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Posted By Social Edge
On 4 April 2014 - 11:32am

Each year, nearly 1,000 of the world’s most influential social entrepreneurs, key thought leaders and strategic partners gather at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School to exchange ideas, solutions and insight. Now in its 11th year, the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship, which takes place April 9-11 in Oxford, England, is the premier international platform for advancing entrepreneurial approaches and solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.

While every session will be recorded, polished and ultimately posted online, the Forum will be live-streaming the opening plenary, our annual ...more

Posted By Bubb’s blog
On 4 April 2014 - 11:07am


My team interrupted my Australian holiday last night to let me know some good news from SW1. At long last the Labour Party have committed to repeal the dreadful Lobbying Act if they win power in 2015. Good on Ed.
We’ve spoken with Angela Eagle’s office a lot recently, and I wrote in February to all three party leaders to urge them to commit their parties to repeal. David Cameron wrote back to promise that the act “will only apply to third-party organisations or charities who spend money to procure the electoral success of a particular political party or candidate”. But he didn’t commit to replacing the Act with a better-drafted law. Now Labour have gone one better.
Labour’s commitment means the other parties must ...more

Posted By Changemakers blogs
On 3 April 2014 - 11:04pm

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Posted By Changemakers blogs
On 3 April 2014 - 11:04pm

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Posted By Addictions UK
On 3 April 2014 - 9:00am

Thought: 'If it might just work why not see if it does?' ...more

Posted By Addictions UK
On 3 April 2014 - 9:00am

Thought: 'If it might just work why not see if it does?' ...more

Posted By Changemakers blogs
On 3 April 2014 - 2:39am

Do you want to learn about the innovative ideas and programs that are helping Canadians become healthier and more active? Do you have ideas for encouraging healthy living in Canada?

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Posted By Changemakers blogs
On 3 April 2014 - 2:39am

 

Do you want to learn about the innovative ideas and programs that are helping Canadians become healthier and more active? Do you have ideas for encouraging healthy living in Canada?

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On 2 April 2014 - 5:05pm

“You can’t take someone who has grown up, who hasn’t seen any of this for their entire life except maybe seen it on television, and – I went to Princeton, and came back with my degree, and now I want to work with kids!

You also have to remember that these kids are being raised in areas where they are not interacting with people of other races. They’ve been taught that White people run the world. And then you put a White therapist in front of them?”

-Patrick Mims, Alumnus, San Quentin Prison University Project

We all want to help.

But what a lesson to us all from Patrick Mims, a former inmate at San Quentin who now is pursuing a Master’s degree in Social Work. If you are giving advice, make sure it’s wanted — and warranted.

We need to come from a space of understanding.  If you are helping someone work through an issue, have the humility to understand when you are a helper – or a listener. An advisor, or an encourager.  A seer or a follower. ...more

Posted By Social Edge
On 2 April 2014 - 2:41pm

The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship takes place April 9-11 in Oxford, England. Learn more about the sessions, speakers and delegates this year. ...more

  1. “As a young girl, I didn’t dream that I would get a university degree. Due to my family background, I used to go to school with an empty stomach and a uniform that was not presentable. I faced many challenges, but I did not give up. As I climbed the educational ladder, I persevered through my problems and became the first girl in my family to gain a degree. In my community in Ghana, most girls drop out of school, and so a lot