Book Review: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg →
Swimming in a Sea of Love: Why a Philanthropic... →
The Five Stages of Strategic Grief - Frances Frei... →
Salesforce co-founder says the company embraces... →
Social Enterprise: Why Philanthropy is Ripe for... →
Disabilities Can Be Workplace Assets - NYTimes.com →
Point of View: Tease Out: Being Mean Won't Solve... →
A New Way to Talk About the Social Determinants of... →
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
"No" is the New "Yes": Four Practices to... →
People Are Awesome: The Coffee Shop Where Everyone... →
Video - Girl Effect →
Best Ideas of 2011: The Reshaping of Capitalism →
Top Ten new year business resolutions for 2011 →
If I try my best and fail, well, I tried my best.– Steve Jobs, 1998 (via bijan)
UCP Central Florida's Charter School Excels at... →
“New research suggests this mix of students raises achievement — not only for the students with disabilities, but their non-disabled classmates as well.”
UCP of NYC's Doug Whitman Makes a Difference in... →
Living.Louder.Dreaming.Longer: Dear Disney, →
angelwithashotgun90: You should make Princesses and Prince Charmings that are: overweight, underweight, gay, transgendered, in a wheel chair, deaf, blind, missing limbs, glasses, braces, no hair or with any number of different health conditions or disabilities, so ALL of our children grow up feeling beautiful. Our…
4 Reasons NOT to use Social Media, and why to use... →
from Non-Profit Quarterly Christine Durand and Kristen Cici
Cook Ross' new Disability Etiquette Guide
I recently had the opportunity to review the new Disability Etiquette Guide produced by Cook Ross. It is an excellent introduction to the sensibilities and sensitive issues a person should consider when interacting with a person with disabilities. It covers the applicable laws and is a good primer on what to consider if you encounter people with disabilities. It would be most useful for any...
Award marks a turning point for disabilities'... →
Social Currency | Nonprofit Finance Fund →
Observations on Klout as a tool
About a month ago, I came across a friend’s posting on facebook where he referenced his Klout score (www.klout.com) and I, of course, being competitive, wanted to know my score. Nevermind, that I had no idea what Klout’s score represented… At the same time, my partner started to log his food intake using Weight Watchers online tool. Counting points and logging them soon...
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.– Japanese Proverb
Habitat for Humanity: Evolution of a Brand →
From the Non-Profit Quarterly
Are you afraid of being BOLD to follow you vision? →
freshtracksinc: Are you afraid of being risk-taking BOLD to follow you vision? Then I have some inspiration for you. Today’s Fresh Tracks, Inc.™ Exploratory Question of the Day: Are you afraid of being BOLD to follow you vision? came from Fast Company’s recent The Disruptors article, which shares 10 trailblazer who pulled it off (or tried to), and the lessons they learned along the way.
pedals for progress →
This is an interesting non-profit that combines recycling to remove bikes from landfills with providing clean, cheap sustainable transportation to the developing world, with a good dollop of supporting the development of bicycle repair industry in the developing countries.
Jim Gibbons, CEO of Goodwill Industries... →
Jim Gibbons, CEO of Goodwill Industries International (an SEA Sector Champion), was recently published in the Harvard Business Review on the “Good Business Model At Goodwill”. While frequently we, in the social enterprise space, discuss what we can learn from the corporate sector, Jim’s provocative article turns the equation around and suggests some things our corporate...
Editor seeks out heartbreaking stories →
jljarvis-blog: Proof that there is good in the world: BEIJING - After 15 years as a journalist, Zhang Danuo knows a good story when he sees one. Now he’s using that skill to change people’s lives. Since the mid-1990s, he has been offering his services free to disabled people who want to write about their experiences. “I want children with all kinds of disabilities to be able to read the...
Rise in vets with PTSD straining resources –... →
Between mental health services and Traumatic Brain Injury, there is a lot of expertise that UCP network affiliates can bring to the VA to serve our heroes better. They deserve at least that.
5 Steps for Starting and Funding a Social Good... →
The Commerce With a Conscience Series is supported by FedEx. FedEx does more than shipping. They offer solutions like transporting heart valves to those in need and helping entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life. See how. Each year, non-profits raise $300 billion, 13% of which is donated onli…
Living with a Sibling with a Disability: How... →
persephonemag: From the article: Sitting in the back seat while he drove as my mom gave gentle instructions was truly a mind blowing event. It was by far the highlight of my holiday weekend—and that says a lot because our food was damn good. I never imagined I would see my brother DRIVING A CAR. I thought we would invest in some kind of transport for him. Having the ability to drive is really...
Veterans With Disabilities Need Multi-Prong... →
Panelists pointed out the important role of employment in easing a veteran’s return to civilian life and recovery from injuries.
Living with a Sibling with a Disability: Social... →
persephonemag: From the article: We can all remember being in elementary and high school, and we can all probably recall the social minefield that these environments facilitate. My brother attended our local public school, and needless to say, he stood out. He did not make friends easily. In my last post, I discussed my brother’s experiences in physical therapy and how he used crutches...
Leadership Roles in a Leaderless Movement:... →
From the Non-Profit Quarterly. Interesting discussion of the different approaches of the Occupy Movement in rural vs. urban settings…
Gone For Good Document Destruction began in October 2006 at United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham with one government contract. Since then Gone For Good has grown to serve hundreds of companies. Although Gone For Good Secure Document Destruction provides the most secure shredding in the industry, what makes them unique is the fact that their program was developed to create jobs for...
The Sincerest Form of Flattery
From time to time, we at UCP Mission Driven Business will share ideas that other organizations have developed that we think are smart, hip, or useful. Since imitation is the sincerest form of flattery (SFF), you are invited to imitate or imitprovise (imitate+improvise). Today’s SFF comes to us from grockit (www.grockit.com)—the standard test preparation leader. These are their...
Boomers Lead and Drive the New Wave of... →
Most surprisingly, according to a report from the Kauffman Foundation, the highest rate of entrepreneurship in America has already shifted to the 55–64 age group, with people over 55 almost twice as likely to found successful companies than those between 20 and 34.
5 Social Enterprises that are Making a real Impact →
On Social Enterprise Day (last Friday) here is a list of five unique social enterprises that are making an impact at the grassroots level, and showing the way how it can be done.
Why you might form an L3C for your next enterprise →
Since this article was written, the following states have adopted L3C authorizing legislation: Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, North Carolina, Utah, Vermont, and Wyoming