Category Archives: Social Enterprise

Goldman Sachs – 10,000 Women and 10,000 Small Business Programs

Dina Powell, president of the Goldman Sachs Foundation, recently spoke at Duke’s Sanford School.  She discussed several Goldman Sachs’ programs which are built on the concepts of social enterprise and entrepreneurship operating through women owned and small businesses as a … Continue reading

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Sustainability: Walmart, Whole Foods, Patagonia, and Benefit Corporations

On April 22, 1970 the first Earth Day initiated significant awareness about environmental sustainability which encompasses a product’s full life cycle impact on the environment. Although Earth Day’s intial effect on business was minimal, this post describe how public and … Continue reading

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AFP- Social Enterprise: New Face of Philanthropy

On August 11, 2011, the 7th Annual North Carolina Philanthropy Conference will be held at the Sheraton Hotel in the Research Triangle Park.  Sponsored by the Association of Fundraising Professional’s North Carolina chapters this year’s conference theme is “The New Face of Philanthropy: … Continue reading

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Social Enterprise – A quick look at the L3C

Several states, including North Carolina, and Indian tribal governments are early adopters in establishing the low profit limited liability company. Known by its initials, an “L3C” is a hybrid organization considered a for-profit, taxable entity which combines business with charitable or educational purposes in a single organization.   Built on the framework of a … Continue reading

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Duke Social Enterprise Class

Social enterprise and entrepreneurship are an emerging area for the nonprofit and business sectors.  There are new legal entities and certifications including the L3C, benefit corporations, and B Lab certifications which seek to combine charitable purposes with business organizations.   On July 20, 2011, from 6-9 pm, … Continue reading

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