Every once in awhile, I like to assemble a small gallery of links to articles about a variety of issues. Granted, it may seem like lazy blogging, but there is quite a bit happening around tech and the social good - so much so that trying to select a single topic can be a bit daunting.
As a way to help kick your weekend into high gear before the holidays, here are some links of interest that hopefully can provide you with some good reading....as well as some great food for thought.
- One of the more recent trends has been in social entrepreneurship, or businesses whose mission contain a socially beneficial aspect. You might want to read this Technori piece from October, which provides a great Chicago-centric perspective.
- November usually means several things: holiday fundraising efforts, the end of the United Way's fundraising "blackout" period, but in short, there's a push towards rallying people towards a cause. Lonelybrand has written a great guide towards that last minute push.
- If you must read one article about non-profits and ethics, make sure you check out this article from Non-Profit Quarterly.
- When news like Hurricane Sandy hits, many organizations are often at a loss for how to handle a crisis. Thankfully NTEN has provided some guidance for how to handle crisis communications, and is a definite must-read.
- Another resource for learning about social entrepreneurship is this New York Times article which focuses on crowdfunding for startups.
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