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Posted By Social Edge
On 16 April 2015 - 10:42pm

BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS FOR IMPACT AT SCALE
THU, APRIL 16, 2015; 11:45 – 13:00

In this session, Bhaskar Chakravorti led a group discussion of methods by which social enterprise organizations can initiate and structure high-impact partnerships with both global and local corporations and governments.

Several participants, especially Timothy Cross of YouthBuild USA, shared some invaluable insights into the ways their respective organizations were able to negotiate strong and fruitful ...more

Posted By Social Edge
On 16 April 2015 - 10:06pm

ZERO CARBON THE CLIMATE JUSTICE WAY
THU, APRIL 16, 2015; 13:15 – 14:30

“Climate change is the greatest existential crisis our race has ever had to face,” said Sir David King (the UK Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change) in a lively panel entitled “Zero Carbon the Climate Justice Way”. Moderated by Ion Yadigaroglu of Capricorn Investment Group, this panel discussed methods of reducing carbon emissions and preventing climate damage.

Panelists included Tasso Azevedo (socio-environmental entrepreneur), Mary Robinson (president of the Mary Robinson Foundation, former UN High ...more

Posted By Social Edge
On 16 April 2015 - 5:22pm

WHEN BELIEFS COLLIDE: RELIGION, GEOPOLITICS AND POWER
THU, APRIL 16, 2015; 13:15 – 14:30

A packed session on the interrelationship of religion, geopolitics, and power surfaced a range of views on the best or even first actions to take in addressing conflict, exploitation and other wrongs perpetuated under the guise of religious belief.

There was no consensus on the correct tactics for addressing these issues; does it look more like the work of the ...more

On 16 April 2015 - 5:05pm

addtext_com_MTIxOTMxMTMyMDQzHi Team Living and Giving,

Here is a helpful list from one of the smartest games we have available to us, chess. Let’s see what we can learn, and how it applies to our lives.

1. Learn the basics. Keep life simple.

2. Think before you do. Being thoughtful saves a lot of angst in our hearts…

3. Think possibilities and outcomes. Excited about a new step? Super! What does the end result look like? What are the different ways your life could turn out? Think big, think possible; and think with care.  ...more

Posted By Social Edge
On 16 April 2015 - 5:02pm

CLICK AND TELL: GOING VIRAL IN A DIGITAL WORLD
WED, APRIL 15, 2015; 15:00 – 16:15

by Dalumuzi H. Mhlanga

Apparently if I started this post with a video or picture of a cute cat or baby who would tug at your hearts, I would be halfway to going viral. Well, I may be twisting the truth of this session’s core message a little bit.

What true, though, is that emotion plays a very important role in posts that go viral. Viral content often comes from the heart – it carries a great measure of authenticity. No wonder the message that came out from this session – with Adam Mordecai, editor of Upworthy – was how important it is to tell ...more

Posted By Bubb’s blog
On 16 April 2015 - 4:37pm

It’s been striking, in recent years, how often religious groups have led the response to the hardships of austerity. Even in the days of declining church attendance in Britain, groups like the Trussell Trust have galvanised society and led the third sector’s efforts to prevent and alleviate the worst effects of financial crisis.
So how appropriate it is to see my old friend the Rt Rev Dr Richard Chartres, the Bishop of London, writing in today’s Times about the new campaign he launches this evening with Tearfund.
Tearfund is a Christian charity - in their words, “Christians passionate about ending poverty”. The Bishop writes:
“Many of today’s global challenges have been brewing for many years and we should have seen them coming. Yet we have made the ...more

Posted By Social Edge
On 16 April 2015 - 4:37pm

CUTTING THROUGH THE CLUTTER: LEVERAGING MEDIA TO GET ATTENTION
WED, APRIL 15, 2015; 13:30 – 14:45

Here are six tips on how social entrepreneurs should pitch to the media, according to Morgan Clendaniel, founding editor of Co.Exist (Fast Company’s website focused on world-changing ideas and innovation); Jim Fruchterman, leading social entrepreneur and founder of Benetech; and participants in the  ...more

Posted By Social Edge
On 16 April 2015 - 4:19pm

OPENING PLENARY
WED, APRIL 15, 2015; 17:00 – 18:30

The sun was shining today in Oxford, as the 12th Skoll World Forum kicked off its three-day convening of 1,000 delegates eager to accelerate entrepreneurial approaches and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.

On the agenda hosted by Stephan Chambers, was a conversation about belief, and its ability to inspire change, and propel us forward. To help start the conversation, notable speakers, including Jeff Skoll and Archbishop Desmond Tutu shared their personal beliefs. One common theme that resonated was that the belief is often rooted in the lessons that we ...more

Posted By Social Edge
On 16 April 2015 - 3:49pm

LEVERAGING NEW AND OLD TECHNOLOGIES INTO TODAY’S EDUCATION MODELS
WED, APRIL 15, 2015; 11:45 – 13:00

The idea of using technology for education is not new. With the massive uptake of mobile phones around the globe, mobile is seen as a technology solution to bring about universal education. Computer coding is being advanced as a skill set that can bring about social mobility and empowerment.

“Coding is the new writing, it is the new literacy.”

This was the focal point of today’s Skoll World Forum session on “Leveraging New and Old Technologies in ...more

Posted By Addictions UK
On 16 April 2015 - 9:00am