The PresenTense Group, which employs entrepreneurship as a tool to enrich communal life, grow local economies and solve critical issues facing society, has completed its latest cycle of programming, supporting more individuals than ever before in creating social impact. In 2014 PresenTense equipped 180 social entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs in building 164 ventures that address pressing community issues through its 15 accelerators across North … [Read more...] about PresenTense Group Accelerates Social Innovation Efforts
Our Jewish community wants to do big things. But we sometimes keep our people small either through interpersonal failings or system failings such as bureaucracy, defining jobs too narrowly, or revering hierarchy. by Jennie Rivlin Roberts After 20 years as a business consultant and entrepreneur, I’m currently leading a Jewish start-up accelerator for the Atlanta Jewish community called ProtéJ. ProtéJ is an initiative of Jewish Federation of … [Read more...] about Lessons for the Jewish Innovation Enterprise from Ashoka: a Leader in Social Entrepreneurship
An earlier version of this article was published in Jumpstart's Huffington Post column. I have been grappling for some time with the question of where Jewish entrepreneurs fit into the landscape of innovation. How do you define them? Upon first glance, they seem to be social entrepreneurs, those who attempt to solve a major social problem, like poverty, illness, or education, for their work is to preserve and re-vitalize a people, their … [Read more...] about The Ruminators
[eJP note: this post was originally published on December 8, 2008.] by Shawn Landres, Joshua Avedon and Lee Meyerhoff Hendler Forget global warming. The ice age is coming. After a decade of philanthropic investment that has produced a flowering of innovation and social entrepreneurship not seen since the late 19th century, all signs point to a flash freeze. Over the past several months, a number of philanthropies have suspended new … [Read more...] about Philanthropy’s New Ice Age: Will Social Innovation Survive the Freeze?
Last week, the Jewish community in Argentina marked a decade of Taglit-Birthright Israel with a series of events. At the Carla-Ray Gallery in Buenos Aires a unique art exhibition was opened, inspired by Taglit-Birthright Israel and as a tribute to the project. The event was attended by the Israeli Ambassador to Argentina, Mr. Daniel Gazit and the Vice President of Marketing and Development of Taglit-Birthright Israel, Prof. Ada Spitzer. To … [Read more...] about Taglit-Birthright Israel Project Receives Prestigious Argentine Award for Social Entrepreneurship