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The ultimate list of social enterprise blogs

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Greenmarketing.tv has put together a list of the social enterprise blogs you should really be reading!

Acumen Fund Blog

A non profit fund geared towards using the entrepreneurial approach to deal with global challenges. The blog is peppered with tid bits from the Acumen fund community from across the world. Interesting ad campaigns, developments in the social sector in third world countries, activities of the different arms of the fund in varied geographies, etc.

Audeamus

Audeamus covers the world of social enterprise and corporate social responsibility. The blog includes stories of successful and struggling social entrepreneurs from all over the world, as well as useful business tips on how to manage your social enterprise.

Change.org’s Social Entrepreneurship Blog

This blog covers everything a wide range of topics about social enterprise and social innovation, such as social investment, corporate social responsibility, startup life, mobile technology, cause marketing, international development, social media, venture capital, microfinance, impact assessment and more. In addition to fantastic content, readers can also start a petition on issues related to social enterprise, or take action by sending a petition.

Envision Good

A multimedia communications company with a focus on marketing strategies for small organizations. Their video interviews and blog posts are valuable for those who want to understand the fine points of establishing and running a social venture. Here you can learn from the experiences of some of the leading organizations working to tackle the most vexing problems facing planet earth.

Mobile Active

Mobile Active aims to connect people and organizations trying to use mobile phone technology to bring about meaningful technological change. When it comes to the application of mobile technology Mobile Active can help entrepreneurs reduce their learning curve. The Mobile Active blog can help social entrepreneurs streamline their strategy to provide locally relevant content, discuss relevant issues with others using the same platform and connect with service and content providers.

Next Billion

Focused on bringing together a range of people including policy makers and social entrepreneurs to solve world’s problems. It has a team of staff writers and editors who work to give their readers insights on how the work of social entrepreneurs is affecting the people at the bottom of the pyramid.

Nubian Cheetah

Nubian Cheetah talks about social entrepreneurship stories from Africa. The stories include those about companies focused on harnessing traditional knowledge, popularizing technology, biodiesel, purified ice, and off grid lighting among others.

School for Social Entrepreneurs

Founded by Lord Michael Young, himself a serial social entrepreneur. It works out of 6 centers in UK and is a leading organization working in the field of educating and training budding social entrepreneurs. Nick Temple is the policy and communications director at the SSE. SSE has an excellent blog. The resources at the SSE blog range from measuring the impact of social enterprise, valuable quotes, Stories about social entrepreneurs, slide shows, and tips on the future impact of communication on the social enterprise.

SE Reporter

Started with the aim of bringing stories from the entrepreneurship world to social entrepreneurs particularly to those from North America, the promoters believe that their tools, stories, news, information will help decision makers at social businesses to improve both their financial performance and their social impact.

Social Earth

Social Earth believes strongly in the importance of social enterprise. It is geared towards promoting social businesses. The organizations covered by Social Earth are involved in a wide range of businesses with one thing in common – a profit motive and a desire to bring about meaningful change.

Social Edge

A program of the Skoll Foundation, of which the blog is a veritable storehouse of experiences of social entrepreneurs all over the world and practical tips and tricks that one can put to good use. The content here is authored by social entrepreneurs and there are valuable interviews with leading social entrepreneurs.

Social Enterprise Blog

Rolfe Larson hosts the Social Enterprise Blog from the Free Management Library. Free management library has been striving to provide free resources since 1995. Resources at the blog range from venture capital philanthropy, cause related marketing and earned income generation. On average new knowledge articles are added to the blog twice every week. The blog is focused on social enterprise and tries to disseminate practical tips.

Social ROI

A blog about how social entrepreneurship is making this world a better place. The blog covers a wide range of topics, from iphone apps that help social entrepreneurs to twitter campaigns for social causes, as well as updates on international programs and social impact investing. Social ROI also invites social entrepreneurs who are facing a unique problems to contact them for advice and help.

Spare Change

A social marketing blog by Nedra Weinreich, a consultant who specializes in using social media to promote health and social issues for nonprofits and government agencies. Her blog is a great resource for nonprofits, NGOs, and social entrepreneurs who need marketing tips that will help them maximize the reach and social impact of their message. The author has also done a lot of legwork for social entrepreneurs by searching for and connecting to other good social entrepreneur blogs.

The Social Business Blog

The Social Business Blog bills itself as “the most influential social business blog” in United Kingdom. Rob Greenland maintains the blog. Rob has been associated with social business since 1997 and has conducted several training sessions and workshops for businesses. His experience with social business is reflected in this excellent blog for social entrepreneurs. The topics on the blog range from social enterprise opportunities in garbage management to the social innovation lab hosted by Danone.

Source: Greenmarketing.tv

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Written by C Kenzie

September 29, 2010 at 8:46 am

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