Posts Tagged ‘social good’

Fort Worth Inmates Helping Raise Service Dogs for Nonprofit

Posted by Heather Noel

Female inmates at a Fort Worth prison are helping raise puppies that will one day become service dogs for people with disabilities. 

Their work is for a national nonprofit organization called Canine Companions for Independence, which provides service dogs …

Plano’s YourCause Buys Corporate Giving Competitor

Posted by Heather Noel

Plano-based YourCause has acquired corporate grant management and employee giving pioneer, Good Done Great.

Similar to YourCause, the Charleston, South Carolina startup builds software platforms aimed to organize corporations’ philanthropic efforts. With Good Done Great, the YourCause Global Good …

Exposition Park Coworking Community Will Be Hub Where ‘Profit Meets Purpose’

Posted by Heather Noel

Exposition Park will officially welcome a new coworking community Saturday with a mission to meld enterprise and social good.

Impact House Founder and CEO Benjamin Vann said his space will operate in the intersect where “profit meets purpose.”

“I think …

Is Dallas Ready to Become
a Leader in Social Innovation?

Posted by Kyle Lukianuk

Why Dallas? I got this question a lot recently while down in Nicaragua.

I wasn’t there to learn about the local culture, see amazing sights, or finally learn how to surf (although I did all three), but rather to participate …

Social Entrepreneurs Vie for $100K in ‘Shark Tank’ event ‘With a Heart’

Posted by Heather Noel

Five social entrepreneurs will be competing in a Shark Tank-style pitch contest April 6 at The Bomb Factory in Dallas. 

During “OneUp the Pitch,” social entrepreneurs will present their solutions to community issues in front of five …

Essilor Names Innovator Finalists in ‘See Change Challenge’

Posted by Heather Noel

Essilor wants to find ways to increase access to vision care around the world, especially in developing countries, and it may have found just the innovators to do it. 

Through its “Essilor See Change Challenge,” the French ophthalmic optics company …

3 Trends Show Capitalism Making a Social Impact

Posted by Tynesia Boyea-Robinson

A new year is always accompanied by a fresh sense of possibility. As I look to 2017, I’m drawing hope from the changes that I’ve seen in the private sector; more companies are moving away from strictly doing well, toward …

Dallas Teacher Residency Partners with National Center

Posted by Sean Caho

In the education sector, or in any social sector, being associated with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is more often than not a positive association.

This certainly holds true for Dallas Teacher Residency, a Social Venture Partners (SVP) …

GroundFloor Fellows Compete for $100K in OneUp Campaign

Posted by SVP Dallas

Doing good better, the focus of Social Venture Partners Dallas, can only happen when we work together. Through increasing our awareness of the incredible work already underway in our community, we can combine our efforts, build on each …