Author: Adam

How 3 Students Stepped Up to Win a National Kindness Award

Courage, vulnerability, and compassion, all characteristics of a Change Creator. This is an inspiring story about three young students at Jacksonville’s Robert E. Lee High School who entered a National Kindness Challenge and it will inspire you just as it has inspired me. In their own way. they are creating the change they want to see in the world. Jacksonville’s Robert E. Lee High School has long been plagued with violence and segregation, and its students have faced significant challenges inside and outside the classroom. To put it in perspective, in one 13-person class: 11 students have seen someone get...

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9 Business Model Examples for Social Enterprises

A business model is a structure, design or framework that a business follows to bring value to its customers and clients. However, there are at least three measures of the success of a business model—its ability to generate profit for its owners, its ability to generate positive change in the world, and its ability to achieve a balance of profit and positive change. The first approach applies to traditional for-profit companies; the second approach applies to traditional charities; and the third approach (a balance between profit and positive change) applies to social enterprises. Given the definition above, a social...

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How to Overcome Life Challenges and Pursue Your Mission

In this special interview we talk to Iffit Qureshi who was deeply impacted by the terrorist attacks that took place in Oslo, Norway, in addition to life events that would have caused most people to quit. Learn how she overcame her challenges and is now pursuing her mission in life.

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3 Social Entrepreneurs Blazing New Trails Toward Sustainability

As industrialized nations struggle to slow the process of environmental degradation and resource depletion, social enterprises are forging innovative new pathways toward sustainability. Around the world, people are waking up to the fact that many of their current practices are unsustainable – damaging to both natural environments and indigenous cultures around the world. We’ve seen fires, pollution, deforestation, and oil spills that have disrupted marine life and underwater ecosystems. But in light of these environmental disasters, hope and innovation are flourishing. Findings from market intelligence agency, Mintel, show several promising consumer trends taking shape. About half of consumers surveyed...

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