Tag: social enterprise

Book Review: WINNERS TAKE ALL

Book Review: WINNERS TAKE ALL
Like many startups, nonprofits, and social enterprises, many businesses are adopting a mission-driven philosophy of driving social good. For many organizations and highly prominent individuals, doing good should be “baked into” their corporate mission. As Anand Giriharadas argues in Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, this attitude can inadvertently perpetuate the very... Read more »

Paschen: Building The Future Through Their Scholars

Paschen: Building The Future Through Their Scholars
As a resident of the Beverly neighborhood, I was excited to hear about the opening of the south terminal of the 95th Street Red Line stop. Along with plans to renovate the north terminal, as well as possible Red Line expansion all the way to 130th Street, this has excited many Southside residents. Although conversation... Read more »

Check Out These Upcoming Chicago Events!

Check Out These Upcoming Chicago Events!
Looking to find some great Chicago events focused on causes, nonprofits, and social impact? Here’s a small sampling of some great Chicago events coming up within the next few weeks: On Saturday, October 28th, the Dearborn Realtist Board is co-sponsoring a free workshop on “Building Black Wealth through Home Ownership”. The workshop will be held from 8:30... Read more »
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My (Re) Introduction to the Community

My (Re) Introduction to the Community
Dear Reader, Welcome to One Cause At A Time….when the blog started several years ago, our focus was on the impact of technology on nonprofits, community organizations, and social enterprises in Chicago. However, we’ve evolved into a more abstract exploration of various issues as they impact on the community. My name is Gordon Dymowski, and my... Read more »

Meet Your Neighbor: Life Creative

Meet Your Neighbor: Life Creative
(Special thanks to Life Creative for inviting us to check them out, as well as for background and support materials) For many Chicago-area freelancers, nonprofits, and social enterprise organizations, finding a coworking space provides a unique challenge. Although Chicago is experiencing huge growth in coworking spaces (and we’ve written about several of them in the past),... Read more »

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Social Enterprise Pitch Night on June 30th

Social Enterprise Pitch Night on June 30th
Chicago is leading the way in driving socially-minded businesses and other social enterprises. On June 30th, social change advocates are invited to attend Social Enterprise Pitch Night hosted by Social Enterprise Alliance-Chicago and Net Impact Chicago. If you’ve ever watched “Shark Tank”, you’ll understand the format: five social entrepreneur finalists will present their business concepts to judges... Read more »

Freelancers Union Chicago: Resources for Nonprofit Solopreneurs

Freelancers Union Chicago: Resources for Nonprofit Solopreneurs
As an active freelancer, I attend various networking and professional events to find resources, and have become very enamored of great resources for fellow Chicago nonprofit/social enterprise freelancers. Fortunately, last night I attended Freelancers Union Spark Chicago’s Summertime Bash.  If you’re a nonprofit/social enterprise freelancer or “solopreneur”, Freelancers Union Chicago is an extremely valuable professional resource. Freelancers... Read more »

Meet Your Neighbor: North Lawndale Employment Network

Writing this blog brings several great things: awareness of many Chicago organizations doing great work; spotlighting key issues, and getting to write two vastly different phrases in my writing. Like “North Lawndale Employment Network” and “tea”.  Next Friday, that pairing won’t sound so strange. (And thanks to North Lawndale Employment Network for giving us the... Read more »
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Nonprofits and Social Enterprise: What Are Your Biggest Challenges?

Nonprofits and Social Enterprise: What Are Your Biggest Challenges?
As a Chicago Now blogger, I have been writing about technology, nonprofits and social enterprise in Chicago. for several years. I have featured various organizations, discussed various resources, and started conversations about community and mission-driven organizations. But there’s one thing I haven’t done in this blog….and I’m kicking off 2016 by soliciting your feedback. My main... Read more »