for both startups and first time investors!  Whether it be through our FAQ or our blog posts, we are going to continue to grow our database so we encourage everyone to email us your burning questions that we will get answered. 

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How #Coworking Works

How #Coworking Works | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
from https://www.facebook.com/deskmag.coworking How #Coworking Works
https://deskwanted.com/coworking/coworking_works_infographic.jpg Deskmag is the magazine about the new type of work and their places, how they look, how they function, how they could be improved and how we work in them. We call them coworking spaces. 

We also take a look at collaborative, shared office spaces and other alternative and modern workspaces which are home to the new breed of creatives, independent workers and small companies.

Until recently, the form and function of workspaces has been dictated by corporate tradition. Yet a growing proportion of workers are now freelancers, contractors or small companies that have the opportunity to redefine the concept of the workspace for themselves. We like to document this movement and what people can learn from.
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Walkonomics - How walkable is your street? - About

Walkonomics - How walkable is your street? - About | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
Walkonomics - How walkable is your street? Walkonomics combines Open Data with Crowdsourcing to map how pedestrian-friendly each street is. Use the website to check how walkable your street is and add your own rating.

http://www.walkonomics.com/w/index.php/about

What is the WalkoBot?

The WalkoBot is an automatic system that rates the walkability of streets by interpreting public datasets.  Many of the streets in the UK and USA have been automatically rated by the WalkoBot using publically available data.  Wherever possible the WalkoBot will use current data which is directly related to each rating category. Much effort is made to ensure that, wherever possible, ratings are based upon accurate data. If you don't agree with the ratings provided by the WalkoBot you can always add your own rating which will affect the overall rating average.  Once enough local users have added their ratings, any errors or inaccuracies should be cancelled out.  

Who is behind Walkonomics?

Before founding Walkonomics.com, Adam Davies spent over 6 years working to improve the walkability, bikeability and sustainability of streets, neighbourhoods and cities in the UK, Europe and Africa. This included designing and leading over 70 walkability assessments for local communities, government and the private sector and working with these organisations to create more walkable street environments. He has worked with the United Nations, Transport for London, Department for Transport, London 2012, Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment and the Royal National Institute for the Blind.  Adam has also contributed to various innovative pieces of research on 'Shared Space' streets, disabled peoples access, climate change and understanding the links between obesity and the built environment.You can follow him on Twitter. @Walkonomics

Walkonomics.com uses Crowdsourcing and Open Data to rate the walkability of your street - walkable streets, climate change, bikeability & urban design

UK · http://walkonomics.com

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