Posts Tagged ‘social good’

Collective Impact:
Making Dallas-Fort Worth a Hub for Social Innovation

Posted by Dallas Innovates

The Dallas Innovates “Collective Impact” roundtable brings together a variety of perspectives — from nonprofits to corporations to startups — to discuss the state of social innovation in the North Texas region and beyond.

Our expert panel explores the concept …

Investor Assets Meet Social Impact: Good Returns, Inverdale Raise $10M for Guarantee Program GIVS

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-based social enterprise Good Returns and asset management firm Inverdale Capital Management announced today that they have raised more than $10 million in funding for their Guarantee-Investment-Values Strategies, or GIVS.

Good Returns GIVS has a unique philanthropic model that offers …

Communities Foundation of Texas, UT Dallas to Host Food Insecurity Hackathon

Posted by Taylor Lowder

Communities Foundation of Texas has partnered with the University of Texas at Dallas for a Community Hackathon tackling food insecurity in Collin County.

The free event will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, April 14, at Blackstone Launchpad, …

Social Impact Company Good Returns Group Gets $1M from Inverdale Capital

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Dallas-based social enterprise firm Good Returns Group announced a $1 million investment Tuesday from Inverdale Capital Management.

Inverdale Capital is also based in Dallas, and the funding represents a convergence of the two organizations’ business models with Good Returns’ focus …

ColorComm Dallas Joining in National Service Day

Posted by Heather Noel

The Dallas chapter of ColorComm will participate in the communications industry group’s first national day of service in observance of Women’s History Month.

This Saturday, the women professionals of color in communications, advertising, media, and marketing will partner with the …

Impact House Has Found a New Space, Continues Mission to Cultivate Social Good

Posted by Heather Noel

Dallas nonprofit incubator and accelerator Impact House has moved to a new home where it hopes to continue developing its programs and serve as “a catalyst for change in underserved communities,” according to founder and CEO Benjamin Vann.

After about …

My Possibilities, LaunchAbility Merge for Greater Impact

Posted by Lance Murray

Two major North Texas nonprofits that serve members of the disabled community have merged.

Plano-based My Possibilities and LaunchAbility announced that they merged effective Jan. 15 as a way to provide greater impact by combining resources. The nonprofits will now …

NBCUniversal Looking for DFW Nonprofits Making Tech-based Social Impact

Posted by Katie Kelton

Dallas-Fort Worth nonprofits will benefit from a new transformative technology grant program from the NBCUniversal Foundation.

Over the next two years, the foundation and NBCUniversal-owned Television Studios will partner to donate $5 million to nonprofits around the country as part …

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 …