Lester Brown

via The Huffington Post‘s ’10 Things to Know About Food on World Food Day’. Yes, that’s right – it’s World Food Day! – http://huff.to/173dMsD

Zachary Dominitz

via HuffPost Impact: “The Big (Ain’t Always) Easy”. Sometimes feels like we’re making the same point over and over again in a myriad of different ways … and it needs to be made. http://huff.to/1fv63qA

Mitchell Kutney

HuffPost Impact‘s “The Consequences of Impact Investing on Philanthropy” makes a clear case for supporting distinctions between the two, while asserting the need to recognise them as part of the same funding continuum. http://huff.to/16RpQ95

Paul Hudnut

via Paul Hudnut’s article “Billions Saved (not ‘touched’)” – taking a cold hard look at the feel-good language of change and how it stands in the way of measuring real impact. http://bit.ly/11yh0MH

Parker Mitchell

via Parker Mitchell’s required reading “Dear new philanthropists – Can messy be the new sexy?” A clear and concise set of recommendations to those new to philanthropy to help maximise the impact of their endeavours. http://bit.ly/11vkf7A

Warning All Social Entrepreneurs

Firstly, the bad news … You’re all going to fail. You’re not going to fail once, but dozens of times. You’re going to work 80-100 hours a week, make virtually no money, spend what little money you have on a crazy idea that – at the beginning at least – virtually nobody will understand – your relationships will suffer, your … Read More

Modernizing the Impact Sector

Successful entrepreneurs share one fundamentally common trait … they identify gaps in a market and develop a bridge to generate, at the very least, a measurable, replicable and sustainable result. In Australia there are approximately 600,000 non-profits – one for every forty men, women and children in the country. The US, by comparison has one for every two hundred – … Read More

cultural imperialism & social media

Social media channels – like global media generally – have a tendency to be dominated by the US – due almost exclusively to their sheer volume of users. In the world of social and environmental enterprise – where global participants are located in some of the world’s poorest countries – i suspect the disparity is even more obvious. It’s not … Read More