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Social entrepreneurship models

About organizational models

Leveraged non-profit ventures

The entrepreneur sets up a non-profit organization to drive the adoption of an innovation that addresses a market or government failure. In doing so, the entrepreneur engages a cross section of society, including private and public organizations, to drive forward the innovation through a multiplier effect. Leveraged non-profit ventures continuously depend on outside philanthropic funding, but their longer term sustainability is often enhanced given that the partners have a vested interest in the continuation of the venture.

Hybrid non-profit ventures

The entrepreneur sets up a non-profit organization but the model includes some degree of cost-recovery through the sale of goods and services to a cross section of institutions, public and private, as well as to target population groups. Often, the entrepreneur sets up several legal entities to accommodate the earning of an income and the charitable expenditures in an optimal structure. To be able to sustain the transformation activities in full and address the needs of clients, who are often poor or marginalized from society, the entrepreneur must mobilize other sources of funding from the public and/or philanthropic sectors. Such funds can be in the form of grants or loans, and even quasi-equity.

Social business ventures

The entrepreneur sets up a for-profit entity or business to provide a social or ecological product or service. While profits are ideally generated, the main aim is not to maximize financial returns for shareholders but to grow the social venture and reach more people in need. Wealth accumulation is not a priority and profits are reinvested in the enterprise to fund expansion. The entrepreneur of a social business venture seeks investors who are interested in combining financial and social returns on their investments.

Virgin’s Richard Branson offers staff unlimited holiday

Richard Brandson: “We should focus on what people get done, not on how many hours or days worked. Just as we don’t have a nine-to-five policy, we don’t need a vacation policy”

Certainly the primary imperative of a physician is to be skilled in medical science, but if he or she does not probe a patient’s soul, then the doctor’s care is given without caring, and part of the sacred mission of healing is missing.

Sometimes you have to get knocked down lower than you have ever been to stand up taller than you ever were before. Sometimes your eyes need to be washed by your tears so you can see the possibilities in front of you with a clearer vision again. Don’t settle.

larastonestits:

Naomi Campbell for Ralph Lauren, Spring/Summer 1997

larastonestits:

Naomi Campbell for Ralph Lauren, Spring/Summer 1997

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GERILJA/KURATING magazine

ABOUT GERILJA/KURATING

gerilja/kurating is an online magazine focused on the black arts scene across the globe, based in Amsterdam and kurated by Chandra Frank and Sarah Klerks.

gerilja/kurating magazine is interested in digging a little deeper into the various themes that namely black artists and curators address in their work. we kurate an online magazine and showcase various forms of visual arts related to a range of themes such as decoloniality, gender, race, popular culture and (street) fashion. without making grand generalisations about ‘black art’ and a ‘black arts movement’, we are interested in the meaning of ‘black art’ today. from time to time you’ll find gerilja offline as well.

Ademgebed

Postuum debuteren: het is iets wat gelukkig niet elke dag gebeurt. Helaas overkwam het Martijn Teerlinck, die ongeveer driekwart jaar geleden kwam te overlijden, wel. Hij had net een paar maanden daarvoor zijn veelgeprezen titelloze debuutalbum uitgegeven onder de artiestennaam The Child of Lov. Teerlinck verwierf internationale faam door een NME (New Musical Express)-award in de wacht te slepen en samen te werken met Damon Albarn: Nu verschijnt zijn poëziedebuut: Ademgebed. Posthuum. - http://www.tzum.info/2014/09/recensie-martijn-teerlinck-ademgebed/

permatech:

Vertical Green Wall @ Palo Alto Library, Ca

Vertical green wall designed for Palo Alto Library by Group 4 Architecture

in collaboration with the GSky Vertical Wall System was implemented into the sustainable strategy slated for a LEED Platinum building for the City of Palo Alto. via verdeveil

stevenonoja:

New post coming soon on the blog www.stevenonoja.com 
Photo by Shola Bashorun
http://instagram.com/stevenonoja

stevenonoja:

New post coming soon on the blog www.stevenonoja.com 

Photo by Shola Bashorun

http://instagram.com/stevenonoja

kimkanyekimye:

Kanye West for GQ Magazin (2007)

kimkanyekimye:

Kanye West for GQ Magazin (2007)

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futurescope:

The future of wearable technologies

Technology has been always crucial to the development of fashion, but as technology improves and advances, it is being more and more closely integrated into our clothing.

Wearable technologies currently exist in two spaces - as conceptual pieces by artisan designers, and as engineering driven wearable products that are taken to market. But, as Danielle Wilde explains, the future for wearable technologies lies in creating products with expressive aesthetic qualities that can be taken to market.

Danielle Wilde is a visiting research Fellow, Centre for Smart Materials and Performance Textiles at RMIT University.

This video is a co-production between SBS World News and The Conversation.

[via next nature] [Danielle Wilde]

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stevenonoja:

Steven Onoja, Blogger
Photo by Sasha Israel
Instagram.com/stevenonoja

stevenonoja:

Steven Onoja, Blogger

Photo by Sasha Israel

Instagram.com/stevenonoja

(Source: stevenonoja.com)

nprcodeswitch:

“At 73, Man Finally Gets Diploma Denied For Defying Segregation”:
In 1959, Galesburg banned Earley from graduating and denied him a diploma after he and other African-Americans had a picnic in a park that was unofficially off-limits to blacks.

nprcodeswitch:

At 73, Man Finally Gets Diploma Denied For Defying Segregation”:

In 1959, Galesburg banned Earley from graduating and denied him a diploma after he and other African-Americans had a picnic in a park that was unofficially off-limits to blacks.

(via npr)

Onthoud: organisaties leven, worden ziek en gaan dood, net als mensen…

— Harriet Lerner

The child of LOV