TED Talks on Social Entrepreneurship
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- 2-169651http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfAzi6D5FpMActivist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend -- not for what they get done. Instead of equating frugality with morality, he asks us to start rewarding charities for their big goals and big accomplishments (even if that comes with big expenses). In this bold talk, he says: Let's change the way we think about changing the world. Everything the donating public has been taught about giving is dysfunctional, says AIDS Ride founder Dan Pallotta. He aims to transform the way society thinks about charity and giving and change.Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is...Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrongActivist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the...(18:51)
- 2-204680http://youtu.be/chXsLtHqfdMWhen most well-intentioned aid workers hear of a problem they think they can fix, they go to work. This, Ernesto Sirolli suggests, is naïve. In this funny and impassioned talk, he proposes that the first step is to listen to the people you're trying to help, and tap into their own entrepreneurial spirit. His advice on what works will help any entrepreneur.Ernest Sirolli: Want to Help Someone? Shut Up and...Ernest Sirolli: Want to Help Someone? Shut Up and Listen!When most well-intentioned aid workers hear of a problem they...(17:09)
- 2-169655http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOfkb2qtgIAMacArthur winner Sendhil Mullainathan uses the lens of behavioral economics to study a tricky set of social problems -- those we know how to solve, but don't. We know how to reduce child deaths due to diarrhea, how to prevent diabetes-related blindness and how to implement solar-cell technology ... yet somehow, we don't or can't. Why? Sendhil Mullainathan asks a compelling question: what are the irrational choices we make that perpetuate poverty, corruption, discrimination?Sendhil Mullainathan: Solving Social Problems...Sendhil Mullainathan: Solving Social Problems with a NudgeMacArthur winner Sendhil Mullainathan uses the lens of...(18:02)
- 2-169653http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36HivbSr-UMWe each want to live a life of purpose, but where to start? In this luminous, wide-ranging talk, Jacqueline Novogratz introduces us to people she's met in her work in "patient capital" -- people who have immersed themselves in a cause, a community, a passion for justice. These human stories carry powerful moments of inspiration. Jacqueline Novogratz founded and leads Acumen Fund, a nonprofit that takes a businesslike approach to improving the lives of the poor. In her new book, The Blue Sweater, she tells stories from the new philanthropy, which emphasizes sustainable bottom-up solutions over traditional top-down aid.Jacqueline Novogratz: Inspiring a life of...Jacqueline Novogratz: Inspiring a life of immersionWe each want to live a life of purpose, but where to...(17:48)
Guides to Social Entrepreneurship
|Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know|
by David Bornstein and Susan Davis
|The Blue Sweater|
by Jacqueline Novogratz
|Making Good: Finding Meaning, Money, and Community in a Changing World|
by Dev Aujla and Billy Parish
Examples of Socially Innovative Companies
Driving large-scale change by investing in, connecting and celebrating social entrepreneurs.
Global organization that identifies and invests in leading social entrepreneurs.
Fighting AIDS in Africa through brand partnerships.
Raising charitable donations to invest in companies, leaders, and ideas that are changing the way the world tackles poverty.
For every Two Degrees bar sold, a meal goes to a hungry child.
Building fuel-efficient cookstoves in the poorest villages of rural Honduras.
Improving health in under-served communities using mobile technology
Building a sustainable distribution platform for products designed to fight poverty and disease.