Democracy and Discourse Rising

February was established as Black History Month in 1976 to recognize and celebrate the central role of African Americans in U.S. history, and was chosen in honor of the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. Fittingly, twenty-five years later, this month has been marked by the spreading democracy movements in the Middle East and North Africa, from Egypt, to Tunisia, to Libya. Core to the significance of this parallel is the fundamental belief that true democracy evolves only when...

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Business 3.0 – Not Business as Usual

Saturday, April 2, 2011 10:00AM 5:00PM Palace of Fine Arts Theater 3301 Lyon Street San Francisco, CA 94123

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TEDxPresidio brings together some of the brightest thought leaders in business who are shaping the future of their sectors.

Covering evolving 21st Century trends like; CSR, competition in a ...

New Sector Alliance Program Expands to Bay Area

New Sector Alliance recently expanded to the Bay Area. Their programs place top recent college graduates and young professionals ("Residents" or "Summer Fellows") in full-time positions at nonprofits.  Program participants are trained and supported by consultant advisors (from Accenture, Bain, Bridgespan, BCG, Booz, Deloitte, McKinsey, etc.) and New Sector staff.

If your organization works in education, economic development, environmental stewardship, health, disaster services, or with veterans and military...

Women: A Missing Financial Resource

Melissa L. Bradley is currently CEO of Tides, and previously served as Founder and managing director of New Capitalist. The opinions expressed are her own. Thomson Reuters is hosting an International Women's Day live blog on March 8, 2011. This post originally appeared on Reuters.com.

Corporations love women – at least judging by the countless commercials aimed at women. Whether it is selling the latest toys, promoting the sales of bulk goods, or pitching a luxury item that may be on our wish list, advertisers...

2011 Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneurs Program

Social entrepreneurs enter the sector to achieve results they believe in — for the good of their community.  Those who survive have wrestled a variety of challenges, including lack of funds, lack of resources and, often limited experience running an organization.

Increasingly, in both the nonprofit and the for profit world, the ability to lead an organization efficiently to drive mission distinguishes the best social entrepreneurs from those who are merely good.

Today, we’re pleased to share this...

Reflections on 10 Years of Building Opportunities

In 2007 a group of Carbondale, Colorado residents had a vision that an empty elementary school building could become a dynamic community resource filled with artist studios, social service offices, and meeting space for organizations, businesses, neighbdorhood groups and environmentalists of all kinds. With the town's vision and ongoing support, a broad partnership grew that included a local developer, an architect, a community development corporation, a local bank, and a social entrepreneurship fund. Rather than start...

A Hope for Pre-Emptive Civil Discourse

On January 30th, California celebrated the inaugural Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Rights and the Constitution – the first day in U.S. history to be officially named after an Asian American – honoring the life of an exceptional individual who fought against the forced internment of over 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II.  In 1942, at the age of 23, Korematsu was arrested near his San Leandro, CA home for refusing to go to a camp with the rest of his family, and was convicted for defying Executive Order 9066,...