Entrepreneurship

Posts about software/technology/advice for up-and-coming entrepreneurs.

To Change the World, Dream Big and Act Locally

Headlines about billionaires and their multimillion-dollar donations make us think philanthropy is mostly something wealthy people do. In fact, the bulk of America’s donated dollars come from regular people. You don’t necessarily need a huge bank account to enact change; it’s less about how much you give than where and why you give it.


Posted by Francis Zierer on March 22, 2021

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Philanthropist Spotlight: Douglas and Kris Tompkins

There are many philanthropists operating today, but there are some who truly lead the rest by example. Doug and Kris Tompkins, who spent years building companies like The North Face and Patagonia, are two of those people. Their environmental conservation work in South America is a blueprint for how to make a difference in the world.


Posted by Francis Zierer on March 01, 2021

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Struggles Philanthropists Regularly Face

In the internet era and with the rise of platforms like ShareYourself, it is easier than ever for people to contribute to causes they care about. Still, it can be difficult to ascertain where to put your donation dollars. Make sure you take the time to research fundraisers and organizations before you commit.


Posted by Francis Zierer on February 12, 2021

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5 CSR's That Are Disingenuous

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) departments are now standard for businesses in most fields. This practice, rooted in post-war American economic theory, can be truly rewarding and genuine, as illustrated in a previous post on this blog. Of course, that is not always the case, and many CSR efforts are nothing more than an attempt to save face through marketing. Here are some examples.


Posted by Francis Zierer on January 29, 2021

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5 Ways To Support Your Mental Health While Social Distancing

While it is important to be cautious of your physical health, it is equally important to focus on your mental health during these times of uncertainty. Here are a few ways to support your mental health from home.


Posted by Kunthea Relinski on April 16, 2020

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How To Ensure That Your Online Activism Has Real World Influence

We live in an age dominated by social media and hashtag activism. Sharing a post on any platform can make people feel as if they’ve supported a cause even though they have put in minimal effort.


Posted by Kunthea Relinski on March 11, 2020

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5 Ways To Take Better Project Photos

Tips to take project photos that will attract helpers, followers, and potential teammates.


Posted by Kunthea Relinski on March 04, 2020

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The Best Free and Cheap Online Tools for Social Entrepreneurs

One of the great things about the internet is that there are so many tools out there to help you on your journey to change the world. Whether you’re looking for ways to organize your team or manage your time or communicate better, there’s definitely at least one company — if not five — out there that you can use for free or very cheap.


Posted by Lauren McKenna on September 20, 2019

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Presenting Your Idea

You have a project or business idea, but perhaps you haven’t shared it yet. Want to know how to identify when you’re ready and the best practices to prepare, share and utilize feedback? Read on.


Posted by Lauren McKenna on June 14, 2019

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How to Find and Activate Your Community to Help You Change the World

Without community engagement, your business or project will fail. We break down the different types of communities there are, why it's important to engage with them and then detail just how to do it.


Posted by Lauren McKenna on June 07, 2019

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Staying on Track with Project Milestones

Project milestones are absolutely essential to any endeavor of any kind. They will help you stay on track, keep you and your team motivated, and enable you to celebrate small victories along the way. Here are our best practices for making them and using them.


Posted by Lauren McKenna on May 24, 2019

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How to Stay Motivated: Finding Your Cheerleaders and Dealing With Haters

Burnout is real - and, eventually, it comes for us all. Luckily, you already have a group of people who will help you through it: your cheerleaders!


Posted by Lauren McKenna on May 17, 2019

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The Best Free and Cheap Online Tools for Social Entrepreneurs

One of the great things about the internet is that there are so many tools out there to help you on your journey to change the world. Whether you're looking for ways to organize your team or manage your time or communicate better, there's definitely at least one company - if not five - out there tha


Posted by Lauren McKenna on April 23, 2019

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How to Find Work/Life Balance When You're Launching a Business

The struggle is real: Work/life balance


Posted by Lauren McKenna on April 22, 2019

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How to Stay Motivated: Pushing Through Plateaus and Burnout

Undoubtedly, a day will come where you've lost steam. This doesn't necessarily mean you don't care anymore, but hitting plateaus and even burning out is very possible at one point or another. With this module, we'll do our best to prepare you for if and when that day comes.


Posted by Lauren McKenna on April 20, 2019

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Intro to Crowdfunding: How To Find Funders

You can't have a crowdfunding campaign without funders. Here's how to find them.


Posted by Lauren McKenna on April 18, 2019

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Intro to Crowdfunding: How to create a compelling story

Here's how to create a compelling story that convinces people to help fund your crowdfunding campaign.


Posted by Lauren McKenna on April 17, 2019

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Intro to Crowdfunding: What is Crowdfunding and How Do You Choose a Platform?

What is crowdfunding, types of crowdfunding, how to choose a platform


Posted by Lauren McKenna on April 16, 2019

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