Posts Tagged ‘social innovation’

Business as Mutual: Leaders Talk Collaborations in Social Innovation, Blockchain & AI

Posted by Dallas Innovates

Collaboration and partnerships are the lifeblood of business and innovation, and the Dallas-Fort Worth region has diversity that drives collaboration from a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem to a strong enterprise base to wide-ranging educational opportunities.     

“Business as usual” represents the status …

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

Posted by Meredith McGrath

United Way of Tarrant County is now accepting applications for its third annual social innovation contest, KERNEL. 

The local chapter of the global nonprofit focused on strengthening communities established KERNEL in 2016 to encourage community members to come up with …

4 Ways Community Leaders Say We Can Better Prepare the STEM Workforce of Tomorrow

Posted by Heather Noel

Jobs requiring science, technology, engineering, and math skills are on the rise, but in 2018 millions of these positions are expected to go unfilled in the U.S.

It’s an economic dilemma that can be traced back to the types of …

Social Entrepreneurs Focused on Education Land $100K in United Way’s OneUp the Pitch

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Surrounded by first-generation college graduates that went through the ScholarShot program, Dan Hooper impressed the judges to take home the $75,000 Social Innovator of the Year award at OneUp the Pitch Thursday night.

ScholarShot pairs at-risk students with academic managers …

On Tap: Art in the Dark, Trade Vs. Tech & Social Innovation Luncheon

Posted by Dallas Innovates

North Texas is a big place, with plenty to do, see, hear, and watch. So, we scour the internet every week to find events and activities for you. As always, events may change at any time, so check the event …

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 …

The Altruists: North Texans Are Making Social Innovation Their Mission

Posted by Krista Nightengale

There is plenty of proof that North Texas is an incubator for creatives in urban planning, education, and social innovation.

From national nonprofits launched out of homes to game-changing ideas that have cultivated millions of dollars for the nonprofit sector, …

Dallas Women’s Foundation Awards Record $4.5M in Grants

Posted by Jewels Clark

The Dallas Women’s Foundation announced a spike in grants for 2017, investing in 144 different organizations helping women and girls in need.

“We are very excited to have reached a new record of $4.5 million in grants that address the …

Skratch Expands Gig-Finding App to 4 New ZIP Codes

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

Dallas-based startup Skratch has expanded its gig-finding app for teens to four new ZIP codes in the Plano and University Park areas.

Teens in 75075, 75023, 75225, and 75205 ZIP codes can now find ways to make money close to

3 Finalists Earn $35K in Grants at KERNEL LIVE!

Posted by Jewels Clark

Three Fort Worth area entrepreneurs have been awarded a total of $35,000 by the United Way of Tarrant County for their social impact pitches in the recent KERNEL LIVE! event.

Four finalists from a field of 14 applicants pitched …

Q&A: Water Rights in Texas with
Charles R. Porter, Ph.D.

Posted by SVP Dallas

Social Venture Partners Dallas is a Dallas Innovates is Silver Founding SponsorCharles Porter, Ph.D., Real Estate, Water Rights, & Construction Expert, will headline the fourth installment of SVP Dallas’ 2017 Social Innovation Luncheon Series with his talk, “Sharing the Common Pool: Water Rights in the Everyday Lives of Texans.”

Dr. …

On Tap: Social Impact of Innovation, Digital Fight Club & Tech Trends in Grocery

Posted by Dallas Innovates

North Texas is a big place, with plenty to do, see, hear, and watch. So, we scour the internet every week to find events and activities for you. As always, events may change at any time, so check the event …

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 …

Meet the New Class of Social Innovators in United Way’s GroundFloor Program

Posted by Heather Noel

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas has named its new class of GroundFloor fellows — and it’s the biggest one yet. 

Through the redesigned five-month program, fellows can earn up to $125,000 in seed funding by reaching certain milestones.

The accelerator

5 New Year’s Resolutions to Make Dallas the City with the Biggest Heart #DallasDoingGood  

Posted by Suzanne Smith

In a recent meeting of public relations professionals in Dallas, I asked the question — does Dallas want to be known for doing things BIG or for doing GOOD better?

It is an interesting question to ponder as we start …

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 …

United Way of Tarrant County Teams With Entrepreneurial Groups For Social Innovation

Posted by Heather Noel

NEW SOCIAL INNOVATION FUND TO HOLD PITCH EVENT


United Way of Tarrant County is working to spark solutions to social issues by encouraging community members and organizations to communicate their ideas via the startup pitch model. 

KERNEL, United Way’s …

100 Men Who Give a Damn: Happy Hour Charity

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

THE GROUP MAKES FUNDRAISING QUICK, EASY, AND FUN FOR PROFESSIONAL MEN


Charlie Gillis has done the golf tournaments, the dinners and other fundraisers for charity. All are great ways to give back, but Gillis felt a new, innovative approach …

Dallas Heroes Project: Shining Light On Grassroots Change

Posted by Sean Caho

INTERVIEWS INTRODUCE READERS TO PEOPLE MAKING A DIFFERENCE


None of us suffer from a shortage of available stories or opinion pieces to keep us informed. With an infinite Facebook feed and myriad media outlets churning stories faster than we can …