I’m not sure how regular this will be, but when I have a moment I’ll try to mention some other social entrepreneurship, non-profit and charity blogs and some of the subjects they cover.
One exceptionally interesting article which caught my eye is by Sandeep Junnarkar. This incisive piece describes the process of fundraising for his Lives In Focus multimedia blog project and proves what can be achieved.
Closer to home, another inspiring story (registration required) is that of Irish Independent Business Editor Tom McInerney’s project to support orphanages in Chernobyl, Belarus.
It’sÂ encouraging to know other journalists have been moved so much by what they have seen first-handÂ or read about that they decided to get involved in the story rather than just report it.
The chief executive of Britain’s largest insurer, Aviva is stepping down from his post and taking off to Africa. He’s keen to see what he can do to help.
Interestingly enough, according to the School for Social Entrepeneurs’ website, courses run in BelfastÂ to support budding social entrepeneurs are fully subscribed at the moment.
Here in southern Ireland, University College Cork run an MBS degree in Co-operative and Social Enterprise. In Dublin, both the Trinity MBA and the Dublin Institute of Technology MBA feature strong social entrepreneurship elements.
A Social Entrepreneurs summit took place recently in Zurich recently, just before the World Economic Forum in Davos.
I would’ve loved to have gone to meet other like-minded people and more importantly to see if I could pick up any badly-needed tips or advice on one or two things in particular: time management and management and co-ordination of volunteers.
Meanwhile, in The Guardian, neuroscientists reckon they’ve found the brain’s charity spot.
In Business 2.0 magazine, Richard Branson has some tips on being a great leaderÂ -Â if you’re a fan of Branson, alsoÂ see the website of Virgin Unite, ‘the independent charitable arm of the Virgin group’ – and several other top business brains have some advice on how to do well by doing good.
And finally, in Fortune magazine, the resident ‘Ask Annie’ writer gives advice about what non-profits are looking for in new staff.