Archive for the ‘Social’ Category

ICYMI: What’s New and Next in Dallas-Fort Worth Innovation

Posted by Quincy Preston

News travels fast, and we’re here to help you keep up.

Every weekday, Dallas Innovates brings you up to date on what you may have missed in the region’s top innovation, technology, and impact news. From startup to enterprise, education

Community Toolbox: Resources for Small Business, Nonprofits, and Entrepreneurs in North Texas

Posted by Quincy Preston

Here’s Dallas Innovates’ weekly roundup of resources of COVID-19 assistance and other grants, funding, and opportunities for Dallas-Fort Worth businesses and organizations.

In addition, organizations such as the Dallas Regional Chamber, UNT Health Science Center, the UTD Institute for Innovation

Calendar: Not-to-Miss Virtual Events for Innovators in Dallas-Fort Worth

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

North Texas has plenty to see, hear, and watch. 

But in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, things to do are a little different. We’ve rounded up a few events and activities for innovators so you can stay involved from

EVERY LAST WORD: ‘I think most startups fail due to bad management, not due to bad technology.’

Posted by Quincy Preston

We love folks who have a way with words. 

Here’s a roundup of quotes from North Texas innovators that inspire, inform, motivate, or simply make us laugh.

Dallas Innovates publishes “The Last Word” each day in the Dallas Innovates Every …

Greater Good: Dallas Business Community Unites To Revamp CitySquare’s Food Pantry

Posted by Gillea Allison

Each year, the Leadership Dallas class chooses a United Way-facilitated community project wherein we lend our time, talents, and treasure to a local nonprofit—and race to get a large initiative executed in just nine months. Over the past few years,

Who Pushes Our Buttons Better Than Our Family? A Dallas Organization Wants To Keep Harmony in the Holiday 

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Who can better push our buttons than our family? DFW-based Safe Conversations hopes to help people keep harmony during the holidays.

After meeting with a group of colleagues in 2010 to discuss how to make relationship education more accessible to …

Repurposing With a Purpose: Eliza Solender Helps Nonprofits and Schools Find New Life in Old Spaces

Posted by Sandra Engelland

ItsHow do you solve the issue of nonprofit organizations getting squeezed out of the communities they serve by the rising costs of real estate in Dallas-Fort Worth? It starts with who you call.

Eliza Solender is president of Solender/Hall Inc.,

Countdown to Global Entrepreneurship Week Fort Worth, and 4 More Can’t Miss Virtual Events for Dallas Innovators

Posted by Quincy Preston

Check your calendars, innovators. Next week is loaded with events for entrepreneurs and business leaders.

You’ll find plenty of options to tailor to your needs. Global Entrepreneurship Week Fort Worth (GEW FW), Capital Factory’s Texas Road Show, and Kendra’s Scott’s …

A Timeline for Action: Dallas ‘Roadmap’ Points the Way To Economic and Social Progress

Posted by Sandra Engelland

The City of Dallas is taking a nontraditional pathway to tackle the city’s pressing challenges and create a more socially and economically progressive city for all. With the launch of the “Community Transformation Action Roadmap,” the city has created a

Capital One Grants $500K to The Commit Partnership to Accelerate Closing the Equity Gap in Dallas

Posted by Alex Edwards

Capital One announced that it is making one of its largest grant commitments to Dallas-Fort Worth yet: $500,000 to The Commit Partnership, a Dallas-based nonprofit that works to ensure all local students have access to an equitable education that prepares

Nonprofit Expands Loans and Financial Coaching to Texan Families Through JPMorgan Chase’s $700K Commitment

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

With over 3 million Texans out of work due to the COVID-19 crisis and 1.4 million Texas households under the federal poverty line, according to a statement, Rhode Island-based nonprofit Capital Good Fund is coming to the Lone Star State

bigBANG! Gathers Social Impact Leaders to Discuss Equity in Action Over the Next 100 Years

Posted by Alex Edwards

This year’s bigBANG! conference explored critical issues related to racial, gender, and economic equity in our communities—an especially timely topic given the recent events that have been going on across the country.

In 2009, Social Venture Partners Dallas founded bigBANG! …

This New Dallas Fashion Line Will Donate a Year’s Supply of Menstruation Products For Each Pair of Pants Sold

Posted by Riley Farrell

The United Nations has declared that access to menstrual hygiene products is a public health, gender equality, and human rights issue, as a lack of access prevents half of the population from full societal participation. To Dallas native Emmy Hancock,

Dallas Innovates’ 10 Most Popular Stories in October

Posted by Alex Edwards

In October, stories on company expansions, new hires, social impact, and commercial real estate rose to the top of our list.

Here’s a roundup of the most-read stories on

1. Phase IV, The Star: Jerry Jones Moves Forward

Plano-Based Founder of Purpose Tea Part of ‘Female Founder Finder’ Packaging Initiative by Frito-Lay Brand

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Earlier this year, Stacy’s Snacks conducted a survey that found 67 percent of consumers wish it were easier to find products and services from female-founded businesses and 79 percent think it is important to see more female-founded businesses in their

CitySquare is Building “a More Equitable Future” for Dallas by Creating Affordable Housing—and Showing How Real Estate Professionals Can Help Drive Change

Posted by Sandra Engelland

What can real estate professionals do to help fight poverty and homelessness? A lot, says John Siburt, president and chief operating officer of CitySquare.

“We recognize the significant lack of affordable housing in Dallas. We can’t really build an equitable

A Week of Social Impact: Here’s the Top 10 Things You Don’t Want to Miss at bigBANG! 2020

Posted by Alex Edwards

This year’s bigBANG! conference aims to be timely, topical, and impactful—especially given the recent events that have been going on across the country.

In the first half of 2020, what is being called the largest civil rights action since the …

Mayor’s Star Council Announces Its 2020-21 Class of Emerging Leaders

Posted by Sophia Gonzalez

The Mayor’s Star Council (MSC) virtually revealed its ninth class during a recent weekend retreat that incorporated MSC history, leadership, and philanthropy.

The civic-minded organization, made up of a group of diverse young professionals from ages 25 to 40, develops …

My Possibilities MPact Company Soap Hope Moves to Plano with New Center

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Last April, we told you about social impact e-retailer Soap Hope integrating into My Possibilities’ MPact Initiative. Now, the Dallas-based MPact company will be moving to Plano, where My Possibilities is located.

The merger came after a year of …

Innovative Spaces: My Possibilities

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

My Possibilities is a for-cause organization that offers continuing education and vocational programs for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It has the first full-day, full-year educational program of its kind in Collin County, according to its website.

The organization’s …