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On 29 December 2011 - 2:39pm

For those of us who worked closely with ambitious start-up social enterprises during the tail end of the first dot.com bubble, the business strategy known as ‘build it and they will come’ is a familiar one. In those days, most thrusting young (or, at least, young at heart) web-based social entrepreneurs had a varation on ‘build it…’ as their elevator pitch. It was a great elevator pitch, you could get it across easily even if you were only going one floor and the pitchee was concentrating on something else for most of the journey.

The least painful stage for ‘build it and they will come’ to fail at is stage 1. While it seems frustrating, those web-based social entrepreneurs who generally lost least money (theirs or other people’s) in the early years of this century were the ones who didn’t actually manage to find the elusive techie who could complete the website to their detailed specifications based on their tiny budget. Slightly more cash was frittered away by those who ...more

Posted By Ed Mayo's blog
On 29 December 2011 - 11:15am

I have contributed a think piece for the latest issue of the magazine Resurgence. The issue runs under the theme of ‘the moral compass’ and is, as ever, beautifully conceived and produced.

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Posted By Changemakers blogs
On 29 December 2011 - 6:00am

2011 was a big year for Ashoka Changemakers. Take a quick look at the milestones that amped up the momentum for Changemakers and our community

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Posted By The BSSEC blog
On 28 December 2011 - 7:01pm

I recently received the following message from Frances Kenwrick at Business in the Community:

It is my pleasure to introduce Business in the Community’s Employee Volunteering Newsletter for the West Midlands.

For ease and convenience we have loaded the newsletter on Scribd in order to avoid sending you what was a rather large file — please click on this link to read the newsletter.

You can download the original file — which displays at greater resolution than it does on the Scribd page — by clicking the green download button at the bottom righthand side of the Scribd page.

Future editions will be resized for direct emailing. ...more

Posted By Addictions UK
On 28 December 2011 - 7:59am

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Posted By Addictions UK
On 28 December 2011 - 7:59am

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Posted By Addictions UK
On 28 December 2011 - 7:59am

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Posted By Addictions UK
On 27 December 2011 - 10:00am

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Posted By Addictions UK
On 27 December 2011 - 1:00am

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Posted By Addiction Focus
On 26 December 2011 - 1:00pm

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