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This Week in Social Entrepreneurship: ING and Microsoft accelerate youth as change agents and Be Social Change launches New York Social Good

  • Join the MaRS Discovery District on Friday, July 26th from 12 – 1 pm (EDT) for a free webinar, the second of their Social Finance Connects Series. This series features thought leaders on the importance of building business capacity in the not for profit sector in order for these organizations to be able to participate in social finance opportunities.
  • Microsoft Canada, Ontario Trillium Foundation, and ING Direct have partnered to run the 3rd annual Agents of Change Youth Competition. If your project is led by a team of up to three youth under 30 and is working to build stronger, more resilient communities apply by July 22nd. Yours could be one of ten innovative projects that receive support to help accelerate the business. 
  • Applications for the 2013 Spark* Changemaker Program close July 21st, so it’s time to start your application! This programis a powerful opportunity for passionate Kenyans who are at the early stages of building social businesses or non-profit organizations. Spark* Changemakers will attend the live-in accelerator summit near Nairobi from September 1-6, have access to the Changemakers Network, are eligible to apply for the Changemaker Fund.
  • Join Be Social Change and the Centre for Social Innovation on July 24th for the beginning of New York Social Good, a new event series featuring for-profit and non-profit social ventures sharing new approaches and best-practices in tackling the world’s toughest social and environmental problems. The launch event will feature leading social change organizations like GOOD Local,, and Kinvolved.
  • The full-time SEED SPOT program is accepting applications until July 31st. This program is designed for ventures that demonstrate social impact, proof of customer validation, and a strong revenue model. The business and entrepreneur must also reside in Arizona and not be generating over $250,000 in annual revenue.

Shawn D. Ross 


I am a Northwest Native living in Washington State. A graduate of Washington State University and University of Phoenix with degrees in Architecture and Education I write about social, cultural, and personal improvement on the StartSomeGood Blog and SDRinspire. I am also a filmmaker and owner of Giraffe and Penguin Productions, a single daddy of two beautiful children, avid reader, writer, and hat wearer (Not in that picture but believe me, I wear ‘em). I am currently at work on my first feature length documentary. Follow me @shawndross and visit my websites: and


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This Week in Social Entrepreneurship

  • Mark your calendars! The 2013 Social Enterprise Conference, brought to you by the students of Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School, is coming to Boston on February 9th and 10th 2013. This year you can expect over 1,500 participants, at least 125 panelists and speakers, 40 panels and workshops about the latest hot topics in social enterprise, countless networking opportunities, a social enterprise career fair, and the Pitch for Change Business Plan Competition.
  • The Feast and NBC Universal present Rev Up Change, a challenge for individuals and organizations that are creating change in communities all over the United States. The challenge is looking to scale projects that have been in operation for at least one year and address social, health, or environmental issues in sustainable ways. One winner will receive $25,000 and the chance to speak at The Feast Conference 2013 in NYC in October.
  • Twitter is such an important and useful tool for nonprofits and social enterprises for community building. This webinar series presented by the amazingly talented thought leader Hildy Gottlieb, Building Community through Twitter Chats, is an amazing opportunity to learn from one of the nonprofit industry’s most knowledgeable leaders. Don’t miss this opportunity—register today for this series of three webinars that will take place between February 6th and February 20th 2013.
  • On Thursday, January 31st join this FREE webinar focused on social metrics, outcome evaluation, and social return on investment. Stephanie Robertson and Tessa Hebb have both recently published reports on social metrics and will speak on their important findings. Audience members will also have the chance to participate in a 20 minute Q&A session following the presentations. The webinar is free, but make sure to register online prior to the event.

SSG Webinar: Why Everything You know About Brand is Wrong

What: Misunderstood, misused and misconstrued; Brand has got to be one of the most abused words on the organizational lexicon. So what is this mysterious thing? What are the things that matter most and what can be left for later? One thing is for sure, the things that make and break the Brand have little to do with how you look and everything to do with who you are and what you do and why you do it.

This webinar will take you on a journey to the heart of what builds a brand with an interactive side-trip so you can be prepared next time someone asks you what your Brand stands for.

Who:  Michel Hogan is an independent Brand 

adviser and advocate. She works in Australia and in the United States helping organisations make promises they can keep and keep the promises they make – with a strong sustainable brand as the result. She also publishes the Brand thought leadership blog -  and writes weekly for on Brand. You can contact Michel by email, by phone 0431 377 508 and follow her on Twitter @michelhogan.

When: Tuesday, December 20 at 2PM US Pacific / 5PM US Eastern / Wednesday, December 21 at 9AM East Coast Australia

RSVP: Spaces are very limited, and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  To secure your spot, please email for webinar details.

Legal Structures for Social Good: Thursday November 17 

Though most people know StartSomeGood best for our focus on helping social good ventures raise both the financial capital necessary to transform their ideas into action and impact, and the relational capital to rally their supporters behind their vision, we also promote a third crucial pillar: intellectual capital.  To this end, we host webinars aimed at arming social entrepreneurs with the knowledge they need to be better equipped to take on the myriad challenges they face.  

Though our webinar series is normally restricted just to ventures on our site, in recognition of the broad interest in this month’s topic, we want to open up November’s webinar to the entire SSG community.  Keen to learn more?  Read on!

What: This webinar is focused on the most basic decision facing the social entrepreneur: How do you know when a for-profit or non-profit legal structure make the most sense for your social business? The presentation will cover the latest trend towards “hybrid” legalstructures, including the introduction and availability of the Benefit Corporation, L3C (low profit limited liability company), and Flexible Purpose Corporation in the United States. There will also be reference to similar structures available to social entrepreneurs across the globe, including the increasingly popular Community Interest Company recently authorized in the U.K.

Who: Peter studied political science and classical studies as an undergraduate at the University of Washington. He received his law degree from Seattle University School of law, graduating summa cum laude. Peter’s practice focused on environmental and land use law and litigation until about 6 months ago when he was presented with the opportunity to start the Apex Law Group with his current partners. Now at Apex Law, Peter’s practice centers on the legal issues facing a start-up businesses, and he focuses on helping entrepreneurs seeking to make a social impact with their venture. Peter enjoys an inspiring presentation and he loves to spend time with his family enjoying the culture and outdoor activities that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. 

When: Thursday November 17 at 4pm US Pacific time/7pm US EDT/11am Australian EST (Friday 18th)/1pm New Zealand DT (Friday 18th).

RSVP: Spaces are very limited, and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  To secure your spot, please email for webinar details.

Come Join Our Webinar on Crowdfunding

Come join StartSomeGood co-founder Tom Dawkins present a webinar on crowdfunding Tuesday, July 26 at 7PM Eastern Time!  To RSVP for the event (spaces are limited), please email to receive GoToMeeting log-in information.  


Crowdfunding is the term du jour when it comes to fundraising. The success of IndieGoGo and Kickstarter, along with newer players like StartSomeGood, have inspired both social and business entrepreneurs to re-think their strategy around the crowd. However more than 2/3 of all crowdfunding campaigns fail and clear lessons can be drawn about what works and what doesn’t. Come and hear one of the founders of StartSomeGood present lessons about what it takes to succeed and the new ways entrepreneurs are raising funds and building community to turn their ideas into action.

When? (Note these are all the same time, just adjusted for time zones)

Tuesday, July 26, 4PM Pacific Time (San Francisco)

Tuesday, July 26, 7PM Eastern Time (Washington, DC)

Wednesday, July 27, 9AM Sydney, Australia