Posts Tagged ‘social good’

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 …