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Engaged philanthropy – a lot more than just grants

Philanthropists are usually people of success, businessmen, and professionals in their respective fields, experienced investors, and entrepreneurs. Besides financial resources, they have a network of connections, skills and experience, which can bring huge benefits to non-profit organizations under their support. More and more donors that are seeking opportunities to engage in charitable activities are offering their support to selected organizations through financial, intellectual, and social capital. Though the idea isn’t new, only recently has it [...] More ›

NESsT Brazil launches a partnership with FEA-USP and the Blackstone Charitable Foundation to bring social business as a discipline for undergraduate students at the University of São Paulo

In June 2014, NESsT Brazil began a partnership with the Faculty of Economics, Administration and Accounting at University of São Paulo (FEA-USP) to together develop a discipline on social business. The social business sector has advanced greatly in the last two years in Brazil, after the completion of the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF), hosted by NESsT Global in October 2012. At that time, this new industry was just beginning. Today, the sector is growing [...] More ›

NESsT Brasil faz parceria com a FEA-USP e a Blackstone Charitable Foundation para oferecer disciplina optativa sobre negócios sociais a estudantes de graduação de toda USP

Negócios sociais é tema de disciplina de graduação da USP Em Junho de 2014, a NESsT Brasil iniciou uma parceria com a Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade da USP (FEA-USP) para ministrar em conjunto uma disciplina específica sobre negócios sociais. O setor de negócios sociais avançou muito nos últimos 2 anos no Brasil, após a realização do Forum Mundial de Negócios Sociais, pela NESsT Global em outubro de 2012. Naquele momento o setor estava engatinhando [...] More ›

Poland. The second workshop is finished.

On the 17th and 18th of June, 2014, NESsT implemented the second planning stage workshop for Polish social enterprises. As before, the 2-day workshop took place in the Art Gallery “Apteka Sztuki” in Warsaw and was held by Grazyna Jaskiewicz, Polish NESsTER and Agnieszka Orzechowska from NESsT Poland. The training focused on operational and practical aspects of social entrepreneurship, in particular how to address the challenges of market research, testing and marketing of the social [...] More ›

Polska przedsiębiorczość społeczna z perspektywy Chorwacji

Anna Jankowska: Na początek chciałabym spytać o Twoje doświadczenia z chorwackimi przedsiębiorcami społecznymi w ramach Twojej pracy z NESsT. W Polsce na założenie przedsiębiorstwa społecznego bardzo często decydują się kobiety, a ich działalność dotyczy przede wszystkim sektorów takich jak gastronomia, rolnictwo, opieka nad dziećmi, rzemiosło oraz inne usługi. Czy jest coś specyficznego, co wyróżnia chorwackich przedsiębiorców społecznych? Andreja Rosandić: Szczerze powiedziawszy, macie szczęście, jeśli wiecie w jakich obszarach działają polskie przedsiębiorstwa społeczne, bo w Chorwacji nie [...] More ›