Thursday, April 25, 2013

Social Entrepreneurship in St. Louis

  • May 15 -YNPN Brown Bag on Social Entrepreneurship 11:30 - 1, $10 for non-members, Lab 1500, 1500 Washington, Bring your lunch and join this YNPN panel exploring different ideas and aspects of a social entrepreneurship: Aimee Dunne Zander – Community Outreach Coordinator, Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Washington University; Chris Miller – Founder, The Mission Center and Senior Lecturer, Brown School of Social Work at Washington University; Claire Wolff – Community Engagement Specialist, Old North St. Louis Restoration Group, rsvp at

  • Winners of the 8th annual Youthbridge Social Enterprise and Innovation Competition, through Wash U's Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, the Lutheran Foundation and Daughters of Charity Foundation were announced this month. They included nonprofits Independent Youth,  Circus Harmony Flying Trapeze Center, ArchCity Defenders, Inc. and GoodMap. Find out more about the competition at

  • Check out one of these books from the G&FC collection of background reading on Social Entrepreneurship: Social Entrepreneurship; What Everyone Needs to Know by David Bornstein & Susan Davis; Transformational Philanthropy; Entrepreneurs and Nonprofits by Lisa M. Dietlin; the Power of Unreasonable People; How Social Entrepreneurs Create Markets that Change the World by John Elkington & Pamela Hartigan; Daughters of the Declaration ; How Women Entrepreneurs Built the American Dream by Claire Gaudiani & David Graham Burnett; Rippling by Beverly Schwartz: the Search for Social Entrepreneurship by Paul C. Light; or Succeeding at Social Enterprise; Hard-won Lessons for Nonprofits... by the Social Enterprise Alliance.