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[E4C5] How to Launch a Global Nonprofit & Attract the Best Volunteers – Universal Giving

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Pamela Hawley is a social entrepreneur from the nonprofit side of the fence. She's the founder and CEO of UniversalGiving, the only nonprofit marketplace that allows you to Give 100% of your donation directly to the cause. It's the best way to give freely -- where all your money goes directly to the top nonprofit leaders who need it most, in the most remote parts of the world. One of the great things about donating through UniversalGiving is the trust you can have that your money will be well spent. That’s because they vet every nonprofit through their stringent, proprietary Quality Model,

[E4C4] A Quarter Million Dollars On 10 Hours A Week – Green Earth Bamboo

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In this podcast, we'll look at Green Earth Bamboo. Green Earth Bamboo is a family owned e-commerce business that specializes in bamboo viscose products, such as bamboo bedding, towels and bathrobes, clothing, and accessories. Doug Bancorn, Co-Founder of Green Earth Bamboo, shares the nitty gritty of what went into setting up their drop shipping business and offers valuable advice for aspiring entrepreneurs wanting to set up a green online business, such as: During this interview, Doug will share: What it took to become a profitable 6 figure business in one year, with nearly a quarter

[E4C3] How to Raise Over $700K on Kickstarter & Provide Solar Light to People In Need – WakaWaka

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We’ve got an exciting interview with green entrepreneur Camille Van Gestel of WakaWaka, a company that makes the world’s most efficient solar lights and mobile solar chargers. WakaWaka, which means “shine bright” in Swahili, is a social enterprise that is bringing light to desperate people in times of darkness. For every solar light or mobile solar charger purchased, they give one to a family in need somewhere in the world. In places like Haiti, Syria, and the Philippines. They partner with organizations like the IRC – the International Rescue Committee - to make sure WakaWaka units reach

[E4C2] Turning Home Grown Mushrooms Into A Multi-Million Dollar Business – Back to the Roots

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Back to the Roots is founded in 2009 by young entrepreneurs Alejandro Velez and Nikhil Arora during their last semester at UC Berkeley. They product gourmet mushroom kits that grow in soil composed of 100% recycled coffee grounds. In this interview, Co-Founder Nikhil Arora shares how their green business idea became a reality, from the early days of collecting used coffee grounds from local Berkeley coffee shops, to their partnerships with Peet’s Coffee and Whole Foods, to the $5 million business it is today. He also talks about the evolution of their product design, and how their urgent

[E4C1] Evolutionary Entrepreneurs Screwing Business As Usual

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Introducing the Entrepreneurs for a Change Podcast My name is Lorna Li, and I’m pleased to announce the launch of the Entrepreneurs for a Change podcast on iTunes, a radio show featuring entrepreneurs who are choosing to “screw business as usual.” In this very first episode I’m going to talk about: Why business can be an even greater force for good than charity The kinds of world changing entrepreneurs we are going to interview for this podcast The juicy questions I’ll be asking to uncover exactly how these entrepreneurs succeeded in growing their business I’ll share with you the

Anandi Pads: Helping Girls Gain Full Attendance at School

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Women in the Western Indian state of Maharashtra are losing daily wages, and young women are missing up to 50 days of school per year, and all because of a lack of affordable sanitary towels. This is a social problem than can be solved through social entrepreneurship and Anandi Pads, created by Jaydeep Mandal of Aakar Innovations, aims to abolish this obstacle for girls by creating affordable, accessible green solutions. How Jaydeep Mandal and Anandi Pads is Solving an Education Crisis with Affordable, Accessible and Compostable Sanitary Towels Numerous girls and women worldwide stay

deliberateLIFE: Green-Focused Magazine Designed to Create a Better Tomorrow

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The deliberateLIFE magazine is designed to do more than regular magazines can. It’s more than just a great read – it helps to create a better tomorrow. In short: good businesses win, as well as earth and the people around us – even if they are miles apart. How deliberateLIFE is Helping Customers to Learn about Green Products in an Interactive Way This green-focused publication helps people live their lives to their fullest potential, giving information about travelling, volunteering, innovating in business and engaging in the local community. It is very much a magazine that helps you do

Schooling Innovators of the Future: Julia Bateson and Excite-ed

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Julia Bateson found that not enough primary schools were encouraging their pupils to engage creatively with technology. In order to combat this, she has developed Excite-ed, a social enterprise which helps young children to learn using computer technology and gaming. How Julia Bateson is Developing a Digitally-Aware Generation Julia’s start-up, Excite-ed, is a social enterprise which is active in schools, and which encourages pupils and teachers to familiarize themselves with the digital world through gaming. Children and their teachers are given the tools necessary to design online

Rising Tide and the D’Eri Family are Improving the Lives of People with Autism

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John D’Eri and his oldest son Tom were worried about what would happen to Andrew, the youngest of the D’Eris and a man who suffers with Autism, when both of them were gone. Because of this problem they faced, entrepreneurism became the solution and they created the Rising Tide Car Wash to provide employment opportunities for Andrew and other adults just like him. How the D’Eri Family are Making Waves in the Autistic Community Rising Tide Car Wash was designed as a concept in 2011, and was implemented in 2012. It aimed to provide employment opportunities for people with Autism, which

Alessandro Lanaro and Eco Optics: Changing the Way We See the World

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All over the world, hundreds of millions of people of all ages have eyesight problems. While those in developed countries with access to the right technology and enough money can buy the corrective eyewear they need, those in poorer countries have to do without. Alessandro Lanaro, with his green start-up Eco Optics, is changing all that. How Alessandro Lanaro is Bringing Clear Vision to the World Lanaro’s start-up, Eco Optics, creates beautiful and stylish glasses frames from 95% recycled materials, so that the glasses manufactured by the company are more environmentally-friendly than