social innovation

The Dallas Foundation Names Three Finalists for Its 2022 Pegasus Prize

by | Nov 14, 2022
The annual Pegasus Prize is a $50,000 grant awarded to a local organization applying innovative approaches to addressing community needs. This year's finalists are Kosmos Arts & Tech, Project Lorenzo, and Seeds 2 STEM. The winner will be announced Tuesday at a 5 p.m. ceremony at Pegasus Park. "These organizations share a focus on fueling change that enables individuals to reach their full potential," says foundation president and CEO Matthew Randazzo.
Texas Bar Foundation Awards Dallas Nonprofit POETIC $10K to Expand Its Reach
by | Jul 7, 2021
Dallas-based POETIC, an aftercare program dedicated to supporting vulnerable youth, is continuing its partnership with the Texas Bar Foundation to enhance its programs and aid its goal to end child exploitation and trafficking in the community.
Innovative Spaces: Hari Mari Opens Flagship Store in Dallas’ Knox District
by | May 18, 2021
Famous for flip flops, Hari Mari has made its first flagship store a laid-back retreat—with a bar, yoga classes, and second-floor party space.

Exonerated Texas Athlete Greg Kelley Is the New Face of Hari Mari’s Fall Boot Collection

by | Oct 8, 2020
Hari Mari, a Dallas-based footwear brand known for its social innovation, was inspired by Kelley's story of perseverance and resilience, and wanted to amplify that message with its latest campaign.
Pegasus Park: 23-Acre Project Can Boost Biotech, Social Impact, and Corporate Innovation in Dallas
by | Oct 7, 2020
J. Small Investments and Lyda Hill Philanthropies are teaming up to turn a former oil and gas industry campus into a center for innovation and social impact.
Toyota Motor North America Makes Five Executive Changes to Social Innovation, Toyota de Mexico Operations
by | Jul 22, 2020
Sean Suggs will be taking on the role of group vice president, chief social innovation officer on Sept. 1 after Plano-based Albert Smith, Jr. retires.
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Invention: A Dozen Top Stories from 2018
by | Jan 10, 2019
In an annual tradition, we look back on Dallas Innovates’ most-read stories in each of our buckets of innovation: Startup, Invention, Education, Social, Creative, and Enterprise. Here’s a roundup of the “Top 12” in Invention for 2018.
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Social Innovation: A Dozen Top Stories from 2018

by | Jan 8, 2019
In an annual tradition, we look back on Dallas Innovates’ most-read stories in each of our buckets of innovation: Startup, Invention, Education, Social, Creative, and Enterprise. Here’s a roundup of the “Top 12” in Social Innovation for 2018.
Collective Impact: ‘Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming.’
Roundtable | Our panel talks about what we can do better, right now. In the final installment of the latest Dallas Innovates roundtable series, we look at systemic issues that still need to be addressed, and the areas ripe for innovation. The discussion closes with a look into the future.
Collective Impact:
Making Dallas-Fort Worth a Hub for Social Innovation
What makes North Texas a place—or a potential place—for social innovation? In part two of our roundtable series, eight experts discuss how Dallas-Fort Worth may be a unique breeding ground for social good, what attracts (and keeps) talent in the nonprofit sector, and more.
Collective Impact: Social Innovation in Dallas-Fort Worth
ROUNDTABLE | In this three-part series, a panel of experts explores Dallas-Fort Worth as a destination for global impact work.

Part one kicks off with eight thought leaders who explore what social innovation looks like from their unique perspectives — nonprofit, corporate, and startup — and how that is impacting the region.

United Way of Tarrant County is Accepting Applications for Social Innovation Contest KERNEL

by | Jul 2, 2018
The Fort Worth-area competition will award finalists with seed funding and resources to solve social problems in the community.
4 Ways Community Leaders Say We Can Better Prepare the STEM Workforce of Tomorrow
by | Jun 21, 2018
Employers across a variety of fields from advanced manufacturing to health care need talent that has a strong foundation in math and science to stay competitive.
Social Entrepreneurs Focused on Education Land $100K in United Way’s OneUp the Pitch
by | Apr 13, 2018
ScholarShot and Education Opens Doors came away with the top awards in the second annual Shark Tank-style event from the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas' GroundFloor accelerator program.
On Tap: Art in the Dark, Trade Vs. Tech & Social Innovation Luncheon
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