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Veggie Island Grows: Our business wants to foster the natural connections between the people, their environment, and the food we eat.

Veggie Island, a market for locally grown organic produce is kickstarting for greenhouses, refrigeration, and kitchen equipment...

a good example of what can be done.  

Our business wants to foster the natural connections between the people, their environment, and the food we eat. Veggie Island's objective is to feed people fresh foods and offer ecologically friendly products, supporting a growing system of health and healthy living. In addition to creating a retail venue that can help improve the infrastructure in the Rockaways, we aim to provide multi-faceted outreach to the community involving gardening, cooking, youth internship, and overall environmental awareness

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Where Do Kickstarter Supporters Come From? - Forbes

Where Do Kickstarter Supporters Come From? - Forbes | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
The key lessons I’d draw from this little exploration into Kickstarter stats are:
Your highest quality supporters will come from your networks, not Kickstarter, even with their new friends list.
You and your fellow creators must develop personal networks before you start fundraising.
You should understand which communities your project will appeal to and how you’ll reach those communities.
And for an extra bump, focus your project so that it will appeal even more to those communities.
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Katunggan Permaculture Adventure Farm | Facebook

Katunggan Permaculture Adventure Farm | Facebook | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
KATUNGGAN is the generic bisaya term for mangroves. located 45 km SE of cebu city. KPAF was dedicated on march 20, 2010 in honor of German Lee Jr. it is a sanctuary for life changing family adventures, leadership, self reliance
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Hapinoy Program Brief: leading partners of micro entrepreneurs in the Philippines

The Hapinoy Store Program focuses on the sari-sari stores in the Philippines (sari-sari is the Filipino word for “many or various kinds”), small neighborhood convenience stores or retail-based outlets that sell various things, mostly basic commodities. 
http://www.hapinoy.com
Hapinoy is managed by MicroVentures Incorporated (MVI). MVI aspires to be the leading partners of micro entrepreneurs in the Philippines. In so doing, MVI leverages micro financing as a powerful tool to empower socially and economically challenged families. 

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The Facebook Status That Made A Difference | The Manila Bulletin Newspaper Online

The Facebook Status That Made A Difference | The Manila Bulletin Newspaper Online | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it

"The beginnings of this story couldn’t have been more appropriate for this age of global connectivity. Jay first heard of the young children from the village of Layag-Layag, Zamboanga two years ago, and about how they would swim two kilometers and walk another one just to reach their school."

"...Because of the success of TED, they also allowed TEDx, the X meaning independently organized. The one I went to was in Montpellier and their theme for 2012 was how the digital age is reinventing human lives. I was nominated and was officially invited, alongside nine other speakers, most of them French nationals. I felt honored and humbled to represent the Philippines as the only Filipino and Asian to be invited. I talked about the Yellow Boat Project.

One spoke on social media for health care. There was a speaker that talked about how bloggers and social media helped change the government in Tunisia. There was someone who was a university professor in Paris who was doing research on social media and digital tools. The organizers invited me because they particularly liked the fact that I was the only story that they found that used digital tools and social media to make a difference....."

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Cheryl Dorsey: Social Entrepreneurial Intelligence: What traits define a particularly successful social entrepreneur?

Cheryl Dorsey: Social Entrepreneurial Intelligence: What traits define a particularly successful social entrepreneur? | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
What traits define a particularly successful social entrepreneur? Echoing Green president Cheryl Dorsey breaks down the concept of SEQ.
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Frontline Social Business Development Inc. is a social enterprise partnered with Gawad Kalinga Center for Social Innovation.

Frontline Social Business Development Inc. is a social enterprise partnered with Gawad Kalinga Center for Social Innovation. | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it

https://www.facebook.com/frontline.sbd.inc/info

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Frontline Social Business Development Inc. is a social enterprise partnered with Gawad Kalinga Center for Social Innovation. Together with GK CSI, our business aims to help train and develop wealth creators out of the top students and graduates of the country by helping them create sustainable and profitable social businesses.

Our mission is to create an army of social entrepreneurs who would initiate positive change with their community partners and employees and successfully create sustainable Filipino brands and products that are locally made, reasonably priced and yet globally competitive.
https://www.facebook.com/Gkenchantedfarm

GK E farm 1 is the first of 24 sites in the Philippines, an on ground 'farmville' school, an idea incubation valley for social enterprises for Nation building and the best hilltop paradise for Hope & dream-making in social toruism. a GK Center for Social innovation initative for a convergence of abundance platform, the first of 24 sites in the Philippines. a country wide development template for township wealth creation. The social artistyy phase of Gawad kalinga, designing for social enterprises in an inclusive community. Soon to offer Gk inns , dorms & village home stay for trainings, tours, immersions & green /sports/ wellness camps this December.

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Skoll World Forum - Google+ "I value the freedom to serve more than the power to rule." Antonio Meloto, Gawad Kalinga, Skoll Foundation Awardee

Skoll World Forum - Google+ "I value the freedom to serve more than the power to rule." Antonio Meloto, Gawad Kalinga, Skoll Foundation Awardee | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
Skoll World Forum - The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship is the premier, international platform for accelerating entrepreneurial approaches and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing social issues.

"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://skollworldforum.org/

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Service For Peace: people serve together for the greater good

Service For Peace: people serve together for the greater good | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it

We involve volunteers in ongoing community development programs throughout the world. Our programs are designed to further the growth and development of individuals and communities through the shared experience of voluntary service.

https://www.facebook.com/ServiceForPeace

Service For Peace US
@service4peaceUS
Transforming communities around the world through service & learning with a global peace perspective. Tweets primarily by @BeckyGitonga & @ChasTPhillips
Bridgeport, CT · http://www.serviceforpeace.org

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Crowdfunding: What it Means for Investors - Mashable

Crowdfunding: What it Means for Investors - Mashable | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
Crowdfunding: What it Means for InvestorsMashableBill Clark is the CEO of Microventures, a securities broker/dealer that uses a process similar to crowdfunding which allows backers to invest $1000 to $30000 in startups online.
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Thanks for applying to be a Skillshare Ambassador! You’ve been accepted - LVHelpGro

Thanks for applying to be a Skillshare Ambassador! You’ve been accepted - LVHelpGro | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it

About
Skillshare is a community marketplace to learn anything from anyone. Learn more about what we do at: www.skillshare.com.
Mission
Our mission is to transform education by empowering teaching and democratizing learning.
Company Overview
Skillshare is a simple solution to the problem our education system faces today: people aren't learning in a way that inspires them. We believe passion should dictate curriculum, not institutions. People can offer classes to others on any type of skill, from baking cupcakes to raising startup capital.

http://www.skillshare.com
http://blog.skillshare.com
http://www.twitter.com/skillshare

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500 Startups' Management Team

Featuring the leaders of the pack! Dave McClure (Founding Partner) Christine Tsai (Partner) Paul Singh (Partner) Christen O'Brien (Partner & GM Business Deve...
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KAYAK On Creating A Culture Of Innovation | Fast Company

KAYAK On Creating A Culture Of Innovation | Fast Company | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
“Creativity is a constant stream of new--new ideas, new solutions, new product, new processes.
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Hydroponic Gardening Brings Affordable, Fresh Vegetables to a Manila Suburb | Ecology Global Network

Hydroponic Gardening Brings Affordable, Fresh Vegetables to a Manila Suburb | Ecology Global Network | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it

Residents of the Manila suburb of Twinville are enjoying affordable, fresh, locally-grown vegetables thanks to a new, inexpensive hydroponic system. (Hydroponic Gard. Brings Aff.


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Rolex Awards for Enterprise : Reese Fernandez : Photos

Rolex Awards for Enterprise : Reese Fernandez : Photos | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it

"I don't want to just create livelihoods and income. I want to create sustainable, eco-ethical products. It can be a win-win situation for everybody."

At Manila’s Payatas waste dump, which is home to 12,000 families, women developed a means to earn a living by recycling scrap material to make rugs. When middlemen got involved, they took the bulk of the profits, leaving the women earnings of US$0.02 per rug. In 2007, Reese Fernandez cofounded Rags2Riches, a social enterprise company that revolutionized the women’s business practices by arranging for them to sell their products direct to retailers. Fernandez and her team of young professionals sought advice from designers, who demonstrated how the rugs could be transformed into fashion handbags, eyeglass cases and wine bottle holders, all for sale in top-end shops. About 300 women now work for Rags2Riches.

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Social Economics 101 – What Are All Those Tweets, Likes And Pins Actually Worth? [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

Social Economics 101 – What Are All Those Tweets, Likes And Pins Actually Worth? [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
Social Economics 101 – What Are All Those Tweets, Likes And Pins Actually Worth?
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Social Good: An Inspiring Social Media Story on Easter | Social Media Today

Social Good: An Inspiring Social Media Story on Easter | Social Media Today | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it

What can a single Facebook status do? Let me rephrase that. What can a single Facebook status accomplish?

The Yellow Boat Project wasn’t planned at all. While some organizations and movements for social good are all about PR and fundraising, the Yellow Boat Project started with a single Facebook shout-out. They were able to raise almost $500 in 2 hours. Within a week, they accumulated a $1600 to start helping kids of the remote area. It’s a good start, and before Jay knew it, companies and entrepreneurs were interested to help him out with the noble intention of getting the kids in school.

It’s an irony in this age of instant connectivity. While some of people have the convenience of learning in an online classroom, there are some who will strive for better education even if it means swimming from home to school. The Yellow Boat Project is one of those examples that make social platforms a tool for good. Jay Jaboneta is one of many catalysts who are utilizing social media for the greater good of society itself. People like him are making heroes out of every company, entrepreneur, and person to do good using social media.

Perhaps, this is what the true essence of social media is all about.

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8 signs of hope: The sixth sign of hope is that citizen leadership is spreading

8 signs of hope: The sixth sign of hope is that citizen leadership is spreading | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it

Hope is one of life’s great essentials. A person who sees no future in a company will look for opportunity elsewhere. A man who sees no hope in a country will migrate to another place.

The sixth sign of hope is that citizen leadership is spreading. It is good citizenship when private citizens take the initiative and do what they can to help solve problems in their communities, and in the process help in the task of nation-building. In essence, it is leadership by ordinary people, by ordinary heroes like Tony Meloto, Efren Peñaflorida, Josette Biyo, Harvey Keh, Reese Fernandez, Jay Jaboneta, and Anna Oposa. The list is getting longer every day.

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Open Innovation Project

Open Innovation Project | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it

The Open Innovation Project aims to create jobs and new businesses by stimulating the application of collaborative open innovation models to co-create and develop new products and services.


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Welcome to Scoop-it, Melanie!
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Thanks Rick ;) I try to understand Scoop.it and to be relevant as far as possible ^^
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rick passo - Google+ Returned U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, Tandag, Surigao del Sur, Republic of the Philippines 1979-1980

rick passo - Google+  Returned U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, Tandag, Surigao del Sur, Republic of the Philippines 1979-1980 | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
rick passo - Returned Peace Corps Volunteer.

when i was amongst the poorest of the poor that i found in a very poor community of Tandag in rural, remote Mindanao in the Republic of the Philippines almost 30 years ago… i tried the best i could to help… because those rural filipinos only could “afford” to give me their HEARTS because, otherwise, they barely could afford the tattered shirts on their backs. i learned to love them because all they could do was to love me … they essentially could only “give” what they had to share. and, they invariably told me essentially that they knew their lives would be short and somewhat harsh, so they implored me to try to help someone else instead. i guess that must be the TRUE spirit of life, not only that of Gawad Kalinga… and the true spirit of humanity, not just that of the filipinos…..
Returned U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, Tandag, Surigao del Sur, Republic of the Philippines 1979-1980

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The Goal « Greener Blocks: We're converting one of the storefronts into a community center / co-working space

The Goal « Greener Blocks: We're converting one of the storefronts into a community center / co-working space | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
Building sustainable communities...

Community Space: We're converting one of the storefronts into a community center / co-working space and giving locals a chance to teach about sustainability or green living in a hands-on environment. If you'd like to teach a vegetable canning class or upcycling workshop, this area is for you. Let us know what you'd like to teach in a short blurb and how much time you'll need (30 - 90 minutes).

Ignite Talk: There's so much to learn about sustainability and much better ways to do it than a pamphlet! Inspire and ignite your community by talking about a subject that you are passionate in a fun and engaging way.

More info here: http://ignitevegas.com Signups will be available shortly.

Cart: Flower cart, food cart, ice cream cart let us know what you'd like to offer!

Website http://www.indiegogo.com/greenerblocks
http://www.greenerblocks.com
http://ayloo.net/stream/444/green-jellyers
http://www.twitter.com/greenerblocks

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White House ask: Tell us your startup story | More Startups. More Jobs.

White House ask: Tell us your startup story | More Startups. More Jobs. | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
For new founders in the past two years, tell the White House what being a new entrant to the startup world has been like. What networks have helped you? What have you most struggled with learning and adapting to?
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Video: The Yellow Boat Project | Blog Watch Citizen Media

Video: The Yellow Boat Project | Blog Watch Citizen Media | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
It started with a post in a Facebook wall over a year ago.

Jay felt so much compassion upon learning that some kids in Zamboanga needed to swim about a kilometer everyday just to make it to school. That was sometime October 30, 2010. It moved him so much that he asked for help in building a boat for these kids. Jay Jaboneta shared the good news of the first boat sometime April . The first boat was actually out March 27, 2011.
It touched me so much that I posted “A facebook wall post that changed the lives of 200 kids in Zamboanga” on April 11 , 2011. It has gone beyond 200 kids. Three communities have been helped with this project and a lot more need help.

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Why Entrepreneurial Thinking Is For Everyone Now

Why Entrepreneurial Thinking Is For Everyone Now | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs make their own luck, and so should we, according to the new, break-out bestseller The Start Up of You.

The Start-Up of You, written by Casnocha and LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, is that playbook. It argues that we can no longer expect to find a job, instead we must make our jobs. As Hoffman says, we have to "find a way to add value in a way no one else can. For entrepreneurs, it's differentiate or die — that now goes for all of us."*

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TechCrunch | 500 Startups Raising New $50M Fund, Names 4 New Partners, With 250+ Investments To Date

TechCrunch | 500 Startups Raising New $50M Fund, Names 4 New Partners, With 250+ Investments To Date | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
It's a big day for 500 Startups -- you know, the seed-stage accelerator and capital fund founded by rabble rouser and geek on a plane, Dave McClure.
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