Professionalizing Foundations

My research at the Centre for the Study of Philanthropy & Public Good, St Andrews University, focuses on foundation staff, reflecting on their roles as professionals within foundations and exploring relationships inherent in the development of a foundation....

Enterprising Prizes

The Social EnterPrize Awards were created by the Trico Charitable Foundation in 2011 to recognize and celebrate leadership and excellence in social entrepreneurship across Canada.  The awards look for the best practices, social impact and innovation of organizations...
Belief. That we are selling more than widgets.

Belief. That we are selling more than widgets.

Michele, you should go into business. Dad, I don’t want to make widgets. Sell widgets. Or improve widgets. – Adamant 20-somthing Michele Belief. The theme of the 2015 Skoll World Forum. A combination of faith and pragmatism. What carries us through when...
The Holy Grail of Social Entrepreneurship?

The Holy Grail of Social Entrepreneurship?

We’re often asked for our definition of social entrepreneurship.   In the past three years, our answers have morphed.  We started purely on the non-profit side, but encountered problems whereby “everyone” was becoming a social entrepreneur.  As we shifted toward the...

The trouble with transformation creep

The mantra for transformative change has become ubiquitous. After all, who would opt for treating symptoms, often derisively labelled as applying band-aids, rather than striving for a cure? While the clarion call of transformation also beckons for us, we’re concerned...

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