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“How to change the world” - David Bornstein

“Banker to the poor” - by Muhammad Yunus,Alan Jolis

“The art of the start” – Guy Kawasaki

“The world is flat” - Thomas L. Friedman

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  • kiva.org
  • About Microfinance
  • Tracks progress towards decreasing global poverty by 2015, Millennium
  • NextBillion.net
  • Ted.com
  • Skoll.org
  • ChangeMakers
  • SocialEdge.org
  • Omidyar Network
  • One.org
  • Acumen
  • Ashoka
  • PhilanthropyForum.com
  • theoryofchange.org
  • Wbcsd.org

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    Kalibrio has initiated discussions related to "Social Venture Forum" to inform, inspire and encourage to act in favor of harmonious development through Social Ventures.

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    Evaluating Social Venture Ideas

    What is a social venture? In this workshop from Bridging the Gap, the Stanford 2005 Net Impact Conference, organized by the Stanford Graduate School of Business, leading thinkers explore specific aspects of early-stage social ventures. How do you evaluate social venture ideas? What makes them viable and sustainable? How can you predict and measure their social impact? What are the tools, measures, and techniques currently used to evaluate social ventures?

    This panel brings you the advice of experts and leading thinkers from all parties involved in the creation of a social venture: a funder, a serial social entrepreneur, and a professional consultant focusing on evaluation.

    To hear the discussion: http://www.siconversations.org/shows/detail910.html

    Although the lively discussion seems to end abruptly we are still left with an idea of what makes social enterprise tick. There is tension between benefit and profit; why can't both be incorporated into social venture business design? We are reminded that we can create for-profit businesses that have social purpose. An important objective is to figure out how to make the capital marketplace see the value of social enterprise, which will in turn put better systems in place for funding.

    First discussions:
  • For-Profit Social Ventures
  • Is a for-profit social venture impossible?
  • Creating a Hybrid For-Profit / Non-Profit Social Enterprise Structure
  • Evaluating Social Venture Ideas
  • What is a social entrepreneur?

  • To submit to the Social Venture Forum community, contact us with your ideas : ideas [AT] socialventureforum [DOT] com